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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2020 Baseball General Information

 

We are excited to share information for the 2020 Meridian Varsity Baseball season, which will begin in February.

 

Meridian has enjoyed a very successful baseball team with significant parental support since we opened. This year's Varsity baseball team is open to 8th-12th grade boys and girls. We are committed to a Meridian Varsity baseball team if a minimum of 14 qualified student athletes commit to play at $425 each. (Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.)

 

All 8th-12th grade Meridian boys and girls who play baseball and/or softball are encouraged to register and tryout for Meridian Varsity Baseball. Meridian Athletics encourages healthy risk-taking. Students who register and try out but are not offered a spot on the team will have their registration fees refunded.

 

Developmental Baseball will not be offered this year.

 

***Time/Location subject to change for Wednesday Tryouts, Practices and Picture Day.***

 

8th-12th Grade Competitive Varsity Baseball Through TCSAAL

Team

Grades Eligible

Registration Deadline

Tryouts

First Practice

Min. Players

Max. Players

Participation Fees

Season End

Varsity

(co-ed competing in Boys Division)

8th-12th

1/28/20

2/4 and 2/5 

See Tryouts.

2/6

See Practices.

14

20

$425 due at the Parent & Athlete Meeting likely the day at conclusion of Tryouts and Baseball Meeting on 2/5.

State - May 8-9

 

Important Dates 

  • Tuesday, January 7 - registration opens. Register here. Please note the 5-step registration process.
  • Friday, January 24 - 7:45-8:15am, Mays Lobby - "Meet the Coach" event
  • Tuesday, January 28 -
    • Registration deadline
    • Physical forms due
  • Tuesday, February 4 - Tryouts Day 1 of 2. See Tryouts for details.
  • Wednesday, February 5 -
    • Tryouts Day 2 of 2 - See Tryouts for details. ***Time/Location subject to change for Wednesday Tryouts.***
    • Tryout Results announced at the conclusion of Tryouts 
    • Baseball Mandatory Meeting for baseball players and parents at the conclusion of tryouts.
    • Participation fees due at the conclusion of tryouts ($425 check or exact cash)
  • Thursday, February 6 - First Practice. See Practices for details.
  • Wednesday February 12 - Team/group and athlete photos by Lifetouch Sports before Savio scrimmage (3:00pm photos at Meridian Mays Gym. 3:30-5:30 Practice in Mays Gym)
  • Monday, February 24 - First Game. See Game Schedule for details.
  • March 11 - Sports Photos by Lifetouch Sports at practice location (Old Settlers or Mays Gym, depending on weather/field conditions.) Learn more here.
  • March 16- 20 - Spring Break
  • Monday, March 9 - League play begins
  • April 20-May 1 - Regionals
  • May 8-9 - State

 

How to Register

  • Registration is now closed. 
  • Registration was open from January 7th through 10pm on January 28th. 
  • No Late Registration. To learn more about Late Registration, please visit Athlete & Parent Information,

 

Participation Fees

  • The participation fee for Varsity Baseball is $425, and it is due at Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting. Please bring a check made out to Meridian School or cash in the exact amount.
  • 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. See Practices for details. ***Time/Location subject to change for Wednesday practices.***
  • The Game Schedule will be available before Spring Break, usually one week before league play begins.
 

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 - $425

 

Please bring a check in the amount of $425 made out to Meridian School or cash in the exact amount for your participation fee to the Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting. No change will be made and credit cards will not be accepted.

 

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

See Tryouts.
 
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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