Currently the Barons program has both home-schooled and alternative, non-public school student athletes.
The Homeschool World Series Association (HWSA) (i.e., the sponsor of an end‐of‐the‐year tournament that the Barons participate in – see discussion under Game Schedules; Logistics) requires that Georgia residents adhere to the Georgia definition of homeschooling to be eligible to play in the Homeschool World Series. This is a relatively new rule implemented by the HWSA to settle recent controversies surrounding Georgia player eligibility.
If you are a Georgia resident, you are eligible to play for the Barons in this tournament if you meet the State of Georgia’s definition of a home‐schooled student. The State of Georgia requires its home‐schooled students to file a Declaration of Intent each year. The form can be found at the following link:
Game Schedules & Logistics
The Varsity Barons will typically play a schedule of 30-35 games starting in late February and continuing through the first week of May (i.e., the completion of the Homeschool World Series in Auburndale, Florida). The JV Barons will typically play a schedule of 18 to 22 games over the same time span.
We typically will practice three times a week, indoor and at fields. The exact schedule is usually determined in January once the facilities develop their schedules based on client request.
Roster and Player Information
The Varsity will be composed of 12 or 13 players who will play solely Varsity games. When needed, 2 or more high-level JV players may be asked to supplement the roster for tournaments or just for varsity game experience. We like to have a roster of 15 to 18 players for the Homeschool World Series. Similar to any traditional high school baseball program, playing time is managed by the coaches. At the Varsity level, the primary objective is to win games, prepare for the Homeschool World Series, and represent the Barons organization well.
Fees and Payment
Season fees vary by season. Fees will be communicated after tryouts are completed and interest is gauged. A fundraising obligation will accompany the season fees. We offer fundraising opportunities throughout the year.
In addition to the season fees, the Barons Organization requires that each player register as part of the organization. The fee is $50 per family and needs to be paid prior to the start of practice.