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1 High School Baseball.....What to Expect Monday, September 22, 2014

2 .....What to Expect Welcome!!! ……..Introductions

3 .....What to Expect Your Expectations

4 .....What to Expect Spring Overview… Metro Area 5A Leagues Continental Centennial Jeffco Front Range Denver Prep Eastern Metro Ralston Valley Bear Creek Pomona Dakota Ridge Columbine Arvada West Chatfield Lakewood Standley Lake Rocky Mountain Mountain Range Fort Collins Fairview Greeley West Boulder Monarch Legacy Poudre Fossil Ridge Loveland Horizon Cherokee Trail Grandview Mullen Smoky Hill Cherry Creek Arapahoe Eaglecrest Overland Ponderosa Chaparral Regis Jesuit Heritage Highlands Ranch ThunderRidge Mountain Vista Castle View Douglas County Rock Canyon Legend Littleton Thomas Jefferson Lincoln Denver East Kennedy George Washington Denver West Montbello Denver South Denver North Brighton Westminster Northglenn Prairie View Rangeview Aurora Central Gateway Adams City Thornton Hinkley

5 .....What to Expect Spring Overview… Season Events & Timelines Winter Indoor Workouts: Typically run November to February. Tryouts: February 23; M-Th. 3:00 – 5:30 Friday posting. Baseball is a “cut sport.” Costs: District Athletic Fee: $135 (umps, coaches, grass cutting) Baseball Participation Fee: $400-$500 (chalk, clay, baseballs, banquet, equipment) Varsity Travel: $500-$700 (Spring Break Trip - Arizona) Season Schedule: 4 team levels – Varsity, JV, Sophomore, Freshman Teams Play a game schedule March - May State Tournament: 1 st Round – May 5-9, 2 nd Round – May 15-16, Finals- May Spring High School Season is governed by CHSAACHSAA

6 .....What to Expect Summer Overview… Not sanctioned or affiliated with the Public Schools American Legion Linked with H. S. Playing time, Development Double Headers, Fun. 1 st exposure to HS ball for many. Connie Mack 18 U, 17U, 16U, 15U Highest Level HS Ball Aspiring Collegiate athletes Goal is exposure to scouts Compete vs. best pitching

7 .....What to Expect Summer Overview… Connie Mack/American Legion - $ – $ High School Summer Ball Games through early July Tryouts after spring season Some travel but mostly metro Denver Connie Mack - $900-$1,200 + Travel Elite Players Games 3-4 out of state travel trips State tournament in mid-July Colorado Connie Mack Colorado American Legion Baseball Heritage Legion Baseball Summer runs May 30 – July 30, Fall Season Sept – Oct

8 .....What to Expect Fall Overview… Depending on the HS Program…. Fall may be offered Season runs September through late October Most activity is Fall upper classmen showcase teams Baseball Academies - Slammers, Sandlot, Hitstreak, Lightening (Currently utilizes Heritage High School)

9 .....What to Expect Observations… As Pitching goes, the team goes, Hitting follows close on its heels Wide range of players and parental experience: club teams to recreation league Coaches own what happens between the chalk lines – “benevolent dictatorship” Booster Clubs provide administration, organization and community Responsibility for individual performance shifts to player vs. safety net of volunteer coach For serious ball player: Summer and Fall Seasons– often more important than Spring Playing Time is not guaranteed, but gained through individual skill development and focus Respected and valued but are viewed through a transitional lens by District and Coaches

10 .....What to Expect Transition… Same Age Group Play vs. “Classmen Play” All teams are important, at times the culture defers to the Varsity Team Everyone Plays vs. the Best 9 Play The Field vs. The Bench – You must make the most of your opportunities Communication Flow: Coach to Player, Player to Parent. Player to Coach Talking/influencing Coaches RE: playing time? Cut Sport At times you have to step back and take an un-biased look At JV and Varsity Level Winning is important

11 .....What to Expect Getting the most… Your Son and You must take responsibility for your own baseball and athletic development Follow and lean on a “training/practice process.” Game time is no time to fix problems Relationships matter, past and future. Relationships offer choice and unexpected opportunity Recognize and stay off of the emotional roller coaster Be careful what you say and…… to whom. Maintain a positive attitude. Pay your dues…..Play as many games as you can/want to Play because it’s fun…. for the love of the game 1 st. Get involved in Boosters. The program needs good, thinking, caring people. Fundraising (banners and program ads) Snack Shack Field Maintenance and Clean up better than you found it Pass it off to the next group better than you found it

12 .....What to Expect Heritage High School Baseball Boosters (HHSBB).… Monthly meetings on first Monday night of month Times and locations on the website Heritage athletic website is Organized and lead by four officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) Volunteers organized by committees (Fundraising, Field Improvements, Hospitality, Concessions) Focus is on off field activities…Let the coaches spend time coaching Get involved!! Help move the program forward by leaving it in a better position than it was when you started at Heritage

13 .....What to Expect Financial Commitment… Parents and Booster club provide the majority of funds for program Expect to pay for spring, summer and fall ball Also fees for winter workouts ($100-$200) Fees also help provide for improvements of field and facilities Fund Raising available through King Soopers cards, Go Drive, Bronco’s games, Casino bus Start accumulating your funds now!! Extremely important to take care of your payments immediately and not be one of the families who we have to chase to collect If you need time, talk to the treasurer to work out payment plans Bottom line is that program does not work without everyone helping to support both financially and by volunteering your time!

14 QUESTIONS??? High School Baseball.....What to Expect

15 THANK YOU!! High School Baseball.....What to Expect


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