Welcome to 2016 Rocket Baseball
Welcome to 2016 Rocket Baseball!
We are excited to begin our year and hope your boys are too. Our season starts in just a few weeks, therefore, I wanted to provide a quick overview of some upcoming events and a few updates.
We will have 4 open gyms located in the high school gym and batting cages in the wrestling room on the following dates: March 22, 24, 30 and April 5th.
We will break the time up based on age group:
- 3rd and 4th graders will go from 6:00-7:15
- 5th grade and older will go from 7:15 to 8:30
Evaluations will be held on April 10th in the high school gym. These evaluations are used for team assignments and are conducted by independent evaluators comprised of coaches from the high school program, among others.
- 3rd and 4th graders will start their evaluations at 12:00.
- 5th and 6th graders will start their evaluations at 1:30
- 7th and 8th graders will start their evaluations at 3:00
- Team assignments will be sent out by Tuesday April 12
We will start practicing starting April 13th. Games for teams with 6th grade or younger will start sometime in first few weeks of May. 7th Graders and older will start closer to the end of the school year once school baseball concludes.
This year, we are asking each family to commit to helping with fundraising activities through volunteering at a variety of events; however, this year we will only need each family to volunteer at one event versus two. Some of you will already be done with your event if you have volunteered at Billy’s or the MYAS Basketball tourney.
The next event we need help with is on Saturday April 16th. We have a few projects that need to be completed at Bankwest field. Specifically, adding more rock around the bleachers and cementing in the foul poles and general maintenance. We are looking for 10 to 14 volunteers. Please contact Dan Sanderson if you are wanting to help. His email is email@example.com . Lastly for this project, we are in need for a bobcat and a posthole digger. If you have access to these, please contact Dan.
We are holding a parent meeting again this year. We strongly encourage parents with 4th graders or younger to attend or first time parents in the program, however, anyone is welcome. During this meeting will discuss a variety of items including levels of play, schedules, equipment needs among others and be available to answer any questions. We will send out an email shortly with the specific date and time.
Thank you for signing your child up to play and look forward to a great baseball season!