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About Us

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION

The Diamond Duster organization is one of the oldest Fastpitch youth organizations in the State of Washington. We were established in 1983 and have provided a strong learning environment for over 30 years.  

Diamond Dusters are managed by a Board of Directors and supported by parents, community members and businesses who share our vision.

The Diamond Duster organization is dedicated to the academic, athletic and social growth of each student-athlete. Diamond Duster Athletics contributes to educational and personal growth of young women by developing the positive attributes of dedication, discipline, responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence, leadership and citizenship.

Our vision is to assist our student athletes in becoming leaders by teaching leadership traits and  supporting their educational goals thru athletics and the sport of Fastpitch.

The Diamond Dusters has a history of athletes who are life-long learners in a global society. They hold each other accountable to the learning process and their success. They foster innovation, creativity and flexibility in their environments. Diamond Dusters adapt and overcome as necessary to take advantage of every opportunity presented to them. We are open-minded problem solvers who are able to manage conflicts proactively and effectively.

The Diamond Dusters offer the young ladies in our community an opportunity to be successful on and off the field. We provide them an environment where they are a first priority, where they are the focus and where they are given an opportunity to grow and flourish.

 

MISSION

The mission of the Diamond Duster Fastpitch Organization is to compete at the state, national and international level. The Diamond Duster organization is dedicated to the academic, athletic and social growth of each student-athlete. Diamond Duster Athletics contributes to educational and personal growth of young women by developing the positive attributes of dedication, discipline, responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence, leadership and citizenship.

 

VISION

Diamond Dusters believe learning is a life enhancing journey of discovery where:

Our athletes are life-long learners in a global society.

To realize our vision, we will focus on student-athlete learning and success, promoting learning through accessible education, personalized service, adaptive and innovative teaching, and an ongoing commitment to academic excellence.

Our coaches are empowered to achieve the Duster mission.

To realize our vision, we will appreciate and value our coaches, providing opportunities to enhance skills, encouraging learning and advancement, and prioritizing and sharing institutional resources.

 

VALUES

To demonstrate our values we…

Hold ourselves and each other accountable

Commit ourselves to student-athlete learning and success

Meet or exceed professional coaching standards of practice and ethics

Foster innovation, creativity, and flexibility in our efforts to offer exemplary education and service

Regularly evaluate our practice and make changes to better support those who are under served

Are open-minded problem solvers who manage conflicts proactively and effectively

Improve our practices and behaviors as we learn better ways of working

Take thoughtful risks to acquire new perspectives and skills

Create a learning environment in which each learner is welcomed, encouraged and supported

Contribute to the well-being and sustainability of our community

Serve as stewards of our environment

Develop, prioritize and communicate our goals collaboratively

Identify, share, and make the most effective use of our resources

Work together to accomplish our tasks

Strive for a balanced work environment in which we are efficient and competent, but also kind and friendly