Welcome back to the school year. All students interested in baseball for the upcoming school year should email Coach Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their Google (fcpsschools.net) account. We will be looking for opportunities to connect and continue to help players improve. We will be working through a Google Classroom for the baseball program so we can look at drills, fundamentals and videos to help us all learn a little more about ourselves and baseball. This is open to any students that are interested in baseball as we hopefully move forward to a spring season. This is optional and not a requirement, but we hope to find ways to help you stay on the path to success. Once you have e-mailed Coach Ford, you will be added to the Google Classroom. Stay tuned and good luck with the beginning of school.
Please plan on the following times for Monday and Tuesday:
Monday 4:00 - 7:00
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00
Be prepared for inside and outside. Thank you for the flexibility. Players should make sure they have some nutrition between school and tryouts.
Multiple people are missing their Emergency Care Card or Concussion and forms are due today. Players need to turn their forms in ASAP in order to participate on Day 1.
Baseball Tryout Information
Dates: Monday Feb. 24 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday Feb. 25 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed. Feb. 26 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Possible Cuts
Thursday Feb. 27 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Possible Cuts
Friday Feb. 28 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Possible Cuts
This is a TENTATIVE schedule. Please plan on being flexible. Much of this depends on the weather and what space we are allocated in the building. I will post times as soon as I know them on the website for each day. Tryouts could range from 1 ½ hours to 3 hours depending on what we have available. If we are indoors, it will be in the gym and wrestling room. On Tuesday and Thursday we have been allocated the turf field from 7:30 – 9:00. Please be prepared with proper shoes as spikes are not allowed on the turf.
Tryout Requirements: In order to tryout, all players must have the following turned in by Thursday Feb. 20:
-A current VHSL physical to the training room
-An Emergency Care Card turned into Coach Ford (Even if you played another sport)
-Parent and Student Concussion Ed: https://www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics
Tryout Needs: Glove, Hat, Baseball clothes, Protective gear, Running/Indoor/Turf and Baseball shoes, Proper Outdoor Clothing. I do not have lockers to give out. You may need to look for ways to store your equipment during the school day (classroom, office, older players car, parents drop it off)
Tryout Procedures: Our goal is to have all players tryout together. Our intention is to try and give players the maximum amount of opportunity to show us what they can do as a baseball player. Each player will be seen by all the coaches in the program with evaluation sheets to be used as a tool for us to identify skills and abilities. This includes hitting, fielding, throwing, speed, athletic ability, physical shape, hustle, teamwork, baseball knowledge, etc. All coaches in the program will participate in deciding each team. Tryouts can last 3 days if deemed sufficient, but may take more days. It is the player’s responsibility to tryout in whatever positions you play when opportunities are given.
CYA is going to be holding "spring training" sessions at the Fieldhouse for our Little League players starting this Sunday into March. We would love to have at least 4 players each session if possible to help conduct drills and help out our LL players.
Please sign up on the google sheet and see what the schedule has:
Our player assessments/tryouts are Sat 2/29 and run for 5 hours. It would be great of we could have two players to cover each hour from 2-5.
Schedule: Sun 2/2 - Field 2 from 1-2:30 Sun 2/9 - Field 2 10-12 and Field 1 from 11-12 Sun 2/16 - Field 2 from 12-2 and Field 1 from 12-2 Sun 1 Mar - Field 1 & 2 from 11-12 Sun Mar 8 Fields 1 and 2 from 11-1 Sun Mar 15 Fields 1 and 2 from 11-1 Sun Mar22 Fields 1 and 2 from 11-1
Baseball will have a Green Day workout on Monday 2/3 and Tuesday 2/4 at 3:45 at the baseball field. Any players interested in attending are welcome. You must have a VHSL physical turned in and an Emergency Care Care turned into Coach Ford in order to participate. Players should wear baseball appropriate clothes and equipment. Workouts will be done by 5:45.
There will be a Baseball Interest Meeting on 1/31 at 3:00 in the cafeteria. Anyone interested in trying out or managing for the JV or Varsity Baseball team should attend. Information concerning tryouts will be discussed at that time. Students can also turn in required forms (VHSL Physcal, Emergency Care Card, Concussion Education) at this time as well.
Baseball will have a Green Day on Wednesday 10/30 at 3:30 to 5:30.
All players interested in attending need to have their VHSL Physical on file in the Training Room and an Emergency Care Card turned into Coach Ford.
Due to field conditions, the baseball Green Day for Wednesday 10/23 has been postponed to Thursday 10/24 at 3:30.
Baseball will have a Green Day workout on Wednesday 10/23 from 3:30 - 5:30. Students interested in participating must have:
- VHSL Physical turned into the Training Room
- Emergency Care Card turned into Coach Ford
You MAY NOT participate if you do not have these turned in before coming out.
Students should wear baseball attire and bring their equipment. This workout is voluntary and is closed to athletes that are currently playing a Fall Sport.