The snow has covered the United Kingdom and there is a long way to go before the arrival of the British baseball season, but baseball teams up and down the country are starting their preparations for what they hope will be a winning season.
For the adult team players of Herts Baseball Club Spring Training (pre-season) preparations commence this Sunday, 27 January.
As in previous seasons the teams will start with indoor sessions in the first few weeks of Spring Training at Berkhamsted SportSpace. On 3 March 2013 the players will return to Grovehill Ballpark for the first outdoor training session of 2013.
On March 10 rostered Herts players and all newcomers who are interested to play with Herts in the 2013 league season will take part in the Open Try Outs for adults (players aged 14 or above on 31 December 2013). They will undergo a series of tests and drills which will enable the coaching staff to assess the players before they make their roster picks later in that month ahead of Opening Day.
We are still expecting a final confirmation from the BBF about the 2013 BBF League Opening Day. The latest information is that the NBL season will open on March 30-31 while the minor leagues (AAA, AA, A) will get their season under way a week later on 6-7 April.
The eagerly awaited Herts Spring League dates are still provisional and will be confirmed as soon as the BBF Opening Day is confirmed.
Those adults (aged 14 and above) who are interested in giving baseball a go can come to any of the upcoming Spring Training dates with the Herts adult teams. Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or experienced player with many years of baseball under your belt, Herts Baseball Club will be eager to welcome you for an exciting season of baseball as the organisation continues its excellent growth. Players aged between 6 and 16 can look forward to joining up with the club’s youth league teams. The Spring Training dates for the youth teams are expected to be announced shortly. For more details of how to get involved with either the adult or the youth teams, please contact us.
Here is listing of the Spring Training dates for the Herts senior league teams (the dates for the youth teams will be announced shortly).
|Sun||27-Jan-13||Spring Training (indoor)||Berkhamsted SportSpace|
|Sun||03-Feb-13||Spring Training (indoor)||Berkhamsted SportSpace|
|Sun||10-Feb-13||Spring Training (indoor)||Berkhamsted SportSpace|
|Sun||24-Feb-13||Spring Training (indoor)||Berkhamsted SportSpace|
|Sun||03-Mar-13||Spring Training||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sun||10-Mar-13||Open Try Outs||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sat||16-Mar-13*||Herts Spring League||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sun||17-Mar-13*||Herts Spring League||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sat||23-Mar-13*||Herts Spring League||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sun||24-Mar-13*||Herts Spring League||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sat||30-Mar-13*||Herts Spring League||Grovehill Ballpark|
|Sun||31-Mar-13*||Herts Spring League||Grovehill Ballpark|
* – Herts Spring League dates are still provisional and will be confirmed as soon as the BBF Opening Day is confirmed