The Diablos hold tryouts each summer (June and July) to form team rosters that will compete into July of the following summer. Our program philosophy offers the following commitment to players:
(2) During the Fall, from late August through the middle of November, Diablos teams practice or compete a minimum of two days per week. We are advocates of athletes competing in other sports and this process allows for that commitment in the fall. Field practices are typically held on Wednesday evenings, but schedules vary by team. Strength and agility training and batting practice are typically on Monday or Tuesday evenings.
(1) In the months of January, February and March, Diablos teams practice a minimum of one time per week. During this time of the year, we incorporate physical conditioning that varies by age group. The conditioning program is designed to prepare the players for the rigors of the upcoming baseball season.
(3) In the spring/summer season (late April through early July), the Diablos practice or compete a minimum of three days per week. The spring season begins as the school season is wrapping up. Players commitments to their school teams come first. The Diablos start practicing only when the school season is wrapping up and as most players are becoming available.
By using our 2-1-3 Policy, the Diablos program guarantees a minimum of 40 games and 40 practices during its season. Regularly, the numbers in both categories well exceed these totals. The season for older ages will likely include more games and may last longer than the 13U and 14U teams.