Fairfax  Naturals 2016 Tryouts

​Tryouts for the Fairfax Naturals middle school team (7th-8th grades, 13-14u) will be held on July 13th and 20th at 6:30pm at Fairfax High School.  Please arrive at 6pm to fill out paperwork.

Tryouts for the Fairfax Naturals high school teams will be held on July 18th and 25th at 6:30pm at Fairfax High School. Please arrive at 6pm to fill out paperwork.

  If you’d like to find out more, please contact General Manager Ryan Buchanan.

Fairfax Naturals seeking qualified coaches!

Naturals Travel Baseball is seeking qualified high school (15u, 16u & 18u) and middle school travel baseball coaches (13u & 14u) for the 2016-2017 season. These are part-time positions at each age group, which will conclude upon the completion of the 2017 summer season.  The positions will begin with tryouts in late June to early July of 2016 with weekly practices beginning in August 2016 and fall baseball games beginning in late August to early September of 2016 in advance of preparing for winter workouts starting in late November or December 2016 and will continue into the spring and summer season, wrapping up in mid to late July 2017.

Our program has consisted of non-parent head coaches for the 2015-2016 season. We will consider parent head coaches during the interview process, with board discretion on final placement of coaches. Our program tirelessly strives to prepare our players to compete at the next level in baseball, as well as in life.

Our middle school teams will focus on player development and building the bridge to the next year, while playing in very competitive tournaments.  Our goals for our high school teams (15u – 18u) will be to participate in a number of local competitive games/tournaments and may culminate in some top national collegiate showcase tournaments (as determined by the coaches of the teams with board direction), which
will provide access to numerous college coaches and pro scouts.

Responsibilities include on-field coaching, pregame preparation, practice organization, mentoring players, and day to day communication with players, parents, college coaches and scouts (at the high school level).

We are seeking candidates that have previous coaching or playing experience at the high school, college, or professional level. The candidate must have strong communication skills and knowledge in the game of baseball.

At the high school level, the candidate must be able to communicate to college coaches and scouts regarding the skill set and abilities of players. Further, the candidate must have schedule flexibility throughout the summer, as we play a very competitive national schedule.

If you are interested in this position please send a resume to ryan@fairfaxnaturals.com.

There’s still time to get in on the fun of Super Bowl Squares!

There’s still time to play Naturals’ Super Bowl Squares for a chance at cash prizes ($200 if your square matches the Q1, Q2 or Q3 score and $400 if your square matches the final score)! Entries accepted until all squares are sold or Friday, 2/5 – whichever comes first.

How do you play?

  1. Go to footballsquaresonline.com, enter Game Number 120207/Authorization Code FFXN, and create an account
  2. Select your squares ($20 each) & click LOGOUT
  3. Pay for your squares using Paypal (“Send money to friends and family” to pam@fairfaxnaturals.com)

Click here for more information: Naturals Super Squares. Proceeds will be used toward 2016 summer tournament costs for all Naturals teams. Thanks for your support and good luck!

Celebrate Super Bowl 50 & Help the Naturals!

Now that the teams are set for Super Bowl 50, it’s your turn to get in on the action! Play Naturals’ Super Bowl Squares for a chance at cash prizes ($200 if your square matches the Q1, Q2 or Q3 score and $400 if your square matches the final score)! How do you play?

  1. Go to footballsquaresonline.com, enter Game Number 120207/Authorization Code FFXN, and create an account
  2. Select your squares ($20 each) & click LOGOUT
  3. Pay for your squares (click below for details)

Click the following link for more information on the game and payment methods: Naturals Super Squares. Proceeds will be used toward 2016 tournament costs for all Naturals teams. Thanks for your support and good luck!

Fall Season Comes to a Close

The Naturals closed the fall season with double headers for all three teams on Saturday AND Sunday of Halloween weekend. Congratulations to our 13U, 14U and JV teams on their hard work, development and success this fall! After a well-deserved month of rest, coaches and players will begin winter workouts in December. The Naturals will also launch fundraising efforts in support of next summer’s tournament at The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Tryouts: July 13th, July 16th & July 20th – 6:00PM

Parents & Players,

UPDATED TRYOUT INFORMATION – Our first tryout is Monday, July 13th @ Fairfax High School.

13U, 14U & JV Teams – NO COST to tryout

Please follow the link below to register your son for tryouts, if we are able to have a JV team we will, but in the meantime register for the 14U team and put in the comments section that you are interested in the JV team if we have it. If you previously filled out the registration tab, please re-register your son.

Click Here to Register

Dates:
Monday, July 13th – 6:00 PM
Thursday, July 16th – 6:00 PM
Monday, July 20th – 6:00 PM

Location:
Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030

Your son should attend two tryouts and will know within 48 hours of the final tryout if he is selected to a team.

Our program is year-round, running from August to July.

The Naturals coaching and team formation philosophy is different from most. Our coaching staff believes that if you pick players with the right character, commitment and talent, then success will follow. More than being good ball players, the Naturals players understand the value of TEAM.

Advantages of our Program:
 Independent Head coaches with years of baseball experience and acumen
 GM owned Indoor training facility to provide year round training rain, snow or shine
 Pristine baseball fields with all amenities for baseball excellence
 Organized and structured practice plans for team and player needs
 End of Year Elite Tournament for the Ultimate baseball experience
 Coaches certified by the National Pitching Association in Bio-mechanics and functional strength for the development of your player for High School preparation and maximized performance
 College recruiting track
 Relationships with the University of Virginia, Mary Washington and University of South Carolina.

College recruiting tips – Advice from a coach

Interested in playing a college sport? Here are some tips from a successful college coach:

1. Study hard. There are a lot of colleges that you can go to. However, if you don’t study hard, you limit your choices.

2. No matter your skill level, you get what you give on the field. College coaches look for effort. If you don’t give your full effort on the field, it shows, and it is one of the fastest ways to get crossed off of their list.

3. Think about the reputation you are creating for yourself online. College coaches will look you up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. If they don’t like what they see, they won’t recruit you. Coaches care as much about character as they do skill.

4. Learn how to handle failure as well as success. In many sports, you fail more than you succeed. How you handle that failure says a lot about you.

5. Identify colleges that you are interested in and attend the camps or visit the campus.

6. Have fun.

Way to go Naturals – 1st Tourney in the books

It was an interesting weekend for the boys, playing in the heat of Saturday, losing a tough first game then rallying back to win their second one.  A beautiful morning on Sunday for baseball, but the pitches didn’t go our way, and we ended the tournament early to the Tuckahoe Tornado.  Coach Ryan is encouraged — we’ll work on things in practice and be ready to go for our next tournament in a few weeks.

Happy Labor Day!