The NEBC is pleased to announce it’s partnership with National Scouting Report. As a leader in the college recruiting space, NSR will be at NEBC at significant upcoming recruiting events. With NEBC broadening it’s baseball offerings, and bringing in other sports programs, NSR’s broad reach within all sports provide college-bound athletes a resource for evaluation and consultation on what it takes to play (any sport) at the next level. To reach more about NSR, visit their site, or look for them at NEBC.
This past weekend’s NEBC Summer Solstice tournament concluded last night under the lights with a 5-3 win at the 15U Division by NE Storm (3-0-0) over GBG Hawks (2-1-0). At the 16U, East Cobb NE Expos (3-0-0) took the 8-0 win over Team CT 15U Americans (2-1-0).
Southborough’s Team Central Lacrosse uses the NEBC’s multi-purpose turf fields for it’s TC Lax Jamboree. While the busiest part of the 2016 baseball tournament season begins, NEBC continues to fill any available field inventory with area lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer programs.
Photos from this weekend’s PG Super25 13U at NEBC.
The NEBC was proud to host the Play Ball! Foundation Monday for seven innings of spirited baseball between the Roosevelt School of Hyde Park and the Greenwood School in Dorchester. As part of NEBC’s commitment to make field space available to players and teams with limited access to facilities, the teams traveled by bus to Northborough to play on the all-turf big diamond…a first for many of the players.
Program Director Jen Harney, who oversees the program created to provide inner-city students in need the opportunity to play sports, says field space is perhaps their biggest issue. Without playable fields, Harney said, “sports are just not an option for the kids. They don’t have a baseball glove, they don’t have a park to play in.”
“If field space were not an issue,” she told NEBC recently, “we could double the numbers.” And with the program currently serving 1200 middle-school aged players in the Boston Public School System, the need is great for additional space to accommodate these kids’ desire to play. In addition to baseball, Play Ball! coordinates teams for football, double dutch, ice hockey and soccer.
The uniqueness of Play Ball!’s mission, as Harney says, “is that we are in the schools. We are literally in the schools.” Coaches are teachers or administrators committed to giving students the opportunity to be the best players, students, and individuals they can be. These teacher/coaches, Harney says, “are the true heroes.” Their role, in addition to teaching and coaching, is to be role models and provide guidance for the student/athletes. Boston Public Schools, Harney said, “need someone at the school keeping the kids focused. The experiential feedback is incredible. Kids show up and are not a problem in class. There is a respect for seeing their teacher as a coach.”
And, she adds, “the ripple effect of sports that Play Ball! offers is really palpable in the schools.”
While field space is one of the greatest needs Play Ball! faces, so too is funding. With the per-player cost averaging only $250, Harney says the format of Play Ball! has been so refined over the years, growth is simply a factor of additional funds and places to play.
“We recently had 100 kids show up to try out for one baseball team,” Harney said, adding that turning away the vast majority of those who showed up was very difficult. “The coach decided to take 30 kids on the team,” she said, stating that the coach wanted to accommodate as many players as he could and would “figure something out” to manage a roster of that size.
The NEBC is proud to welcome Play Ball! to Northborough and looks forward to continued collaboration with this great program. To learn more about Play Ball! and to become involved and/or make a donation in support of their missions, follow this link.
Following a week of less-than-favorable weather, the NEBC Spring Development Program has continued to bring players to Northborough to improve their games. With the NEBC Coaching Staff running positional stations, the Spring Dev players enjoyed an evening of perfect weather, last night, as the program enters its third week. The NEBC Spring Development is one of several instructional programs to be delivered annually, fulfilling the NEBC’s commitment to make the Northborough facility the premiere baseball destination, for all teams and players.
As a “Complex” we maintain our roots in baseball. But with months of perfect playing weather once the baseball season has ended, we have enjoyed a growing partnership with other sports organizations, including soccer, lacrosse, softball, football…with many other sports expressing interest.
Check out our NEBC Sports page for more information and a simple inquiry form if you, or any sport organizer you know, would like to inquire about field availability. http://newenglandbaseball.com/nebcsports-complex/
We continue to enjoy our partnership with Body Armor, and in supporting their mission to delivery a healthier sport beverage to players of all ages. In our combined efforts to increase exposure for Body Armor at NEBC, we have completed the hanging of two entrance banners featuring Mike Trout and the full line of Body Armor sports drinks. When at the NEBC, visit our concessions between Fields 2 and 3.
Congratulations to the Poughkeepsie Lightning 10U win over Nokona Baseball in this weekend’s 10U Super25 Regional!
13U CABA World Series
June 29-July 4
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We’re excited to be working with area business, large and small, in establishing visual presentation of your business or service at NEBC. Join us, and other area businesses, in putting your business in front of the tens of thousands of annual visitors NEBC draws from across New England, New York, and nationally. To learn more about NEBC Sponsorship Opportunitites, please visit our Sponsor page.
We appreciate the interest in renting fields at the NEBC.
If you wish to request field space, please visit our Field Rental request form and let us know the times/days you would like to have.
We invite team coaches, administrators, players, (and even parents!) to contact us and let us know what you would like to see offered at the NEBC. Contact us and leave your information. We will get back to you.
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