Ryle Raiders Baseball: Tryout Information



All players who try out and make the team with be making a commitment to Ryle Baseball and their teammates for the entire season. The season begins February 15th and runs through the end of tournament play. This includes Spring Break and when school is out of session. Each prospective player should discuss this commitment with his parents prior to trying out. If the parents and prospective player feel a total commitment cannot be made that person should not come out for the team.

8th graders wanting to tryout will have a signup date at Gray Middle School in January. Students should listen to their school announcements as to when that day will occur. Information on tryout dates will subsequently be passed out via flyers.  Any 8th grade boy who is in the Ryle district and does not attend Gray should contact Coach Roesel through email to obtain tryout information.

Winter workouts from January 3 - February 15 are for 9th-12th graders only. 8th graders should work out on their own.

All players must have a physical on file with Mr. Demler in the Athletic Director’s Office prior to tryouts.  No one will be permitted to try out with a physical on file  and there will be no exceptions.  You will simply be sent home.  No exceptions!


KHSAA Physical forms can be picked up in the  A.D. Office, downloaded off the Ryle Baseball website, or by going to the KHSAA website at http://www.khsaa.org/ (click on 'Reports and Information' link at top of page, then look under 'General Reports and Instructions' and click on 'KHSAA Forms', then 'General Forms', then 'GE-4 Consent, Permission, Physical Exam Form' (.pdf).  ALL PHYSICALS NEED TO BE ON THIS FORM, completely filled out.

All players must maintain a cumulative grade average of 78% during the playing season. No one will be permitted to try out with an overall grade average below 78% for the 2013-2014 school year.

All tryout dates are mandatory. All prospective players are required to attend all tryout sessions.

Ryle Baseball is a competitive sport and there is no guaranteed playing time. Playing time is solely determined by the Ryle coaching staff.

All 8th graders, freshman, and sophomores will try out for the JV and Freshman teams.

Juniors and Seniors will try out for the Varsity team.

Important Dates

December 18-20, 2013Pick up weightlifting schedule from Mr. Demler in the A.D. Office or Coach Roesel in the PE Office.  Mandatory lifting for 9th - 12th graders will begin on January 6, 2014.

January 6, 2014 - Lifting begins.  NOTE:  Winter workouts are for 9th - 12th graders only.  8th graders should work out on their own.

February 15, 2014 – Open tryouts begin.  All players should try out.  Times TBD on lifting.


Febraury 18, 2014 - First cut for all teams. Cuts will continue following each practice until final teams are formed.  


March 1, 2014 - mandatory player/parent participation working concession stand at Xavier Women's Basketball game.  Must be at Cintas no later than 10:00 a.m.   Students must be 16 years of age and have proper ID.


March 6, 2014 – mandatory player/parent participation working concession stand at XU Men’s Basketball game.  Must be at Cintas at 5:00 p.m.


March 8-9, 2014 – Ryle Field Cleanup Day.  Time to be announced.  Parents strongly encouraged to participate.  If inclement weather, backup date will be March 15-16.


April 5 - April 12, 2014 Boone County School Spring Break.  Games will be played throughout the week and are mandatory.  Any player who will not be available during Spring Break should not try out for the team.

April 12, 2014 ACT Test Date.  Players should attempt to schedule ACT test for another  date if possible.  If you must schedule your ACT test on this date, let Coach Roesel know as soon as possible.


May 22, 2014 – last scheduled day of school (without any snow make-up days).

May 19-23, 2014 – Varsity District Tournament.


May 27 - June 1, 2014 – Varsity Regional Tournament.


June 10-15, 2014 – State Championships, Whitaker Bank Ballpark (formerly Applebee's Park), Lexington, KY.