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WT Woodson High School

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WT Woodson High School

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1 month ago @ 2:08PM

2020 Baseball tryout schedule

Baseball tryouts for both Varsity and JV will run from Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 24th-Feb. 26th from 330-630 at the baseball field.  The tryout schedule is subject to change.    

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:04PM

Baseball Tryout interest meeting - Wed. Jan. 8th at 315 in room C 123

All interested players and managers should attend.  January and February off-season schedule and tryout infomration will be discussed.  Please see Coach McColley with any questions.

Team News

11 months ago @ 12:59PM

2019 Woodson & West Springfield Summer Camps


Woodson & West Springfield

High School Prep and Little League Camp

Sponsored by W.T. Woodson Athletic Boosters


Week 1:      June 17-21                     Week 2:      June 24-28


Hours:        8:00am – 1:00pm


Location:   Woodson High School Varsity Baseball Field

                   9525 Main Street

                   Fairfax, VA  22031


Participants:   Ages 8-14 including Rising 7th – 9th Grade Prospective High School Baseball Players


Lead Instructors:     Brett McColley – WT Woodson HS Head Baseball Coach

                                   Jason Olms – West Springfield HS Head Baseball Coach


Cost:   Week 1 session (Monday-Friday): $275/per player for one week,

  Week 2 session: (Monday-Friday): $275/per player for one week

  $525 two siblings for one week or per player for both weeks

  $1,000 two siblings for both weeks


Registration:   Register at (click on the baseball tab)


Wear:     Baseball Pants, Spikes, Belt, Hat, Baseball Socks


Bring:     Glove, Bat, Batting Gloves, Athletic Cup, Sunscreen, Water


Lunch:    Bring your own lunch OR pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for

                 purchase each day

Purpose:   The purpose of the Woodson & West Springfield High School Prep

     Camp is to prepare middle school baseball players for competitive high school

     baseball programs.  The biggest difference between the middle school and high

     school level is the speed of the game.  This camp will emphasize fast paced

     drills which simulate high school game speed to help middle school ballplayers

     with this transition.  Camp instructors will provide detailed instruction in all

     aspects of the game, including individualized feedback for player improvement.


Baseball Philosophy:  The Woodson and West Springfield Baseball Programs

      believe in playing baseball the way it was meant to be played.  Camp

      participants will hustle everywhere on and off the baseball field.  Camp

      participants will also compete  at all times, including games, drills, and

      competitions.  Participants will come to camp each morning with a positive

      attitude, be willing to make adjustments, and be committed to listening to and

      learning from the coaching staff.  Baseball is one of the toughest mental sports

      to play in the world, and this camp will provide a discussion about the mental

      side of the game on a daily basis.


Hitting Philosophy:  The Woodson and West Springfield Baseball Programs

      stress the importance of bat speed.  A short, compact path to the baseball

      increases bat speed.  Since the beginning of the 2012 season, all high school

      players are required to swing BBCOR bats and home runs across the region

      decreased drastically the last 3 seasons.  BBCOR bats make a shorter, quicker

      path to the ball even more essential.  This camp will focus on getting into a

      good hitting position and remaining balanced throughout the swing. 

      Instructors will also introduce techniques for tracking and timing the baseball,

      two of the most undervalued physical aspects of hitting. There is no shortcut to

      becoming a good hitter at the high school level.  A good hitter must work hard

      on his craft, be strong mentally, and compete at the plate every at-bat.  


Pitching Philosophy:  The Woodson and West Springfield Baseball Programs

       prioritize command as the most important ability in a pitcher’s skill set.

       Movement and velocity are helpful, but ineffective without command. 

       Pitchers must be capable of consistently repeating their delivery in order to

       possess a solid command of their arsenal.  Repetition of a pitcher’s delivery is

       reliant upon balance throughout the motion, which results in a consistent

       release point.  A very small percentage of high school pitchers ever touch

       90mph on the radar gun.  There is no trick for a pitcher to increase velocity. 

       Velocity can only be increased with time, hard work, and a lot of running, core

        strengthening, and long toss.

Defensive Philosophy:  Even though defense has been devalued in Major League

        Baseball, defense is invaluable at the high school level.  The old adage, “if

        you can hit, they will find you a position” does not apply anymore, especially

        considering the new BBCOR bat restrictions which produces lower scoring

        games.  There is only one DH per lineup, so limited defensive ability

        translates into limited playing opportunities at the high school level.


Baserunning Philosophy:  Baserunning is the most underrated aspect of the high

         school game.  The BBCOR lower scoring games have also placed even more

         importance on baserunning at the high school level.  Competitive high school

         baseball programs value speed and quickness and use it to their advantage on

         the basepaths.  However, speed and quickness are not requirements to being a

         great baserunner.  Players who study the game, practice baserunning with a

         purpose, and learn from experience will become good baserunners.  With the

         high school re-entry and courtesy runner rules, strong baserunners will

         earn more opportunities for playing time.


Video Analysis:  Each player’s swing and pitching delivery will be recorded

         and analyzed on video by either Coach McColley, Coach Olms, Coach




Daily Camp Schedule:      8:00 – 8:05   Opening Remarks

                                            8:05 – 8:20   Running/Dynamic Stretching/Plyometrics

                                            8:20 – 8:35   Daily Baserunning Exercise

                                            8:35 – 8:40   Water Break

                                            8:40 – 8:55   Throwing Progressions

                                            8:55 – 9:25   Position Specific Defensive Work

                                           9:25 – 9:30    Water Break

                                           9:30 – 10:00   Team Defense

                                          10:00 – 10:05  Water Break

                                          10:05 – 11:00   Hitting Stations

                                          11:00 – 11:30   Lunch

                                          11:30 – 11:40   Mental Game of Baseball Discussion

                                          11:40 – 12:55   Games

                                          12:55 – 1:00   Closing Remarks                                




Team News

2 years ago @ 5:49PM

2019 Tryout Schedule

JV Schedule:   

Feb. 18: 9:45am -11am in the main gym (pitchers and catchers only); 11:00-1:00 on field (all JV players)

Feb. 19-22  4:30 - 7:30 on field

Varsity Schedule:   

Feb. 18: 8:45am-10am in the main gym (pitchers and catchers only); 10am-12pm on field

Feb. 19-22   3:30 - 6:30 on field


Team News

2 years ago @ 5:49PM

2019 Baseball Tryout Indoor Schedule

Thursday Feb. 21st tryout schedule:

Varsity - 310-5 aux gym

JV - 4-5 aux gym

If the turf fields become clear during the day tryouts may end at 6.  Be prepared to go outside.


Monday Feb. 18th tryout schedule:

All players are to meet at the stadium track and be ready to start tryouts at 7:30am. 

JV tryouts – 730-1015

*All freshmen and sophomores will tryout with JV on Day 1 


Varsity tryouts – 7:30-10:15; pitchers and catchers will end at 11am

*All juniors and seniors will tryout with Varsity


Tuesday, February 19: Indoor Schedule

Main Gym:

AUX Gym:

3:30pm-5:30pm: Girls Basketball

3:30pm-5:00pm: GLAX

5:30pm-7:00pm: BLAX

5:00pm-6:30pm: Baseball

7:00pm-8:30pm: GSOC

6:30:00pm-8:00pm: Softball

8:00pm-9:30pm: BSOC

8:00-9:30pm Tennis


Wednesday, February 20: Indoor Schedule

Main Gym:

AUX Gym:

3:15pm-4:15pm: GLAX

3:30pm-5:00pm: Baseball

4:15pm-5:15pm: BLAX

5:00pm-6:30pm: Softball

5:15pm-6:15pm: GSOC

6:30pm-8:00pm: Tennis

6:30pm-9:30pm: Girls Basketball

8:00pm-9:30pm: BSOC


Team News

5 months ago @ 2:30PM

Baseball Interest Meeting - Wed. Sept. 4th in room C 123 at 315

All interested players and managers must attend.  Fall green days and workouts will be discussed.  Please see Coach McColley with any questions.
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