April 20, 2021 Update

A Message from Coach Masi-

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has got the best of the pre-season schedule. The “City Series” has been scrubbed for this week. With that, we will practice, again, weather permitting. Your coaches will notify you of their practice schedule. Monday, April 26th is the official start of the CHSAA season. That said, ORANGE CARDS must be turned into Coach Masi before you will be allowed to tryout.  Good luck to everyone.

Scott Masi
Head Baseball Coach
Fossil Ridge High School

Parent Meeting

Please mark your calendars for a parent meeting with Mr. Carlucci and Coach Masi on Tuesday, April 27th at 7pm via Zoom. This is for new and returning baseball parents of ALL levels. Log in information below-Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88948045806?pwd=WXJJeXFTSVUyWDlCeE5mQ21BQUFUdz09Meeting ID: 889 4804 5806
Passcode: FRHS2021

Tryout Information
Official CHSAA Spring Season tryouts for Fossil Baseball will be held April 26th- April 28th. Team decisions/rosters/cuts will be set on April 28th. All players must have their Orange Card on April 26th to take the field, no exceptions. Please see the section below for more information about Orange Cards.

Orange Card & Fees

Players must have orange cards in hand on April 26th to be able to try out for the spring season. In order to receive an Orange Card from the Athletic Department a sports packet must be completed either online or printed and turned in, the Poudre School District fee of $175 is paid using School Pay, and a current sports physical is turned in or on file within the last year.  Please use this link to access the online sports packet and School Pay.

Special Notes
Should a PSD fee be paid for a student and that student does not make a team, the fee will be refunded. All questions regarding the sports packet, PSD fee, physical, or Orange Card should be directed to the Athletic Department and not Coach Masi. Please feel free to reach out to Carrie Hintzman, the Athletic Administrative Assistant, chintzma@psdschools.org.

We do not have the Baseball Program fee available yet, a follow up email with that information will be sent out once it is available. The fee will be due by May 3rd and will also be paid through School Pay.

Spirit Store & Required Gear
This spirit and required gear store is now open. The store will close on April 29th. We understand that it may be difficult ordering before knowing if/ what team a player makes. You are welcome to order now or wait until the evening of the 28th through midnight on the 29th once team decisions are made. We apologize for the quick deadline but with the condensed version of the season this is a necessity. An email will be sent by the Booster Club once items are available to pick up. We will have them at a team practice for convenience. 

Required Gear Notes:

  • Team helmets will be available for players to use if you do not wish to purchase one.
  • If pants for the JV and C teams do not arrive prior to the first game players can wear plain gray and plain white pants, no piping, until they arrive.
  • Varsity Team Pants- The booster club has Varsity team pants in stock. Players need a white & green and a gray & green pair. Pants are $65 each pair. These pants will be available to purchase on 4/28, 4/29 and/or 4/30 depending upon practice schedules with cash or check. 


Team Schedules and Important Dates
We recognize the importance of planning ahead, especially at the end of the school year. Unfortunately with all of the uncertainty, changes, and accommodations that have been needed in the last year; the season’s schedule is not finalized at this time. Additionally, as we have all seen the past couple of weeks Mother Nature often has her own agenda that does not align with our schedule which could mean changes will come even after it is set. A schedule can be found on the Fossil Athletic Calendar by selecting the following link, then view schedules, and checking the baseball schedule you wish to see.  PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT FINAL AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Below are some important dates that we hope do not change, but please have grace as we navigate this fluid season.
April 20th- Spirit Store is open
April 26th- Orange Cards Due
April 26th thru
April 28th- Tryouts
April 27th- Parent Meeting via Zoom
April 28th- Cuts are are made 
April 29th – Spirit Store Closes
April 28th-30th- Varsity pant distribution
April 30th – Team Pictures (More information to follow with order information)
April 30th- Banner Sponsorships and Yard Sign order forms due
May 1st- Field Clean Up Day (More information to be provided later)
May 3rd- Baseball Program Fee Due
May 3rd- Opening Day of CHSAA Spring Season
May 21st- Senior Night
June 12th- Regular Season Last Day
June 14th- Beginning of Postseason
June 26th- State Championship** Booster Club is hopeful to have a team dinner, spirit nights, Food Bank donations, and an Awards Night throughout the season so please stay tuned for more information regarding those.

Yearbook Photos Needed
Kim Saltz, the Fossil yearbook advisor needs our help!! She is short staffed but still wants to represent baseball in the yearbook. She is looking for action photos, off season photos, travel photos, team photos, anything and everything. She has a two page spread set aside for each sport and would love to fill that up for your kids. The deadline is May 1st to turn in photos. Please email them to ksalz@psdschools.org.

Banner Sponsorships

Have you seen the banners hanging on the outfield fence? Would you like to advertise your company or do you know someone who would? 

More information about Banners – click here. 
If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out and we would be happy to assist in any way. This is our biggest fundraiser each year! These contributions help with field maintenance, large equipment purchases, and much more! Please have forms turned in by April 30th.

Yard Signs and Car Decals
The Booster Club is excited to bring the opportunity to support your favorite baseball player right to your front door. We will be selling Fossil Baseball Yard Signs with the option to customize. Be on the lookout for more information about this, and be sure to let grandparent know too!

Fossil Ridge Baseball car decals will be available to purchase during spirit wear distribution and at the snack shack throughout the season for $5

DC Oakes Update
On March 29th DC Oakes held a fundraiser night for the Fossil Ridge Baseball Program. By showing up and having dinner $451.52 was raised! Great job everyone, thank you for your participation. We are incredibly grateful for you all.