2017 August Spring Training Details
Date: Aug 2, 2017
2017 August Details
During the Fall Tryouts, we evaluated 320 players and selected approximately 250! We are thrilled to get started on the 2017/18 season by getting to see players in the HF August Spring Training detailed below. This will allow us to narrow the rosters and for players to be "Tourney Players" or "Transitional Players." Those in Transitional (or "training" roles) will not be selected for all tourneys but will develop through training and play as needed and when mutually available.
1 - August "Spring Training" mimics the way teams are selected at the MLB level.
2 - During the month of August, players will be given instruction by HF staff with respect to the specific organizational base running, defensive footwork, throwing routine, in between inning routine, pitching approach, offensive approach and much more!
3 - Players will be evaluated over the month and receive their team designations for tourney play, which starts in September (or else in a transitional role)!
4 - The August schedule includes a weekly indoor workout (with players divided by age level and split by last name when there is high volume) and also a weekly outdoor workout on Sundays. It is ABSOLUTELY understood that players WILL miss or need to attend a different workout from time to time and we just ask for communication about this so we are very organized. Look below for the schedule...
5 - Weekend Workouts @ Fallon Field (Times TBA based on final number of players)
Sunday, August 6 - Batting Practice - Bunting Routine - Throwing Routine - Baserunning Station
Sunday, August 13 - Defensive Clinics - INF/OF Reps and Rotations
Sunday, August 20 - Showcase Style Live Games (players broken into random teams)
** Saturday, August 26 - Showcase Style Live Games (players broken into specific teams according to probable rosters going forward)
** Sunday, August 27 - New Team Meetings @ HF Academy
INDOOR WORKOUTS START ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH
Weekday Workouts @ HF Academy (Practices are structured by age and then last name)
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
5:30pm 13U (A-D) 10/11U (A-L)
6:30pm 12U (A-L) 13U (E-M) 10/11U (M-Z)
7:30pm 12U (M-Z) 13U (N-Z) 14U (G-M)
8:30pm 15U (A-Z) 14U (A-F) 14U (N-Z)
OUTDOOR WORKOUTS START ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH
Weekday Workouts @ Fallon Fields in Dublin (Practices are structured by age and then last name)
|August 6||Fallon Fields|
|August 13||Fallon Fields|
|August 20||Fallon Fields|
|Mon, Aug 21||HF Academy|
|7:00 PM||15U Team Meetings|
|August 26||Fallon Fields|
|9:00am-11:00am||15U Harris/Chase||14U Barakat|
|11:00am-1:00pm||14U Harris||14U Kiriaze|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||14U Kiriaze||14U Barakat|
|3:00pm-5:00pm||13U Amato||13U (Sandoval)|
|11:00am-1:00pm||13U Iglesias||13U Iglesias|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||12U Morales||13U Amato|
|3:00pm-5:00pm||11U Iglesias||12U Quizon|
|9:00am-11:00am||11U Digirolamo||12U Morales|
|11:00am-1:00pm||10U TBA||11U Digirolamo|
|August 27||HF Academy|
|9:00 AM||10 & 11U Team Meetings|
|10:30 AM||12U Team Meetings|
|12:00 PM||13U Team Meetings|
|1:30 PM||14U Team Meetings||
Headfirst Baseball, a pioneer in the Northern CA travel ball movement, began tournament play in 2001. Headfirst has evolved into the industry leader in player development. The proven HF system is structured with a "Style of play" that is respected at all levels in the baseball world.
Brothers Michael and Mario Iglesias, both with very enriched baseball backgrounds, have worked with thousands of players over the years and they both lead the HF organization. The Iglesias brothers played at all levels of the game and worked in many areas, including playing at Stanford, playing professionally (15 years combined with Dodgers, White Sox, Brewers, Cubs, Orioles, Braves and in Asia),coaching in high school, coaching at Stanford, working as a professional baseball agent, scouting professionally, and more!
Headfirst grooms players from a young age to prepare for each step of the baseball journey and has sent over 350 players to college/pro baseball from the HF Academy. Each manager is trained in the Headfirst curriculum for his division and each age level follows an organizational program relative to that age group.
TO PLAY WITH HEADFIRST....
STEP 1 - ATTEND A WEEKLY TRYOUT OR ATTEND A JUNE/JULY TRYOUT - Tryouts are held WEEKLY (by appointment) year round and formally in June and July. Players are evaluated by 2-4 staff members at each formal tryout.
STEP 2 - RECEIVE AN INVITATION WITHIN A WEEK - Players are then invited to join the Headfirst organization
STEP 3 - UNIFORM/AUGUST PAYMENT - This step is to assure both sides of the commitment to play HF and includes a cap, shorts, top and more.
STEP 4 - "SPRING TRAINING" - The month of August is used for training and in depth evaluations before tourney play. Players will learn the Headfirst "approach" and "style of play" that separates the organization from all others. Players are evaluated each week in Spring Training workouts and teams begin to be formed at each age level by the end of the month. At this point players will be designated to their new team's roster or in a "transitional" role on a team.
STEP 5 - TOURNAMENT PLAY - The teams start tournament play in September, practicing once inside the HF Academy and once outdoors per week and playing two tourneys per month.
The tryout fee is $20 per tryout. (Players only have to attend one tryout but may attend multiple tryouts)
* 300+ PLAYERS TO COLLEGE BASEBALL!
* 40+ PLAYERS SELECTED IN MLB DRAFT!
* OVER 400 TOURNAMENT TITLES!