Ruffnecks Fall Baseball Registration Available Soon

Ruffnecks Fall Baseball Registration Available Soon

Registrations Accepted Beginning June 1

Ruffnecks Alums Succeed at Next Level

Ruffnecks Alums Succeed at Next Level

Kevin Superko Named Big East Pitcher of the Week at Georgetown

Ruffnecks Capture Patriot’s Crown

Ruffnecks Capture Patriot’s Crown

14U Ruffnecks Win NEBC Tourney

Ruffnecks Fall Baseball Registration Available Soon

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

13U Fall Baseball Opening Talk

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

Field #2 at the NEBC

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.

Registration Activation

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.

Ruffnecks Alums Succeed at Next Level

Kevin Superko - Georgetown

The New England Ruffnecks have carved a reputation as a College Development Program that consistently prepares and guides players to succeed academically and athletically at the collegiate level.  Current Ruffnecks players and their families look to college baseball with hopes and aspirations, while past players and families follow the fortunes of their friends, teammates, children, and other Ruffnecks who have gone through the program.  There is a bond that runs through Ruffnecks among the ranks of college baseball at all levels, with players on college rosters facing each other in important conference match ups, summer collegiate baseball leagues, and in the fraternal network of those who simply play baseball at the collegiate level.  Ruffnecks alumni offer help and guidance to current Ruffnecks who are considering distinguished schools and universities throughout the country.  Ruffnecks alum, David McCullough (Yale) returned to the Ruffnecks Banquet this past November to speak.  Of course, it is also satisfying when parents, former Ruffnecks parents, or fellow alums, send us an email or a link to an article about a young man’s success at the collegiate level.  As the college season moves into May, there are many Ruffnecks doing very well in college baseball.

Kevin Superko Named Big East Pitcher of the Week

Every now and then it is important to bring attention to the success of Ruffnecks Alums.  Freshman Kevin Superko was named Big East Pitcher of the Week at Georgetown University.  Superko, who graduated from Wellesley High School and did a post-grad year at Phillips Andover, was dominant in a recent 2-1 win over Xavier.  He threw 8.1 innings of 2 hit ball with 10 strike outs and no walks for the Hoyas.

Superko’s rise through the Ruffnecks program is an interesting story.  He literally “willed” his way onto the Ruffnecks 15U roster in 2010.  Although he attended Fall Baseball and Winter Workouts in both 2009 and 2010, Kevin failed to secure a roster spot with the Ruffnecks.  In May of 2010, Superko called again to ask if there might be an opportunity to join the 15s as an infielder.  In June he became the Ruffnecks starting short stop on a successful 15U squad that traveled to Illinois and advanced to the championship game at the CABA World Series against the East Cobb Astros.  That team also featured pitcher Paul Campbell, now pitching at Clemson University.  Superko’s rise continued after his 15U Ruffnecks season.  He was a successful two-way high school player at Wellesley, converted to a pitcher and a center fielder over the next two seasons, and decided to pursue a post graduate year at Phillips Andover Academy, just as his older brother Tim Superko had done the year prior.  In fact, Tim can take some credit with helping to chart the course that Kevin has followed.  Tim also played Ruffnecks.  As a left handed pitcher, Tim was offered a Division I scholarship, but opted to attend Tufts University where he has also enjoyed considerable success on the Jumbos baseball team.  The two brothers remain very close, and very loyal Ruffnecks alums.  We congratulate Kevin on his most recent success.

Indeed Ruffnecks players continue to prosper in college baseball at all levels.  There are upwards of 60 Ruffnecks alums currently wearing collegiate (and some professional) baseball uniforms.  It would take far too much space to list them all here, but the spring of 2015 finds a Ruffnecks alum as captain at Harvard University; a freshman starting at 3B at Vanderbilt; two freshman starting at Bentley University; two veterans at Boston College; pitchers at Columbia, Princeton, Brown… Alums include the starting catcher at Bowdoin; regular players at Bates, Tufts and many other excellent schools.  Others have moved on in their lives whether they played in college or not, earning their degrees and making other contributions.  The common bond remains Ruffnecks… and for their contributions to our program, we are very grateful and celebrate their success.

Important Notices

(Updated Friday, May 22 at 10:00am)

Memorial Day Weekend
May 23-25
13U Ruffnecks
PG Super25 Regional
NEBC

Saturday, May 23
NOON
Flag Raising Ceremony
at NEBC
All Ruffnecks are welcome

Memorial Day Weekend
May 23-25
14U Ruffnecks
Cape Cod Wood Bat

Thursday, May 28
13U and 14U Ruffnecks
6:00 Early Hitting Begins
7:00 to 8:30 Practice

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The New England Baseball Complex is located at:
333 Southwest Cutoff
Northborough, MA 01532
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