We appreciate the unprecedented interest in the Ruffnecks Fall Baseball Programs. With a steady stream of inquiries, we are prepared to accept registrations by June 1, 2015. Our new home, the New England Baseball Complex (NEBC) is the site of Ruffnecks Fall Baseball. September, 2015 will mark our second year of Fall Baseball at the NEBC. The 2015 Fall Baseball program provides a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for players at all age levels. Returning Ruffnecks, candidates for our older rosters, new 13U candidates, and players who simply want to play in an organized, efficiently run Fall Baseball program, are attracted to Ruffnecks Fall Baseball. Registration for Fall Baseball will be activated through links on this website and on the Fall Baseball section of the New England Baseball Complex website www.newenglandbaseball.com by June 1, 2015. Comprehensive details and information are available on the Fall Baseball section of this website, and at the NEBC website as well.
13U Fall Baseball: Gateway to the Ruffnecks Program
The 13U Ruffnecks Fall Baseball program is both a stand-alone developmental program, and the “gateway” to a roster spot in the Ruffnecks program. The Ruffnecks do not conduct tryout sessions or individual evaluations. The program assembles its 13U roster slowly and deliberately, with 13U Ruffnecks Fall Baseball an integral part of that process. Each of the past four years Ruffnecks Fall Baseball has been filled to capacity. We limit 60 registrations to 13U Fall Baseball.
Sessions are limited to Sundays (usually in the morning 8:30 to 11:30). The first session is scheduled for Sunday, September 13. The program runs for seven weeks. Teaching is at the core of the 13U Ruffnecks experience. Upwards of 12 to 20 coaches work each week with the players. Each session is comprised of a variety of skill and station work, game situational instruction, and drills that cover the complexities and nuances of the transition to baseball on the “big diamond.” Even players with some experience on the big diamond find the 13U Fall Baseball program challenging and instructive. We encourage players who play other fall sports to enroll and participate when they can attend. Many multi-sport athletes in the past have found the program flexible and productive, despite some scheduling conflicts.
HS Wood Bat Program
The Ruffnecks High School Wood Bat Program is for rising 14U players, 15U players, and 16U players. Again, players who are interested in becoming candidates for open roster spots on any of the Ruffnecks 2016 rosters are encouraged to participate in Fall Baseball. Participants in the program do NOT have to be candidates for Ruffnecks. The HS Wood Bat program combines limited drill work and concepts along with a full schedule of game activity. Each player will play at least one game per week (more based on availability and interest). Participants in the Ruffnecks HS Wood Bat program play on Ruffnecks rosters in the NEBC HS Wood Bat Fall League along with intra-squad games. Scheduling is flexible for individual participants. We ask for a “roll call” each week to determine availability. We then assign players to an appropriate roster and game time.
College Prep Program
The Ruffnecks College Prep Program is for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school who either have varsity HS experience or who project to play varsity in 2016. This is a game-oriented program in which Ruffnecks teams play in a combination of NEBC Fall League activity and in Fall tournaments. Participants in the program do NOT have to be candidates for Ruffnecks. Each player will play at least one game per week (more based on availability and interest). We ask for a “roll call” each week to determine availability. We then assign players to an appropriate roster and game time. Activity is limited to weekends (including Friday nights). We work around individual schedules and provide flexibility for multi-sport athletes who wish to play some baseball in the Fall.
Players are welcome to register on line as soon as the registration is activated. Registration will be available on this site and on the NEBC website by June 1, 2015.