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Baseball Tryouts

Dear Parents,     

We would like to announce that North Jefferson Middle School will host a tryout for our baseball team on Friday September 17th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Students will ride a bus from NJMS to the Burkett Center. They will be required “per Jefcoed” to wear a mask while on the bus. We will distance them in the dugouts to the best of our ability.  They will need their mask until we begin baseball related activity.  Our baseball field is located off campus. The field is located at 8601 Old Highway 31, Morris, AL 35116. We will begin by 3:15pm and end at approximately 6pm. Our tryouts are closed to the parents. You will have to wait for them outside of the gate.  Each player should be equipped with proper baseball equipment: glove, cup, cleats, tennis shoes “for hitting in the cage”, baseball pants, baseball cap, bat (not required but recommended to have a -3). The tryout will consist of the basic fundamental baseball skills all players should have in order to play middle school baseball. We will grade each player on their throwing, hitting, catching, and fielding ability. Everyone who attends the tryout will be given an equal opportunity. Coaches will not discuss tryouts or reasons for not making the team with anyone; however, players are welcome to ask for tips to improve their skills. As coaches at NJMS we will select the players that will represent our school with proper etiquette and give us the best chance to have a successful year. A list of players will be posted Monday morning outside of Coach McLendon’s classroom of the players on the team.  EVERYONE MUST HAVE THE PROPER PAPERWORK DONE IN DRAGONFLY; Physical, concussion, and consent. 

   YOUR SON SHOULD HAVE A FLYER FOR DRAGONFLY. Follow the directions there, then upload the physical and make sure to complete the consent and concession sections. DragonFly instructions can be found in the resources section of our website as well.

Thank you, 

Coach Stephen A.  McLendon        

North Jefferson Head Baseball Coach 

School: (205)-379-4000

smclendon@jefcoed.com  

Participants must have paperwork completed in DragonFly; a  physical, AHSAA Consent, AHSAA Concussion. Please email me the student’s name, grade level, parent cell number, email address.  Label the email BASEBALL TRYOUTS. This will help me out tremendously and allow tryouts to flow smoothly. smclendon@jefcoed.com