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GT Shockers Organization / Tryouts - 01 Team

GT Shockers 01 will be having tryouts on Sunday, 01/13/13 from 1-5pm at the College St fields located in Beaumont, TX. We are looking to finalize our Spring / Summer 2013 season roster. The only circumstance that may alter this date and time will be the weather. We will update on this site if there is a need to change anything as that date gets a little closer.


We are a very competitive first year 12u team that has been together for a while. We are always looking to enhance our line-up with the right players / parents with long term visions in mind. Every single one of our girls are 01 birthdays and we would like to keep it that way if possible. However, if the right 02 or 00 player came along and was a good match for both sides, we will definitely consider it.


We require all of our girls to retry out for the team each season to prevent complacency and to maintain that constant competitive drive. We are also a part of a large organization including two separate Gold teams. We have a full time recruiter on staff with a 100% signing rate for all of our players that have made it through our Gold program.


All positions are open to be earned. We will move players around as necessary to help our team win while, at the same time, developing them in more than just one isolated position. We give all players equal developmental opportunity to prove where they truly belong in the food chain throughout the season. We will expose all strengths and weaknesses for every parent, player, and coach to see.


We will only consider players that are full of heart and are able to commit themselves fully to the team and our organization, in addition to maintaining high academic standards. Development stage and talent are very important to us but, talent alone is not enough to make this squad. You must always be willing to show up early, stay late, and strengthen your individual weaknesses on your own time in between team events.


If you are someone that believes the team comes first before any one individual, and good old fashioned hard work and tough love is what you crave, you should consider giving us a look. We focus on positive encouragement but, we do not sugar coat anything. We believe that very constructive, respectful, brutal honesty is always the best approach with everything we do.


At the present time, we also have an active 02 second year 10u team, a 00 second year 12u team, and a 98/99 mix 14u team. Those coaches will be posting tryout information for each of their individual squads very soon. We are also open to the idea of creating additional teams in other age groups with the right players and coaching staffs. We do not have an interest in creating any additional teams that are not willing to model themselves after what we stand for. Our product sells very well and has proven itself over time.


If you have an interest in learning more about our organization, please feel free to contact any of us listed below. We have recently made a few organizational changes and will be updating our GT Shocker website very soon. If what we offer is not for you, that’s okay because we know there is simply no one perfect place for everyone. Our recommendation has, and always will be, for you to visit as many different teams / organizations as you possibly can until you find the right fit for you. There is a place out there for everyone in this wonderful game we all love so much! 


Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about us and we hope that you will consider giving us a look. Have a great day and God Bless!


Bryan Sartin

President – Board of Directors

Head Coach – 2001 Team

Cell # 409-749-9251


Robert Armentrout

Vice President – Board of Directors

Head Coach -  Gold / Trout

Cell # 409-658-9056


Allen Gautreaux

Player Communications – Board of Directors

Head Coach – Gold / Gautreaux

Cell # 409-658-9669


Mike Hammersmith

Public Relations – Board of Directors

Head Coach – 2000 Team

Cell # 409-504-8238


Kevin Smith

Head Coach – 98/99 Team

Cell # 409-626-2029


Randy Windham

Head Coach – 2002 Team

Cell # 409-767-4697

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