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March 19, 2020

Message From Tim Saunders
NHSBCA Executive Director
Greetings Coach, 
This is Tim Saunders (Dublin-Coffman HS, Dublin, Ohio) Executive Director of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA).
We are truly living in unique times. Above all else, our thoughts are with those affected by the virus and communities separated by social distancing. We remain inspired by our healthcare workers and others who are caring for people around the world. Even though our focus has changed from the team, our number one priority still is the health and well-being of our families, first responders, and front line workers throughout our communities. As the situation continues to affect our world, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we would like to support the baseball world in this trying time. We will continue to gather state baseball associations NHSBCA Pre-Season All-American Selections. Our first NHSBCA/Baseball America Ranking will still be published along with other insightful articles and videos that are sure to help you prepare for the time we coach again.
As we face this global challenge together, we would like to think of sport as an outlet, baseball, like all sports, brings a sense of purpose and optimism. However, let us be mindful of our civil responsibilities of social distancing.
Quote of the Day: "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
15; Blaise Pascal, Pensées
UPDATED 3-18-20
The below link is a clickable map on our website; on all the state high school baseball organizations. We encourage you to be involved at the state and national levels. The NHSBCA believes strongly in our members belonging to their state high school baseball coaches associations.
If your state has questions or needs assistance please email,
Thank you to the following states for their submission, below are the individual links to the states.
Today is a great time to join the nearly 3000 NHSBCA members. The NHSBCA is the only high school baseball organization that represents the high school baseball coach. Invest in yourself and your team, join today.
1 Million Dollar Personal Liability Coverage
Regional and National Coaching Awards
Coaching Victory and Coaching Year Awards
National Convention/Clinic
Leadership Opportunities In Ranking and All-Region/American Committees
NHSBCA 5 Minute Clinic Videos
In keeping with our newest initiative, NHSBCA Five Minute Clinic, Coach Carbone and Saunders demonstrate a few easy drills to evaluate both infield and outfield. If you or your coaching staff would like to contribute articles, videos, news, additions to the NHSBCA Five Minute Clinic, please send them along to
NHSBCA/Baseball America 1st Ranking
The first ranking of the 2020 baseball season will be the 3rd week of March. The top 35 teams will be posted to Baseball America, our website (, through our newsletter and via our social media outlets.
The second ranking will be the week of April 4th-11th. The NHSBCA Ranking Committee Chairperson is led by Tony Cleveland (Bishop Watterson HS). Below you will see the NHSBCA Regional Chairs.
Tony Cleveland Ranking Committee Chair OH Bishop Watterson 
Steve Freker Region 1 New England MA Malden Catholic
Mark Gjormand Region 2 Mid Atlantic VA James Madison 
Ernie Padron Region 3 Southeast FL ASA College-N. Miami Campus 
Adam Arcuri Region 4 Upper Midwest OH Licking Valley 
Donald Gawreluk Region 5 Midwest MN Anonka 
Eric Forestier Region 6 Southern TX San Antonio Harlandale 
Tom Pletsch Region 7 Rocky Mountain NV Rancho 
Estavan Valencia Region 8 Pacific Coast CA Redlands 
Dave McDonald At Large GA The Lovett School 
Larry Watkins At Large MS Petal 
Carlos Collazo Editor Assistant B/A NC Baseball America 
Johnston Hobbs At Large NC Apex Friendship 
Understanding and Usage of Arm Care Programs and Injury Prevention
We have been asked again to allow for more members to have input on this doctoral thesis. He needs a few more data points by clicking this survey. The overall goal of the research plan is to provide the high school baseball coach with a 2 minute screening tool and intervention plan to build individualized arm care programs to reduce overuse injuries. This ultimately would be able to help more players and coaches.
University of Kentucky Arm Care Survey
NHSBCA Partnership with Baseball Rules in Black and White:
New DP/DH Rule Info & App Update
 We highly recommend coaches check out the updated, well defined nine-player DP/DH rule information and the links toBRIBAW 19;s 1c;Free App 1d;. Baseball Rules in Black and White 1c;Free App 1d; is now available on Google & Apple app stores.
PO (E-Invoice)
For NHSBCA Staff Membership
If in need of a PO for staff, please request early, as it takes time for your local school districts to process a PO. Once a PO is asked for, it can be processed and sent electronically. Please include the email of the school or district accountant to expedite the processing.
Contact Ty Whittaker, If you would like us to send an e-invoice, you can make an electronic payment via a procurement card or credit card.
Lastly, we have put the finishing touches on the 2020 NHSBCA Committee Members. Please feel free to download the list.
If you are in search of a committee member please feel free to click the link below for contact information.
In Baseball,
Tim Saunders