Fall Baseball 2018

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

(Notice Update: August 10, 2018)
13U Fall Baseball – Registration Open – Rate remains $400 – Until full (approximately August 20)
HS Wood Bat - Registration Open – Until full (flexible deadline)
College Prep & College Tour - Registration Open – Until Full (limited capacity. Deadline TBD)

Important Note:
This page was updated August 10, 2018.
We respond to email and phone inquiries.
For Ruffnecks information and questions call (508) 409-4106 or email neruffnecks@gmail.com

Fall Baseball 2018 Registration OPEN

Fall Baseball Registration is now open.  Please click on the Fall Baseball Registration image which links to the form.  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 10, 2018):
13U Ruffnecks Fall Program: We are keeping the registration at $400 throughout the registration process.  It was a bad idea to increase the rate after August 1st.  We will refund any family that has paid the extra $25.  We apologize.  As of this posting, we have not cashed any checks.

We send confirmations via email as soon as we receive and process the registrations.  We also communicate by phone with those who have registered for the 13U Ruffnecks Fall Program.  If you think you have registered, and have not heard from us, please email neruffnecks@gmail.com or phone (508) 409-4106.

HS Wood & College Prep Registrations: We respond to email and phone inquiries, but formal notifications will come directly from the Ruffnecks email boxes used for Fall Baseball.  Families are welcome to email neruffnecks@gmail.com to inquire about mailed registrations.  No checks have been cashed or processed as of August 1, 2018.  All registrations are processed in the order in which they are postmarked.  Notification will be by email.  Messages may be left at (508) 409-4106.  Phone calls will be returned.  Our summer travel season ends August 2nd.  Thank you for your patience.

Please be careful to fill out all information carefully, including the signed waiver on the back of the registration.  Folks are welcome to return filled out registrations by email.  Payment can follow by regular U.S. Mail.

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