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Zoned Sports Training for Jan.- Feb. 2023, Grades 8-12 Eligible, Registration Limited Spots available
December 5, 2022

Please Read the following important information regarding Zoned Training for January and February 2023 for Easton Baseball.

Please complete the information spreadsheet link below as soon as possible but no later than Sat. Dec 31, 2022. Payment will be expected in full before the first session and will be collected through Jan. 8, 2023. This is not an EASD affiliated program. If a financial arrangement is needed please email laducac@eastonsd.org directly.

Payments can be made by check or cash to Coach LaDuca - Checks should be made out to "Easton Baseball Diamond Club"

Click here to sign up for Zoned Sports Training

Zoned Sports
24 Kearney St
Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807
(732) 537-1770

Contacts: Steve Nikorak / Duke Baxter
Price $200 per player

8 Sundays (11:30am-1:00pm) Jan.8,15,22,29 and Feb. 5,12,19,26 (PA Baseball Tryouts Begin March 6, 2023)

Transportation will NOT be provided. You must be able to transport yourself or carpool with others.

Update for Monday Sept. 12
September 12, 2022

Today's Jv Game with Freedom is postponed due to poor field conditions. The game will be rescheduled for Thursday 9/15 at 4pm on the Kunkle Field at EAHS.

Today's formal varsity practice is postponed also - Practice will be held for all Varsity players tomorrow at 2:45pm

Fall Baseball Week of 9/12-9/15
September 11, 2022

Monday - Sept 12
Varsity Practice - Main Field (2:45pm)
JV Game - 4pm - Kunkle Field (Freedom)

Inclement weather or field conditions could postpone this game. Please watch Twitter!

JV players should wear the red shirt from fall ball last year if they have one. Those who do not will be given a red jersey to wear temporarily. The Game shirts will be here for Wed game this week. Those players who have red hats from last year's team should wear them and those who don't should wear a baseball hat preferably red or black and Easton if possible.

White uniform pants/ black socks and belt.


Tuesday - Sept 13
Rapsodo Evaluations - Varsity only - Hitting - Main Field 2:45pm
Lift with James Farley - post Rapsodo

If the JV game is postponed Monday - a possible practice will be held at 5:30pm on Kunkle Field - Watch Twitter!

Wed. - Sept 14
Varsity Game - Home - 4pm - Wilson
JV Game at Nazareth Int School - 4pm


Thursday - Sept 15
Varsity Game - Home - 4pm - Nazareth

Saucon Valley Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
September 6, 2022

Tuesday Sept. 6 Game with Saucon Valley postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Varsity will do our Hitting Rapsodo evaluations after school Wed. at 2:45

JV will practice at 4:30 on Kunkle Field

Fall Baseball - Week of Sept. 6-9
September 5, 2022

Monday - 9/5 - Labor Day - OFF

Tuesday 9/6:
Varsity Game 4pm at Home - Saucon Valley
JV - Off

Wed. 9/7:

Varsity - Rapsodo Hitting Baseline Testing - 2:45pm - Main Field
JV - Practice - Kunkle Field - 4:30pm

Thursday - 9/8:
Varsity Game 4pm at Home - Northampton
JV - Practice - Kunkle Field 3pm
8th Graders - get there after school dismissal as soon as you can - Do not leave school early.

Friday - 9/9 - OFF

Please follow the website and Twitter for inclement weather cancellations and changes to the schedule.

Fall Baseball Week of Aug. 29-Sept 2, 2022
August 29, 2022

Wednesday Aug. 31
Only Grade 10-11-12 Pitchers and Catchers should report to the Varsity Field at the following times:

All 10-11-12 catchers should report at 2:45pm with their gear.

Pitchers will be doing a short bullpen of 10-15 pitches and using our new Rapsodo equipment and software will be given a baseline test on several aspects of release, spin rate, and other important factors during that short bullpen. Your baseline test is the goal of the day.

12th grade pitchers - Report at 2:45pm
11th grade pitchers - Report at 3:00pm
10th grade pitchers/ - report at 3:15pm

Note - if you pitch and catch - no matter what grade (10-12) report at 2:45pm

Thursday - Sept. 1 - 2:45pm
Varsity Practice - Grades 11-12 Only - All players - positional and pitchers and catchers!

All players should pay the required registration fees for Fall Ball payable to "Easton Baseball" by no later than the first game. The fee for Varsity will be $135 and JV will be $120 - The fees can be given to any baseball coach at EAHS or at practice or game.

Tentative Schedules: All Home Games on Varsity Field unless noted

Varsity

Tuesday Sept 6 - Saucon Valley - 4pm - Home
Thursday Sept 8 - Northampton - 4pm - Home
Wed. Sept 14 - Wilson- 4pm - Home
Thursday Sept 15 - Nazareth - 4pm - Home
Tuesday Sept 20 - Becahi - 4pm - Home
Thursday Sept 22 - Freedom - 4pm - Away
Tuesday Sept 27 - Dieruff - 4pm - Home
Wed. Sept 28 - Saucon Valley - 4pm - Home
Tuesday Oct 4 - Northampton - 4pm - Away
Wed. Oct. 5 - Wilson - 4pm - Away

Playoffs - Single Elimination Tournament will be held the week of Oct. 10

JV Schedule

Monday Sept 12 - Freedom - 4pm - Home
Wed. Sept. 14 - Nazareth - 4pm - Away - Intermediate School
Monday Sept 19 - Becahi - 4pm - Home
Wed. Sept 21 - Opponent TBA
Monday Sept 26 - Freedom - 4pm - Home
Wed. Sept 28 - Nazareth - 4pm - Home - Kunkle Field
Monday Oct 3 - Northampton - 4pm - Away
Wed. Oct 5 - Becahi - 4pm - Home
Monday Oct 10 - Wilson - 4pm - Easton
Monday Oct 17 - Northampton - 4pm - Home

There are no playoffs for the JV league.

Fall Conclusion - Halloween Games for Charity Sat Oct 29

JV 11am - Varsity 1pm

Grade 8-9-10 practices will begin the week of Sept 6. An announcement will be posted prior to next week with dates and times.

Fall Baseball Sign ups 2022
August 8, 2022

Please follow Twitter @roverbaseball and website www.roverbaseball.com for up to date information at all times.

We are excited to offer the fall baseball program in 2022. We expect to begin the first week of school for practice,etc. Prospective players will be given all the information regarding specific protocols to follow in person at our first meetings and practices and future announcements here and on Twitter. Games are played on Weekdays – Monday to Thursday and there are no weekend games on the schedule. Varsity games will mostly be Tuesday and Thursday. JV can be M-TH. The fall baseball program is one where players can play the game and practice in an environment of development that focuses on becoming better players for tryouts in the spring. All players interested moving into grades 8-12 in 2022 are eligible.

Varsity Pitchers and Catchers will meet at 2:45pm Wed. Aug. 31 on field for a Rapsodo baseline training test in a short bullpen.

Varsity positional players and hitters will meet at 2:45pm TH Sept. 1 for Rapsodo baseline testing on their swing. Full team workouts will be announced that week in order to prepare for the first fall game.

JV players will be notified of first practice and start dates here on Twitter and the website.

Players interested in playing this fall will be required to pay a fee to play. (See below) This is because the league is a privately funded league and has costs related to it from baseballs, player insurance, umpire fees, league fees, field fees, etc. The Fall baseball teams have no affiliation with the EASD in any way. No transportation is provided and please DO NOT call the athletic office regarding anything to do with fall baseball. All contacts should be made to the coaches directly.

We will have a Varsity team that will compete against the following list of schools. Typically, we play 10 games with a tournament at the end of the league. The JV squad will play a similar amount of games.The season typically runs through September and to mid October.

Easton
Freedom
Central Catholic
Northampton
Nazareth
Pocono Mountain East
Wilson
Dieruff

Players going into Grades 10-12 for the 2020-21 school year will be considered for varsity fall placement. Some players may be asked to play JV games and some varsity games at times dependent on ability and positional needs. Flexible rosters will be used. All seniors will play varsity level fall ball at times.

JV games will be scheduled as well with these schools and will also use Kunkle and the main Varsity field as home field. At times we will intrasquad scrimmage as well.

JV teams will be made up of grades 9-10 primarily and we will have a limited number of spots for players entering grade 8.

Financial amounts will be set very soon once the league gives us the fees schedule etc. Typically, it falls in the $125 range but we expect it to be slightly higher because this year we are adding a few things for our players.

Players will be receiving the following in the fee: This fee will be finalized over the next few weeks after getting information from the league organizer on costs associated with playing.

Game shirt – used for Fall games

Workout tee with Easton Baseball – Used for weight training and Zoned training in winter Pair of shorts with Easton Baseball – Same as above

All players need their own helmet in red matte by the spring for our program because of not sharing equipment and uniform requirements. Team Helmets will be provided for those in the fall that do not have one. One can also be purchased prior to the spring if needed through the program.See coaches if interested.

Players should fill out the following Google Form for me so I have all contact information and sizes needed.

Any questions – please refer them directly to laducac@eastonsd.org

Click here to complete the Google Form. Please fill out ASAP.


Today's Baseball Camp Postponed
June 27, 2022

Rover baseball camp has been postponed for today due to bad weather and will now be held 9am to 1 pm Tuesday to Friday this week!

Krispy Kreme Donut Delivery
May 27, 2022

Anyone who ordered Krispy Kreme Donuts delivery and pick up will be Sunday - June 5 at the Baseball field at 11:30am.

Please contact Coach LaDuca if you need an alternate arrangement at laducac@eastonsd.org

Apparel Sale Items
May 16, 2022

Anyone who ordered Easton Baseball apparel - it has arrived!

JV and Freshmen team members may pick their items up at Uniform hand in as scheduled by your coaches. Varsity team members may get the items at practice on Wed. or sooner through arrangement with Coach LaDuca.

Also - please turn in all Krispy Kreme Donut Orders by Wednesday. A pickup date will be determined by the Krispy Kreme store and should be sometime next week.

We will post that information here ASAP!

Rovers Meet Future Hall of Famer
May 4, 2022

David Ortiz Cooperstown, NY

While the Red Rover Baseball teams where in Cooperstown, NY for games with Voorhees this past weekend they had the opportunity to meet with Class of 2022 Hall of Famer, David Ortiz.

Click here to read the article on the Baseball Hall of Fame website


Cooperstown NY Trip for Easton Baseball
April 26, 2022

Itinerary:

Sunday – May 1:

Depart Sunday May 1 from EAHS parking lot at 11am
Stop for lunch half way on trip – rest stop area.
Arrive in Cooperstown at Hotel by 3pm approx. time.
Check in to rooms

JV game will be played at 5pm at Doubleday Field – V and JH walk town and watch game – all players return to hotel post game. Dinner with Voorhees at team hotel after JV Game 8pm approx.

Monday May 2:

10 am – JH Game at Doubleday Field
1:30pm – Varsity Game at Doubleday Field
All players may see the Hall of Fame during this day at their convenience when in town – they will be given a ticket to attend and have their hand stamped for reentry during the day.

Dinner for Easton players will be in town after the games – players choice - return to hotel for the night at 8pm – Hotel is in shopping area that has McDonalds, Bagel Place, Pizza Hut and other eateries as well!

The Hotel has an indoor pool which may be used.

Breakfast is provided free at the hotel each morning.

Tuesday May 3:

Teams will return to EAHS leaving Cooperstown at 10am

Upon arrival at the school – teams will practice normal times for Wed game.

Contacts:
Bus Company – Epic Tours

Hotel – Cooperstown Best Western

50 Commons Drive
Cooperstown NY
1-607-547-7100

Contacts :
Coach LaDuca
laducac@eastonsd.org

Player Cost is $145 total for 2 night – hotel stay/transportation, etc. made payable to “Easton Baseball Diamond Club”. Payment can kindly be made up to the day of the trip and can be given to Coach LaDuca on Sunday.

Booster Group will be paying for Doubleday Field rentals and fees, Tickets for the Baseball Hall of Fame for each player, Team Dinner with Voorhees, etc. Snacks, etc.

Todays Game Location Has Changed
April 8, 2022

Todays Varsity game at Easton Area High School has been moved to Creekview Park, home of the East Stroudsburg University Warriors on their all turf field at 4pm against East Stroudsburg South HS.

The JV game has been postponed. Rescedule date is TBA.

Click here for directions to Creekview Park


2022 Easton Baseball Apparel Sale
April 7, 2022

The Easton Area High School Baseball Program is holding an online apparel sale.

The store is open now and will close on Friday April 14th.

Click here to access the Online Apparel Store


Cooperstown - NY Baseball Trip
April 1, 2022

All three teams (Varsity/JV/JH) will be attending Cooperstown, NY and the Baseball Hall of Fame to play Voorhees (NJ) High School on May 1 and 2, 2022.

Games have been set and approved by the Village of Cooperstown, NY for 5pm Sunday May 1st and 10 am and 1:30pm on Monday May 2. These times have been set and have not changed since EASD Board approval. A shift had to be made to our travel dates due to the EASD Wall of Fame Banquet being held on Sat. evening April 30 and several of our coaches are involved on the committee and a former player is being inducted into that WOF that evening. This is a school district function encompassing all of our athletics and not a baseball banquet. Originally that banquet was in question due to Covid concerns but has now been allowed to go forward causing the shift in travel. Parents wishing to attend and see their children play at Cooperstown should expect that the games will remain the same according to the times listed above. All games will be completed by 4pm Monday and do not require a stay by parents into Tuesday. Any parent wishing to take their child home may do so on Monday. The Easton teams will travel back Tuesday morning into early afternoon.

Players will have the opportunity to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday during the day and evening. All games are played on the historic Doubleday Field!

The Easton Baseball Booster Club has paid for the games with the Voorhees School Boosters at a cost of $1500. Specific Information about hotels arrangements for players are being worked on and should be set by next week.

Any questions regarding this trip should be directed to Coach LaDuca at laducac@eastonsd.org.

Future correspondence will be sent with players within two weeks prior to the trip. Players should also listen to their coaches for updates and share that information with parents when applicable.

Saturday's Hazleton Games
March 26, 2022

The Varsity and JV games at Easton on Sat March 26 vs Hazleton are postponed due to wet field conditions.

The Varsity makeup date is 11am Sat May 14 and the JV game is TBA.

The Junior High games are still being played as scheduled on Sat March 26 at Hazleton with the teams playing a DH with two 5 inning games beginning at 10am

Monday Practices: March 14
March 13, 2022

Varsity Candidates - Monday pitchers and Catchers report to pitch room at 2:40 - all others report to Aux Gym at 2:30pm

JV candidates report to aux gym at 3:45pm

Grade 8 players will report to aux gym at 7 pm

Grade 9 will not practice for Junior high on Monday but will on Tuesday

Practice Notes for Thursday March 10
March 10, 2022

Thursday March 10, 2022

Varsity Candidates should be prepared for outdoor and indoor practice possibilities. A decision will be made by 1:45pm on time and locations of today's practice and will be communicated through the team text chain.

JV Candidates - report to Aux Gym at 2:40pm

Junior HIgh Candidates 8th and 9th grade will not practice today and should expect to practice tomorrow at 4:30pm outdoors on Kunkle Tract.

Easton Baseball Tryout Schedule Monday March 7, 2022
March 6, 2022

Grade 11-12 - Report to Varsity Field at 2:40pm

Grade 10 - Report to Kunkle Field on EAHS campus at 2:40pm

Grade 9 - Report to Kunkle Field at 4:00pm

Grade 8 - No practice on Monday - continue to watch for when you will have the first practice.

All players should be prepared for practice indoors or outdoors. Wear a baseball hat and prepare to show the coaches what you can do! NO JEWELRY permitted!

In the case of rain, report to the aux gym area at the assigned time.

Any questions - please direct Grade 11-12 questions to Coach LaDuca at laducac@eastonsd.org and Coach Kanusky at kanuskyr@eastonsd.org for grades 9-10 currently.

Zoned Sports Baseball Training Begins this Sunday Jan. 9, 2022
January 7, 2022

All players who signed up and registered with Coach LaDuca should report to the facility listed below by no later than 11:20am.

Facility Rules:

1. Do Not enter the facility prior to 11:20 due to the Covid policy. Workout will begin at 11:30am sharp and end at 1:00pm sharp!
2. You MUST wear a mask!
3. Parents may drop off players in the building but can NOT remain in the facility or view the training due to the Covid restrictions.
4. Inclement weather cancellation or announcements will be posted on Twitter @roverbaseball - Please follow this closely!!!!!
5. If you awake and are not feeling well or have symptoms that could be Covid related please DO NOT attend and email me at laducac@eastonsd.org
6. All players should dress in baseball clothing and have a hat.
Fall players should wear their black shorts or black sweatpants or white baseball pants. Varsity players should be dressed in the same as listed above and wear red fall shirts or red hooded pullovers. Those who have a black Zoned shirt from last year are acceptable. Black baseball Hats for Varsity are expected....Younger players please try to wear a red or black hat.
7. All Jewelry, earrings, etc are NOT to be worn. Religious necklaces are acceptable!
8. Please wear generic Easton clothing or Easton Baseball Clothing - we do not want to see other sports or colleges if at all possible. We believe that a uniform look presents a great respect within our program.

Payment will be expected in full and will be collected through Jan.13, 2021. This is not an EASD affiliated program. If a financial arrangement is needed please email laducac@eastonsd.org directly.

Facility Address:
Zoned Sports
24 Kearney St
Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807
(732) 537-1770

Contacts: Steve Nikorak / Duke Baxter
Price $200 per player Payable to Easton Baseball
8 Sundays (11:30am-1:00pm) Jan.9,16,23,30 and Feb. 6,13,20,27 (PA Baseball Tryouts Begin March 7, 2022)

Transportation will NOT be provided this training year as in the past because there are no field trips by buses during Covid being allowed. You must be able to transport yourself or carpool with others.

Contact: Coach LaDuca - laducac@eastonsd.org


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    EAHS, Room C111
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