General Information

 

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Baseball details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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Baseball General Information

 

We are excited to share information for the 2019 Meridian Varsity Baseball season which will begin in February.

 

Meridian has enjoyed a very successful baseball team with significant parental financial support since we opened. This year's Varsity baseball team is open to 9th-12th graders. We are committed to a Meridian Varsity baseball team if a minimum of 14 student athletes commit to play at $350 each by Wednesday, February 6.

 

Developmental Baseball will not be offered this year.

 

9th-12th Grade Competitive Baseball Through TCSAAL

Team

Grades Eligible

Registration Deadline

Tryouts

First Practice

Min. Players

Max. Players

Participation Fees

Season End

Varsity

9th-12th

1/29/19

Tues., 2/5 &

Wed., 2/6

Fri., 2/8

14

20

$350 due Feb. 6

at the end of tryouts by check 

State - May 4

 

Important Dates 

  • Tuesday, January 8 - registration opens. Please note the 7-step registration process.
  • Tuesday, January 29 - 
    • Registration deadline
    • Physical forms due
  • Tuesday, February 5 - Tryouts, Day 1 of 2
  • Wednesday, February 6 -
    • Tryouts, Day 2 of 2
    • Team formed
    • Mandatory Parent/Student Athlete Meeting at 6:00pm (end of practice/tryouts), 
    • Participation fees due by check made out to Meridian School during parent meeting. ($350 Varsity)
  • Friday, February 8 - First practice. Jerseys and hats distributed.
  • Wednesday February 13 - Team/group and athlete photos by Lifetouch Sports at the start of practice.
  • Monday, March 18 - League play begins
  • April 22-25 - Regionals
  • May 3-4 - State

 

How to Register

  • Registration is open from January 8th through 11:59pm on January 29th. Register here.
  • No Late Registration. To learn more about Late Registration, please visit Athlete & Parent Information,

 

Participation Fees

  • The participation fee for Varsity Baseball is $350, and it is due on February 6th at Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting. Please bring a check made out to Meridian School.
  • Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Payment Plans may be requested on your Google Registration Form. To inquire about an Athletics Scholarship, please contact financialaid@mwschool.org.

 

Eligibility (Physical, Academic, Financial & Character Good Standing)

 

Practices and Game Schedules

  • The baseball season is February through May.
  • About Practices - Changes are expected based on field availability, the addition of league games and inclement weather.The practice field Meridian Baseball has called home over the last few seasons is unavailable to us this spring. Our practices will be at the McMasters Baseball field in Georgetown and at the batting cages at Old Settler's Park. Although we strive for consistent days and locations for practices, facilities availability, our game schedule and inclement weather will require that practices vary somewhat week to week. When in doubt, please verify the week's practice schedule with Coach Lillibridge ahead of time.
  • The tentative practice and non-league game schedules are now available.
 

Parents/Guardians' Roles

  • Parents are needed to serve in many volunteer roles including stat keeping, photography and communications support. Participation on the baseball team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.
  • Transportation: Meridian does not provide transportation to games or practices. 
  • Parents are encourages to share photos of practices and games with Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org.
  • Communications: With an outdoor sport, staying connected is extremely important. All parents and athletes should join the TeamApp group to help facilitate urgent communications. Parents should also read the Athletics Newsletter, the Baseball News webpage, Announcement Slides and emails from their coach and Athletics Department. Please see the Athletics Website for the most up-to-date information.

 

Participation Fees

Varsity - $350, due on 2/6 by check

 

Please bring a check in the amount of $350 made out to Meridian School for your participation fee to the Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting on Wednesday, February 6 at 6pm at the McMasters baseball field in Georgetown.

 

Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Payment Plans can be requested through the Google Registration Form. To inquire about an Athletics Scholarship, please contact financialaid@mwschool.org.

 

Varsity Tryouts

February 5-6

  • 9th-12th graders who would like to play on the Varsity Baseball team must tryout both Tuesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 6. 
  • Tryout Location and Time:
    • Tuesday, February 5, 4:30-6:30pm @ the softball field at McMasters Athletic Complex in Georgetown
    • Wednesday, February 6, 4:30-6:30pm @ the baseball field at McMasters Athletic Complex in Georgetown
  • Please wear baseball attire including cleats. Please bring your baseball glove, bat and a water bottle.
  • The team will be formed at the end of tryouts on February 6th by 6pm, at which time there will be a mandatory parent/athlete meeting and the $350 participation fee will be due.
 
Equipment/Uniform Needed:

Please provide the following:

  • Your own baseball glove
  • White baseball pants
  • Black baseball belt
  • Black baseball socks
  • Cleats

If you have your own -3 drop-weighted baseball bat, please feel free to bring that to practice and games for use.

Please note that you will need non-skid sneakers to wear in the gym when practice gets moved indoors. Cleats may NOT be worn in the gym.

Meridian Athletics will provide your baseball cap, batting helmets, balls, catchers equipment, and other essential equipment for your season.

 

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Baseball details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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