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2017 DBC Spring Program Ad/Banner Sales
Feb 21, 2017, 3:43 pm

 

As of the deadline for the Spring Program Ad Sales (yesterday 2/20/17) the following players have turned in 2017 Spring Baseball Program Ad/Banner sales/payment to help support the VBHS Baseball Program.  The deadline for the Spring Program Ad/Banner sales has been extended until Monday, Feb. 27th, 2017.  We are $10,000 short of what we raised in Program Ad/Banner sales last year.  If you have submitted your Ad/Banner Sales/Payment and are not on the list below please kindly contact Kim or David as we will be updating this list every day or so.

 

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING VBHS BASEBALL PLAYERS AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE PARTICPATED IN MAKING THE VBHS BASEBALL PROGRAM THE BEST IT CAN BE!

 

2017 Spring Program Ad/Banner Sales:

Ben Yurigan, Darren Couto, David Luethje, Reid Bass, Drake Rodriguez, Holden Campbell, Hunter Cooley, Gage Brackett, Hunter Patteson, Jack Funk, Jakob Williams, KC Swords, Nick Dean, Peter Brown, Robert Seagroves, Sheridan Garcia, Tyler Randolph, Zander Vaglivelo, Matt O’Connor, Joseph Rahal, Zach Jenkins, Shane Woods

 

2017 December Golf Tournament Sponsorship and Foursomes:

Ben Yurigan, CJ Auger, David Luethje, Dylan Dean, Gage Brackett, Hunter Patteson, Hunter Parris, Jonathan Marousky, KC Swords, Kiernan Tetreault, Kyle Stenger, Mason McIntosh, Mathew Mosher; Nick Dean, Pat Corrigan, Peter Brown, Reid Bass, Shane Woods, TJ Lamm, Joseph Rahal, Matt O’Connor

 

There is no excuse for not obtaining an Ad or Banner in support of your baseball program – The Diamond Booster Club has sponsorship opportunities waiting for our young men to contact them.  Please contact Kim Randolph 772-528-9418 or David Luethje 772-473-9439 for sponsor contact information.

 


JV/Freshman Schedule Updated
Feb 14, 2017, 9:28 pm

 

The JV/Freshman game schedule has been updated.  Parents can now be confident to volunteer for the concessions and press box during the games their children will play.  See the Concessions & Press Box Signup tab on the menu bar to the left.  It is important for the program and the players to have the concessions and press box open and functioning.  Remember to monitor the website schedule as ther are numerous games that will be added in the near future.  Your child may also play for more than one team during the season.  Thank  you in advance for your support of the program, players and coaches.

 

The Spring Program Ad deadline is also nearing.  If you need a lead on a sponsor for an Ad please contact Kim Randolph or David Luethje.  Every player in the program is requested to fundraise to help support the program!  


Pre-Season Coral Gables Tournament Changes
Feb 12, 2017, 4:57 pm

 

The game locations and times have changed for the Pre-Season Coral Gables Tournament in Miami.  Please make sure you moniter the website for up-to-date information.  All venues are listed under the menu "Game Locations."

 

Also, JV/Freshman parents don't appear to be signing up for volunteer duties in the concession stand and press box.  Please donate a few hours of your time for the kids.  Thank you to the parents that have already signed up!


Team Photos & Miami vs. Rutgers Game 2/17
Feb 10, 2017, 2:43 pm

 

The Diamond Booster Club has scheduled team and individual photos on Sunday (2/12) morning at 9:00am.  Players are to provide their own white baseball pants with red piping. You should be dressed as if your playing a game.  Cleats, team uniform, hats, etc. Bring your bat and glove for individual photos.  All other required uniform attire will be provided by the VBHS and the DBC on Friday (2/10).

 

FYI - University of Miami will not be able to provide tickets for the parents of the players as previously suggested.  They will only  be able to provide tickets for the team members.  Game tickets cost between $5-$12 each.


Pre-Season Coral Gables Tournament
Feb 5, 2017, 1:05 pm

 

Fighting Indians Pre-Season Tournament Information:

 

Players will report to the VBHS Baseball Facility on Friday morning 2/17, Time-TBA.  The team will return home Saturday afternoon. See Game Schedule and Game Locations for more information.

 

The DBC will provide vans for transportation, hotel rooms, and dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning for all the players invited. Players will need lunch money for Friday and Saturday.

 

The team will also be attending the Miami Hurricanes vs. Rutgers baseball game Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Mark Light Field.

 


Field Work Day a Huge Success
Feb 5, 2017, 12:45 pm

 

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all the players and parents who attended the field work day yesterday! It was a huge success. A ton of work was completed. The baseball facilities look great and with a few more weeks of practice we will be ready to play!


Concessions and Press Box Signup and Schedule
Feb 2, 2017, 8:27 am

Parents,

 

It is time to volunteer for Concessions and Press Box duties.  On the left you will see a Concessions & Press Box Signup Tab.  We have added a link to "SignUpGenious" for scheduling volunteers for the Concessions Stand and Press Box.  Please support your program by signing up.  Remember if nobody volunteers for the Concessions Stand it will not be open and if no one volunteers for the Press Box there will not be an active scoreboard for the players and there will not be any public announcements.

 

Please visit the Concessions & Press Box Signup page for more information!

 


2017 VBHS Try-Outs Complete - Practice Begins
Feb 1, 2017, 2:46 pm

Parents and Players,

 

The Diamond Booster Club wants to thank you for your particpation in this years 2017 Spring Baseball Tryouts. We had a great turnout and particpation in the program is at an all time high!  The coaches are very pleased and have spoken with each player that participated in the try outs individually about their status with the program. The Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman teams will be posted on this website in the very near future.

 

Varisty Team will practice from 2:30-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, Saturday - TBA

Junior Varsity and Freshman teams will practice from 5:00-7:30pm, Monday through Friday, Saturday - TBA

(**Practice starts at the times shown.  1 lap for each minute you are late; 50 laps for an unexcused absence**)

 

Field Work Day at "The Reservation" for players and parents is this Saturday, February 4th, starting at 8:00am - Parents please bring cleaning supplies, shop vacuum, pressure cleaners, edger, rakes, shovels, tools, etc.  Coach Rahal will address the group around 8:15am.

 

Team Pictures are February 12th, 9:00am at the field in full uniform.  Scotts Sporting Goods sells the required white baseball pant with red piping.  

 

The Scotts Sporting Goods online website is open for purchase of additional VBHS Fighting Indians baseball clothing.   Visit  www.scottssportinggoods.com and go to "Player Packs" - VBHS Baseball.

 

Program Ad Sales are due February 20th, 2017.  If you cannot find a sponsor please call, email or text Kim Randolph and she will provide you with a business that will sponsor you!  There are no excuses for not signing up sponsors of your program!

 

Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday morning!


VBHS Varsity Baseball Hotel Block Information
Jan 20, 2017, 9:50 am

 

Parents,

 

I know some of you won't know what team you are on until after tryouts but there are numerous returning Varsity players from last year that will be traveling.  For your convenience the DBC has blocked rooms for the parents at the same hotel the players will be staying at for the Pre-Season Tourney in Miami and the Spring Break Tourney in Sanford.

 

VBHS DBC will be providing transportation and rooms for the players.

 

Coral Gables Pre-Season Tournament - Miami, FL

Cambria Hotel & Suites  - VBHS DBC Parents Group  ($139 night plus tax)

6750 NW 7th Street, Miami, FL 

(786) 522-7934   9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays

Blocked rooms reserved until 2/3/17

 

Florida League HS Invitational Spring Break Tournament

Hampton Inn & Suites  -  Vero Beach High School Baseball ($159 night plus tax)

850 Village Oak Lane, Lake Mary, FL 

(407) 995-9000

Blocked rooms reserved until 3/1/17

 


2017 VBHS Fighting Indians Spring Baseball
Jan 19, 2017, 2:08 pm

 

Parents and Players,

 

Thank you for attending the parents meeting last night to turn in your required FHSAA forms, doctors physicals and the $65 fee to VBHS.  Looks like we have another great group of players and parents!

 

The following is the coaches online registration for tryouts. Players are required to complete this form before tryouts!  If you are not on this list you will not be allowed to try out!

 

VBHS Baseball Player Online Try Out Registration Form:    https://form.jotform.com/63075991029159

 

Remember - all FHSAA player forms, a recent physical and the player fee of $65 made payable to VBHS are due to Coach Rahal before tryouts on January 30th and 31st, 2017. Coaches will not be accepting any paper work at the tryout. No paperwork, no tryout!   

FHSAA Required Forms:  www.indianriverschools.org/vbhs-pages/407-vbhs-athletics

 

Upcoming Schedule  (See Game Schedule and Calendar on the left )

 

VBHS Baseball Tryouts:  January 30, 2017 and January 31, 2017  (11th and 12th graders 2:30-4:30pm and 9th and 10th graders 4:30-6:30pm)  

Team Selections:  February 1, 2017

Team Gear for sale on Scotts Sporting Goods Website:  February 1, 2017 - February 5, 2017 (website address coming)

Parents and Player Field Work Day at the "Reservation":  February 4, 2017  8:00am - 2:00pm

Team Photographs: Sunday, February 12, 2017  9:00am (Subject to change)

VBHS Program Ad Sales Due:  February 20, 2017

VBHS Pre-Season Baseball Classic - Coral Gables, FL:  February 17, 2017 - February 18, 2017 (rooms have been blocked for the parents at a special rate - first come, first serve - room block information coming soon)

VBHS Fighting Indians Varsity Opening Night:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Coaching Staff


Coaching Staff
Feb 5, 2013, 6:18 pm

The VBHS Diamond Booster Club would like to introduce our coaching staff. We appreciate the time and dedication the staff invests in our student athletes, and in maintaining the tradition of excellence, sportsmanship, and the winning way of Fighting Indians baseball!

         

    Manager / Head Coach:

Coach Bryan Rahal  

                Bryan Rahal 
  Bryan.Rahal@indianriverschools.org

 

 

          Assistant Coaches

  

Coach Chris Rahal   

                 Chris Rahal
         Varsity Assistant Coach
          Varsity Pitching Coach
         

 

 

Coach Stephen Byrd     

             Stephen Byrd
      Varsity Assistant Coach
           JV Head Coach

             Justin Griffin

         JV Assistant Coach

 

            Matt VanFleet

     Varsity Assistant Coach

 

            Ross Partee

    Varsity Assistant Coach