Wednesday, August 26, 2009

8/25/09 Practice Pictures

Baseball Pants

Some of you wanted to know where we got Ty's baseball pants. Here is the link.

He got a size SMALL. They fit him awesome.

Washed them for the first time last night and the material is ok - not super best quality though.
I am happy enough with them that I would buy him the same kind in the future.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Next Practice will be Tues 8/25

There will be no practice this week due to the rain. We will see you all next Tuesday 8/25/09 at 6:00pm! Have a great rest of the week/weekend!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Practice is cancelled tonight 8/18/09

I will be speaking with the other Coaches about the date of our next practice.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rain, Rain

Well, the plan is to check the league Rainout line on Tuesday to see if the fields will be available for practice (you can check it too if you would like, the link is on our blog). If we cannot practice Tuesday, we will definitely find another day to squeeze in.

Got word that the league may move first Fall games into next week (Tues or Wed) due to the rain this week. So we may not have our first game this Saturday as we had originally thought.

Sorry I don't have many answers - just passing along what I know. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

8/11/09 Practice Recap & upcoming practice info

On our 2nd practice, The Dirtbags faced the Heat from Mother Nature. The kids worked really hard on more baseball fundamentals - and I was proud that they stuck with the coaches through the hot temps.

The "Practice Prize" has officially become a Dirtbag tradition and also a "hit" with the boys! This weeks winners of baseball cards for the most accurate throw to First Base was Palmer F. #9 and Jackson G. #15. Great throw kids!!! Our big hitters from practice and owners of a miniature Dirtbag bat were Brody H. #4, Andrew H. #11 and Lucas D. #18.
Brody H., Andrew H. & Lucas D. receiving their Practice Prizes

Lucas D. is proud of his Practice Prize!
Andrew H. was a big hitter at this practice!
Our most accurate throwers, Palmer F. and Jackson G. receiving their Practice Prize from Coach Bobby.
The Coaches have really seen many positive things from our team and can’t wait to see the boys in action for years to come. Keep up the GREAT work Dirtbags and the same to all the parents. Keep practicing with your child –catching, fielding, throwing and hitting. IT REALLY SHOWS WHO IS WORKING HARD OUTSIDE OF PRACTICE.
Harrison B. working hard!
Ty W. and Dawson K. working hard Brody H. showin how it's done!
He was also the winner of the Big Hitter Practice Prize!

This Tuesday, August 18th, the Dirtbags will have a scrimmage against each other, a 6 player on 6 player game. So if you cannot make it to practice please let me know ASAP!

Dawson K. #1, Matty W. #6, Ryan W. #7, Harrison B. #8, Andrew H. #11, and Jackson G. #15 ---PLEASE WEAR RED SHIRTS

Ty W. #3, Brody H. #4, Ryan Q. #5, Palmer F. #9, Dawson S. #10, and Lucas D. #18 ---

We possibly will have a 2nd practice this week to try to get the kids acclimated for Saturdays game. I am going to check on a couple of days and see if a field is available (I will keep you posted). If you can make it, we would love to see ALL the Dirtbags there.

We should be receiving our schedule soon, but I have heard that we will play on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons. Our first game is possibly Saturday, Aug. 22, so pencil the date in! Once we receive a schedule I will send it to you all immediately.

I wanted to mention again that we are looking for sponsors. We would like to get our sponsor banner going soon but only have a few businesses so far. Thanks ahead of time for your willingness to seek donations for our team.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Practice tonight

Just wanted to remind you all practice is tonight at 6:00pm. Remember to bring water!

Also, don't feel like your son has to wear baseball pants at practice tonight. It's too hot and we won't be doing any sliding. Just dress him comfortable.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We've got spirit, how 'bout you!!!??

Just a reminder that Jenn Wolz has t-shirts and hats available for purchase! If you did not get her price list at practice the other night, I will be emailing it to you. You can have your merchandise personalized and her turnaround time is very quick! Any questions can be directed to Jenn at


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Practice Recap

With our first practice under our belts, I wanted to give a big hand to all the Lil' Dirtbags. The kids did a great job hanging with the coaches and battling the heat. I think I can speak for all of the coaches and say we saw a lot of good things from this team. We may be little and young, but the kids all have big hearts and a ton of desire!

I heard so many funny things from these kids but the three that stand out are: Dawson K., the first winner of the practice prize, must of asked me 20 times if he could have the prize and what it was. So Dawson must have been destin to win it - Great throw Dawson K, you are also the winner of a new nickname "Questions". Second, when Brody H. was asked who his favorite baseball player was (during stretch time), he replied "Babe Ruth." Not sure if he knows who Babe Ruth was, but I loved the answer! Last, when Matty W. was asked what his last name was, he replied Mikey. Well Mikey is actually his older brother, but I thought it was a funny response.

A recap of practice through a little chaos: At the first station, the kids worked on throwing the ball and attempting to hit a bucket. This fundamental drill was to work on proper throwing, arm strength, and accuracy. The second station, the kids were working on fielding with Coach Kevin. The kids were getting in the proper fielding position and fielding the ball in front of them and using their throwing hand to secure the ball in the glove "alligator". Lastly, the kids hit live pitching, some for the first time, and did a great job.

A short recap of the quick parents meeting:

1.) We need sponsors! Sponsors will be displayed on our future sponsor banner.
2.) Any type of money donation will be gladly accepted.
3.) Financial expenses and donations will ALWAYS be transparent.
4.) Uniforms - will be in soon. Thanks to Jenn Wolz for all of her hard work. The jersey tops will have a lot of wiggle room, but they are the smallest jersey on the market. This should allow a few seasons in this jersey.
5.) Fundraising: NO candy bar sales!!!! Coming soon information about Super Bowl Jackpot and a Poker Tournament (Febuary 2010).
6.) Parent T-shirts and ball caps are available through Jenn Wolz. Carly Hufft will be introducing some baseball clothing items as well.

See you next Tuesday and keep practicing with the boys!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Practice Update

WE WILL BE ON FIELD #9. I will be checking the rain out line this afternoon to make sure the fields are open. So stay tuned just in case.

If you have any trouble finding the field, please feel free to call my cell phone 816-507-1091.

REMEMBER: Registration form, Birth Certificate, $85

If you ever can't make practice, please let me know either by email or phone.

Can't wait to get the boys together.

Info For Our First Fall Ball Practice

Please remember to bring your registration form, $85, and birth certificate.

Practice will begin at 6:00pm at Platte Purchase Fields. I am still waiting to hear back from Clay-Platte officials on what field we will practice on. I will let you know hopefully by Monday night/early Tuesday.

Registration form link:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Welcome to the KC Dirtbags Blog!

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