Liberty Middle School Baseball
The Liberty baseball program consists of two teams made of 7th and 8th grade Liberty student-athletes. The program follows an "A and B" option, meaning that players from both grades are placed on the team that will provide the most opportunities for playing time for each athlete and ensure the needs of the program are met.
The program holds two tryouts annually. In the fall (typically early September), a multi-day evaluation period by the LMS coach staff is used to determine that year's team roster. Students who do not make the program in the fall are encouraged to meet with the Head Coach to go over their evaluation and provide insights on areas for improvement. In the Spring (typically the last week of January), a one-day tryout is held. This tryout is open for all those who did not make the LMS team in the fall as well as those who may have moved into the area since the fall evaluation period.
Throughout the fall, the LMS baseball team goes through a mandatory conditioning program. This program consists of conditioning (weights and running) and throwing program set out to strengthen arms in preparation for the upcoming season. Partial practices begin on the first day back from the Christmas holiday break (state allowed) and full practices typically begin the 3rd Monday of January.
The season runs from President's day through the middle of April. The team is allowed 24 total games each year. The team plays other school programs from all over North Alabama.
Being a member of this program is a privilege and not a right. Players are held to a very high standard of excellence in the classroom, outside/inside of the school, and on the field. Those that are not willing to uphold this standard will not be a part of this program.
For more information email Coach Hopper; email@example.com