Before I get into this topic, I need to let everyone know that my son made the team so this thread is more for the opinions of our august, learned and most of all, our experienced readers. This year, my son's high school started baseball tryouts on Monday 2/24/20 and had its first cuts on Monday 2/24/20 (the same day). Final cuts for the varsity and JV were 2/26/20 with the freshman team being finalized on 2/27/20. The baseball program did have lifting workouts in November and December with open gym workouts (supervised but not coached) in January. I might be going out on a limb here, but I think the team rosters were largely established before the tryouts happened. And I have a couple of concerns about that. What about the kids that play winter sports that that the coaches don't know about? By rule, if you are on one varsity team, you can't work out for another during the season. What about the kids that may have materially improved form one season to the other? At the end of the season last year, the head coach solicited the summer schedules of all the ball players. But I have not heard or seen one of our coaches go out last summer and check any games out. I think I know why our coach did this. He means to have a very rigorous practice schedule before the season start in late March, early April. so I have a couple of questions. Is this philosophy common throughout the state and if so what do you ladies and gentlemen think about it?