Fall Baseball

Ruffnecks Fall Baseball 2017

(Notice Update: October 18, 2017)
13U Fall Baseball – Workout Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:00am
HS Wood Bat - Rosters Sent via email 10/18 for Week #7
College Prep – Rosters Sent via email 10/18 for Week #7

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

Ruffnecks Fall Baseball Schedule

Important Note:
The remainder of the NEBC League Schedule is posted for HS Wood and College Prep
The following schedule is updated on a weekly basis.

DayDATEGROUPTIMEACTIVITYCOACHESLOCATION
SaturdayOct. 21HS Wood Bat8:00amNEBC HS League GameChaput/AugustNEBC Field 2
SundayOct 2213U Ruffnecks
HS Wood Bat
College Prep
8:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 1:30
1:45
13U Fall Dev. Session 6
Red vs. Blue
NEBC CP League Game
Ruffnecks Staff
Ruffnecks Staff
Ruffnecks Staff
NEBC Fields 1 & 3
NEBC Field 3
NEBC Field 3
SaturdayOct. 28HS Wood Bat
College Prep
TBD
TBD
Playoffs
Playoffs
Ruffnecks Staff
Ruffnecks Staff
TBD
TBD
SundayOct. 2913U Ruffnecks
HS Wood Bat
College Prep
Rain Date
TBD
TBD
Rain Date
Playoffs
Playoffs
Rain Date
Ruffnecks Staff
Ruffnecks Staff
NEBC Fields 1 & 3
TBD
TBD

Ruffnecks Fall Overview: September 9 to October 28

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.  There are three Ruffnecks Fall programs:

  • 13U Fall Baseball: Sundays Only
  • College Prep Ruffnecks (Friday – Sunday)
  • HS Wood Bat Ruffnecks (Friday – Sunday)

13U Fall Ruffnecks Program: 6 Weeks

Sunday, October 22
8:00    Report & Stretching Begins
8:30    Games Begin
10:45  Session Ends

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 most 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 2018 13U team.

This program has limited capacity.  It is one of the most highly regarded developmental programs in the region.

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 will find 13U Ruffnecks Fall Baseball a challenging and valuable developmental opportunity.  Drills, positional work, simulated game situations, and actual game scrimmages comprise the curriculum.

  • 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 team selection process 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.

High School Wood Bat Program:

Weekend of Oct. 21

Saturday, Oct. 21
7:30am  Report
8:00am  NEBC League Game – Field #2

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.  Each week there are multiple playing opportunities in the schedule, offered from Friday through Sunday.  Players 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 for players 14U and up 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.

College Prep Program:

Weekend of Oct. 21-22

Sunday, Oct. 22
11:00  Report time
11:30  Red vs. Blue – Field 3 at NEBC

1:30    Report Time
2:00   NEBC League Game – Field 3 at NEBC

The Ruffnecks College Prep program is a play-only mix of intrasquad games and NEBC Fall League contests.  In 2017 we will mix in several developmental, “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