7th & 8th Bucs Prep Teams
Thanks for visiting the 2021 Bucs Baseball 7th & 8th Grade Prep Teams Page. We will post schedules, announcements, and other information here throughout the season.
Practices will will begin on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm through November 30th. Schedule may get backed up due to weather and we'll let you know asap of changes.
News & Info
WEEK OF 11/8
Thursday 2:30-4:30p (school holiday)
*Please make sure all players have tennis shoes for the blacktop and plenty of water.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO OUR GAME SCHEDULE THIS WEEKEND:
13U - NOT SUNDAY
SATURDAY, 11/13 10:00 AM @ MBHS VS. VBA TAIPANS
ARRIVE BY 9A
NO GAME. ASSIGNED BYE THIS WEEKEND
August 13, 2021 - 13u & 14u
Games - scheduled for Sundays to begin September 12, 2021 and continue each Sunday ending the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
We have submitted for 10am and 1pm game times each Sunday, with 1 game for 13u & 1 for 14u. Exact game times should be confirmed the week of each game.
All players wear black belt, black socks, and white pants (no piping preferred, but don't buy new pants if all you have are pants with piping).
Practices - begin on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm through November 30th. Players bring cleats, athletic shoes & plenty of water, in addition to your regular baseball gear to EVERY PRACTICE. Please contact Coach Hood ASAP if you will not be able to make a practice (text ok - 858-337-2071). 13u & 14u will be participating in academy style practices with tons of opportunities for quality reps & instruction. Players can expect IF/OF & hitting work mostly every practice. Additionally, PFP's, catching work, agility/conditioning will take place at least once a week, preferably more.
August 13, 2021 - AAU BAT RULES
13u (7th graders) - No bat size restrictions, however if your player is in the market for a bat we'd highly suggest -5 in order to help with the transition to -3 bbcor which will be what 14u (8th graders) are required to use.
14u (8th graders) - ALL Players will be required to use -3 bbcor bat. If you are looking, we'd suggest Play it Again Sports or comparable reseller, as you can find bbcor bats for reasonable prices usually under $100.
July 18, 2021 - 7th & 8th Prep Teams Announced and all families contacted via e-mail. Please fill out the requested google form and pay player registration fees ASAP.
Practices will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm and will begin on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
At this time, we ask you please complete the google form ASAP so we can get players registered with AAU and order practice/game jerseys & hats. ALL PLAYERS HAVE COMPLETED. THANK YOU!