NIWOT BASEBALL SMALL GROUP TIMES- 9/19 (Defensive) and 9/21 (Offensive)
*Players need to make sure they are there ready to go through the warm up and throwing routine 25 minutes before their start time.
3:15pm- 3:50pm- MIDDLE INFIELDERS
4:00pm- 4:35pm- OUTFIELDERS
4:45pm- 5:20pm- CORNER INFIELDERS AND CATCHERS
PITCHING SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY- 9/19
**Corner infielders will have a 20 minute break in between pitching and their infield small group time. Equipment in the cages will be available if they would like to hit during that time.
MULTIPLE POSITION PLAYERS
*Players are allowed to attend two sessions as follows.
**All pitchers will be under option 2.
Option 1- Two position groups or
Option 2- One position and one pitching group
NIWOT HIGH SCHOOL
FALL BASEBALL WORKOUTS
I hope this note finds you well. It is always amazing how fast the summer goes by and how quickly we are back in school. It has been great to run into some of our players on campus and I look forward to getting our fall baseball workouts underway as we all get settled into the new school year. It was an awesome first week and I am excited for our first full week together. The following is information regarding our fall workouts. As we said this summer, we understand there are possible options for some players to join area club programs for the fall that play a weekend game schedule. We support our athletes doing this but we have always viewed the fall as such a great time to slow down from the summer and work on the small parts of the game that were highlighted during the spring and summer. This is done in a small and controlled setting that has proven to be very valuable to our program. If you are considering an outside weekend program, then also consider being a part of our weekday program. Niwot players in the past have worked out with us during the week and then played on the weekends in certain cases with another club program. This has allowed the players to connect with their Niwot teammates and continue to be taught by the Niwot staff. With that being said regarding our fall baseball program, I want to also say something regarding playing another fall/winter sport at Niwot High School. I want everyone to know that I completely support and encourage the participation in multiple sports. The kids will hear me say this a lot and it is sincere. A baseball player is by no means penalized or thought of differently by the baseball staff for playing multiple sports and missing some of our off season workouts. Our fall and winter programs are designed for those athletes who are not involved in another sport with Niwot at the time. Please know Niwot Baseball 100% supports Niwot athletics and not just baseball. We love to watch our athletes compete in different sports, though we understand that is not for everyone.
WHAT: Fall baseball workouts supported by Niwot Baseball Inc.
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays
WHERE: Niwot varsity baseball field
COST: 75.00- Please make checks out to Niwot Baseball Inc.
MEETING: There will be a players meeting this Tuesday, August 22nd. The meeting will be held from 2:45pm-3:15pm in Room 175 (Health Room). We will discuss the fall workouts and make sure everyone has the emergency form and Niwot Baseball Inc. waiver form. These forms must be signed and returned before players are able to participate with us this fall.
FORMS: The emergency form and Niwot Baseball Inc. waiver form are attached. If you completed these forms this summer, we are asking that you complete them again. This is to ensure that no information has changed either with emergency contacts or medical conditions the coaching staff needs to be aware of. For legal practices, we are also asking that you complete the waiver form again as well. We appreciate your understanding with this matter.
FURTHER DETAILS: We are going to break down the fall in the following way, utilizing small groups and team workouts.
September 5th and 7th - Team workouts from 3pm to 530pm.
September 12th – September 28th- Small group workouts.
*The small group workouts will be run in 35 minute sessions. The players will be assigned to a session time frame. The time frame assigned will be the same for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
**The players will be allowed to hit in the cages before or after their small group session.
***Pitchers will also be assigned a pitching workout time for Tuesdays with Coach Newton in addition to their small group session with another position.
October 3rd- October 26th- Team workouts
*All players will participate from 3pm-530pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
FOCUS: Tuesdays will be defensive based and Thursdays will offensive based the entire fall whether it is a small group or team session.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. We hope to have a good turnout at the meeting after school on Tuesday and at our first workout on September 5th.
Niwot High School
Physical Education Teacher/ Head Baseball Coach
Forms For Fall PracticesWaiver and Release of Liability NBBInc
Niwot Fall Baseball Emergency Form
Spring Season 2017
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A Message From Coach Strah
Niwot Baseball Family,
Now that the public announcement has been made about my hiring as the head coach, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of those involved with Niwot Baseball. My family and I are beyond excited for this opportunity and we thank those who have reached out welcoming us into this new role. Your support means the world to us.
I will be teaching physical education/health this fall at Niwot High School along with the head coaching duties. I look forward to being on campus, around our athletes on a daily basis, and working with an administration that has shown our family unbelievable support in this transition.
For those that I do not know all that well yet, I wanted to give you some of my background professionally and personally.
I have been with Niwot baseball since the 2011-2012 season. I came to Niwot after spending 5 years as the varsity head coach of Rampart High School in Colorado Springs from 2005-2010.
Before coaching at Rampart High School, I was a head JV coach and varsity assistant at Walnut High School in Walnut, California from 2002-2005.
I attended high school in San Jose, California at Gunderson High School. I played fall baseball at San Jose City College in 1999 and then played in the fall of 2000 at Azusa Pacific University in southern California. My playing days ended after that fall but continued at Azusa Pacific and obtained a B.A. in Physical Education.
I taught physical education /health at Rampart High School from 2005-2011 and most recently have been teaching physical education at Niwot Elementary School. I am excited about being able to stay in the feeder system and eventually teach and perhaps coach some of the students that have come through Niwot Elementary.
My family lives in Longmont. My wife Brooke is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette. Our two daughters Emerson (3 ½) and Mercy (Almost 2) keep us busy and love coming to Niwot baseball games.
I am excited for a great summer of baseball and continuing the tradition of Niwot baseball. For those that are not involved in our summer program, I will see you in August at school.
If you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your time,
Niwot High School
Physical Education Teacher/ Head Baseball Coach