Fall Baseball 2018

Ruffnecks Fall Baseball
First Weekend after Labor Day – September 8 to October 28

(Notice Update: September 21, 2018)
13U Fall Baseball – All communication is through email.
HS Wood Bat - Rosters posted weekly on schedule drop down.
College Prep & College Tour - Rosters posted weekly on schedule drop down.

Important Note:
This page was updated September 21, 2018.
We ask that participants respond to Roll Call by each Tuesday at 5:00pm
Please note that regular scheduling updates, along with roster postings are provided on the respective schedule pages for Fall Baseball:

College Prep Fall Schedule
HS Wood Bat Fall Schedule

For Ruffnecks information and questions call (508) 409-4106 or email neruffnecks@gmail.com

Fall Baseball 2018 Registration CLOSED

13U Fall Baseball registrations are complete.  HS Wood Bat and College Prep registrations are closed.  Inquiries may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Registration Forms received after August 25th can be considered on a “wait list.”  We do NOT take credit card payments.  Please download the form, fill it out, and send a check or money order to:

New England Ruffnecks
P.O. Box 920079
Needham, MA 02492

Notification of Registrations Received (update August 24, 2018):
13U Ruffnecks Fall Program: Confirmation emails have been sent to registrants of the 13U Fall program.  If a player or family believes they are registered and has not received an email, please contact us at neruffnecks@gmail.com by phone at (508) 409-4106.

HS Wood & College Prep Registrations: Emails have been sent (Sept. 1-3) to players and families registered for the HS Wood Bat Program and the College Prep Program.    Families are welcome to email neruffnecks@gmail.com to inquire about mailed registrations.  Checks cashed as of August 20, 2018 are non-refundable.  All registrations are processed in the order in which they are postmarked.

Ruffnecks Fall Overview:

Fall Stretch!

Ruffnecks Fall Baseball is intended to provide developmental and competitive baseball that is compatible with most student-athlete’s fall schedules.  Players from 13U to 18U can participate with flexible scheduling (though the 13U schedule is fixed to Sunday mornings).  High School Wood Bat and College Prep players have some options for playing on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday on a week to week basis.  We cannot always accommodate all requests. Players may also play multiple days (based on availability), or play one day per weekend.  Team rosters are shuffled and posted every week.  Each of the Fall Baseball program offerings feature different objectives.  Details about the respective programs follow below.  In 2018 we intend to offer several Ruffnecks Fall programs:

  • 13U Fall Baseball - Sundays Mornings Only (Space limited to 50 participants)
  • HS Wood Bat Ruffnecks – (Friday – Sunday Options)
  • College Prep Ruffnecks - (Friday – Sunday Options)
  • College Tour Program – (Sunday ONLY. Travel Involved)

13U Ruffnecks Fall Program: 6 Weeks

Sunday, September 9 to Sunday, October 21 (Columbus Weekend OFF)
Registration Limited to 50 Participants

New 13s Assemble Opening Day

The 13U Ruffnecks is the entry point to the Ruffnecks program.  The 13U Ruffnecks Fall Program is for rising 13U players… players who have just completed their final spring and summer on the small diamond. While the 13U Fall Program serves as a selection mechanism, it is definitely NOT designed as a tryout.  Our 13U Fall Baseball Program is a high energy, instructive, developmental program.  It is designed to teach and usher players along the transitional path to baseball on the big diamond. Our six to seven week program is detailed, with a clear curriculum.  It is a stand alone program, regardless of whether or not a player intends to be a candidate for the Ruffnecks 2019 13U team.

This program has limited capacity.  It is a popular Fall Baseball program.

The curriculum for 13U Fall Baseball is designed entirely around the fundamental principles for baseball on the full sized diamond.  Even 13U players with some experience on the big diamond find 13U Ruffnecks Fall Baseball a challenging and valuable developmental opportunity.  Drills, positional work, simulated game situations, and actual game scrimmages comprise the curriculum.  Each week introduces new concepts with continuity.  Pitchers enjoy instructional flat ground work, sides sessions, and limited live opportunities to pitch one-inning stints in our intrasquad games.

  • Location: NEBC in Northborough, MA
  • Sundays Only
  • 8:00am to 10:30
  • No activity Columbus Day Weekend

The Ruffnecks program does not field teams younger than 13U.  The roster selection process for the 2019 13U Ruffnecks is deliberate.  There are no tryouts to gain admission to Fall Baseball.  We simply ask aspiring candidates to participate in what we do, what we teach, and how we go about things, even if they are unable to attend every session.

Cost: $400

High School Wood Bat Program:

Weekend of Sept 8-9 to October 28

The Ruffnecks Fall High School Wood Bat program provides an opportunity for players to participate in a mix of intrasquad games and NEBC Fall League contests.  Rosters are assembled to number approximately 12-13 players, with plans for pitching.  Rosters are shuffled each week.  The High School Wood Bat program offers scheduling flexibility that includes some Friday evening activity, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Often, players can request multiple days if they wish.  Participants are asked to respond to a weekly “Roll Call” from which we assemble rosters based on availability, positional needs, and numbers.  The High School Wood Bat Program features limited skill sessions and drill work.  Nevertheless, it is an instructive, developmental program designed in the relaxed atmosphere of Fall Baseball.

The Ruffnecks High School Wood Bat Program is primarily for players 14U and 15U who have not had high school varsity experience.  8th graders who have played on the full sized diamond for at least a year are eligible.

Cost: $400

College Prep Program:

Weekend of September 8-9 to October 28

The Ruffnecks College Prep program is a mix of intrasquad games and NEBC Fall League contests.  In 2018 we will expand our College Tour option for “showcase-style” workouts designed to prep players for college camps and other recruiting opportunities.

Weekly Rosters are assembled to number approximately 12-13 players, with plans for pitching.  Rosters are shuffled each week.  The College Prep program offers scheduling flexibility.  Each week there are between three and six playing opportunities offered from Friday through Sunday.  Players are asked to respond to a weekly “Roll Call” from which we assemble rosters based on availability.  Ruffnecks coaches staff the College Prep program.  They provide in-game instruction and development through game situations and positional playing opportunities.  The College prep program provides a relaxed atmosphere for Fall Baseball participation.

The College Prep program is recommended for players with some high school varsity-level playing experience.  Players who project to be high school varsity players during the upcoming season are also welcome to register for this offering.

Cost: $400