Are academically eligible (Passed at least 5 out of 6 major courses for Quarter 2)
Have a physical on file with the Tahanto nurse that is dated after February 16, 2019.
Have registered online
Have paid the athletic fee.
VARSITY AND JV : Starts Monday March 16 through Friday March 20 2:30 - 4:30 in the gym (Depending upon weather conditions and field availability; if fields are not ready for play, practice will be in the gym. Check the main page for the practice times of each sport in the gym. The schedule times will rotate week to week for Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Tentatively starts Monday, March 23 from 2:30 - 4:00 (depending upon weather conditions and field availability; )
TEAM SELECTION PROCESS
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Skill Level/Throwing/Hitting/ Catching/Running
Knowledge of Offensive/Defensive Concepts
Team size will be determined by the coach. Players that are not selected to the team will be spoken to privately and user fees will be returned.
Individual Players may be assigned to a higher level at the discretion of the coaches
Times of Varsity and JV practices vary and are generally between 2:30 – 4:30 pm on Mondays through Friday. MS practices are generally 2:30 – 4:00. There is usually a practice on Saturdays as follows: Varsity 8-10am, Junior varsity 10-12pm, Middle school 12-2pm.
Players are expected to be at all practices unless absent from school.
Before trying out for a team, each player should determine whether they can meet the time commitment that is necessary for the good of the team.
Times for Middle School games are at 3:30. Generally, the MS Baseball and MS Softball teams travel on the same bus to away game. Parents need to pick up their child at Tahanto when the bus arrives from the away site.
Times for Varsity and JV Games are generally at 3:30. For away games the Varsity baseball team travels with the Varsity softball team and the JV baseball team travels with the JV Softball team.. Parents need to pick up their child at Tahanto when the bus arrives from the away site.
Players should dress appropriately…sneakers, t-shirt, shorts.
Players are responsible for their uniforms. Any player that loses his/her uniform is obligated to pay the replacement cost.
Varsity – No player is guaranteed playing time; every effort will be made to allow each player to contribute to the success of the team on a regular basis
JV – Every effort will be made to give each JV player the opportunity to play in the game provided they have attended practices, have displayed a positive attitude and have not violated any school/team rules
MS - Every effort will be made to give each MS player the opportunity to play in the game provided they have attended practices, have displayed a positive attitude and have not violated any school/team rules
All team members must ride the bus to away games when a bus is provided.
Middle School students may ride home with their parent/guardian provided they have brought in a note to the main office on the day of the game. (It must be the parent/guardian of the student that they are riding with NOT someone else’s parents)
Please make arrangements to pick your son/daughter up from the practices at the time that practice is over and from the games when the bus arrives back at Tahanto.
Information regarding practices, game schedules, cancellations etc. can be found on the Tahanto athletic web site. Please check the site on a regular basis as changes are made frequently due to weather, cancellations, gym availability, etc. Each team has their own page on the web site where
If parents or players have a problem, concern, or question please contact the coach of the team. The coach’s contact information can be found on the Tahanto athletic web site. If there is a general question please contact the athletic director.
We strongly encourage players to talk to their coaches when they have questions or concerns.
We ask that you do not coach your son/daughter from the bleachers. Every parent wants to help their child succeed and it’s your parental instinct to want to do so at all times, even during the games. You should help your child succeed, but not during the game. Talk with them before the game, talk with them after the game, but during the game, that’s the coach’s job and the players’ opportunity to perform on their own. Remember the coach is the only one that is there at all practices and is coaching ALL of the players. We believe the parents’ roles are to be our biggest fans and offer positive encouragement to all members of the team. Parents play a vital role in supporting our athletes and in the team’s overall success. Exemplary sportsmanship will be expected from parents toward our players, coaches, officials, and our opponents. Please allow officials to officiate, coaches to coach, and players to take direction from their coaches.