Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spring 2014 Junior High Baseball Tryouts - Rescheduled to Fri. October 11th

Due to weather forecast, the JH tryouts will be rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 11th at 5 p.m.

The 12U, 13U, and 14U teams will be a combined tryout. 

Hey NOAH Jags!

Tryouts for the 2014 Spring 12U, 13U, and 14U competitive baseball teams will be held at New Creation Church on Saturday October 5th from 9:30-11:30 am for 12U and 11:30-1:30 pm for 13/14U.

New Creation Church is located between 81st and 91st on Olive in Broken Arrow.

Please have your sons at the fields at least 30 minutes prior to tryouts to warm-up.

It is imperative if your son desires to play for one of these teams that he attend this tryout. Boys will need to be outfitted in full baseball gear including pants, cap/batting helmet, bat, glove, cup and cleats. They will be graded on fielding, throwing, mechanics, pitching, hitting, and base-running. Teams spots will be determined based on skill level and team need as determined by the coaches, coordinator and AD.

The Junior High Baseball Program is designed to prepare boys to play at the high school level for NOAH. As such, these teams will be asked to play in leagues that match or exceed their skill level and to play in one or two weekend tournaments per month during the months of March-June. We will be playing in the Broken Arrow leagues at the Indian Springs Sports Complex for our league games and throughout the Tulsa area for our tournaments. The head coach will make the final determination on when and where the weekend tournaments will be played. The 14U team may also play some games against school teams early in the season. Practices will be held at New Creations Church, 2-4 times a week, prior to the start of league play and reduced somewhat afterwards depending upon game and tournament schedules. Practices will begin, likely indoors, as early as February. The cost to play on the competitive teams will be elevated compared to recreation baseball. Fees will include league, tournament, player, and uniform. Exact costs will be determined as the season draws nearer. These teams will play 30+ games over the course of the spring season.

Please get the word out to all of your homeschooling family and friends that have boys that may be interested in playing for NOAH. In the past, players have approached us too late to be added to the roster, because they didn’t know about the tryouts. We welcome homeschool competitive baseball players that have played for other teams. Come and try out! It is a great opportunity to become familiar with the coaches and families that will likely be your teammates should you play for NOAH in high school. If you are a rec. player, please don’t let the game schedule frighten you, it is a natural progression in number of games and practices. While roster spots are not guaranteed, NOAH coaches are committed to raising the level of play of committed boys of all levels who make their teams.

It has been a blessing to have two boys in the NOAH baseball program. The NOAH boys are great and the parents are second to none. We have been blessed as a family to experience a God-honoring environment in the stands, in the dugout and on the field. Some of the parents of my son’s teammates are among our best friends.

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning the tryouts or the spring season. I hope to see you there on October 5th. Take care and God bless!

Randie Grantham
NOAH Junior High Baseball Coordinator

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