WHAT’S DUE BEFORE TRYOUTS?
The athletes will need to make sure their Physical is current. Freshmen/Juniors need a new physical on file. Sophomores/Seniors need an alternate year physical on file.
This needs to be filled out by student AND parent.
Athletic Permission Forms – Completed by both student AND parent/guardian
PLAYER FEE $115
Game Day/Practice Apparel-Order Deadline Tuesday March 7th
WHEN ARE TRYOUTS?
If inside 8-10 pm/Stevens Gym Monday, March 20th to Wednesday, March 22nd. Teams/Cuts will be made on Wednesday night.
If outside, 5:45-8 pm Mansfield.
Players should dress appropriate: hat, sweatpants, tennis shoes/baseball cleats
WHEN DOES PRACTICE START?
Thursday March 27th starts normal team practices.
Indoor practices: practice 6-8 PM OR 8-10 PM at West H.S.
– Freshmen will practice right after school from 3:45-5:45pm. The freshmen team practices on the West Baseball Field, across from West High School.
– JV/Varsity-5:45pm-8pm @ Mansfield across from Memorial High School. Players should find their own transportation for practice.
Some days we may have parts of practice both inside and outside. Make sure to have tennis shoes, cleats, and cold weather gear available on a daily basis.
Practice Gear -Team shirt, team hat and sweatpants/baseball pants for practice.
Coaches will communicate with players when it is warm enough for short sleeves outside.
No jewelry. IE, ear rings necklaces, or bracelets. WIAA rule.
Freshmen play a 17 game schedule
JV plays 25 game schedule
Varsity plays a 25 game schedule.
Freshmen/JV will scrimmage on Saturday, March 25th
Saturday, March 25th Varsity Scrimmage vs. Jefferson at UW-Whitewater
First JV/Varsity Game-Saturday, April 1st against Stoughton
First Freshmen Game-Tuesday, April 4th vs. Beloit Memorial
-Players may be moved to a different team at any time during the season based on coaches’ evaluations and team needs. (ex JV to V, FR to JV, V to JV)
All game/practice/bus schedules can be found on the team website
JV and Varsity team needs to find their own ride to Bowman/Mansfield for home games/practices
At the freshmen level our focus is to teach players skills and fundamentals necessary to be competitive. We introduced our basic philosophies of hitting, pitching, throwing, fielding, and base-running. Improvement, both as a team and individual is extremely important. Our goal is to prepare players to compete at the next level. Playing time will not be distributed equally, and is not guaranteed.
At the JV level our focus is to teach players skills and fundamentals necessary to be competitive. Players will learn how to compete on a more competitive level. Players will be introduced to higher end skills and drills. Playing time will not be distributed equally, and is not guaranteed.
At the varsity level players will be able to showcase their skills. We introduce more complicated skills and higher end concepts of baseball. Players will be expected to perform their roles to the best of their ability in order to help their team to win. Playing time will not be distributed equally, and is not guaranteed.
Everyone is a student athlete and not just an athlete. Players need to attend class and take care of their school work to remaining eligible for practices/games. Players are expected to turn in a weekly Tuesday Report to their head baseball coach.
-Address coaches by coach (I.E. Coach Reed)
COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM
Player/Parent Concerns: Steps to Resolve Problem
Coaches will not meet after games to discuss concerns. Players/parents should wait 24 hours to request a meeting.