Northampton Baseball Club (NBC)

Updated Tuesday March 27, 2018 by Northampton Baseball & Softball.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: 3/26/18

NBC is preparing a parental meeting for discussion on seasonal plans, this will likely take place in mid April and after the regular season begins.

ALL NBC players will be participating in ALL LEAGUE spring training events

NBC will reach out when parental meeting is scheudled 

 

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about, Northampton Baseball Club

The Northampton Baseball Club is a division of Northampton Baseball & Softball (NBSL) 

The program is intended to be a travel program designed to meet the needs of a player that wants to focus on higher baseball development.

The program offers advanced and additional baseball training on field and off field, thus giving players an enhanced baseball experience. 

Players on the Northampton Baseball Club will be dually rostered with the NBC and a regular season NBSL team. (will play regular spring season in addition to club games)

Club players will play an estimated 15-18 regular spring season games, then participate in an estimated total of 16-24 travel club games (game totals are estimated and do not factor in national/local tournament seasons)

Tuition for club teams will be in addition to the regular season cost per player.

 

AGE BREAKDOWN:

Any NBSL registered player who is 12 years old or younger as of April 30th each year is eligible to try out.

We aim to field teams in 2 (two) age divisions

12U Division will play on 50/70 baseball diamond

10U Division playing on 40/60 baseball diamond

 

Three criteria will be used for determining players chosen:

  • COMMITMENT – Players and families must commit to be at 90% of all team activities, which include off field training, spring training, independent games and tournaments.Activities will begin annually March 1st and conclude July 31st with possible tournament activity through 8/31 based on interest and commitment.
  • ABILITY – There will be a comprehensive tryout with independent evaluators. Tryouts will take place over a number of sessions in available venues TBD.
  • FINANCIAL – There is a non-refundable tryout fee of $25.  Players who make club team roster will have that $25 applied toward total tuition balance. The cost to play an NBC team is 475.00 and is subject to change. There may be extra costs not included in the fee such as travel and hotel rooms for tournaments as well as equipment.  Full payment is required at our parental commitment meeting, which is held within 10 days of final tryout date. Financial Aid will be available based on demonstrated need.

NBSL, through its NBC operations committee makes all divisional placement and coaching decisions on a seasonal basis.

 

How do I register my player?

Registration will begin annually in January with tryouts beginning mid-February.

Within 10 days of the last tryout, NBSL will hold a parental commitment meeting to ensure full understanding and commitment of players & families is secured. At this meeting the full seasonal tuition fee will be due with funds being used to secure apparel, tournament deposits and seasonal equipment needs

 

Northampton Baseball Club Seasonal Schedule:

Our seasonal schedule intent is to operate from March 1st and conclude July 31st each year

Pre-season workouts will begin with tryouts in mid February and concluding the preseason March 31st

NBC players will then participate in NBSL Spring Training and regular season schedules.

During April, May and June; NBC players will participate in weekend club games scheduled so not to interfere with their participation with NBSL regular season activities. 

NBC players will be eligible to try out for National tournament teams (all-stars).

National Tournaments begin mid June and concludes in July. At the conclusion of the National Tournaments, the NBC team will reconvene to play summer baseball tournaments.

 

Where will we play?

NBC will play independent games and tournaments in all 6 of the New England states along with New York and other states based on available opportunities.

NBC will attempt to have an equal number of home and away games, but will ultimately play games where available in order to provide a quality baseball experience.

12U home games will be played at Spring Street Fields, Florence MA. 

10U home games will be played at McDonald Field in Florence and Lariviere Field in Northampton.