If you have a child who is going to play baseball at Model be ready to shell out $400 for him in order to play. I have 2 grandchildren at Model who have always played baseball and one of them is a senior who dearly loves baseball and was looking so forward to playing in his last year. He knew that he was not the best player and would not get to play every game. However, his family did not have $800 to pay for 2 children to play. So, the senior did not get to participate in at least the last 10-12 games other than as an occasional substitute runner, not even in the senior game! As I understand it, some of the leaders of the booster club complained about players who were unable to pay and I find this very disturbing. Evidently they exercise a great deal of persuasion with the coach as to who plays and who doesn't. It was not the child's fault that his parents could not afford the fee. The student-players (all of them)need to leave high school with the positive memory of their baseball participation that they were valued not only for their ability to play , their perseverance in sticking to the routine and of utmost importance as a valuable child of God!