January 2021 Update
I first contacted the town and Brookline HS about winter access to the BHS Tappan Pavilion back in September, and periodically since then, but the surge in the pandemic has kept them from renting out any indoor gym space. I will stay in touch with them in the coming weeks to stay up to date with possible policy changes, especially if the situation with COVID improves. With any luck, we might be able to get in some practices for full-timers (and maybe reserves) in late January or February, but that remains to be seen.
Otherwise, we will look to have some outdoor practices as soon as the weather and field conditions allow. I know this isn’t ideal, but it’s important to continue keeping everyone healthy and safe, and to avoid being part of the problem.
In the meantime, I encourage you to keep yourself in baseball shape. You can find baseball mechanics and strength/conditioning exercises on the Skills & Drills page. Any questions, feel free to contact me.
Happy New Year!
Spring Bandits & Seniors
When you register for the spring Bandits as a full-timer, you will also be automatically enrolled in BYB's in-town Senior League. These two programs are designed to complement each other, with Bandits games on weekends and Seniors on weekdays. Participating in Seniors offers a great opportunity for you to play even more baseball and also interact with Brookline friends who aren’t on the Bandits.
Theo Epstein on Chemistry
Here's a few minutes from a 2017 interview with former Red Sox and Cubs executive (and Brookline HS grad) Theo Epstein, where he talks about the importance of team chemistry and player makeup.
How Parents Can Help
We need assistance from parents more than ever to keep everyone safe in the current environment. Here are things you can do to help:
Supervise our players to ensure that they’re following COVID safety guidelines.
Provide hand sanitizer and/or wipes for your player or the team.
Keep an eye on the behavior of opposing players/coaches/spectators.
Contribute ideas to make the environment safer and more fun.