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Wednesday, December 12

Saints Baseball Registration for the 2015 Season  

 

St. Rita's is currently closed for cleaning due to the water damage incurred at Perfect Game.  We will send an announcement upon reopening!

St. Rita's Registration for the 2014 Season is now open!

2013 Memberships expire November 30th.

To join St. Rita's or renew your membership for 2014 just click on the St. Rita's Membership Payment button.   

Due to your support of St. Rita's the 2014 Membership Fees are the same as 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Note: All Memberships end on November 30th regardless of when you join St. Rita's. Ex. If you wait until March to join your membership will still expire on November 30th.

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Saints Baseball conducts Tryouts and Evaluations for ages 9U - 14U in order to fairly form a competitive team and in order to form balanced recreational teams within each age group. We understand that "Tryouts" are a stressful time - especially for parents.

We have gone to great lengths to make sure every participant is treated fairly and equally. Saints Baseball is very committed to providing both competitive and recreational based teams in order to meet the needs of our members. We understand that boys develop at different ages and that their skills often change from year to year. Therefore, it is important that boys be evaluated each year and be placed accordingly. Boys that may have played on a less competitive team this year may have developed or worked hard on their game and are now ready for a more competitive environment. Conversely some boys on a competitive team may have found the environment too challenging or their passion might be in a different sport or activity so placement on a lower level team may be a better fit. The important thing to remember is that Saints Baseball offers baseball opportunities for all.

The evaluation of the players is two fold.  Their coaches provide an evaluation of each member of their team.  The evaluation score is entered into a spreadsheet.  Then the average scores earned at each station from the evaluation process is then entered into the spreadsheet to develop a composite score.  Coaches evaluations and placement recommendations are heavily weighted.  Tryout scores are a verification of the coaches scores and also an opportunity for coaches, evaluators, and parents to see each of the boys at a given age level perform skills with their peers.

The president of Saints Baseball, both out going and incoming, do not perform tryout evaluations nor do they select or form teams.  The president is responsible for organizing and overseeing the tryout process and for providing the evaluation spreadsheet to the board members for their review.

 

 



Tuesday, August 12
2015 Tryout Team Rosters

Parents, at this time only the tryout rosters are being posted.  Non tryout teams will be posted after open registration has ended.  Typically the teams are posted by the end of October.

 

9U Silver: Adam Cook, Noah Jordebrek, Dominic D'Amico, Andrew Hamlett, Wyatt Herting, Caleb Even, Lucas Frost, Grant Helmle, Bryce Kramer, Preston Lang, Garrett Nurre.  Coach Troy Helmle.

9U Navy: Rilynn Loeffler, Brady Kruse, Jack Lampe, Ethan Dempewolf, Quinn Oleson, Eddie Pieper, Sam Platz, Noah Schimberg, Nate Selensky, Colin Stoltenberg, Coleton Beasler-Weber, John Pithan.  Coach Dustin Kruse.

10U Silver: Cole Casey, Eli Brecht, Roman Rivera, Gavin Gales, Kyle Ryan, Josef Lemker, Justin Valenta, Seth Williams, Aidan McDermott, Eli Koopman, Cooper Schenck, Carson Schenck. Coach Greg Brecht.

10U Navy: Andrew Miller, Ben Volk, Charlie Allen, Jevin Rexroth, Cal Fielder, Matthew Carlson, Hudson Courter, Brogan Zahn, Ryan Schmit, Brandon Lippert, Carlos Baez-Perez, Tyler Netolicky. Coach Austin Allen.

11U Silver: Sean Dunkirk, Cade Engelbrecht, Hugh Courter, Ryan Whitson, Aidan Henry, Spencer Mesch, Luke Efting, John Efting, Christian Stanek, Makhi Wilson, August Giurato. Coach Mike Engelbrecht.

11U Navy: Andy Kram, Brady Horstmann, William Grainger, Noah Allen, Justin Fulton, Grant Reasner, Reilly Moore, Ben Pieper, Jake Dougherty, TJ Cook, Drew Welter, Nate Westhoff. Coach John Fulton.

12U Silver: Josh Hilzendager, Quin Fandel, Nicholas Kramer, Matthew Schmit, Ben Casey, Clayton Nurre, Sean Steffen, Michael Steffen, Jaxon Rexroth, Nick Lemke, Daniel Zeck.  Coach Steve Nurre.

12U Navy:Sam Cox, Jack Decker, Blake Kellen, Blake Kellison, Greg Lesnik, Nick Limbert, Griffith Maloney, Luke Potter, Ethan Shimak, Patrick Schaull.  Coach Jim Cox

13U Silver: Nick Banowetz, Bryce Serovy, Drew Dupont, Tyler Dupont, Logan McDermott, Ben Kisting, Michael Glavan, Kaiden Cuevas, Ryan Barthelme, Mac Mahurin, Erik Triplett.  Coach Doug Banowetz.

13U Navy: Matthew Weih, Noah Fischels, Wesley Johnson, Ethan Hurkett, Brandon Whitson, Griffith Vogel, Isaac Scott, Owen McCarron, Harrison Hartgrave, Bryant Finley, Christian Garcia. Coach Doug Weih.

14U Silver: Quinn Schulte, Nate Skala, Derrick Skala, Ben Conrad, Dan Bailey, Kyle Meaney, Patrick McGinn, Austin Marlin, Kyle Moeder, Hunter Hartgrave, Braden Stovie, Tanner Wright.  Coach Duane Schulte. 

14 White: Brenden Egli, Mitch Willey, Braden Albert, Gus Fuhrman, Isaac Ball, Will Christianson, Michael Gundacker, Zach Frost, Wyatt Johnson, Matthew Jordebrek, Jackson Miller, Nate Stoltenberg, Reese Manternach. Coach Mike Albert.

14 Navy: Max Lesnik, Matthew Koopman, Jonny Bell, Derrick Voss, Austin Parker, Max Terfler, Kyle Wilkins, Curtis Wilkins, Landon Santel, Docker Reece, Sam Fulk, Alex Wickham.  Coach Tim Koopman



Tuesday, June 17
Player Evaluations and Tryouts for the 2015 Season

Below is the schedule for Player Evaluations and Tryouts for the 2015 Season.

Who should attend evaluations?

Boys ages 9-14 interested in playing in a competitive baseball league.  Saints Baseball participates in the Eastern Iowa USSSA league which is a competitive league.  Boys interested in participating should have baseball experience and have the necessary fundamental skills to participate in a competitive league.

Saints Baseball forms tryout teams for age groups 9U-14U for those boys that are ready for a more competitive game and schedule. 

Tryout teams participate in either the AA or AAA divisions of both league play and tournament play.  Saints Baseball limits 11 players to our tryout rosters in age groups 9-14. Players that accept roster positions on the Tryout teams are required to pay an additional annual membership fee to practice in our indoor practice facility - St. Rita's.  

Non-tryout teams are limited to rosters of 12 players. These teams participate in the single A division of the Eastern Iowa USSSA League. These teams may also play in some local tournaments. Team schedules are ultimately up to the coach and the team parents. Members of these teams are strongly encouraged to join St. Rita's.

USSSA rules for eligibility are age based not grade based.  Therefore in order to register you must first determine the appropriate age group for the player.  The birthday cut-off date is May 1st. For example, 10U for the 2015 season means players who turn 11 on or after May 1, 2015 are eligible for a 10U Team. However, if a player turns 11 prior to May 1st then that player must register for 11U.

Players registering for 7U Coach Pitch and 8U are assigned to teams by school, friends, requests, etc.... Saints Baseball does not form tryout teams for age groups 7U or 8U therefore we do not hold evaluations for these age groups. Registration for 7U and 8U will be announced in August via school email. We will form as many teams as possible to accommodate those that register.

All players going into 9U - 14U must attend evaluations regardless of desire to play on a competitive/tryout team. This allows the program to assess all players in order to build both tryout teams and competitive recreational teams. Players currently on a Tryout team are not guaranteed to be on the tryout team the next season.  Subject to player skills, field and facility availability, Saints Baseball will attempt to form as many teams as needed in order to place as many players as possible.

Evaluation Schedule - Read Carefully:

July 10th: 9U tryouts and evaluations will be held at St. Pius Field. Registration at 5:00pm. Evaluations from 5:30-7:30pm.

July 17th: 10U tryouts and evaluations will be held at St. Pius Field. Registration at 5:00pm. Evaluations from 5:30-7:30pm.

July 15th: 11U tryouts and evaluation will be held at St. Pius Field. Registration at 5:00pm. Evaluations from 5:30-7:30pm.

July 16th: 12U tryouts and evaluations will be held at St. Pius Field. Registration at 5:00pm.  Evaluations from 5:30-7:30pm.

July 9th: 13U tryouts and evaluations will be held at LaSalle North. Registration at 5:00pm. Evaluations from 5:30-7:30pm.

July 8th: 14U tryouts and evaluations will be held at LaSalle North. Registration at 5:00pm. Evaluations from 5:30-7:00pm.

 MAKE-UP Dates:

Saturday July 19th: 9U-12U at St. Pius Field. Registration at 8:30am. Evaluations from 9-11am.

Saturday July 19th: 13U -14U at LaSalle North Field. Registration at 1:00pm. Evaluations from 1:30-3:30pm.

Tuesday July 22nd: All Age Groups at St. Pius Field. Registration at 5:00pm. Evaluations from 5:30-7:30pm.



If your son is unable to make his age group tryout he is welcome to attend the tryout for the age below or above him

Saints Baseball will make every effort to announce the tryout teams prior to July 30th.  Online Registration for those teams will open immediately following the announcements.  Once the tryout team rosters are completed then online registration will open for the Single A teams. Those teams will be formed after online registration closes.

Questions regarding evaluations should be directed to Doug Banowetz at saintsbaseball2013@gmail.com

 



Friday, June 28
Tryout and Evaluation Process

Saints Baseball conducts Tryouts and Evaluations for ages 9U - 14U in order to fairly form a competitive team and in order to form balanced recreational teams within each age group.  We understand that "Tryouts" are a stressful time - especially for parents. 

We have gone to great lengths to make sure every participant is treated fairly and equally. Saints Baseball is very committed to providing both competitive and recreational based teams in order to meet the needs of our members. We understand that boys develop at different ages and that their skills often change from year to year. Therefore, it is important that boys be evaluated each year and be placed accordingly. Boys that may have played on a less competitive team this year may have developed or worked hard on their game and are now ready for a more competitive environment.  Conversely some boys on a competitive team may have found the environment too challenging or their passion might be in a different sport or activity so a recreation team may be a better fit.  The important thing to remember is that Saints Baseball offers baseball opportunities for all.

With regards to evaluations, at registration your son will be assigned a number and his evaluation scores will be charted by his number - not by his name. (We do request that your son not wear a shirt or jersey with his name on the shirt or jersey.) We will have different "skill" stations set up with two evaluators at each station.  Your son will participate at each station and scores will be recorded.

The evaluators will be individuals that do not have a son in the age group being evaluated.  Evaluators are normally coaches from different age groups, past coaches of Saints Baseball, or other individuals not associated with the program. Every effort is made to avoid any perceived biases. 

Evaluation scores are two part.

Saints Baseball requires each coach to complete an evaluation worksheet on each of the players on his team.  You can view an example of this worksheet in "Handouts".

The Evaluators, at the Tryout/Evaluation date, will use a very similar worksheet to record scores.  We will look for and investigate discrepencies to insure that a fair evaluation is made.  For example, a coach may have given a participant very high season scores but the Evaluation scores do not support the coaches score.  We will determine if the participant just had a "bad" day and make appropriate considerations.

The scores and comments from both forms will then be compiled on a spreadsheet.  Each score will be carefully reviewed for accuracy.  Coaches are not allowed to reserve, request, or recruit players from other Saints teams to their teams. Competitive teams are formed first.  Once the competitive team rosters are confirmed then the recreational teams will be formed in a manner to equalize the rosters.



Monday, November 25
St. Rita's Membership Information

Notice: Current Memberships expire November 30th.

New memberships and renewal memberships are now payable online by clicking on the above payment button.  Good News - fees are the same as last year!!

Below is information regarding fees,method of payment,membership eligibility, hours of operation, etc... 

Online reservations can only be made for the current week which begins on Monday and ends Sunday evening.  That means if it is Tuesday when you go online you cannot make a reservation beyond Sunday. If the administrator finds reservations beyond the current week then those reservations will be cancelled and removed from the system without notification.

Reservations for the new week will begin each Monday at 12:01am.

You must make a reservation regardless of time of use. When you make a reservation you will receive an immediate confirmation message that gives you the passcode to the entry door. Please remember to sign in and sign out at the registration table.

Membership Period: 12/1/2013 - 11/30/2014:

Annual/Seasonal Fees Regardless of Registration Date is:

7U & 8U Members: $100

9U - 14U: $175

Family Memberships: $275  (Exception: 2 boys 8U and under would be $200)

Saints Baseball Alumni: $175

Family members include siblings in Saints Baseball, Saints Softball and Saints Baseball Alumni that currently attend Xavier High School. 

Alumni are those that played 14U Saints Baseball.

Saints Baseball Alumni are expected to use the facility after school or later in the evening during peak season.  Alumni are always welcome and are encouraged to practice with younger siblings. Alumni are expected to act as role models and offer help and encouragement to younger Saints Baseball Members.

To pay your membership fee just click on the "St. Rita's Membership Pay Button" located at the top of this page.

If you have questions please email: bhammerberg@msn.com



Cage 5 - Pitching and Hitting
Cage 5 - Pitching and Hitting
Tuesday, December 1
Players Lounge!

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Player's Lounge Bleachers

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Player's Lounge Big Screen

View of Batting Cages
Overview of Cages 1-4
Tuesday, December 1
More Photos of St. Rita's!

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Cage 3

Tuesday, December 17
2014 Team Rosters

7 Silver: Jacob Schmit, Landon Sorg, Owen Vasquez, Dylan Lang, Hudson Morrissey, Luke Thompson, Preston Haefner, Cameron Andrews, Gavin Miller, Will Barnes, Jack Downey, Kale Leymaster. Coach Downey.

7 Navy: Kellen Haverback, Vincent D'Amico, William Platz, Mac Driscoll, Brennan Russell, Sam Leuck, Gabe Leuck, Louis Dew, Bradyn Kosikas, Jerry Erickson, Frank Felser, Charles Kisling. Coach Driscoll.

7 White: Colin Miller, Brady Casey, Jack Pauly, Jaden DeHeus, Drew Cooling, Caleb Loffswold, Nolan Going, Tyler Jasper, Travis Jasper, Kaden Hotchkiss, Grant Allen, Joe Schmitz. Coach Loffswold.

7 Blue: Jack Stevenson, Luke McMann, Kaleb Wilgenbusch, Jace Popenhagen, Brady O'Donnell, Mason Meyer, Carson Slaughter, Jack Casey, Owen Casey, Bradey Johnson, Tate Proskovec, Tanner Boge. Coach Proskovec.

8 Silver: Caleb Even, Colin Stoltenberg, Grant Helmle, Luke Frost, Jace Borcherding, Bryce Kramer, Preston Lang, Quincey Johnson, Kade Popenhagen, Garrett Nurre, Joseph Legislador, Owen Marion. Coach Helmle.

8 Navy: Jacob Phillips, Wyatt Howard, Brady Kruse, Adam Cook, Rilynn Loeffler, Noah Jordebrek, Trevor Scott, Joseph Casey, Easton Frese, Matthew Burger, Jack Lampe. Coach Kruse.

8 Blue: Andrew Hamlett, Noah Schimberg, Nate Selensky, Sam Platz, Wyatt Herting, Eddie Pieper, JJ Negrin, Dominic D'Amico, Quinn Oleson, Ethan Dempewolf, Ben Pfab. Coach Herting.

9 Silver: Aiden Yamilkoski, Andrew Miller, Cole Casey, Kyle Ryan, Eli Brecht, Josef Lemker, Ben Volk, Justin Valenta, Roman Rivera, Seth Williams, Aidan McDermott, Gavin Gales. Coach Brecht.

9 Navy: Timothy Lesnik, Cal Fielder, Jackson Fuller, Ryan Cater, Eli Koopmann, Charlie Allen, Matthew Carlson, Jevin Rexroth, Mac Feldmann, Shane Pins, William Hacke. Coach Koopmann.

9 Blue: Stephen Casey, Brandon Lippert, Ryan Schmit, Macntyre Woltman, Hudson Courter, Tom Giorgio, Henry Eipert, Andrew Stephenson, Carlos, Baez-Perez, Tyler Netolicky, Brogan Zahn, Nicholas Burkamper. Coach Zahn.

10 Silver: Cade Engelbrecht, Hugh Courter, Ryan Whitson, Aidan Henry, Spencer Mesch, John Efting, Luke Efting, Christian Stanek, Makhi Wilson, Andy Kram, Sean Dunkirk. Coaches Engelbrecht and Courter.

10 Navy: Cody LeFever, Brady Horstmann, Drew Ament, William Grainger, Noah Allen, Camden Medberry, Justin Fulton, Grant Reasner, Reilly Moore, Benjamin Pieper, August Giurato, Alec Helmle. Coach LeFever.

10 Blue: Carson Eby, Zachary Bautista, Magnus Beal, Jake Dougherty, Drew Welter, Nate Westhoff, Grant Seals, Ethan head, T.J. Cook, Eidahl Landen, Elijah Ervin. Coach Ervin.

11 Silver: Ben Casey, Quin Fandel, Josh Hilzendager, Nicholas Kramer, Nick Lemke, Clayton Nurre, Jaxon Rexroth, Matthew Schmit, Michael Steffan, Sean Steffan, Daniel Zeck. Coach Nurre.

11 Navy: Nick Lara, Carson Wegmann, Lincoln Oakley, Alex Herting, Ryan May, Jon Stokesberry-Wendland, Drew Goerdt, Ethan Williams, Lucas Lowder, Caelen Shannon, Collin Lippert, Finnegan West. Coach Goerdt.

11 Blue: Nick Limbert, Sam Cox, Jackson Decker, Ethan Shimak, Gregory Lesnik, Luke Potter, Blake Kellison, Patrick Shaull, Blake Kellen, Griffin Maloney. Coach Cox.

12 Silver: Nick Banowetz, Drew Dupont, Tyler Dupont, Logan McDermott, Bryce Serovy, Kaiden Cuevas, Ryan Barthelme, Michael Glavan, Ben Kisting, Erik Triplett, Mac Mahurin. Coach Banowetz

12 Navy: Noah Fischels, Wesley Johnson, Bryant Finley, Isaac Scott, Jack Stephenson, Ethan Hurkett, Griffin Vogl, Brandon Whitson, Harrison Hartgrave, Matthew Weih. Coach Weih.

12 Blue: Dale Weaver, Jacob Tipton, Jaden Lockhart, Christian Garcia, Sean Deegan, Austin Bruns, Ryan Osbon, Robert Weger, Isaac Ipsan, Ryan Cook, Owen West, Carson Justice. Coach Tipton.

13 Silver: Partick McGinn, Braden Stovie, Kyle Moeder, Ben Conrad, Austin Marlin, Kyle Meaney, Tanner Wright, Zach Frost, Dan Bailey, Gus Fuhrman, Hunter Hartgrave. Coaches Frost, Moeder and McGinn.

13 White: Braden Albert, Michael Gundacker, Isaac Ball, Will Christianson, Brendon Egli, Wyatt Johnson, Matthew Jordebrek, Reese Manternach, Nate Stoltenberg, Mitch Willey, Jackson Miller. Coach Albert

13 Blue: Grayson Walther, Evan Lemker, Paul Linveille, Kyle Krezek, Ethan Nasution, Cameron Kadlec, Gabe Nethery, Cade Guckenberger, Michael Coester, Garrett Coester, Christian Klein, Regan Rhys. Coach Nethery.

13 Navy: Landon Santel, Max Lesnik, Matthew Koopmann, Docker Reece, Jonathan Bell, Derrick Voss, Austin Parker, Regan Moran, Alex Wickham, Maxwell Terfler, Kyle Wilkins, Curtis Wilkins. Coach Parker.

14 Silver: Aaron Bartels, Jared Brown, Chris Hazelton, Jacob Hines, Ryan Keating, Jack Lemke, Matthew Ropp, Tyler Steffensmeier, Nile Venteicher, Pete Westlund, Riley Beck. Coaches Lemke and Hines.

14 White: Justin Schneider, nathan Skala, Sam Stark, Jon Lansing, Quinn Schulte,  Brandon Serovy, Casey O'Connell, Derrick Skala, Brant Charipar, Alex Hinrichs. Coaches Schulte, O'Connell and Charipar.

14 Navy: Chase Wertzberger, Ethan Brown, Jax Junge, Nate Hammerberg, Ryan Hosch, Quinn Miller, Beau VanBerkum, Noah Kepros, Joey Allessio, Zach Packingham, McClain Burger. Coaches Brown and Hammerberg.

14 Blue: Calvin Ford, Kamron Dietrich, Alex Olson, Joseph Scieszinski, Bryce Donner, Charlie Hart, Lucas Brown, Jeremy KAne, John Paper, Cole Goerdt, Joey Drahozal. Coach Kane.