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Around the Horn Volume 17

 
In this edition of Around the Horn, you will find reminders and/or details for the following:
  • Spring Break Tune-Up Clinic
  • Getting ready for Opening Day
  • Who are the DH Coaches?
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Registration Update
  • Last Remaining Free Agent Assignments
  • Team To-Do Lists
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Spring Break Tune-Up Clinic

Dallas Hardball is partnering again with Good Baseball Co. to offer a Spring Break tune-up clinic in preparation for the upcoming season.

The clinic will consist of a practice style opening followed by a fast-paced scrimmage to maximize exposure to as many game-like baseball situations as possible. Age specific Dallas Hardball rules will be used to ensure the players will be aware of what to expect on game days this spring.

The 5U/6U scrimmage will use a tee. The remaining age groups will be a coach pitch scrimmage, including the 9U/10U division, so we can keep the scrimmage moving quickly.

 

5U/6U Mon 3/13 1:30-3:00 $50

7U Tues 3/14 1:30-3:30 $65

8U Wed 3/15 1:30-4:00 $80

9u/10u Thurs 3/16 1:30-4:00 $80

 

Greg Good is a former division-1 baseball player who played for a Top-25 team at UCF. He was a first baseman and pitcher for the Knights. His 2 sons, Elliot (9U) and Oliver (7U) are excited about their upcoming Hardball seasons.

What to bring/wear: Water, hat, helmet, bat, and glove. Baseball pants are recommended. We will have extra bats and helmets on hand in case a player does not yet have one or forgets one.

Drop off up to 15 minutes before scheduled start time. Pickup no later than 10 minutes after scheduled end time. Meet in the third base dugout for drop off and pick up.

Email jeremy@dallashardball.com to reserve your spot.

It’s Baseball Time in Texas!

Hardball Private Coaches
Hardball is expanding and building our roster of coaches as we prepare for the indoor facility. Be on the lookout for more details on the facility, mini camps, pitching development programs, catcher’s clinics, pop-up hitting clinics, and more as the we get closer to the official grand opening. Click here:

Private Coaching – Dallas Hardbal

 Tanner McElroy – Pitcher

Tanner McElroy is a former professional pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization and former number 1 starting pitcher for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Named the 2005 Player of the Year. Coach Tanner has been coaching the boys in pitching clinics for weeks now. Known for his trademark high leg kick that helped him hit mid to high 90s.

 Collin Ethridge – OF

Coach Collin is a current University of Texas at Dallas outfielder known for his speed, quickness, and solid hitting. Collin has been coaching Dallas Hardball players ages 5-12 for several seasons now in hitting, fielding and catching.  As a current player, his schedule is limited so if you can find an opening, grab it before its gone.

 Evan Sack – 3B

Evan Sack is a former Emory HS Texas State Champ, All-Houston Area hitting champ, and starting 3B at the hard-hitting McClennan Community College. Known for power hitting and a cannon for an arm. Coach Evan coaches players of all ages and specializes in hitting and fielding.

 Hayden Clark – LH Pitcher

As a standout lefty pitcher in high school, Hayden Clark won 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-District, District MVP and Team MVP honors. Coach Hayden went on to pitch for Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Texas for 5 years where he won several All-American Southwest Conference and HSU team honors and records including Top-10 career innings pitched. Coach Hayden is available daily for pitching, hitting, and fielding lessons at the Village field.

 Lawson Hill – Catcher

Lawson Hill attended Wofford College where he was the starting catcher for all 5 years and captained the team from 2018-2022, won 2022 Southern Conference Player of the Year honors, and holds the career hits record (300). Coach Lawson has been coaching youth baseball and giving private lessons for 2 years and is available daily at the Village field for hitting, fielding, and catching.
Sponsorship Opportunities

This season there will be opportunities to have your company logos displayed on the scoreboard, and dugout banners. Email jeremy@dallashardball.com for more details.

Trading Pins

Check out the FAQs page for more info.

Participation is not required, but highly encouraged. Don’t let your players miss out on this fun and exciting experience.

Registration Update

The Hardball Spring Season team lineup is full. A special welcome to all the new parents and players. Coaches/Parents, please get your remaining players registered. Please check rosters online to see if any are missing.

You can also follow the links below:

Rookie Ball

Single A – Coach Pitch (6U MTB)

Double A – Coach Pitch (7U)

Triple A – Coach Pitch (8U)

Majors – Player Pitch (9U)

If your player is registered as a Free Agent, the final few are getting placed this week.

Opening Day Ceremony – March 25th

The opening day event is mandatory for all teams this season. Exact timing is still being planned but refer back to the ATH Volume 14 for the general gameplan for the day (see archived email links below). Check out the FAQs for more info:

When Will Schedules Be Up?

The following Sunday after the Opening Day ceremony, teams will be placed in divisions based on competition level. Schedules will be released on Monday, March 27, 2023.

Games Start Friday March 31st

Game times per age division will vary Saturday and Sunday, and will include a few Friday night games (by special request). As of now, registration is still open and a few teams are still registering. Schedules will be made right after the Opening Day event leveling is completed and should be circulated to coaches by Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Blackout Dates/Times Due March 20th

Each head coach can request up to 2 blackout dates for the Spring Season as well as 1 blanket blackout time for the entire season. These special requests must be received no later than 3/20/23 to be considered. No late requests can be accommodated, so please get them in sooner rather than later.

Regular Season Ends June 4th

Playoffs – June 9th – 11th

The format of the playoffs will depend on a number of variables such as final number of teams, and divisions, but they will take place June 9th through the 11th.

All-Stars Week and Games

All-Stars will be based on participation. The cost per player will be approximately $150 and will include an All-Stars jersey. Registration and Tryouts will take place the week between June 4th and June 11th and all games will be played June 16th -18th.

 

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