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NFHS Baseball - season update
by posted 03/12/2020

NFHS Baseball Program - 

 

UPDATE (4/6)...

Sunny and 65 degrees! Today would have been the season opener for Varsity and JV at Norwalk High School. I know this is tough for all the boys, but I want you to stay positive and keep the hope alive that this season will happen! I continue to believe until I hear differently. As you all know, the CIAC had their monthly meeting last week and stated that their goal is to provide the students in CT an opportunity at a 2020 spring season. 

Keep the positive thoughts rolling, stay focused in the distance learning program, and please continue to follow the guidelines of social distancing. We've got this!!! #rebelpride #staystrong #lovefirstresponders

 

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UPDATE (4/1)...

I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, staying on top of your school work and trying your best to stay active while following the guidelines of social distancing. I wanted to follow up with Mrs. Stolle's tweet (tweet is below) on being ready for the spring season once we get the green light. Please make sure you have registered in Family ID. Remember,  you cannot play if you are not registered in Family ID.

Thanks

Coach Joe Garbowski

 

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UPDATE (3/23)...

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I have no new information on the season to share with you at this time. Please make sure to follow the guidelines of social distancing, stay on top of the distance learning program, and make sure to complete all your school work on time. 

Thanks

Coach Joe Garbowski

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UPDATE (3/18)...

I am sure most of you have been informed via social media... CIAC announced the following today....

Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders CIAC reached a consensus that canceling the entirety of the spring sports season is premature at this time. There is a strong desire to provide student athletes some spring athletic experience if possible. Any plan for spring sports will need to adhere to the guidelines from the Governor’s office, Department of Education and health experts regarding the potential reopening of schools to establish a specific time frame.

“These are unprecedented challenges for our schools, and it is of the utmost importance that we provide answers and a structure to support our membership and maintain the possibility of a spring sports experience for our student-athletes,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini stated. “CIAC understands the value of providing students a spring sports experience, if possible. However, the health and safety of our communities must remain at the center of our decision making.” 

The online meeting discussion emphasized that while student-athletes may want to begin preparations for a potential season that respecting the recommendations for social distancing and avoiding group activities prior to the approved time will aid in keeping athletes safe and allow for the season to begin in a timely manner if approved. The uncertainty of the timeline for school openings requires the understanding that any plans to begin spring sports will be fluid and should have the ability to reflect the different needs of different school communities. 

 

As of today this is what we know...

  • We cannot start spring sports until school is back in session and the CIAC gives the go ahead
  • The expected start date of school is April 1st

I will send an email out this Sunday to keep you informed with any update/progress we might have on the season. Please stay safe and do your best to respect the recommendations for social distancing.

 

Thanks

Coach Joe Garbowski

 

 

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Season UPDATE (3/12)....

  • Pitchers and Catchers  / "Rebels Challenge" is postponed until further notice.
  • Our next step is to patiently wait for the news from the CIAC Officials meeting on Wednesday March 18th regarding the 2020 CT High School Spring Season. 
  • We will know more on pitchers and catchers conditioning week after the Wednesday meeting. 
  • I will send another update on Wednesday March 18th.

Thank you 

Coach Joe Garbowski

 

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Season UPDATE (3/13)....

As you are all aware... New Fairfield Public Schools and offices are closed until further notice. This being said, the start of the high school baseball season is also on hold until further notice. I know we may have a lot of questions/concerns regarding the 2020 season, the remainder of the school year and this virus. Unfortunately, this is all uncharted territory for everyone involved and those questions/concerns are shared by our administrators as well. The one thing I know for sure is the decisions made and ones that lie ahead are made with the best interest of our public's health. These next few days and/or weeks are going to be tolling on many and the last thing we need to do in our community is to add stress to an already stressful situation. So I politely ask you all to sit tight, take care of your family, and be helpful in this time of need. I promise to keep you all up to date with any reports, progress or news... as soon as I know you will... promise!

 

Things that I do know...

  • Pitchers and Catchers and the "Rebel Challenge" is canceled on Sunday March 15th
  • I will send an email out Sunday night regarding the rest of the week... pitchers and catchers / "rebel challenge"
  • The SWC Athletic Directors met today to discuss the Spring Sports Season. They shared their discussion with the CIAC Officials to better help their process in making decisions on the 2020 CT High School Spring Season.
  • The CIAC Officials are meeting next Wednesday to discuss how to move forward with the 2020 CT High School Spring Sports Season.

 

Thank you,

Coach Joe Garbowski


 
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NFHS Baseball Program - Important Info
by posted 11/26/2019

NFHS Baseball Program - 

Updated Info.... (as of 3/15)

  • Eastbay cleat and turf special - Deadline is has been extended to March 20th... -NF EASTBAY TEAM STORE-
  • Family ID is open **All Players must register** Click here to register - Family ID -... remember no register = no tryout.
  • Physical expirationPlease look into your physical expiration date. Make sure it does not expire during the season.
  • Concussion Test - All Freshmen and Juniors that have not taken the concussion test must do so before the start of tryouts. Please check with the AD's office if you need to take the test.
  • TRYOUTS - What is needed at Day 1 tryout - Player Information Form, Player General Academic Assessment Form, Latest Report Card/Grades
    • Player/Parent tryout letter - Letter -
    • ​Player Information Form - Form -
    • Player General Academic Assessment - Form -
    • Player off season injury prevention questionnaire - Form -
  • Tryout Dates/Times/Place... (all times are subject to change)​
    • Day 1 - Monday March 30th 3:00-6:00pm at NFHS Gym
    • Day 2   - Tuesday March 31st 3:00-6:00pm at NFHS Gym
    • Day 3 - Wednesday April 1st 3:00-6:00pm at Dutches Stadium (2:15pm bus / bus will return around 7:00/7:15pm)
    • Day 4 - Thursday April 2nd 6:00-9:00pm Player Tryout Evaluation Talks (each player will be slotted for a 5min evaluation talk with the coaches. Times will be posted the week of the tryouts).

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2020 NFHS Baseball Timeline:

  • February 25th --Mandatory Parent/Player meeting 7:00-8:00 in the HS Library
  • Late February --Family ID opens up for spring sports **All players must register** - Family ID Link -
  • March 15th-19th --Pitchers and Catchers Training (Invitation only) & REBEL CHALLENGE
  • March 30-April 2nd --Varsity, JV and Freshmen Tryouts
  • April 5th --Opening "First Pitch" Breakfast
  • March 30th-May 19th --High School Baseball Season (games and practices)
  • May 23rd-June 13th --Varsity playoffs (SWC's and State Tournaments)
  • June 16th --End of the Year Banquet

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Information on the 2020 season:

  • Please do not schedule any vacation time during Spring Break - Freshmen, JV and Varsity practices and games will take place during spring break. NFHS Athletic Rule... If a player misses an unexcused game he/she must sit out a game. If a player misses two unexcused practices he/she must sit out a game. Please take note of this. 
  • New Fairfield Baseball Website – please get acquainted with www.newfairfieldbaseball.com / The Varsity, JV and Freshmen schedule are up on the site. Some things to know about the website…
    • Click on TEAM tab / then HIGH SCHOOL / then VARSITY – all our information is on there as far as schedule, roster, etc..

    • Click on HIGH SCHOOL tab / MESSAGE BOARD – monthly, weekly, daily announcements will be posted on this page including emails that I send out.

    • Click on HIGH SCHOOL tab / you will also see direct links to the CIAC team schedules, MaxPrep direct link (where we keep stats), Picture link, Diamond Club page, etc…


 
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