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Tips for Tryouts

The Redmond Mustang baseball program fields a Varsity, JV, and C-team and has a total of 40 to 50 players each year. Baseball is a cut sport, meaning that not everyone makes a team, so here are some tips to help you be ready for tryouts and the start of the upcoming season.

Let us know who you are

If you’re new to RHS baseball or an incoming Freshman, introduce yourself to the coaches or send us an email. We need to know how to reach you with details about winter workouts, registration information, tryout schedules, and other off-season baseball activities.

REGISTER FOR SPRING SPORTS

Registration for Spring sports opens in mid-January each year and continues through the Friday before tryouts begin, usually during the last week of February. The RHS Athletics Office is your best source of information about sports registration, including how to navigate the confusing and not-very-intuitive online registration process in Parent Access.

PRO TIP: DON’T WAIT

Registering is probably not something you can do the night before the deadline. In addition to submitting information online, you will need to download and complete two medical forms:

The medical history is required once a year; physicals expire every two years and must be current through the last possible day of the high school baseball season (Memorial Day weekend).

SPORTS PARTICIPATION FEE

LWSD charges a participation fee to play high school sports ($200 in 2019). Fees are collected on a per-sport basis and cover some of the expenses necessary to field a team. Because baseball is a cut sport, this fee is not due until the player makes a roster. Contact the RHS Athletics Office if you have questions about fees; caps for families and multi-sport athletes; or waiver requests.

You’ll also need to pay any outstanding school fines on your account before you can be cleared for tryouts.

CHECK THE LIST

How do you know if you’re cleared to try out? The names of eligible students are posted in the window across from the bookkeeper’s office at the school. When in doubt, check the list.


Three days of Tryouts

Tryouts span three days during the last week of February and take place at the RHS baseball field and Hartman Park. Varsity, JV, and C-team rosters are posted on this site once tryouts conclude. 

Be Tryout-Ready

These tips will help you nail down the logistics and other details so you can focus on baseball once tryouts start:

  • Make sure you’re registered for Spring sports. You can’t try out unless you’re eligible.
  • Know where you need to go and be there early to sign in, get organized, and help set up. Tryouts for the 2019 season begin on Feb. 25; meet at the RHS baseball field no later than 2:45 p.m., ready to go.
  • Wear a shirt with a number on it.
  • Wear baseball gear. That means baseball pants, cleats (turf shoes—no metal spikes), a hat, batting helmet, cup, and belt. Break in your new shoes, gloves, and other equipment well in advance.
  • The program doesn’t supply bats, helmets, gloves, catchers gear, or other personal equipment during tryouts. If you need something, work it out with a returning player.
  • Be ready to commit. Not everyone makes a team, and not everyone makes the team they expect. When you try out, we expect that you’re committed to practicing and competing all season no matter what team you’re on.
  • Tryout week is always busy. Rest up, eat well, and get your homework and other obligations squared away so you’re mentally alert and physically ready to do your best.
  • Have fun! It takes no extra skill to hustle, show leadership, and be a great teammate. These qualities are more rare than you think. Can’t wait to see you out there.

JV Coach Pat Frable.


Varsity, JV, C-Team

What's the difference?