RAMPAGE EXTREME 16U
HEAD COACH: TOM CHAVEZ
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Tom Chavez. I am a high-energy/hands-on type of coach. I believe not only in explaining the fundaments of the game but to demonstrate them as well. As a coach I have a responsibility to each player to improve their softball fundamentals to the highest level they are willing to work for. Sportsmanship, Self-Respect and Team Cohesion are a must. Each player represents themselves; they represent their coach and team each time they put their uniform on. These are just a few of my lessons and expectations. My goals are to prepare each player for the next level of softball. This will lead to a fun and competitive experience not only during practice but during games. With that always in mind, our tournaments will lead to a winning season. I believe that every game, win or lose, is learning opportunity.
Now about myself. I played youth baseball and high school ball in the late 80’s. From 1986-1997 I proudly service in the US Navy. I coached and assisted coaches in numerous areas in youth baseball and softball as well as coaching and playing coed softball during my service. Returning home from the Navy, I continued to play coed softball and coach little league in the Kelso/Longview area. I then started coaching and assisting in all manners of the game in the Castle Rock area. I am known for my loud and very supportive voice in the stands. I have been called the team cheerleader on many occasions. I do this because I want the girls to have the best experience possible and I am looking forward to getting back into the coaching role. I currently work as a Firefighter Paramedic and am an instructor in many areas, I have been in this field for the past 28 years and love what I do.