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1 year ago @ 2:09PM

Softball Info Group Communication

If you want to be added to the 2019-20 Softball group REMIND account (used to communicate in/offseason updates) please email hhsfdoering@gmail.com and ask for an invite. Please state who your child is and your relationship. 

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1 year ago @ 10:37AM

Travel Ball and in season attendance policy

Heritage High School – In-season philosophy

For those of you who are on a travel softball team, I would like to review my philosophy regarding continuing to play on that team while you are in-season with HS softball. I have had a few girls reach out to me already and, although this is covered during the Spring Sport Meeting, I would like to provide you with my philosophy now so you can plan accordingly. Additionally, as this topic also encompasses absences, I will address that topic as well.

I understand the vital roll your travel program has played in your softball development and the commitment you have to the team.  I also understand that there are important family issues that may arise during the season and that your HS studies are important too. I am not only a coach, but a father of a softball player, a travel coach, and a softball trainer, so I understand all of these aspects. That being said, you should know that if you have to miss practice or a game for any of these reasons, there will be some consequences. Not only for you, but also for the team. Every spring, high schools have to work to make 12-15 girls work together as a team and that is difficult to pull off in 3 short months, so your commitment to the team is important. 

Few items to know before heading into the season:

  1. We are “in season” starting Feb 24, 2020. No activities the week prior, it is dead week.
  • Our Varsity will practice 430-615. JV will practice from 6-730. (These may adjust slightly)
  • We will have a small number of Saturday practices early in the year.
  • If you cannot come to practice because you have homework/family issue, you must notify me as soon as you know.
  • Attending an official school event linked to a grade will not be held against you; however, you must notify me of any conflicts at least 2-weeks in advance. Doing homework and studying does not qualify. This needs to be budgeted with your time. 
  1. The weekends are yours but…
  • When we have an in-season Saturday practice, it is NOT voluntary. It will announced early to give you time to plan.
  • If your travel team is playing in a tournament on the weekend, know that HS softball comes first. You are welcome to join your travel team after any HS practice.
  • Family trips are not a valid excuse to miss a practice. If you do not attend practice for this reason, it will be unexcused.
  1. Everything else…
  • An unexcused absence, especially multiple unexcused absences, can potentially affect playing time. All absences, and any consequences, will be discussed with the player, not the team. If absences become a problem for a player, coaches will work with the player to get them back on track.

I hope this information helps as we all prepare for the HS Spring Softball Season!

Coach Frank Doering
Heritage High School Softball


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