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2020 Uniform Deadline Tomorrow 11.7.19

Players, thank you for providing us with your hat sizes.  We had a hard deadline to meet in order to make the embroidery timeline for Spring 2020.  If your navy hat is in good shape no need to buy a new one.  For Spring 2020, navy “HOME hat” is the same as last year.  New for Spring 2020 is a white “AWAY hat.”  Players were canvassed and approved of the concept and design.  HOME and AWAY hats will be used by the V, JV and the C-Team.

For Spring 2020, V and JV will wear grey pants (all grey or grey with navy piping; knicker or long) with our Cougar blue game top and white/dark navy pinstripe pant with a new dark navy top.  Game tops are paid for by the School District and remain the School District's property - players will need to return them at the end of the Spring season.  Players, coaches are responsible for their pants, socks, belts, sleeves, hats, hoodies, etc.  

Again, thank you.  As we discussed, when our online stores (Elite Sports, Victory Athletic) close that’s it, we are out of the apparel, gear business.  Gear was detailed, identified as required and optional in our messaging and reiterated below.

I will be submitting the new AWAY game top order with numbers and adult sizes to the manufacturer tomorrow.  These tops are only for V, JV and as stated above are to be worn with the new white with dark navy pinstripes pants.

I will be transitioning over to pre-season planning, scheduling and coaching.  I have a meeting scheduled with the AD and other winter coaches to discuss facility availability and related challenges.

Coach Lipka

Uniforms - V and JV Required and Optional

Required- all Grey pant (long or knicker)

Required- grey pant with navy piping (long or knicker)

Required- white with navy pinstripe (long or knicker) Order through Victory Athletics

Required- navy sleeves ¾ or long

Required- navy socks

Required (if wearing knickers) - navy stirrups with white sanitary hose or long navy socks with Cougar paw on back calf. Stirrups and sanies are offered via Victory Athletics. See Coach Lipka for the navy -gold paw, long socks.

Required- navy belt (Elite offers the elastic belt, Victory offers a better quality belt)

Required- compression shorts with protective cup

Required- navy (Home) cap

Required- white (Away) cap

Required- Cougar sweatshirt or BP jacket

Required- navy batting helmet (C-flap is optional). Helmets cannot be cracked and they must have a NOCSAE stamp on them.

Required- practice tee shirt

Required-Cougar Baseball Player Equipment Bag

Required-batting gloves (suggest, 2 sets -one for games other for BP. We offer a pro-deal discount through Marucci or Victus)

Required-primary and secondary position gloves

Required-J band (for arm, shoulder, elbow and wrist conditioning)

Required- BBCOR (-3) bat(s). We are offering pro-deal discounts through Marucci and Victus for new 2020 bats and a batting cage bat to be used during winter cage work hitting off the Hack Attacks

Required- cleats (navy, black or white)

Required- turf shoes (navy, black or white)

Optional-protective sliding hand mitt (highly recommended)

Optional-protective batter’s elbow guard (highly recommended)

Optional-protective batter’s shin guard (usually worn on the lead or front leg)

Optional-sunglasses (flip-down or sport grade protective lenses, highly recommended)

Optional-long or ¾ compressions pants to wear under uniform pants or shorts to help protect legs, knees from abrasion and for warmth

Optional-in dugout cold weather gear as offered (winter beanie hat, gloves, jackets, and hoodies). We want you to stay warm in the dugout in an effort to prevent injury

Optional-Cougar branded practice shorts. These are baseball style shorts, longer length for leg protection and should be worn with ¾ or long compression pants or tights underneath the shorts (see compression pants as listed above)

Optional-player slides use of slides will prolong the life of your cleats and turf shoes

C-Team will wear and follow the above, except for the pinstripe pant option. Whether the C-Team goes with a Home and Away cap will be determined by the C-Team coaching staff.

Players already in our program should have the majority of the above listed items since we try to keep it basic and do not change a lot from year-to-year play.

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