Friday, July 25, 2014

JH Baseball Practices and Tryouts - Sept 15 - Oct 4

NOAH Jr High Competitive Baseball Tryouts for Spring 2015 Season:
·         Mandatory Practices: September 15-October 3, 2014
·         Teams - Incoming 12U, 13U, JH, (7th & 8th Grade)         
·         Tryout Date:  October 4, 2014 
·         Location:  TBD
·         Contact Randie Grantham, rgranthammo@gmail.com to be added to mailing list or see NOAH website www.noahjags.org

Tryout/Practices: 
This fall we are planning a series of practices over a three week period of time culminating in a tryout.   Practices will extend from September 15th – October 3rd.  NOAH Competitive Baseball tryouts will be held on October 4th.  The exact days, times and locations will be forthcoming, so please mark your calendars and be looking for future e-mails. 

Fall Ball:
As an organization, we do not plan to play in a Fall Ball league this year.  If there is a dad desiring to coach such a team please contact me and I can get you our player lists.  Broken Arrows Fall Baseball begins in August and ends in October.  If you are interested, rosters and fees are due by mid-August.

New to NOAH or NOAH Competitive Baseball? 
For those of you that are new to NOAH or competitive NOAH baseball, the above tryouts and practices are mandatory for Spring 2015 participation.  The boys will be graded on baseball skills, attitude, and commitment to the schedule.  Our Junior High Program is important because it transitions our boys from recreational baseball to competitive baseball.  Our goal is for our 14U boys to be prepared to step into the competitive world of high school baseball when they finish junior high.  To facilitate this, we encourage our 12U+ teams to play competitive baseball.  This means playing in competitive leagues and occasional weekend tournaments.  In some past years, there have been enough boys to field Rec. teams in addition to our competitive teams.  That has not been the case the last few years and is not likely this year.  Therefore, if your son wants to continue playing baseball with NOAH, he should plan to come to the fall workouts and tryout.  As a part of the competitive program, you can expect to commit to at least 4 days a week to baseball (practices and games).  Indoor team workouts will begin after the first of the year.  Our 12U and 13U teams generally play from April-June.  Our 14U team will play a “School Ball” schedule that is similar to our high school team.  They will play a home and away schedule against other Junior High Baseball programs from public and private schools in the area. Games will be played in the late afternoon during the week.  Their season will begin March 1 and end in May.  NOAH recognizes that sport seasons do overlap.  NOAH will always encourage the families to “finish-what-you-start” and never penalize or discriminate against a player/family staying committed to a sport through the end of the season when the next, upcoming season overlaps. We do, however, expect them to make every effort to attend the tryout. 

Age Requirements:
There are different age considerations for eligibility.  The 12U and 13U teams will play USSSA baseball.  Their birthday cutoff is 4/30.  As an example, if your son is 13, born Jan. 15, he must play 13U or older baseball because his birthday is prior to the deadline.  If your son is 13, born July 1st, he could play 12U baseball by USSA rule, because he falls into the next year for USSSA.  School ball has a different cutoff.  The cutoff is September 1st.  The cutoff is 14 unless you designate your son as an 8th grader at 15.  This provision will be discussed in more detail in the future.

NOAH is a wonderful organization with great boys and loving Christian families.  It has been our joy to be a part of this organization for the past 8 years.  While the increased commitment is a load for many of you, this is the natural progression that must occur to prepare the boys for playing at higher levels.  We have been blessed as a family by the close friendships that we have formed through the program.

We look forward to seeing you in September.
Take care,
Randie L. Grantham
NOAH Jr High Baseball Coordinator

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baseball Announcements - Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Recently, the NOAH Board of Directors has approved Darron Replogle to serve as Athletic Director for the 2014/2015 season. In addition as the AD, Darron will also serve as the Varsity Head Coach. Darron has been involved as the Baseball AD and coach for the last 8 years.

Randie Grantham will continue in his role as the Junior High Coordinator for the teams in the 6th-8th grade. Randie has been involved with NOAH for the last 8 years in several coaching roles.

Jason Kirby will continue in his role as the Elementary Coordinator for teams in the 5th grade and younger. Jason has been involved with NOAH baseball for the last 3 years.


Darron Replogle - noahbaseballad@gmail.com

Randie Grantham - rgranthammo@gmail.com

Jason Kirby - jasonkirby17@gmail.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Senior Night - April 7th

Senior Night - Monday April 7th

The NOAH Jaguars will battle 2013 2A State Tournament Semi-Finalist team Caney Valley Trojans on Monday, April 7th at 4:30 p.m. at LaFortune Park (58th & Yale)

ALL NOAH PLAYERS and COACHES from all sports are admitted free!

Come out to support the 2014 Seniors!

2014 High School Baseball Banquet - May 15th

The 2014 High School Baseball Banquet will be on May 15th @ 6 pm at the Asbury Methodist Church "Family Room".

More details to come...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jag Night - March 13th @ 6 pm at LaFortune Park

The 2014 NOAH Varsity team hosts Beggs Demons at 6 p.m. at LaFortune Park on Thursday March 13th. All NOAH players and coaches are admitted free. The varsity team is coming off two victories over Tulsa Edison 14-3 and Bartlesville 10-6. We have an exciting team to watch this year. Come out to support the Diamond Jags!

Monday, March 3, 2014

NOAH Board Elections - Thursday March 6th @ 6:30 p.m.



Just a reminder that this coming Thursday March 6th is the NOAH Board meeting at which we will have Elections for 3 Board member positions.

Location: East Tulsa Bible Chapel just east of 129th on 11st Street.

Since this is a new process for all of us, I do expect there to be some "Hiccups" along the way--hopefully those will smooth out with time.

Polls will be open for VOTING from 6:30pm to 7:30pm; Each NOAH family will have one vote per family. You must vote in person.

The Board meeting will then take place from 7:30 pm on.

NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS will begin their Service at the APRIL meeting, but are welcome to stay in orderto be "up-to-speed" on different issues.

Board Candidates: Steve Gastelum, Rod Merrill, Greg Pittman, Bret Snipes


Any questions please let us know..


Sincerely,

Patrick Vickers
NOAH Board, Secretary

March 4th Baseball Postponed

Due to the recent snow, Tuesday high school and junior high baseball games have been rescheduled.

JH Baseball game vs Okmulgee JH will be rescheduled to Friday, March 28th at LaFortune Park at 5:00 p.m.

V/JV game vs OKC Broncos will be rescheduled to Tuesday, March 18th at OKC Hefner Park at 4:00 p.m.