Winter 2019

2019 Ruffnecks Winter Workouts Schedule & Plan

Full field, indoor workouts are conducted at Boston College and Harvard University.  We post our schedules weekly.  Players are asked to arrive at the “Report Time” communicated via weekly email Roll Calls, dressed in practice gear.  Directions and parking regulations are posted on the “Facilities” page of this website.

Winter Workouts Near Completion: Open Hitting Saturday, March 16th

Indoor workouts at Harvard and BC are complete for Winter 2019.  Ruffnecks are welcome to use NEBC OPEN Hitting hours on Saturday, March 16.  The links are available by clicking on the image below and the 2019 NEBC & Winter Hours Thru March (Click Here).

(Updated March 16, 2019)

Sunday, Mar. 17Scrimmage/Game13U vs. 14U8:00am to 11:00amNEBC
Field #3
Wednesday, Mar. 2013U Team Hitting
13U Ruffnecks7:00pm to 8:30pm
NEBC Cages
Thursday, Mar. 21Practice13U/14U Ruffnecks6:00pm Report
6:30 to 8:30 Practice
Field #1

New Harvard Bubble 2019

The Ruffnecks winter program is for Ruffnecks players and a limited number of non-Ruffnecks participants.  Ruffnecks winter workouts take place at the New England Baseball Complex and at Harvard University. There is not open registration for Ruffnecks winter programs.

Indoor hitting is held in the cages at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, MA.  Full field indoor workouts take place in the “Bubble” at Harvard University.

Updates and last minute notifications (usually weather related) regarding indoor sessions are available on the home page of this website, as well as on this page.  The Calendar tab on the home page also provides a weekly and monthly summary of workout dates, times, and locations.

A schedule of Ruffnecks winter activity is provided via the link below or  by clicking on the image to the right.  Please note that the Harvard dates are tentative until further notice.

Winter Schedule Notifications

(March 16, 2019)
2019 NEBC & Winter Hours Thru March (Click Here)

NEBC – Team Hitting, Open Dates, and Hours

Indoor Cages NEBC - Click Image for Video Clip

The NEBC hitting tunnels provide state of the art facilities for focused and purposeful hitting among Ruffnecks players.  Some hours are designated as team hitting sessions (for 13U and 14U).  All Ruffnecks are welcome to OPEN hours.  OPEN hours provide opportunities for Ruffnecks to use the batting cages independently or with teammates.   We ask that Ruffnecks wear Ruffnecks apparel and to identify themselves at the front desk of the NEBC when they are using the cages.  Please monitor the website home page and the links to the Winter Schedule.  Some week-day sessions, currently designated for 13U and 14U Team sessions may be converted to OPEN hours.  

  • At all times, Ruffnecks are to use ONLY WOOD BATS in the NEBC hitting tunnels.
  • Ruffnecks players are expected to wear Ruffnecks apparel and caps while hitting in the cages.
  • All equipment is to be left in good working order and the cages are expected to be put in order.

There are no machines in the batting cages.  Ruffnecks players are encouraged to work with each other and to use the buckets, tees, and L-Screens to conduct high-repetition hitting routines on their own.

Additional clinics and individual instruction are available through the NEBC.  Announcements for Pro Series Hitting Clinics, Gedman Catchers Clinics, and other special offerings are provided through email and by accessing the NEBC website.

Notifications for closings are communicated through email and website postings at both NEBC and on the Ruffnecks website.

Harvard Winter Workouts

Long View of Harvard Bubble

Winter Workouts at Harvard University begin in late January and run through the beginning of March on limited weekends (all Sundays for the 15U, 16U, and Seniors).  The Harvard Workouts are designed to provide Spring Training-like preparation for Ruffnecks players to get ready for the upcoming season.  The workouts are repetition oriented, and build from the principles of development achieved from full-field activity.  The Indoor “Bubble” at Harvard provides a facility in which Ruffnecks coaches and players conduct full-field drills.

Players are expected to wear ONLY Ruffnecks gear to Harvard Team Workouts.  Tee Shirts and Caps are issued.  We ask Ruffnecks players to wear their BLUE, numbered tees or performance shirts, gray baseball pants or Ruffnecks sweats, and their Ruffnecks caps to all Winter Workouts at Harvard.  Long sleeves are recommended in case it is cool in the Bubble.

Ruffnecks players are asked to respond to weekly roll calls for attendance.  Notices for inclement weather or cancellations are communicated through email and through postings on the home page of this website.