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Team Updates - Parents Please Read!!!

posted Apr 16, 2011, 7:40 PM by Alan Jacob   [ updated Apr 16, 2011, 9:11 PM ]
The following items were covered today at practice, which I would like to post for everyone.

1. May Tournament - Bay City, Michigan -- The team has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the DoubleTree in Bay City, which is directly across the river from the fields. The cost is $99/night and we need to CONFIRM the total number of room on Sunday, April 17 @ 11:00am. I have attached both documents that were provided at practice today, and added them to the document library.

If you plan on staying somewhere else, or you need additional rooms, we need to hear from you by 11:00am on Sunday, April 17th. Otherwise, we will be unable to guarantee availability at the hotel.

This is the ONLY tournament that requires travel, so it would be nice to see all players and families. The team is planning a pizza party for Friday or Saturday night depending on our game schedule for the weekend.

2. May Tournament - Schedule
-- The tournament schedule will not be released until the Tuesday before the tournament. The tournament guarantees 4 games, so Friday night game or 3 games on Saturday. The boys will MOST LIKELY need to take a 1/2 day or full day off from school on Friday.

3. Team Uniforms - All players received their team bag today full of goodies -  Helmet, Jerseys, Pants, Socks and Belt. Please try on the pants ASAP and update Trish Goerke on any major issues. We already know most boys will need to have the waist  brought-in. If that is the case, please use safety pins on both sides and properly size the pants. If the length is too long, please pin them up. Trish will arrange to have them altered or switched if necessary.

We are still waiting on the game hats, which will be available this week.

4. Scrimmage Game Attire - The players should wear the following for the 2 upcoming scrimmage games:
Practice Shirt
Baseball Pants - White or Grey preferred, but anything will do for scrimmages
Greyhound Practice Hats
Game Cleats - Nike Blue
Baseball Socks - Navy Blue

5. Home Field - Scrimmage Games and League Games - The team has secured Anchor Bay Middle School South for both scrimmages games, by way of payment. One game will be on the Varsity Field and the other will be on the Junior Varsity Field.

Our league games will be played as follows - 8 on the Varsity Field and 2 on the Junior Varsity Field - See the schedule on the website for details on field.

6. Game Jerseys/Pants - We will be wearing white jerseys and white pants for home games and blue jerseys and gray pants for away games. Both uniforms are required for tournaments.

7. Bathrooms at Anchor Bay Middle School South - The team has arranged for a Porta-Potty to be delivered and maintained for 3 months. It should arrive for the first scrimmage game. The team will be placing it up front near the parking lot, and will be locked when we are not there. Service will be performed weekly as part of the agreement.

This was a MUCH lower cost option compared to using the bathrooms at the school.

8. Merchandise Orders - If anyone needs to order any team merchandise, please contact Trish. She is placing an order next week, and this will be the final order before the start of the season. We also have additional items available, please see Trish for details.

9. Balances Due - Anyone that still owes for team dues or merchandise, please make sure to get this paid this week.

10. Team Photo's - We need to take pictures of the team in uniform - both home and away. After we get the pant situation resolved for everyone and the team hats arrive, we will schedule a team picture. Additional details in the coming days....

11. Primary Colors Painting Company - Al and Trish Goerke have become the team's 10th sponsor - Primary Colors - They will be donating the Field Pull, Chalk and First Aid Kit. Thanks Primary Colors!!

Alan Jacob,
Apr 16, 2011, 9:09 PM
Alan Jacob,
Apr 16, 2011, 9:09 PM