It may be cold outside but, as far as the members of Herts Baseball Club are concerned, the long dark days of winter are over. On Sunday the Herts adult teams and Under-17 team members reported for the first Spring Training session of 2012. Throughout January and the first half of February the Herts teams will be preparing indoors at Berkhamsted SportSpace.
As usual in these first few weeks of Spring, the coaches put the players through their paces to rebuild physical strength and stamina and work through baseball fundamentals of the defensive and offensive aspects of the game. Gradually the sessions will start to focus on specific positions to fine-tune the club’s pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders.
Herts will be looking for a big improvement in the performance of all its adult and youth teams in 2012. After the end of the 2011 season the Herts Executive Board made it a top priority to attract new players who can strengthen the club’s rosters. The club will be announcing its new players officially in due course, but all the signs are that the winter player recruitment period has been a very successful one for Herts.
Of course the process of recruiting adult and youth team players continues and new players can join at any time throughout the year. With its teams competing in the various major and minor leagues of British baseball, Herts is able to offer baseball playing opportunities to players of any standard from complete beginners to advanced and experienced ballplayers. For more details about joining the Herts teams, contact the club.
Spring Training continues this Sunday and here is the list of upcoming events for the adult and U17 teams in Spring 2012.
Note: Spring training for the Herts youth teams (6 to 16-year-olds) will commence on 12 February 2012 and new members can sign up for those sessions by contacting the club.
|Sun||08-Jan-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training (Indoor)|
|Sun||15-Jan-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training (Indoor)|
|Wed||25-Jan-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training (Indoor)|
|Sat||28-Jan-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A||2011 Awards and Bowling Tournament|
|Sun||05-Feb-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training (Indoor)|
|Sun||12-Feb-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training (Indoor)|
|Sun||19-Feb-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training|
|Sun||26-Feb-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training|
|Sun||04-Mar-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A||Herts Try Outs (Adults)|
|Sun||11-Mar-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Spring Training|
|Sat||17-Mar-12||NBL||Herts Spring League|
|Sun||18-Mar-12||NBL||Herts Spring League|
|Sat||24-Mar-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Herts Spring League|
|Sun||25-Mar-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Herts Spring League|
|Sat||31-Mar-12||AAA / AA / A / U17||Herts Spring League|
|Sun||01-Apr-12||AAA / AA / A / U17||Herts Spring League|
|Sun||01-Apr-12||NBL||BBF League Opening Day (NBL)|
|Sat||07-Apr-12||AAA / AA / A / U17||Herts Spring League|
|Sun||08-Apr-12||AAA / AA / A / U17||Herts Spring League|
|Sun||08-Apr-12||NBL||BBF League Game Day|
|Wed||11-Apr-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A / U17||Wednesday Night Training|
|Sun||15-Apr-12||NBL / AAA / AA / A||BBF League Game Day|