As we have communicated, try-outs are scheduled for 2/25 and 2/26. Since our baseball field is still covered with snow, the Monday 2/25 try-outs will be at All Star Park (ASP) in Lakewood. School gets out at 2:30P try-outs will start at 3:30PM. Do not rush be careful driving or in getting a ride down there. Get your parents approval as a driver or passenger. We will be flexible.
All players trying out must be registered through Jeffco for participation in Spring Sports; have completed a Release and Consent Form; and Player Information Sheet (PIS).
Monday 2/25 at All Star Park (ASP) weather permitting check with coaches and our website in advance 3:30PM – dark 6PM. Emphasis will be on defensive skills, fielding, throwing, running. Pitchers will throw with Catchers in the Bullpen and field PFP.
Tuesday 2/26 at EHS 3:00PM – 7:00PM Emphasis will be on offensive skills to include hitting, strength, running and conditioning. We will try to use Cougar Field but if it is not usable we will be in the indoor cages and aux gym, turf field/track.
Tuesday 2/26 at EHS Coaches Huddle 7:15PM – 8:15PM. V, JV rosters finalized. Rosters will be printed out and posted to the glass window outside the Baseball Coaches Offices.
Lower class H.S. student-athletes (freshman and sophomores) that are not rostered to the EHS V or JV will be referred to the Evergreen Cougar Baseball Club (ECBC) C-Team try-outs which are scheduled for
Friday 3/1 and Saturday 3/2 at EHS (specific locations to be determined). C-Team try-outs are open to those freshman, sophomores not rostered and incoming or rising 9th graders who are enrolled to attend EHS.
Wednesday 2/27 V and JV player meeting 2:45PM in cages, uniform tops handed out, followed by a full practice day.
Thursday 2/28 through Friday 3/1 practice
Saturday 3/2 scrimmage
We have enumerated our evaluation metrics at interested player and parent meetings. Here is a quick summary:
Hitting: (power, pop off the bat, quality of contact, exit angle, ability to handle the outer cut pitch, bunting). BBCOR metal bats only please.
Arm: strength, accuracy, ball grip, arm slot
Speed: speed, leads, jump, form, reaction to a hit ball or pick-off move
Fielding: ground balls, fly balls, line drives, “go get it” balls
Conditioning: core strength, flexibility, cardio
Attitude: Baseball IQ, work ethic, forward leaning approach to make a great play
Properly Attired and Equipped: wearing right baseball clothes, properly equipped. Will evaluate the way they get loose, prepare for the evaluation stations
Pitchers will throw off flat ground and a bullpen session. Pitchers will also field PFP drills. Command and control, types of pitches and velocity will be evaluated.
Catchers will catch bullpen sessions and will also be subject to a number of catcher specific drills.