Winter 2018

2018 Ruffnecks Winter Workouts Schedule & Plan

Link to Revised 2018 Winter Schedule (Updated 2/18/18)

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

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

Weekly updates to 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 full schedule of Ruffnecks winter activity is linked below and by clicking on the image to the right:

Revised 2018 Winter Schedule thru March (Updated 2/18/18)


Winter Schedule Notifications

(Updated Feb. 18, 2018)

NOTICES – Sunday, Feb. 18th

Sunday, Feb. 18
Roll Call due for HS Harvard Workout – Next Sunday, Feb. 25

Updates to Full Winter2018 Schedule.

Next Harvard Workout for HS Ruffnecks: Sunday, February 25th (7:00am to 9:00am)

  • Roll Call Due on Sunday, Feb. 18th at 5:00pm
  • Ruffnecks in classes of 2019, 2020, 2021
  • 6:45am Report Time.
  • 7:00am Session begins promptly.

NEBC – Team Hitting, Open Dates, and Hours

Swings at NEBC

The NEBC hitting tunnels provide state of the art facilities for focused and purposeful team hitting sessions.  OPEN hours provide additional opportunities for Ruffnecks of all ages to use the batting cages independently or with teammates at no additional charge.

All hitting during Ruffnecks Team sessions and during OPEN hours are with WOOD BATS ONLY. 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 cleaner upon departure than when players arrive.

There are no machines in the batting cages.  Ruffnecks players are encourage 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 Sunday, January 21st.  The Harvard Workouts are designed to provide a Spring Training-like opportunity for Ruffnecks players to prepare 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 tees or performance shirts, gray baseball pants or Ruffnecks sweats, and their Ruffnecks caps to all Winter Workouts at Harvard.  Long sleeves are strongly recommended.

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.

2018 Harvard Winter Workout Schedule

(Last Updated – Feb. 5, 2018)

DateTeamsTimeNotes
Saturday, January 20No ActivityNo ActivityNo Activity
Sunday, January 21All Ruffnecks - All Teams6:00 - 8:00amAll Teams & Players
Positional Work
Pitchers Work
Saturday, January 2713U & 14U
NEW Date
6:30 - 8:30amChange - Moved from Saturday, Feb. 3
Sunday, January 28All Ruffnecks - All Teams
Rescheduled to Sun. Feb. 4
CanceledChange - Moved to Sunday, Feb. 4
Saturday, February 313U & 14U
Rescheduled to Sat. Jan 27
CanceledChange - Moved to Saturday, Jan. 27
Sunday, February 4All Ruffnecks - All Teams
NEW Date
6:30 - 8:30amChange - Moved from Sunday, Jan 28
Saturday, February 10No ActivityNo ActivityNo Activity
Sunday, February 11HS Players 2019s, 2020s, 2021s7:00 - 9:00amPositional Work, Reps, & Pens
Saturday, February 1713U & 14U
Rescheduled to Sunday, Feb 18
CanceledChange - Moved to Sunday, Feb 18
Sunday, February 1813U & 14U
Moved from Sat. Feb. 17
6:00 - 8:00am13U/14U Session Only
Team Preparation/Scrimmage
Saturday, February 24No ActivityNo ActivityNo Activity
Sunday, February 25HS Players 2019s, 2020s, 2021s7:00 - 9:00amPositional Work, Reps, & Pens
Saturday, March 313U & 14U6:30 - 9:00am13U/14U Session Only
Team Preparation/Scrimmage
Sunday, March 4HS Players 2019s, 2020s, 2021s7:00 - 9:00amFinal workout
Make-up Date