Our next game is this Friday at Empire Park on Field 3. I know this didn't exactly happen the first time due to our opponent, but the game is supposed to start at 6:15. So please arrive by 5:50 again so we can warm up and get ready to go on-time.
Games are planned to play for 6 innings. However, the coaches may confer and decide to shorten the game based on how the kids are feeling. That's what happened on Monday.
I want to also note a couple things about the positions in the field. The intent is to have everyone experience different positions throughout the season. I'll attempt to rotate the kids through all positions, except for first base and catcher (for safety reasons). If we play 6 innings, everyone should get at least 2 innings in the infield and 2 in the outfield. I like to rotate every 2 innings so the kids can at least get a little comfortable. Unfortunately we lost the last 2 defensive innings on Monday so some kids may not have gotten into the infield or outfield.
There was interest expressed by many of the kids to play the catcher position. As a reminder, please make sure they have a protective cup. I cannot put them at catcher if they do not have one. Also, we have 2 sets of catcher's gear available to us. That means I will only use 2 catchers per game and they will use dedicated gear for that day. I wipe the gear down in between games.
Thanks and see you all on Friday!