In the 2019 season, Valor Baseball will step into the top classification of Colorado baseball. While for some, it could be looked at as a scary time or even a threatening time, our squad will embrace the journey that is about to begin.
The theme of the Program this year is: Our Journey is Our Destination. The hope of the theme is that we will stop looking for instant gratification and start understanding our long path of growth in our faith, baseball and everything else in our life.
While our coaching staff mostly stayed the same, we have a lot of new players at all of our levels. As a brotherhood, it is a very exciting time. New players are experiencing our program for the first time. Our hope for each player, new or old, is that they will have mentoring relationships with our coaches, that they would be in a brotherhood that would be firmly grounded by Jesus, and that each player would grow in their faith. Our theme might change year to year but our hope for each athlete remains the same no matter what!
The varsity team is coming off a third consecutive state championship at the 4A level. They will now move up to 5A where they are preseason ranked No. 9, and will only have 4 returning varsity players from the year before. Our young talent will need to embrace the journey of learning what varsity baseball looks like, and they will need to continue to learn the idea of: Some days we’ll win and somedays we’ll learn, but on this journey, let’s always compete and grow.
Our JV and C programs have rigorous schedules as they step up as well. As a entire program, we know that the challenge is real. We need to step up, compete and bring an attitude of learning and growing on a daily basis.
Our JV team went on their retreat this weekend where they spent time up at a cabin in Evergreen. They did some amazing prayer time, played games and learned more about their new teammates! When they where done, they came back to Highlands Ranch and did some competitive bowling!
The Varsity team will kick off their season with their home opener on Wednesday, March 13 against Cherokee Trail.