The New England Baseball Complex (NEBC)
The Ruffnecks have always played and practiced on high quality surfaces. We devote a considerable portion of our financial resources to making good facilities available to our teams and players. The program has a home that permits the Ruffnecks to lead the way in competitive and developmental baseball. The New England Baseball Complex (NEBC) in Northborough, Massachusetts is a three-field, synthetic turf baseball complex designed and built by the directors and coaches in the Ruffnecks organization. In addition to being a “tournament destination” for New England, the NEBC is the home for Ruffnecks activity. The NEBC provides ample field inventory, reliable field conditions, professional equipment, and an ability to control our own field schedules. Indeed, the Ruffnecks are positioned to raise their already high standards of development for coaches and players.
In addition to the quality playing surfaces, the Ruffnecks have use of a first-class indoor facility with hitting tunnels. The NEBC is changing the complexion of baseball in New England, and it is unmistakably the exclusive home to ONE College Development Program… the New England Ruffnecks. Use of the NEBC is year-round as weather permits. Generally, the surfaces are playable in late February to early March.
Harvard University: Winter Workouts
The Ruffnecks conduct full-field indoor workouts in the expansive indoor “Bubble” at Harvard University. The Ruffnecks Winter workouts, provide our players with high-repetition practices featuring infield drills, outfield drills, and team preparation during the long winter months. The Winter Workouts are conducted on Saturday mornings (for 13U & 14U Ruffnecks) and Sunday mornings for all High School level Ruffnecks.
Inside the Harvard Bubble our workouts feature dual full sized infield diamonds for infielders to get repetitions and skill work. Other areas of the playing surface are used for outfield drills, pitchers and flat ground work, bullpen sessions, and speed work with running coaches. For our younger teams (13s and 14s) the indoor sessions provide the same kinds of skill development along with an opportunity to conduct full field practices in which we prepare for our season. The 13s and 14s also scrimmage in the Bubble.
The Ruffnecks program is grateful for the privilege of use at Harvard University. Each group is scheduled for approximately 5-6 full sessions from the end of January to early March. These sessions are developmental and preparatory for the spring and summer seasons. Winter Workouts are not mandatory, nor are they open to the public. They are for enrolled Ruffnecks players and a select number of candidates.