This page contains important information for athletes planning on trying out for the 2017 Redwood Baseball Program.
This page contains a lot of information but it is important potential players understand the requirements and expectations of Redwood Athletics and the Baseball Program.
VERY IMPORTANT – REGISTER ONLINE
Anyone interested in trying out for Redwood baseball, must sign up via “Register my Athlete” under the Athletics Tab on the Redwood High School website. Since one of the requirements is clearance by a physician, please plan accordingly. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD FOR TRYOUTS IF “REGISTER MY ATHLETE” is not fully completed by Friday February 3rd. For athletes who played another sport at Redwood during this school season, please logon and add “baseball” to your requested sports.
TRYOUTS – WHEN AND WHERE
Monday, February 6
Immediately after school
Players should report to field dressed and ready to play baseball
- Freshmen – report to Freshmen Field
- All other players report to Varsity Field
RAIN OR SHINE!!
Tryouts/Practices will most likely go until 5:30pm or Dark (before Daylight Savings)
LENGTH OF TRYOUTS
Players may be released or cut at any time during the tryouts, but at this time coaches expect that the rosters (with the exception of players arriving from winter sports) will start to be finalized by Wednesday or Thursday.
ATHLETES COMING FROM WINTER SPORTS
Athletes participating in a Winter Sport may not tryout for Baseball until that sport is finished. Those athletes will have the same tryout opportunity as everyone else, which means rosters will not be complete until Winter Athletes have completed tryouts.
WHAT TO WEAR
- Cap: Dark baseball cap
- Pants: Grey baseball pants preferred
- Shirts: T-Shirt (any T-Shirt is fine)
- Shoes: Players should always have both Cleats and Athletic Shoes
Players who make the teams will be required to purchase practice uniform (shirt and cap) and a new Redwood Baseball Cap. These items are NOT provided by the school. The Athletic Director can assist with financial support of these items for families who qualify.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring all appropriate baseball gear specific to positions you play (we have ‘Team’ catchers’ gear, batting helmets, and bats)
HOW DO TRYOUTS WORK
For players new to Redwood Baseball, this is not like a Little League tryout where you run through a circuit in a couple of hours. Players will have many opportunities during tryouts to be evaluated by the coaches.
IF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT DURING TRYOUTS
If you have an issue where you are not able to attend tryouts (like an illness) or will be late (due to a school issue), please make sure to contact the Coach as soon as possible.
- 9th grade – Coach Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10th grade – Coach Ryan, email@example.com
- 11th/12th grade – Coach Firenzi, firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to participate in an athletic contest, an athlete must have attended a minimum of four (4) regular periods or two (2) block periods on the day of the contest (or on Friday for a Saturday contest).
All athletes are expected to attend ALL scheduled practices. Practices are usually 2-3 hours every weekday and Saturdays and during school holidays. Student athletes are asked to make appointments and schedule vacations around practices and game commitments.
VACATIONS AND SCHOOL BREAKS:
TUHSD gives authority to coaches to establish team policies that may include holding practice and/or games during non-school days that fall within their season of sport. Redwood Baseball practices during Winter Break in February and Spring Break in April, and it is expected that athletes will be in attendance. No practices or games may be held on Sundays. No athlete may be penalized for observing a religious holiday.
To participate in athletics, students must earn a 2.0 “C” grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all enrolled classes AND be on track for graduation. Students must be enrolled in, and pass, a minimum of 20 semester credits (4 classes). Academically ineligible athletes may practice with their team, but not compete. They may not be in uniform or on the court/field/bench with their team during competitions until they regain eligibility. They may sit in the stands to cheer the team on.
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATIONS DURING TRYOUTS
To make certain you will receive important communications regarding tryouts and program updates, stay tuned to the emails from RedwoodBaseballDugout@gmail.com, and respond with any additional emails you would like added to the list.
Once the rosters are confirmed, future communications will be disseminated by Team Moms on the InstaTeam app.
EMAIL LISTS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETWORKING
Athletes and parents are expected to use email lists and social networking sites in a positive, sportsmanlike manner reflecting the values of their team, their school and the Tamalpais UHSD. Assume nothing posted on social media and sent through email will be private. Inappropriate posts relating to athletics – including, but not limited to, trash-talking/taunting, profanity, hazing, harassment or bullying – may be subject to team and/or to school discipline. Only appropriate pictures should be posted, always with the permission of the subjects of the photographs. Pictures/videos should never be taken in the locker room. Emails and social media are not a place to solve team problems.
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