Game summary

Important Regent info from Coach Greiber!


WHAT’S DUE BEFORE TRYOUTS?
PHYSICAL CARD
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.

ATHLETIC PERMISSIONS
This needs to be filled out by student AND parent.
Athletic Permission Forms – Completed by both student AND parent/guardian
https://webapp1.madison.k12.wi.us/webapp1/athletic_forms/

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
If outside, 5:45-8 pm Mansfield or UW Band Field
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.
Outside practices:
– 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.

GAMES
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
PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
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.

PLAYER EXPECTATIONS
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.
A. Come prepared to get better each and every day. Be at all practices at least 10 minutes before practice begins. Cleats on and ready to go when practices officially starts.
B. Please be prepared to practice outside, dress for the weather. Always have warm clothes in your bag…cut off sleeves are not allowed.
– Dress like a baseball player: hat on straight, wear game belt, baseball socks/cleats, etc.
C. Respect the game, your teammates, and coaches
-Treat your teammates how you would want to be treated
-Address coaches by coach (I.E. Coach Reed)
D. If you can’t make a practice or game, it’s up to the player, not the parents, to contact their coach, please call, text or email your coach as early as possible
-Absences from practice/games will affect playing time and roster status
E. Represent your school and your team in a positive manner.
F. HAVE FUN! High school goes by fast, enjoy the moment.
COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM
A. Spring Break
B. Legion
C. Jr. Legion
D. Fall Ball/Weight Room/Conditioning
E. Fundraisers

PARENT EXPECTATIONS
A. Demonstrate good sportsmanship for all players, coaches and umpires
B. Respect the decisions that are made by the coaches.
C. Cheer for our team and players. Win with pride, lose with class.
D. Promote having fun and being a team player with your son.
E. Cherish the moment, but don’t live through your son.
Player/Parent Concerns: Steps to Resolve Problem
1. Player meets with their head coach to try and resolve.
2. Both player and parent meet with their head coach to try and resolve.
3. Both player and parent meet with their head coach and Coach Greiber to try and resolve.
4. Both player and parent meet with Coach Greiber and A.D. to try and resolve.
Coaches will not meet after games to discuss concerns. Players/parents should wait 24 hours to request a meeting.

 

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