• Welcome to Arcola Baseball    

    Spring, 2024  

     

    Coaches - Rob Mitchell (7th grade) - rmitchell@methacton.org

                     Patrick Smith (8th grade) - psmith@methacton.org

     

    Winter Workouts - Due to the district basketball game at the high school, there will be NO BASEBALL WORKOUT TONIGHT! We will still have a workout next Friday, March 1st.

     

     

    Please use the following link to fill out player information

    Click here if you are interested in playing Baseball this spring.

     

    Tryouts - During the week of tryouts (March 11th - 15th), eighth graders will tryout on Monday, 11th and Tuesday, 12th of that week. Seventh graders will tryout on Wednesday, 13th and Thursday, 14th of that week and possibly Friday, 15th depending on the numbers of players trying out. Players MUST be present for ALL tryout days unless arrangements have been made with the coaches in advance.

     

    Schedules - Wednesday, April 3rd @ Phoenixville

                         Tuesday, April 9th vs Upper Merion

                         Thursday, April 11th @ East Norriton

                         Tuesday, April 16th vs Spring-Ford

                         Thursday, April 18th @ Boyertown East

                         Monday, April 22nd vs Perk Valley East

                         Thursday, April 25th @ Pottstown

                         Tuesday, April 30th vs Pottsgrove

                         Thursday, May 2nd @ Owen J Roberts

                         Tuesday, May 7th vs Upper Perk

                         Thursday, May 9th vs Boyertown West

                         Tuesday, May 14th @ Perk Valley West

                         Thursday, May 16th @ Boyertown West

                         Tuesday, May 21st vs Perk Valley West

     

    Practice times during the season - Monday - Thursday from 3.10 pm - 5.10 pm

                              Fridays will be the coaches decision for practice

     

    What to bring

    • water bottle (that cannot be shared)
    • both sneakers and spikes
    • baseball pants
    • baseball hat
    • normal baseball equipment including glove, bat, and helmet
    • catching equipment (if you are a catcher, including athletic supporter)

     

    Important notes for tryouts

    • Make sure that you go to the Planeths website and fill in all of the appropriate information for the physical forms. Players cannot tryout or practice until those forms are completed and they are cleared by the trainer.
    • Please make sure you are following directions quickly and paying attention to what is going on. Not listening to directions can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE.
    • Do your best, but do not try to overthrow to impress with your arm strength. Making the team in March but not being able to play games in April because your arm is sore is no fun.
    • Making the team is based off of what the coaches see over the two / three days of tryouts. Do not think that because you are on a travel team or you take private lessons that you automatically make the team. Come prepared, work hard, follow directions, and do your best.
    • Please note that players trying out for pitching and catching may be asked to stay longer on the tryout days. We will do our best not to keep the players past 5.45 pm.
    • As coaches, we will try to keep as many players on the team as possible, but we will likely have make cuts for the purposes of playing time and helping players to improve their skills. We only get to see players for a few days, so we can only make decisions based on what we see in those few days.
    • Players will be informed if they have made the team or not by Sunday before the first official practice.