Schedule for Tryout Week

FINAL OPEN GYM

Tuesday, May 10 (optional): Meet at Wales Community Park to help organize equipment and work on the field.

5:45 – 7:15 – Open Gym will be held at the field, weather permitting (if not, regular Open Gym in east gym at 6:15)

TRYOUTS

All practices will be held at Wales Park, weather permitting.

Transportation from school will be provided for freshmen at 3:15 from west gym doors.

Please e-mail Coach Wilkinson if you have a conflict with another KM sport.

Practice attire: Shorts, sweats, or baseball pants okay, spikes and glove (don’t buy spikes until you know you’re on a team. Bring a bat if you have them (each team also has its own provided bats)

TRYOUT SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 13: Practice for all levels at Wales Park, 4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (transportation from school provided at 3:15)  Parents pick up at Wales Park after practice.

Saturday, May 14: (Meet at Wales Park for any practice not held on a school day) Freshmen: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15:
Freshmen: 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
We will inform each player of their status after practice – There are 3 possibilities: Cut, JV2, JV 1
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
We will inform players of their status after practice: Cut, JV1, Varsity

Monday, May 16:
Varsity practice 4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
JV1, JV2 : off

Tuesday, May 17:
3:45 p.m: Meeting for all players at Wales Park,
(Varsity dismissed after meeting), JV 1, JV 2: practice until 6:15

Wednesday, May 18, Thursday, May 19, Friday, May 20:
Practice from 3:45 – 6:00 for all

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Parents Meeting and Additions to Open Gym Schedule

Parents and Players Meeting:

We will have our official sign-up and informational meeting for players and parents at 5:45 PM on Tuesday, April 5 in the Kettle Moraine High School library. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Wilkinson.

Additions to open gym schedule:

Starting Thursday, April 14, we will also have pitchers and catchers sessions on Thursdays, 6:15 to 7:15 (that’s April 14, 21, and 28). There will be no open gym on March 29 due to spring break.

Here is the remaining open gym schedule:

Tues, March 22: 6:15-8:15
Tues, April 5: 6:15-8:15
Tues, April 12: 6:15-8:15
Thurs, April 14: 6:15-7:15
Tues, April 19: 6:15-8:15
Thurs, April 21: 6:15-7:15
Tues, April 26: 6:15-8:15
Thurs, April 28: 6:15-7:15
Tues, May 3: 6:15-8:15
Thurs, May 5: 6:15-7:15
Tues, May 10: 6:15-8:15

First day of tryouts is Friday, May 13.

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2016 Schedule Released

Kettle Moraine baseball’s 2016 schedule for all three levels is now posted here.

The Lasers open the 2016 season against Marquette on Saturday, May 21 at 12PM at Wales Community Park.

This will be updated throughout the season to reflect changes in time or location and rain makeup dates.

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John Smoltz addresses Tommy John surgery

During his Hall of Fame induction speech this July, John Smoltz used his platform to address the Tommy John epidemic in baseball.

His message of letting a young arm rest — especially in the offseason — is one all players and parents should hear.

Here’s the text:

“Before I hand it over to next inductee, I’d be remiss if I did not talk about Tommy John. I’ve been given an opportunity as one of the only players, the only one right now, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with Tommy John Surgery. It’s an epidemic. It’s something that is affecting our game. It’s something that I thought would cost me my career, but thanks to Dr. James Andrews and all those before him, performing the surgery with such precision has caused it to be almost a false-read, like a band-aid you put on your arm.

I want to encourage the families and parents that are out there that this is not normal to have a surgery at 14 and 15 years old. That you have time, that baseball is not a year-round sport. That you have an opportunity to be athletic and play other sports. Don’t let the institutions that are out there running before you guaranteeing scholarship dollars and signing bonuses that this is the way. We have such great, dynamic arms in our game that it is a shame that we are having one, two and even three Tommy John recipients.

I want to encourage you, if nothing else, know that your children’s passion and desire to play baseball is something that they can do without a competitive pitch. Every throw a kid makes today is a competitive pitch. They don’t go outside, they don’t have fun, they don’t throw enough — but they’re competing and maxing out too hard, too early, and that’s why we’re having these problems. Please, take care of those great future arms.”

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Open Gym Schedule

Open gyms will be held on Tuesday nights from January 26 through May 10.

Each open gym will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the east gym at Kettle Moraine High School.

For more information, contact Coach Wilkinson.

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Schedule update

With the start of the season less than two weeks away, here is a schedule of events leading up to the first day of tryouts on May 15:

May 4: Open gym at 6:30 p.m.
May 7: Open gym at 6:30 p.m.
May 9: Open scrimmage at Wales Park at 11:00 a.m. (Please bring $5 for umps and pizza)

There will not be open gyms on May 11 (parent/teacher conferences) and May 14 (night before tryouts).

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Open scrimmage schedule adjusted

Due to expected bad weather, Saturday’s open scrimmage at Wales Park has been canceled. There will still be an open scrimmage Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Please bring $5 to pay for umpires and pizza if you plan to play.

This is also the last weekend to order spirit wear: Click here to order

 

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