Baseball

Coaching Staff

Tim Obr

Co-Head Baseball Coach

Rich Dippel

Co-Head Baseball Coach

Eddie Crupper

Assistant Varsity

Micah Schroeder

JV

Tim Obr

Co-Head Baseball Coach

Rich Dippel

Co-Head Baseball Coach

Eddie Crupper

Assistant Varsity

Micah Schroeder

JV

Program Description

Junior Varsity

Junior Varsity Team is made up of mostly Juniors, Sophomore, Freshman and 8th graders. Athletes are placed on the JV team to develop for the future. Although we would like to win every game to have a sense of accomplishment, it is more important that we become better players both individually and as a team. At this level winning is not the most important thing. Player development is! Coaches build on:
  • Provide players knowledge of the fundamentals of the game.
  • Refine those fundamentals so that the players can complete them at the varsity level.
  • To develop players positive attitude, sportsmanship, student athlete responsibilities and work ethic. Player selection will be determined after a three-day tryout. Face-to- Face meetings will be used to make cuts. Some players may float between Varsity and JV depending on the number of players trying out. Playing time is dictated by attendance at practice, otherwise we will try and play everyone during the games.

Varsity

The player limit set by the Minnesota High School League for Varsity Baseball is set at (18) players. However, we will not always carry 18 players on the Varsity team. Most seasons we will carry 14-15 players These will be the players that we believe can play at the varsity level immediately, regardless of their grade level in school. No players are guaranteed a spot on the team because they are seniors or because they played on one of the teams last season. Players will be moved up and down between JV/Varsity as needed by the coaching staff. Playing time is not qual or even guaranteed at the Varsity level. A Three-day tryout process will determine the Varsity Roster. Face-to-Face meetings will be used to make cuts.

Player Expectations

  • St. Croix Prep student-athlete need to develop a great work ethic on and off the diamond. Respect authority and each other.
  • Be accountable and responsible for your actions on and off the diamond.
  • Be on time to all team and school activities. Give a 100% effort on the diamond and in the classroom.
  • All athletes will understand and adhere to the MSHSL regulations.
  • Follow the Athletic Code of Conduct.

Academic Expectations

  • Grades will be monitored on a bi-weekly basis during the season by a coach to ensure athletes are maintaining eligibility.
  • OR a GPA below 1.75 that athlete will be in eligible to play in games until the “F” is no longer.
  • Athletes are expected to attend class on a regular basis. If an athlete is not in school or goes home early. They need to contact a coach to let them know. Followed up with a signed note from a parent.
  • Adhere to policies set forth by the faculty and administration.

Lettering Requirements

  • Successfully complete the season.
  • Attend practice daily, and try to make you and the team better. If at grade check, any athlete has an “F” or conduct yourself in a professional manner
  • Play in a 1/3 of the games, an appearance constitutes a game played.
  • Coaches discretion.

Policies

  • MSHSL Violation during the season forfeits your letter.
  • MSHSL Violation anytime during your high school career forfeits your captainship.
  • MSHL Violation during the season forfeits your opportunity to apply for or receive end of the year awards.

Sportsmanship

As members of the Prep Baseball program, students, coaches and parents are expected to demonstrate proper respect for each other, opponents, opposing coaches, teachers, umpires, spectators and community. Players and coaches are expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct, both on and off the diamond, as they are always a representative of their team,school and community.