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Hatters Baseball Players & Parents Meeting October 26th at 7 PM

There will be a meeting for all those interested in playing baseball for HH High School in the spring of 2018 on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 PM. The meeting is for boys in grades 9 - 12 and will be held at 7 pm in the Simmons Elementary School FORUM.


OPTIONAL OFF-SEASON BASEBALL WORKOUTS

ASBA Waiver Form

Players may choose to participate in workouts every Tuesday and Thursday night in January and February from 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm at All Star Baseball Academy on Campus Drive off of Mearns Road in Warminster. The fee for these workouts is $100 and checks must be written out directly to "All Star Baseball Academy."

Players attending these workouts, must print out the attached waiver, complete it, and send it in with their money.


PHYSICALS & IMPACT TESTING INFORMATION


HATBORO-HORSHAM BASEBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION

Hatboro-Horsham Baseball JV & Varsity Tryouts: Monday, March 6th - Wednesday, March 8th

Hatboro-Horsham Baseball Freshmen Tryouts: Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th

Making cuts is the most difficult part of being a coach. We have more than 60 players interested in coming out for the HH Baseball Program this year. I take pride in the interest that we have in our baseball community. However, it is a fact that we can't keep everyone. Too many players making the teams creates issues because of a lack of playing time.

In order to try out for any team, you must have a physical completed and turned into the trainer, Stephan Lipinski. You can pick this form up from the Athletic Office or the Trainer's Room, or you can download it from the link below. You also must have the Impact testing completed during the times offered at the link below.

As of March 2nd, all JV & Varsity Players must attend every tryout, practice and game. As of March 9th, all freshmen must attend every tryout, practice and game. Unfortunately, the weather in the spring is unpredictable and at times we are forced to change our scheduled practice and/or game times at the last minute. Sometimes we are forced to workout at night. Players are expected to be flexible and able to attend all tryouts, practices and games regardless of changes in time. Work schedules, vacations, doctor's appointments etc. must be scheduled around the high school baseball season. The JV & Varsity teams will also practice on Saturday mornings during the season.

In addition, anyone who pitches for the HH High School program is not to pitch for any other team AT ALL until their high school season is over. This is for the safety of the players and in the best interest of the team. If you wish to do a strength maintenance program while we are in season, I'm okay with that.

The high school baseball program is for those players who are COMPLETELY committed to the game of baseball and our team. The amount of time and effort it takes to be a part of this program is deep. We are looking only for those who are totally committed to making themselves and the team the best possible.

What to wear: 

All players should wear a baseball hat. If you have yet to purchase your HH baseball hat, you may purchase yours after the tryouts are over if you have made one of our teams.
All players should wear baseball pants (if you don't have any, then wear sweatpants...NO SHORTS)
Bring clothes and sneakers/cleats to be both inside and outside. First day of tryouts, all players should wear a black shirt.  Second day, we will wear red shirts.  Third day black, fourth day red, etc...


HATBORO-HORSHAM HATTERS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN OUR PLAYERS???

The information below gives parents and players an idea of what our coaching staff is looking for while evaluating players who are trying out for the Hatboro-Horsham Baseball Program.

Character: For as long as I can remember, the Hatboro-Horsham Baseball Program has earned the reputation of being a program consisting of players who conduct themselves in a positive manner both on and off of the baseball diamond. We have had a number of players go on to play at high levels, and the character that they have demonstrated on and off of the baseball field plays has paid a part in their successes. We expect this type of character to continue to be a part of our program.

When student-athletes connected to our program make inappropriate decisions, these actions are almost always brought to the attention of our coaching staff. In these rare instances, the coaching staff and Hatboro-Horsham Administration have dealt with each issue on an individual basis. It is of the utmost importance to our coaching staff that the players connected to the Hatboro-Horsham Baseball Program act with good character and integrity by doing the right thing in and out of school. Every action taken by players in our program is a direct reflection on our program as a whole. In order for players to be a part of our program, they must meet the academic standards set forth by our school district and they must be good citizens in and out of school. Please refer to the link to the Code of Conduct on the left for more information.

Discipline: In a team sport you need team discipline. Discipline is tied in with individual responsibility. Responsible individuals put the team first. Responsible individuals are at practice every day, on time, prepared to work hard. Responsible individuals don't make excuses for their failures. Responsible individuals hold themselves accountable to themselves and their teammates.

Work Ethic: Our SOL Continental Conference is one of the, if not the, strongest high school baseball leagues in the state of Pennsylvania . In order to compete with the teams in our league, we need players in our program who have a strong work ethic. We look for players who demonstrate good hustle, the ability to outwork other teams, push their teammates in a positive way to become better, and who won't back down under pressure. Teams of high character with strong work habbits usually find themselves with a strong record at the end of the year.

Baseball Skills
Defense: Often, the team who makes the fewest mistakes in baseball, both physical and mental, ends up winning the game. We are looking for players who are consistent in the field and who demonstrate strong and accurate arms. Another skill we look for on the defensive side of the game is footspeed and the ability to cover a lot of ground. In order to give a player the best chance to make the team, they should be as versatile as possible. The ability to play multiple positions gives players the best chance to find themselves on the field. In the past we’ve had several players who have grown up playing one position, but they’ve moved to another position to make our team stronger. Each position requires different skills and players are judged based on their ability to play their position.

Hitting: Hitting is more than simply hitting the baseball. We look for players who have a good knowledge of the strike zone, make consistent contact, hit the baseball hard to all fields, and are able to consistently get on base. We also place a high value on players being good situational hitters. This can be demonstrated by players who are able to bunt, hit & run, hit behind the base runner, and are good situational hitters. We are not concerned with how well a player hit in lower levels of baseball, but rather how their swing projects for their success at the higher levels. Hitters with good bat speed and solid mechanics are those for whom we are looking.

Pitching: Traditionally, at HH we have had a depth of quality pitching. The success of our pitchers is based on more than just velocity. We believe that there are other factors that are at least as important as velocity for pitchers. A hard thrower may be able to get some hitters out with velocity alone, however being able to locate the fastball and being able to throw off-speed pitches for strikes in any count will determine the success of pitchers at the Varsity level and beyond.

Speed: The higher the level of baseball, the more important speed of players becomes. Unfortunately, this is not a skill that can be taught. Speed isn’t just how fast someone can run, but it also refers to how quick a first step is, quick hands, bat speed, and quick reactions. When we time players in the 60 yard dash or 77 foot run (average distance from 1st base to 2nd base after a lead is taken), we are looking at the player’s overall athletic ability. We are looking for players who have speed that makes them better baseball players. Using their speed to make plays in the field, steal bases, and having good instincts on the bases are all important factors.

Throwing: A player’s ability to throw a baseball is one of the things that jumps out at coaches during tryouts at any level. Arm strength can be developed, but only to a limited point during a short high school season. If a player has a weak arm or lacks accuracy, it makes it difficult for him to play a position at the high school level. In this case, the player would need to be a phenomenal hitter in order to make him a valuable asset to the team.

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HATTERS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO PLAY COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

Many former HH Baseball players are currently competing at the collegiate level. While many players grow up with aspirations to play beyond high school, it takes a talented student-athlete with a special level of commitment to the game in order to fulfill that goal. Below is a list of former HH baseball players who have gone on to play in college, along with the websites where you can follow their progress. 

Brian Edgington (HH 2017 Class)
St. Joe's Hawks
Pitcher

Eric Jester (HH 2017 Class)
Neumann University
Infielder

Colin Kennedy (HH 2017 Class)
LaSalle University
Pitcher

Kevin Barron (HH 2015 Class)

Campbell University
Infielder

Chris Crookham (HH 2015 Class)
East Stroudsburg University
Infielder/Pitcher

Alex Kleidon (HH 2015 Class)
University of the Sciences
Outfielder/Pitcher

Eric Lane (HH 2015 Class)
Kutztown University
Outfielder/Pitcher

Joe Simmons (HH 2015 Class)
Immaculata University
Catcher

Brad Humski (HH 2014 Class)
Gwynedd Mercy
Infielder

David Brown (HH 2014 Class)
Kutztown University
Pitcher

Nobel Unger (HH 2006 Class)
Chestnut Hill College
Outfielder/Catcher

Grant Opalisky (HH 2013 Class)
Chestnut Hill College
Third Baseman/Outfield

Ryan Kelly (HH 2013 Class)
St. Joe's Hawks
Pitcher

Zach Prendergast (HH 2013 Class)
Seton Hall Pirates
Pitcher

Tyler Markovic (HH 2013 Class)
Mercer County Community College
Pitcher

Zach Crim (HH 2012 Class)
Chestnut Hill College
Pitcher

Conner Crookham (HH 2012 Class)
Old Dominion University and East Stroudsburg University
Infielder/Pitcher

Chris Hens (HH 2012 Class)
Gwynedd Mercy
Infielder

Casey O'Donnell (HH 2012 Class)
Philadelphia University Rams
Pitcher

Casey Saverio (HH 2012 Class)
Monmouth University and East Stoudsburg University
Outfielder

Kyle Scannell (HH 2012 Class)
Montgomery County Community College Mustangs
Catcher

Eric Heaney (HH 2011 Grad)
Gwynedd Mercy
Pitcher/Catcher

Matt Hollenbeck (HH 2011 Grad)
Georgetown University
Pitcher/First Base

Ben Vitelli (HH 2011 Grad)
Albright College
Outfielder

Nick Hinkson (HH 2010 Grad)
West Chester University
Pitcher

Nick Riccione (HH 2010 Grad)
Gwynedd Mercy College
Infielder

Matt Schoettle (HH 2010 Grad)
Burlington College
Pitcher

Nick Vitelli (HH 2009 Grad)
Penn State - Berks
Infielder

Mark McCouch (HH 2008 Grad)
Penn State - Abington
Pitcher/Infielder

Corey Crispell (HH 2007 Grad)
University of Delaware
Pitcher

Andrew Donofry (HH 2007 Grad)
Chestnut Hill College
Catcher

Justin Wiercinski (HH 2007 Grad)
Chestnut Hill College
Pitcher

Sam Spuhler (HH 2007 Grad)
Seton Hall University
First Baseman

Nick Torresani (HH 2007 Grad)
Chestnut Hill College
Infielder/Pitcher

Mike Boyland (HH 2006 Grad)
Saint Joseph's University
Infielder/Pitcher

Nick Chiaverelli (HH 2006 Grad)
Penn State Abington
Infielder

Bryan Siegfried (HH 2005 Grad)
Bloomsburg College
Pitcher

Mike Gers (HH 2005 Grad)
Saint Joseph's University
Infielder

Jamie Abercrombie (HH 2004 Grad)
Temple University
Outfielder

Jaesha Benjamin (HH 2004 Grad)
Cecil County College
Infielder

Erick Goodwin (HH 2004 Grad)
Montgomery County Community College
First Baseman

Doug Brown (HH 2003 Grad)
University of Pennsylvania
Pitcher

Nick Fasano (HH 2003 Grad)
Temple University
First Baseman

Mike Gargiulo (HH 2002 Grad)
Delaware Valley College
Outfielder

Steve Johnston (HH 2002 Grad)
Millersville University
Pitcher

Bryan Torresani (HH 2002 Grad)
Penn State Abington
Elizabethtown College
Catcher/First Baseman

Josh Wernick (HH 2002 Grad)
Drexel University
Temple University
Infielder