Hi Orioles parents... This warm sunny day has me excited for the season to come, can't wait to get outside with the team. While our first game isn't until Sunday, May 2 we have decided on a regular practice schedule and a first practice date so we can start shaking off the rust and building team comraderie.
Weekly practice will be Fridays 5:00-6:30pm. Our first Friday practice will be next week, April 16 at Jay Gordon Field in Newton Centre. The following week is school vacation so we're currently not planning on practicing but if we find out kids are around and interested we can make something happen. Starting on Friday, April 30 we'll practice at Richardson Field and that will be our practice site for the rest of the season (unfortunately the field was booked on 4/16). We may also try to schedule an additional, optional practice the week of April 26th so we're all comfortable heading into our first game.
For practice, the boys should bring all of their usual gear and a water bottle but they do not need to wear their uniform shirt (but can of course). And about equipment, batting helmets + masks are awkward. It would be great if you could practice that combo with your boy ahead of time; it takes some getting used to.
All of these practices can be found in the SSU Play app. We greatly appreciate if you RSVP for practices and especially games using the app. We make lineups in advance so we're ready on game day. You can also find field location / address there if you are unfamiliar with the locations I mentioned.
As always ask questions via email or just call. I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org / 773-383-8845.
Coach Taylor (and Coach Matt and Coach Mike)