Fall Baseball 2020: 9/7 – 11/1
The California Warriors Fall Baseball Program will consist of two teams – one of Upperclassmen (2021 & 2022 graduates) and one of Underclassmen (2023 & 2024 graduates) – and will take place from September 7 through November 1.
With the inevitability of school moving online and no high school sports being played this fall, we want to provide an opportunity for student athletes to be active and social with some semblance of normality in a safe baseball pod. As of right now college recruiting will be open starting in September, so we would like to send the California Warriors student athletes to tournaments for college recruiting.
Fall Ball Info
- We are continually reserving fields and confirming dates and times for practices and games
- Team One West Coast Team Showcase Camp in Irvine, CA (Oct 30 – Nov 1)
- Transportation: Coaches are driving
- Hotel: SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County – Check In: October 29, Check Out: November 1
- Specific times and field assignments at the Orange County Great Ballpark are TBD, but both teams will have 1 3-hour slot each day with scouts present and the following itineraries:
- CAMP STATION DETAILS
Player Waiver dropped in bin (contactless)
Player Stretch | maintain social distance from coaches and players
60 Yard Dash | Players separated by minimum 6 feet | Coaches stand minimum 10 ft away
Batting Practice | Players take 2 rounds of 8 swings off their own coach | All other players waiting minimum 6 ft away
Defense | Players will work out at (1) defensive position. C/OF/INF, Pitchers will be evaluated during live at bats
Athletic testing | Arm and bat exit velocity stations | Players will remain minimum 6ft apart while doing agility drills
Live at-bats | Groups divided into two dugouts | maintain social distance
Each group will have 1 hour to take 2 – 3 at bats off pitcher | rotate every 30min
Group 2 will remain in the field | rotate every 30 min
Batter will stay at home plate and not run bases
Coach behind mound minimum of 6 ft
NO umpire | NO score
Dugouts wiped and cleaned prior to next group entering
Bottled Gatorade provided for athletes and coaches
- Team One Under Armour Desert Fall Classic in Tucson, AZ (Oct 2-4)
The California Warriors waited six months to finally attend a tournament, and our players did not disappoint. Both the Upperclassmen and Underclassmen California Warriors Teams competed in the weekend Tournament semifinals game on October 4th, impressing college scouts while facing adversity, and improving their baseball skills. The Upperclassmen team earned the number one seed after two dominating performances in the beginning of the tournament. The first game resulted in a 11-3 win. Jake Moore was a stand out star going 4 for 4 with 3 doubles and 1 triple. Adding to the hitting frenzy Parker Falzone sealed the game with a grand slam in the top of the fifth. Saturday’s game was an absolute nail biter against arguably the most stacked team in the tournament. The Warriors defeated the Renegades 6-4. Darrell Mays had two incredible outfield assists showing off his lively arm. Matteo Bellisimo hit an opposite field 340 bomb, and Zach Coleman led the team with his fierceness on the mound. On Saturday the tournament hosted a combine where the California Warriors ran 60 yard dashes, tested throwing velocity and exit velocity. We were continually at the top of the leader boards. Jake Moore ran a 6.60, and Charlie Boyle ran a 6.63 60 yard dash resulting in them being listed as two of the top three fastest players in the tournament. For throwing velocity, Ivan Herrera and Zachary McCall were both in the top 5 throwing a respectable 90mph. Lastly, for hitting velocity Matteo Bellisimo found himself in the top three hitting a respectable 94mph off the tee. On Sunday the Upperclassmen team fell short of winning the tournament, but overall it was a successful and electric time in Arizona.
Check out the list of top performers at the tournament here.
- Kobi Allen & Kyle Guerra are the coaches
- California Warriors Underclassmen practices will focus on developing baseball fundamentals. Each week players will receive a practice plan that describes the week’s main focus and goals. All drills and activities that week will center around how to perfect that element of the game.
- California Warriors Upperclassman practices will be structured like Division-I college practices, making up for the summer’s COVID cancellations and ensuring they are ready to showcase in front of college coaches. Practice for the upperclassmen will consist of:
- Stretch/ Conditioning
- Base running / Bunting
- Individual Position work
- Team infield outfield
- BP/ Simulated game