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2.12.2020 Coach’s Message

Scoreboard project is moving forward, Todd Schiro, Mike Read, Michael Mardosz, were out at the field Tuesday 2.11 pushing snow. We have a snow road cut-in and cleared the location for the new scoreboard. Drilling is scheduled for tomorrow Thursday. Special thanks to Todd Bendow with Zuni Signs, and Dave Marshall with ESCO.

Scott Sarkisian has a punch-out list to complete before the State issues us a CO for the Concession and Media Building (on Cougar Field). If a parent is interested in helping Scott, pls contact him direct. Opening Day (first HOME game is Wednesday 3.12.2020) is not far away.

Hats – our 2020 inventory is getting low in certain sizes, remember they are fitted and new this year we have our traditional navy cap and a new white hat. Spring 2020 we will have Home and Away uniforms like our other League H.S. opponents do. Players will be provided with numbered, Home and Away uniform tops. Players are responsible for hats, navy sleeves, player equipment bags, and protective gear, grey and pinstripe pants. If wearing knickers, we have a supply of Cougar stirrups, “sanies” and/or all navy with gold paw long baseball socks. See Board member Barbara Schmidt for hats.

Pinstripe pants - those players that ordered pinstripes through me (long or knicker) should see them in about 2 more weeks. Cost is $55.00 for the long and $50.00 for the knicker (plus any shipping).

Decals are in. Players need to see their coaches to get their batting helmets properly decaled to include U.S. and CO. flags, front “C” and eventually with their uniform number on the back of their batting helmet. Players also get an Evergreen H.S. Cougar Baseball car window sticker this year.

SB 2020 in AZ V and JV practice and game schedule is out. Everyone should has access to the schedule. It’s also uploaded to our MaxPreps’ site. Team Hotel has advised that they are prepared for our arrival. Tentative room assignments (finalized after try-outs on 3/2-3) will be made- 4 players to a room. Mandatory Parent Meeting (per Jeffco School Board rules when taking an out-of-state trip) occurred on 1.30.2020 in the EHS Library. Thank you to those that attended. A second make-up meeting will coincide with our Team Potluck dinner in the EHS cafeteria Thursday 3/5 6PM. Parents please complete the required Jeffco forms as posted to our website.

Congratulations to Will Kapner and the EHS Cougar Baseball program for their listing in the 1.20.2020 edition of Collegiate Baseball – it is a national publication. For a local player and Colorado mountain area H.S. team to get national recognition it is significant.

Coaches are working hard marketing players to college recruiters. Within the last 2 weeks we have sent out vetted video, physical and statistical data sheets to recruiters, answered their questions with success. We have a couple players now scheduled for visits to college campuses and have recruiters scheduled to take a look at us during upcoming games.

And, thank u to all the players that are participating in our voluntary preseason workouts to include classroom sessions. Their “Team First” approach is recognized and appreciated. These workouts include skill development but also strategy, approaches and guidance on strength/conditioning and nutrition.

John F. Lipka

Head Baseball Coach

Evergreen H.S. Cougar Baseball

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