Mr. Jason Young is serving as assistant baseball coach this year. He has been a teacher at Millbrook for seven years and working in Frederick County for ten years. Previously, he had worked with Coach Sanders at Sherando.
His outlook on this season is an excited one. He is hoping for a good season. He said this year’s team consists of a good group of guys. Recruiting is finished, and the first practice was held on February 27. Mr. Young likes to describe his coaching style as “a little more aggressive.”
Most players sometimes come from other programs in middle school or an after school activity so they kind of know the basics of how to succeed on the field. “I know parents and students want to know how conflicts between academics and athletics are resolved,” said Coach Young. “If a student is not passing FIVE classes, they CANNOT play.
Freshman can play and in the last couple of years, five have gone straight to the varsity team, bypassing JV. There is a high percentage of freshman staying on the team all four years and the players who are self motivated to do the best. Every team member has a job to do, but it’s up to themselves to move forward or stay behind and not try.
In the last five years, four Millbrook players have gone onto play ball for a college or university. Most often players do not get a full ride, but one big scholarship is split up amongst the chosen few.
Mr. Young likes road games because he likes to look at other facilities to find ways to improve ours. Last year was a first win for us in states!
“Feeling excited, anxious, can’t wait to get outside and get some games going and play.” – Mr. Young