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SPX Summer Baseball Team
April 25th, 2011

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Well, here we are again! It is never too early to start thinking summer baseball and all of the other activities in which your son is involved with. I know that many of our players participate in other sports. I know that many of them have other responsibilities. In the past, Pius baseball players and all athletes have shown remarkable commitment.

This is the commitment we need for this summer. This year we will play in 4 tournaments, every weekend in June (Wed. or Th.- Sat. or Sun). We will lift and condition in June and July on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays 7:00-9:00 starting Wednesday June 1st. This is extremely important and we need 100% commitment and turnout for the weight room. It is the next step in building this program to a state contender. The lifting will continue in the month of July after the GHSA mandatory Dead Week July 3rd -10th , and we will continue to lift Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00. Once the field is finished we will practice Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 10:00 – 1:00 if we are not playing a game except the week of June 13th – 17th because we will be hosting our youth fundamental camp.

The Travel Ball Issue: Some of our players will make additional commitments to a travel team of their choice. All we ask is that you play with the Pius Team first. We need the commitment of everyone in order to continue building the St. Pius X Catholic High School baseball program. Even if there is a conflict with a travel team, I expect you to choose your high school teammates and classmates before a squad who you may never play with again. We are only talking about 4 tournaments in the beginning of the summer. 

Try outs for the summer team will be held Wednesday May 26th from 2-5 and again on Thursday May 27th from 2-5. Teams will be posted Friday May 27th and the first tournament will start Tuesday May 31st. The cost for the summer team will be $200. Please remember that I try to keep the cost as low as possible. The teams will be involved with 8 tournaments this summer. 

The summer season will be treated just like the High School season. Player’s behavior and expectations will be the same as it is during the High School season, as well the summer season will be an evaluation of players. Remember the heat of the summer can be extreme so be sure to bring drinks and at times an extra t-shirt.

Once again allow me to thank you for your time, effort, and commitment. This season is going by quickly and we need to start getting organized for next season with a strong summer commitment. Each player needs to meet with Coach JT Gilbert before May 20 to discuss their commitment to St. Pius X Baseball.

Thank you,

J.T. Gilbert
Head Baseball Coach
St. Pius X Catholic High School

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