Practice Days: M-F, some Saturdays
Practice Start time: 4:15 pm, Wednesdays 3:30 pm
Practice End Time : 6:15 pm
Place to Meet: baseball field
What to Wear: baseball pants, athletic shirt tucked in, baseball hat, cleats
Gear to bring: cleats, glove, bat
Facebook page to Follow: Ingraham Baseball on Facebook.com
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.
2018 Spring Season Tryout information:
Tryouts will be Monday, Feb 26th through Thurs, March 1st. Players should be on the field ready to go right after school, wearing proper baseball attire. Start time each is 4-4:15pm at IHS ballfield and will run ~ 2 hours. Coaches will update any changes at the tryouts. Teams will be announced Friday, March 2nd.
Typical Practice Schedule: Mon-Fri 4:00pm+ to 6:00pm (excluding game days). Saturday practices - TBD.
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.
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 26th, 2018. 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 ~4:00pm - 6:00pm (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 6th 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 gear from the new Ingraham Baseball online store https://www.bsnteamsports.com. (password RamsBaseba). To be reopened the week of Feb 26th- TBD. If writing a check to the baseball program, please write checks to IABC - Baseball (IABC treasurer requirement).
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 the 2nd Tuesday of the month, meeting in the school library 7-9pm.
Game Day Food: TBD
Will the team be raising money? If so what will the fundraisers be and how will the money be used?
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!