The pitchers and catchers will finish out what has been a great first week of skill development. It has been an added bonus to have nearly every coach present every day this week; it has allowed for a great deal of one-on-one instruction. This week Coach Combs has also started to implement his new hitting strategies, methods, and philosophy every day. Week two looks to bring about even more positive development and change.
As a very important reminder, physicals must be updated in order to come to tryouts on February 14, 2011. Any student-athlete that does not have a physical on file will not be allowed to tryout.
After another great day of development and workouts yesterday, it appears that the weather is going to befriend us today. The outfielders will come out for the second day this week. After making significant progress on Monday with Coach Bryant, the expectations will be higher today. The weight room session will start promptly at 515 pm.
Although the weather does not look like it wants to cooperate today, the Jack Britt Baseball team will find a place, inside or outside, to work. After two really terrific days of workouts, today eight specified infielders will report to work on skill development to be followed by conditioning at 515 pm. It is hard to believe that the first day of tryouts is less than three weeks away.
Please let it be noted that weight room and conditioning activities will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. These activities are open to ANYONE interested in trying out for the baseball team. Moreover, it is highly encouraged that potential players attend.
Today, the specified pitchers and catchers (eight total) will report at 345p to start their first day of “Spring Training.” Due to exams and guidelines set forth by Cumberland County Schools and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) players have not been able to participate in any type of skill development and/or conditioning for the past couple of weeks. As a result, the coaching staff is thrilled to be back out working hard to get the pitchers and the catchers into mid-season form.