Currently, the Barons program has both home-schooled and alternative, non-public school student-athletes. We play in the Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (GAPPS) No public school players are eligible to participate in GAPPS sports.
The Homeschool World Series Association (HWSA) hosts a tournament each April which is limited to strictly homeschools that file a Declaration of Intent.
Game Schedules & Logistics
The Varsity Barons will typically play a schedule of 30-35 games starting in late February and continuing through Mid-May, culminating in the GAPPS playoffs. We have gone to the Homeschool World Series in Auburndale, Florida on a year-by-year basis depending on player interest and availability. 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 up to 16 players who will play solely Varsity games. When needed, JV players may be asked to supplement the Varsity roster. 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 end-of-season tournament, and represent the Barons organization well. At the JV level, the primary objective is to develop skills and players and to 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 registers as part of the organization. The fee is $50 per family and needs to be paid prior to the start of practice.