The Tryout schedule has been posted to the website Calendar/SportsEngine app and will be updated as needed throughout the week.
Due to predicted weather, please be prepared to attend tryouts every day after school if needed - the schedule could change daily.
Also, there are different schedules for 10th-12th and 9th grades, although individuals players may be asked to attend with a different group or to stay later.
Lastly, pitcher evaluations could take place on the first day of tryouts due to weather.
Please do not throw bullpens on Sunday before tryouts.
Physicals and all required documents need to be uploaded to Planet HS. Please double check that physicals are up to date on Planet HS and make sure you have checked the box for “Baseball.”
If physicals are not up to date or all forms are not complete on Planet HS, players will be dismissed from tryouts.
More details and links can be found on the Parent Portal page.
If weather becomes a concern, plan to tryout/practice at the scheduled time unless you are notified of a change. The coaching staff will try to give as much advance notice as possible. We do have an indoor facility.
ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT
Players should wear baseball pants, protective athletic cup, long sleeve shirt or compression sleeves, pullover or hoodie, a baseball hat, cleats & turf shoes (no cleats allowed to be worn inside the hitting facility). Prepare to dress in warm layers as tryouts can be very cold.
Players will need their glove and bat. Please do not go out and purchase a bat for tryouts. We can provide a bat to use. Catchers need to bring their catching gear everyday.
The facility will be open from 7:50am-8:10am during the week of tryouts for players to drop off gear if needed.
Tryouts will consist of game knowledge, 60 yard dash speed, throwing velocity, time and accuracy. Position fielding, including footwork, quickness, glove work and transfers. Hitting mechanics, power and hitting consistency.
Every player will have an opportunity to be evaluated at their primary and secondary positions. If they are a pitcher, they will either throw a bullpen or to live hitters. If they are pitching live, they will be expected to throw 15-20 pitches.
After Tuesday, we will begin making cuts and will continue the evaluation process through Friday or Saturday. It is also possible that some players (especially pitchers) may be asked to continue their evaluation into the following week, especially with the predicted weather. Each player will individually meet with Coach Heusing whether they have made the team or have been cut. If a player has made the team, it is possible that a team designation (9th, JV, Varsity) may not be determined right away.
Parents are welcome to view tryouts at the field from the stands. However, for both tryouts and practice, we ask that you do not enter the hitting facility, come on to the field, or into the dugout at any time. Also, please do not interact with any player during tryouts or practice.
Players are expected to be at every tryout/practice, game, and team function. Once you have made the team, practice begins. Practices and/or games missed for any reason will result in penalty at the discretion of the coaching staff, which can include suspension of games. Please keep in mind that we do have practices and games on Saturdays and student holidays. It is also important to remember that we are trying to play 72 games as a program this spring. There will be makeups and schedule adjustments and we ask for your flexibility.
Varsity players will practice and play region games during the week of Spring Break. 9th and JV teams will play their region tournament games on Saturday, April 4th. 9th and JV teams will not practice or have any games after April 4th.
Practice times will be communicated as promptly as possible, but typically will start right after school. A weekly schedule will be sent each Sunday evening via email and the Calendar will be updated on the website/SportsEngine app. Please be reminded that times are subject to change due to weather and evening practices are possible. Practice end times will follow a scheduled time as closely as possible.
We are teaching our players accountability, so the first line of communication will occur between player and coach including practice times, uniform attire, player expectations, etc. In addition, communication for cancellations and rescheduling will be communicated through the team coordinators, Twitter, and the website/SportsEngine app.
Good luck to all of the players! Go Eagles!
The Milton Touchdown Club is inviting families from all MHS sports and activities to participate in their Milton Stadium 100 Years of Excellence Wall fundraiser. If you are interested in ordering a memory brick to be placed on the wall that will be located in front of the Milton Football Stadium, please visit the link below for details and instructions.
There is the option to direct your contribution toward the Milton Baseball program, as well as customize your brick with a baseball image (or others).