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    All Catcher's gear must have the NOCSAE stamp on it (helmet, chest protector) to be legal equipment for game usage.  New for 2020

    Legal Bats for Junior High Baseball  New for 2019

    Any bat that has a BBCOR marking on it is a legal bat. Any bat that is 30 inches and under that has a greater than a minus 3 drop and the barrel is no bigger than 2 1/4" in diameter is a legal bat. And new for this year, any bat that is 30 inches or under and has a greater than a minus three drop with a barrel diameter of 2 5/8" WITH a USA baseball logo on the bat is a legal bat

    Pitch Count Chart & Rule Interpretation  New for 2018

    Rubber Cleats Only

    Player Registration and Tryout Information 2020 
    Aug. 7: Baseball Tryouts will start Wednesday, Aug. 12. 
    Aug. 5: More information will be available by Friday, Aug. 7.  Continue to register on-line and turn in physicals to the main office to be prepared once a starting date is confirmed.
    Aug. 4: Unit 5 is committed to having some sort of baseball season. What that looks like will still be determined.  A Unit 5 baseball coaches meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5.   
    Aug. 3: The coaching staff will be meeting with administration on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and updated information will be available hopefully by the afternoon.
    July 31: With the late announcement today, July 31, by the IESA , we are awaiting approval from Unit 5 administration on our next steps to begin practice.  Even though practices may begin on Monday, August 3, we still need Unit 5 approval.  This website will be updated once information is available, and the earliest that tryouts will begin using the schedule below would be Tuesday, August 4.  Please continue to register this weekend using the information below.

     On-Line Atheltic Permission Form Registration .  Please View the Parkside School home page and scroll down to Athletic Permission Forms or click on the link here to fill out the on-line registration via the 8 to 18 website.  Every parent/guardian has to fill out the on-line registration. Please complete the on-line registration first before bringing the updated physical into the office. 

    Parkside Baseball Apparel orders can be placed thru Aug. 13 by clicking on Select Screen Prints, and can be picked up in the PJHS office when the order arrives. 

    First Week Plan (tentative)   

    _____, August _

    • For the 2020 season, Tryouts will start ___, August _, with parent/guardian on-line registration being completed by Friday, July 31, 2020.

    Wednesday, August 12

    • 8am-10am 6th& 7th Grade tryouts, PJHS baseball field, corner of College Ave. and Parkside Rd.
    • 9:30am-11:30am 8th Grade tryouts
    • Plan – Throwing Mechanics, Hitting, Bunting, Exit Velocity off of Tee, Pitching, Catching

    Thursday, August 13

    • 8am-10am 6th & 7th Grade tryouts
    • 9:30am-11:30am 8th Grade tryouts
    • Plan – Throwing Mechanics, Ground Balls, Push-ups, 60 Yard Dash

    Friday, August 14

    • 8am-10:30am 6th& 7th Grade tryouts (tentative final team chosen with player/coach discussions)
    • 9:30am-12pm 8th Grade tryouts and final team chosen with player/coach discussions
    • Plan –Throwing Mechanics, Fly Balls, Arm Strength, 1 Mile Run (NEED tennis shoes)

         Teams will be posted on the Roster Website  by 5pm

    Information below is from 2019 and will be updated when 2020 information is available, including a 2020 Parent Meeting date and time.

    ___, August _

    • 8am-10am 6th& 7th Grade
      •  Plan 1– Extended Tryouts for smaller group and final team chosen with player/coach discussions
      • Or Plan 2 – First Official Practice
    • 9:30am-11:30am 8thGrade, First Official Practice


    Saturday, August 10

    • A Team 8-10a
    • B Team (6th & 7th Grade) 9:30-10:30a BP
    • Then Parent Meeting 11a-12:30p Parkside Cafeteria
    Parent Meeting   
    Parent Meeting  (2019  version)
    Python Baseball Handbook
    Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11a-12:30p at Parkside Cafeteria, for both the 6th & 7th Grade (B Team) and the 8th Grade (A Team)

    One parent/guardian MUST be present to represent their son.

    Payment of Activity Fee ($85 - updated fall 2016). Parents are encouraged to pay this fee on-line through Skyward, or personally in the PJHS Office. Once a student appears on the roster the activity fee will be generated. Payment is expected prior to the first contest. If payment has not been received the student will not participate until such time that the fee is paid.  Coaches will not collect money.


    Second Week Plan

    Monday, August 12   

    • 8am-10am B Team Practice  (6th & 7th Grade)
    • 9:30am-11:30am  A Team Practice  (8th Grade) 

    Tuesday, August 13

    • 8am-10am B Team Practice  (6th & 7th Grade)
    • 9:30am-11:30am  A Team Practice  (8th Grade) 

    Wednesday, August 14  (Teacher Institute)

    • 3:30pm-5:30pm  B Team Practice  (6th & 7th Grade)
    • 3:30pm-5:30pm  A Team Practice  (8th Grade) 
    • 5:30pm-7:30pm  Back to School Night at PJHS

    Thursday, August 15  (Teacher Institute)

    • 4pm-6pm  B Team Practice  (6th & 7th Grade)
    • 4pm-6pm  A Team Practice  (8th Grade) 

    Friday, August 16  (1st Day of School)

    • 4pm-6pm  B Team Practice  (6th & 7th Grade)
    • 4pm-6pm  A Team Practice  (8th Grade) 

    Saturday, August 17

    • A Team Opening Day 
    • B Team Opening Day  


    Other Items

    Attendance – imperative for all tryout dates

    Coach - Shawn Beaty

    Dress – please wear a hat, t-shirt, baseball pants (with a belt if there are belt loops), socks, tennis shoes to wear to and from the diamond, rubber spikes, athletic cup and supporter, glove, no jewelry

    Dugouts – for tryouts only, 6th & 7th Grade use 3rd Base, 8thGrade use 1st Base

    On Time – being on time means being present at least 15 minutes before start time to organize equipment and change into spikes. Tryout End Time is when drills cease, please allow 15 minutes after to put away equipment, to do field maintenance, and to change out of spikes

    Personal Items – please label with name and be responsible for own items

    Rain (morning) – move back 6th& 7th Grade tryouts to 4pm-6pm and 8th Grade tryouts to 5:30pm-7:30pm (weather permitting)

    Sunscreen – use it

    Water – drink 10 to 16 ounces 1 hour prior to tryouts, bring own water bottle filled with water for use during tryouts, then drink 18 to 24 ounces after tryouts to maintain proper hydration

    2021 Season – On-line registration will be completed by Friday, July 30, with Monday, August 2, 2021 being the first day of tryouts. The times of tryouts may change.


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