Rams Varsity Team 2017
Rams JV Team 2017
The Varsity and JV coaches will communicate directly with the players in person and via text. Parents/Guardians will receive group updates via email from the IABC liaison. Parents are welcome to send emails directly to the head coach(es) as needed.
2017 Practice Schedule:
Mon-Fri 3:45-5:45pm (excluding game days). Any weekend workouts may be optional Sr. led workouts.
What are the details that I need to know about pre-season workouts?
Preseason workouts are led by team captains and usually take place every Monday and Wednesday immediately after school. Meet in the batting cages underneath the football bleachers. Practices typically run until ~5:45pm. Bring your glove and athletic clothing, as well as bat and batting gloves if desired.
Preseason weightlifting usually begins in January. Weightlifting happens before school in the Ingraham Weight Room.
Tryout Dates(s) and Time(s):
Tryouts will be Monday, Feb 27th through Wed, March 1st. Players should be on the field ready to go starting at 3:40pm. Tryouts will end daily 5:45-6:00pm.
Will there be cuts made after tryouts?
This sport is cut (some athletes will be cut and not make the team). Two teams will be fielded a Varsity team and a Junior Varsity (JV) team.
Equipment athletes should bring to tryouts:
Baseball clothes, rubber cleats, glove.
When does the season start and end?
Rams baseball will start in late February, on the first day of Spring sports (Feb 27th, 2017. Games will begin about 2 weeks later, mid-March. The regular season usually ends in early May with post-season games following.
THE TEAM WILL PLAY GAMES DURING SPRING BREAK –
please do not plan vacations during that time.
What is the usual practice/game time and locations?
Practices are every day after school ~3:40-5:45pm (TBD) on the baseball field south of campus. Once games begin, the games will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are some Saturday practices and some Saturday games. Games happen at Ingraham (called the Northwest Athletic Complex) and other high schools in the Metro League.
What is the time and location of the parent meeting?
Shortly after the start of the season there will be a large Ingraham Spring Sports meeting with our athletic director (Traci Huffer). The parents/players will meet in the Auditorium and then break off with their respective teams to talk through specifics with your coach(es). This season's meeting will be Tues March 7th 7:00-8:30pm
Is there a website available that lists game schedules, standings, etc?
1. Metroleaguewa.org The official game schedule site Opt into the schedule for Baseball – Varsity, Baseball - JV, or even both. http://www.metroleaguewa.org/index.php?pid=0.8.78.6.321 If you log in you can enter your email address or cell number for alerts – this is recommended, but it doesn't always work!
2. Max Preps: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/ingraham-rams-(seattle,wa)/baseball/home.htm Coaches input scores, statistics, ‘player of the game’, etc. (Players will be keeping the stats from the dugout during the games). This site is best for standings and other fun information. If there is a discrepancy between Max Preps and the Metro League site re: game schedules, the Metro League site wins...
Is there transportation provided by the school for games played away from school?
If Varsity is scheduled for a home game, JV will play a road game. They will travel by school bus to and from games. Parents will need to coordinate with the coach(es) in advance of an away game if their son will not be riding with the team on the bus.
Will the athletes miss any class time due to away games? If so, how is that situation coordinated between teachers and the athletic department?
Buses will typically leave for away games in the afternoon. With the later school start, school buses are shared amongst the school district for teams and students. Coaches submit team early dismissal lists through Ms. Huffer and the athletics office, but players MUST be responsible to get their work completed and be aware of what’s due.
How will athletes and parents receive communication about last minute changes regarding games schedules, transportation, rainouts, etc?
TBD. Coach Geoff Brown (Varsity) will update players and parents on the best form of communication.
What is the expected cost of equipment and/or uniform for each athlete?
Required uniform pieces to purchase (typically):
• Cap (to keep) – about $20
o Parents and friends are invited to purchase caps as well to represent in the stands if desired
Please write checks to IABC- Baseball
What equipment does the athlete need to provide?
Players must provide:
• Protective Cup
• Regular running shoes
• Cleats: Hard, molded rubber cleats -OR- turf shoes
o (‘Suggest’ to keep both metal and rubber cleats in bag for the occasional dirt field; but not mandatory)
• Royal Blue Long Sleeved Under Armour style undershirt
• Royal Blue Baseball Socks
• (Optional) BBCOR high school or collegiate level bats are provided by the team, but personally purchased bats are fine and may be stored in player’s bat bag. Players are not expected to ‘share’ their personal bats.
• (Optional) Royal Blue batting helmet. The team will provide these and assign to each player for the season, but players can provide their own if preferred as long as the color is consistent with the team’s.
• Water Bottle extra lunch for game days, hearty snack for practice days
What equipment will be provided to the athlete?
Baseball program provides:
•Royal Blue Jerseys and Gray Pants
•Royal Blue Belts
•Royal Blue Batting Helmets
Are there scholarships available to cover uniform and equipment expenses?
Absolutely! Please tell the coach if your family needs help obtaining this equipment. There are loaner items available and also scholarships for those who need them.
What are the school and district academic requirements for eligibility?
o Must have a 2.0 GPA at grade checks, Friday March 9 is first check
o Cannot have 2 E’s in one grade check
o Must have minimum 10 practices in (we will have total of 14 practices before 1st game)
o Must be in ALL classes game day ( please no Dr. appointments game days if possible)
o No tobacco, drugs, or alcohol before during or after games or on school premises. Automatic 2 game suspension.
Player Eligibility/Game Suspensions: 5-week suspension if a player does not make grades!
Are there volunteer opportunities available for me to help the team?
Varsity and JV Parent Leads: Volunteer(s) to help support the coaches and players with team communications or other support as needed.
Ingraham Athletic Booster Club: Fundraising and communications arm for all sports at Ingraham. Baseball parents are needed to get involved with this important organization to sustain support for our athletes and coaches. Meetings scheduled as follows: March 12, April 9, May 14, Annual General Meeting - June 4
Shout-Out and Advertising for Spring Sports Programs –
Deadline March 12th!: Just $30 purchases a “shout-out” to honor your player, the coaches, the team. Forms will be distributed and emailed. 50% of proceeds go directly to our team’s account; the other 50% builds the IABC general fund for team grants.
Drink Cups: Team needs an abundant supply of paper cups or cones for water during games – donation appreciated.
Energy Bars: Families are asked to donate two boxes of protein bars that will be held by the coaches and distributed to players on game days as needed.
Game Day Food: As discussed, we are not coordinating a game-day snack schedule but if you are inspired to provide fruit, Gatorades or any sort of snack for your team, you are certainly invited to do so.
Will the team be raising money? If so what will the fundraisers be and how will the money be used?
The team has done a variety of fundraisers to help with team expenses. Before the season the team usually runs a clinic for younger players, prior to Little League tryouts. The team has had a hit-a-thon, direct appeal, California Pizza Kitchen fundraiser and 1Green Recycling fundraiser. This money was used to purchase matching team bat bags, bats and other equipment, individual warm-up shirts, team jerseys, and team pants. The goals for fundraising are set by the coach at the beginning of the season and parents help as needed.
Rams Pre-Season Baseball Clinic 2016
THANK YOU to all the players, coaches and other helpers who helped with the Rams Pre-Season Youth Baseball Clinic!
It was a lot of fun and helped raise needed funds for Rams baseball!