MVP Baseball and Softball School
Teaching Baseball and Softball the Right Way
**** FRIDAY'S 8/7 RESTON-HERNDON OUTDOOR BASEBALL CAMP SESSION AT HOOK ROAD IS ON AS SCHEDULED ****
**** MVP ROYALS HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUTS FOR THE 2021, 2022 AND 2023 CLASSES WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE TONIGHT, FRIDAY AUGUST 7TH AT 6PM. IF WE CANNOT GO OUTSIDE WE WILL MOVE INDOORS TO THE MVP FACILITY IN HERNDON. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ****
UPDATE: FINAL TRYOUTS FOR THE MVP ROYALS HIGH SCHOOL FALL 2020-2021 SEASON WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY AUGUST 7TH!
**** MVP TERPS TRYOUTS FOR 13U, 14U AND 15U/HS FRESHMEN (CLASS OF 2024) WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE TONIGHT, FRIDAY AUGUST 7TH AT 5PM. IF WE CANNOT GO OUTSIDE WE WILL MOVE INDOORS TO THE MVP FACILITY IN HERNDON. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ****
WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN OUR MVP TERPS MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE UPCOMING FALL 2020 SEASON!
*RISING HIGH SCHOOL/9th GRADE PLAYERS (9th GRADE in 2020-2021 School Year/Class of 2024)
- Please RSVP for the rising High School/9th Grade tryout by registering here (https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/233240 )
- Note: The season for players in the Terps Rising High School/9th Grade program will run from early late August/early September 2020 through mid-November 2020 as players will play for their High School teams in the spring.
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Message from MVP Baseball School Owner, Mark "Pudge" Gjormand
Hello MVP Baseball Family,
I just wanted to reach out on behalf of our coaches and instructional staff to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers on a daily basis as we continue to live a different life then we have all been accustomed to. Especially in terms of the things we really enjoy doing out in the community such as our connection to a game we all love being a part of, the game of baseball!!
That being said, I want to share a few of my thoughts and a number of videos that we have put together to help the player(s) and/or coach(e)s in your house in their quest to stay active with the game, and commitment to improve both physically and mentally.
From a personal standpoint, the past three weeks have given me a chance to reflect, slow down, re-connect and spend more time with the people I love, my family (although my 3 teenage kids may not share the same sentiment, LOL).
If you have spent significant time on social media or even watching the news, you can learn a lot about people and the way they handle stress, fear, the unknown, etc... It goes without saying that much like baseball, everyone, young and old needs to have their own game plan or approach on how to deal with our current situation as we are all on the same team. I have a lot of thoughts and suggestions that have really worked for me. If you would like to chat, hear my thoughts, are looking for advice or have questions about any of our at home drills, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or text me at 703 975-4124 and I'd be glad to give you a call.
Lastly, our home practice plan and instructional videos can be found on the MVP Baseball School website under the new "Home Training" menu item or by clicking the following link https://www.mvpbaseballschool.com/home-training/. In the next couple of weeks there will be more to come from a number of our professional coaches and instructors, as well as friends who love to talk baseball and share some of their favorite drills to help players of all ages to develop. Special thanks to coaches TJ Ehrsam and Brent Weiss for producing our first round of videos. Also, special thanks to Josh Gjormand (Lynchburg University) and Jake Stiehl (South Lakes HS) for helping us film and edit our videos. Please note that the videos shot at the facility were completed before the VA shelter at home mandate.
In closing, as mandated by the State, our facility is currently closed. We are excited and look forward to the day we can re-open and all get back on the field and play the game we love. That will mean we have beaten this virus and we will all be grateful for that. At MVP, we will continue to take it week to week in terms of our facility and have a plan in place for all our teams in terms of making maximum use of the facility upon our doors opening.
Please continue to check our website for any updates, including registration for our upcoming tryouts for rising 13u and 14u Terps teams that will start up this fall. We have always held these tryouts in early May, but are currently on hold until we get the OK from the powers that be.
Again, our best to you and your family. Stay safe and stay home. Godspeed to all in this difficult time.
Yours in baseball,
Coach Mark "Pudge" Gjormand
Congtrats to MVP Baseball School Owner, Mark "Pudge" Gjormand, for being named a 2020 Inductee to the National HS Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame!
Please see the article by DAVE FACINOLI, Sun Gazette Newspapers for more information on the honor and Coach Pudge's accomplishments! Here is the link: https://www.insidenova.com/sports/madison-coach-chosen-to-national-hall-of-fame/article_f22b2d70-1b56-11ea-9ad4-3b1ed27b5c36.html
Shout out to the following MVP players for their commitments to play college baseball:
* Chris McCullers (MVP Royals National 2023 / Woodgrove HS) - West Virginia University
* Michael Shultz (MVP Royals National 2020 / James Madison HS) - College of Charleston
* Jack Thompson (MVP Royals National 2020 / South Lakes HS) - Virginia Military Institute
* Chris Polymeropolous (MVP Royals National 2020 / James Madison HS) - Roanoke College
* Mason Satterfield (MVP Royals National 2020 / James Madison HS) - Washington and Lee University
* Fitz Halloran (MVP Royals National 2020 / James Madison HS) - University of Lynchburg
* Garrett O'Connor (MVP Royals National 2020 / South Lakes HS) - University of Mary Washington
* Ryan Murphy (MVP Royals National 2020 / James Madison HS) - James Madison University
* Danny Fitzgerald (MVP Royals National 2020 / W.T. Woodson HS) - Catholic University
* Allen Yager (MVP Royals National 2020 / Oakton HS) - Cabrini University
* Gavin Collins (MVP Royals National 2020 / Centreville HS) - University of Lynchburg
* Derek Furr (MVP Royals National 2020 / Westfield HS) - Christopher Newport University
* Ben Tajudeen (MVP Royals National 2020 / W.T. Woodson HS) - Marymount University
Congratulations to you and your High School coaches guys!!
...stay tuned as there will be more to come!!
We offer a variety of camps and programs for players of all ages.
We field competitive middle school to high school level teams (13u-18u).