If you are interested in playing for RISE Baseball please fill out the RISE recruiting form. Tryout for RISE Baseball are held in the Midlothian,Chesterfield, Richmond or Chester area.
Showcase Placement Tryouts: 2018/2019 Sollars, 2018/2019 Windom, 2017/2018 Bierlein
Nick Windom: Nick played 4 years at Emory and Henry and started all 4 while splitting time between catching and first base. Nick was an incredible hitter and passes along his knowledge of hitting to all RISE players. He is currently our head catching instructor and takes pride in all the catchers at RISE being a wall behind the plate and being a leader on the field.
Dustin Sollars: Dustin played 4 years at Longwood University as an outfielder. Dustin is currently one of our hitting instructors and leads our RISE Sports Performance Training. He is certified as a personal trainer (ACE) and has a degree from Longwood in Exercise Science. Dustin takes pride in making sure all of RISE players are strong and healthy and emphasizes mobility to prevent future injuries.
RISE Baseball is combining all showcase teams this year on Tuesday and Wednesday July 14 & 15th at Manchester High School 5:00, If you are interested in trying out for either on of these teams please fill out the RISE recruiting form
14u Black Perry & 14u Red Williams
Tim Perry:Tim has played collegiate baseball at both VMI and Danville Junior College. He has experience at multiple positions and he reflects that in his coaching style. He is also one of our Sports Performance Trainers he is certified is Olympic lifting, nutrition, and mobility. Tim is very passionate about the game of baseball and passes that along to his players.
Herbie Williams: Herbie played 2 years at Danville Junior College, 3 years at Hampden-Sydney and currently an assistant coach for Manchester Varsity Baseball. He played outfield and was a threat on the base paths due to his incredible speed and base running instincts. Herbie teaches all RISE players how to run the bases aggressively while also making smart decisions. Herbie loves the game of baseball and all of his current players want to play as hard as they can for him every time they step on the field.
Both 14u teams will be trying out on Monday July 20th Manchester High School 5:00, If you are interested in trying out for either on of these teams please fill out the RISE recruiting form
13u Black Hauser & 13u Red Grizzard
Blake comes from a very successful college and professional career. He pitched 3 years at VCU before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB draft. Blake was also drafted out of high school by the Indians in the 25th round.
Craig played outfield collegiately at North Carolina Wesleyan College and Chowan University. He had the privilege of playing under current UNC coach Mike Fox while at NC Wesleyan. Craig joined RISE Baseball in 2014 and after one season took a team who only won 4 games in their previous season to over 20 wins year to date.
Both teams will be trying out on Thursday July 23rd Manchester High School 5:00, If you are interested in trying out for either on of these teams please fill out the RISE recruiting form
12u Black Woody & 12u Red Cole
Woody Roberson: Woody has been coaching travel baseball for many years and has a proven track record to win. The reason Coach Woody has a lot of success on the field is due to his dedication to practice and knowledge of the game. Woody has a very aggressive schedule every year and looks improve year to year.
Jeremy Cole: Jeremy has a long background in coaching travel baseball 10+ years. He also has coaches at L.C Byrd High School. Jeremy is a player’s coach and very organized. He is extremely passionate and his will to help the players get better is amazing. He is constantly looking for ways in practice to help his team be prepared for the upcoming tournament and compete at the highest level.
Both teams will tryout on July 13th at Clover Hill High softball field at 6:00 RISE recruiting form
Dean Grant: Dean is one of our most experienced coaches and has improved his team drasticly over the last year. Coach Grant was Manchester High Schools JV coach last year and specializes in catching instruction. Deans has the unique ability to equally instruct both college bound players and youth travel ball players.
11u is having tryouts on Tuesday July 21st RISE recruiting form
Aaron McCullough/RISE Baseball 10u: RISE Baseball is building a 10u team for the fall and looking for both talented and coachable 10u players. Aaron McCullough has been coaching both baseball and Volleyball for many years following his baseball career at both Manchester High and Radford.
10u is having tryouts on Thursday July 16th RISE recruiting form