Varsity Coach: Clint Ellison, Baseball
Levels: Varsity and Junior Varsity
Bio: Coached Varsity Baseball at Point Loma High School and Burroughs High School. Coached Junior Varsity and Freshmen Baseball at Buena High School. Coached youth baseball for Saticoy Little League, the Black & Blue travel team and the Santa Paula Halos. Attended Point Loma University on athletic and academic scholarships. Earned bachelor’s degree in physical education.
Philosophy: I emphasize playing the game of baseball with integrity. My focus is on proper fundamentals, hustle, mental and physical toughness and unquestionable sportsmanship. Players should strive to excel in every aspect of the game by preparing themselves physically and mentally, which includes commitment to the team and to the program. It is important to learn how to win and lose with class. Championships are won on the practice field with hard work.
Most proud of: Career coaching record for Buena vs. Ventura: 25-1. In seven years at Buena, my teams won League five times. First place in Black & Blue Santa Paula Tournament of Champions.
JV Coach: Aaron Lewis
Asst Coaches: Larry Ellison, Collin Boys, Ben Gossard
2017-18 Incoming 9th graders or transfers! If you are interested in sports at FTHS and did not complete the online interest form during course registration with FTHS counselors, please click the link below so we can contact you about summer meeting, tryouts, and programs. Scroll down to get more information about summer 2017!
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PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MAY FOR UPDATED SUMMER TRYOUT/PRACTICE INFORMATION!
ATHLETE CLEARANCE: Prior to trying out for or practicing with a team, students must submit Athletic Clearance documentation, which includes a sports physical clearance dated within the past 12 months. NEW for the 2017-18 school year, online clearance is now available! Begin the online clearance process at https://home.registermyathlete.com/org/CA/00509/ and use the instructions found here. If you are unable to complete clearance online, please contact the school office for a packet at 289-0023 x1016.
SPORTS PHYSICAL OPPORTUNITIES:
IMPORTANT 6/19 ATHLETICS MEETING: Incoming parents & students should attend the Summer Athletics Meeting at FTHS on Monday, June 19, 5-8pm for general info and team meetings. A new parent orientation will be from 5:45-6:30pm, followed by individual team meetings at 6:30-7:15pm and 7:15-8pm. Dinner by In-N-Out will be available for purchase 5-6:30pm, pre-order your meal today!
Pre-order your dinners for the 6/19 meeting from the In-N-Out food truck!
$6 for a Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Chips & Drink!
TRYOUTS: Students who are unable to participate in summer practices/tryouts will need to tryout when the season of sport begins; class schedule will be rearranged if they make the team at that time.
SUMMER PRACTICES: Most teams will hold summer practices/tryouts, though all sports are required to have a 3-week “dead” period during the summer. This is a good time to make vacation plans. Summer practices are not mandatory but are highly recommended and help us coordinate your initial course schedule. Fall Sports have priority during summer if times conflict.
Baseball Summer Schedule
Summer Practice/Tryout: Tentative dates: June 27 & 28, 3-4:30pm, location TBA
Summer league games: Tentative dates: Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30pm, June 29 – August 2, schedule TBA
3-week Summer Dead Period (No practices): August 2-22, 2017
Questions? Please check our website for more details or contact the FTHS Athletics Department at 289-0023 x1016.