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***GNHBL FALL BASEBALL MANDATORY COACHES MEETING***


MONDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2016

LOCATION: BATTER'S BOX, 21 MARNE ST. HAMDEN 

TIME: 8:00 PM



HOLIDAY CLINICS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION



THANKSGIVING CLINICS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
2 Sessions, Morning and Evening. Choose what fits your schedule best...

   THANKSGIVING:                      Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th

                                                        12U*:          9:00-10:30AM or 5:00-6:30PM

                                                        13-14U:      11:00-12:30PM or 7:00-8:30PM

                                                        *Players 6-12 years old are eligible

                              COST: $75.00

CHRISTMAS CLINICS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
2 Sessions, Morning and Evening. Choose what fits your schedule best...

 CHRISTMAS:                                Tuesday, December 27th through Friday December 30th

                                                        12U*:          9:00-10:30AM or 5:00-6:30PM

                                                        13-14U:      11:00-12:30PM or 7:00-8:30PM

                                                        *Players 6-12 years old are eligible

                              COST: $150.00

**BROCHURE WITH MORE INFORMATION BELOW


             ***CALL THE BATTER'S BOX TO REGISTER***

                      

Winter Hitting Leagues are BACK!!! February and March 2017, 8 week league, 2 games per week, 10U and 12U age groups. Look for more information coming soon!!!!

      

CT BOMBERS 18U CAP OFF TREMENDOUS SEASON, FINISH 1-2 IN THE CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES IN FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO


~ (4272×2848)                                                  


CT Bombers 18U Finish 2nd in the Connie Mack Super Regional 

                                       Dallas Tigers  2 
                                       CT Bombers   0

FORMER CT BOMBER AND BROWN UNIVERSITY PITCHER AUSTIN FRENCH DRAFTED IN THE 27th ROUND OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMATEUR DRAFT BY THE

 LOS ANGELES DODGERS


            SIX FORMER CT BOMBERS PLAYED IN NCAA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

                   SAM NEPIARSKY, UCONN                      JP SIGNORE, FAIRFIELD                                                             SCOTT BRAREN, BC                               JAKE STEVENS, BC

                    LARRY HILL, URI                                     OLIVER POWERS, BRYANT




                                                
 
                                                                           Registration form at bottom of page 

                                Greater New Haven Fall Baseball League Registration's now being accepted 









Welcome to The Batter's Box!


The Batter's Box is a baseball and softball training facility that has been located at 21 Marne Street in Hamden, CT since 1989. We are the oldest facility in Connecticut and 
  offer an 11,000 sq ft facility, which includes 5 Batting Cages, 3 Pitching Mounds and a 7,500 sq ft. fielding area. The Batter's Box is also home to the Connecticut Bombers Travel Baseball Club. Many of the top players to ever play in the state of Connecticut have trained and played at the Batter's Box, including current Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock.

 

Our one on one lessons and clinics offer the best baseball and softball training in the state. Our pro, collegiate and high school staff provide the best training possible for hitting, pitching and catching. Our programs are geared toward both the competitive as well as the recreational player. Our training has developed thousands of players and has sent many on to college on scholarships each year.

THE CONNECTICUT BOMBERS

 

The Connecticut Bombers Baseball Club is committed to encouraging young players in their pursuit of both athletic and personal growth by providing a learning environment that emphasizes the spirit of competitiveness and good sportsmanship. We emphasize and seek to build work ethic, camaraderie and dedication in each one of our players, so that they improve as ballplayers and more importantly, as individuals.


Myths and Truths of Travel Baseball


One of the biggest challenges we face in running a travel baseball program is the education of parents. Parents need to understand that all travel baseball programs are not the same, all coaching is not the same and all tournaments are not the same.

                           New travel clubs are forming at an alarming rate, and parents need to understand the differences so they can place their son or daughter in the most beneficial program. The first question is "What are you looking for in a travel program? Are you looking for the proper training  and the best schedule? Are you looking for a place to play for the summer for your son or daughter? Are you trying to give your son or daughter an opportunity to play in college? These are questions for which parents need answers. If you are looking for something  for your son or daughter to do in the summer then there are a multitude of opportunities for them. If you are looking for the training, coaching, schedule and discipline necessary to make your son or daughter the best player they can be, then there are very few. With this in mind, the most important thing to consider is your ROI, or return on your investment. If you plan on spending money for your child to participate in a sports program, your investment MUST provide them with the best opportunity to be recruited and  compete at the collegiate level..

                                                              The key to a successful program is the coaching staff. Parents need to research what programs send players to top colleges and universities on a consistent basis. There was a recent article from the East Cobb baseball program which stated that ex professional and collegiate players do not necessarily make the best coaches. This a very critical and accurate assessment of coaches.  Because a player played at the professional or collegiate level does not mean they can coach AT ALL! 

                                                             The top programs are the ones  whose coaches develop players through work and discipline. It is difficult to assess this over the internet. Many programs will have on their websites that members of their staff played professionally or at the collegiate level by going through their program. But in actuality that player may have played in a tournament or two with that program and subsequently went on to a top school. The program will then tout that they developed that player from a young age and advertise it all over their website.  That program may have taken a player that was already very skilled and claimed to have developed him into a star  He may have played briefly for them but was never trained by them. How about  when a program states that one of their players received a scholarship to an Ivy league school? It sounds great, but the problem is that the  Ivy League does not offer scholarships . Is that what you’re looking for? The  top programs develop their players so that they make an impact in college in their freshman year.

                                                                   Competition is the next key to determining the right program for your son or daughter. Does the program play games and tournaments against top programs or attempt to dominate against average or inferior teams? Many programs are based on how much they win which simply means that they enter low end tournaments to get trophies and publicity. It sounds good to parents when the program boasts about winning tournaments but did they provide their players with the most competitive opportunities to succeed and win? The answer in most cases is a resounding no! If players are not competing against teams that can beat them then it is useless and the trophy is just a false sense of accomplishment. It makes the players think they can play but when it’s time to play against the top teams more often then not they fail. When those players go onto college they cannot compete because they were never sufficiently challenged.

                                                                           Research needs to be done and these questions need to be answered prior to committing money to any program. Here are some other simple questions that parents need to try to answer to before choosing the right program:

1)      What are your goals for your son? College, High School or recreational.

* If  the answer is college then you are looking for a program that gives you the best return on your investment over the 4-6 years of development necessary to prepare them.

2)     Does the program help the player when choosing the right college to attend? 

* Check the program's background for placing players in college. 

3)      How are the graduates of the programs performing at their respective colleges or universities?

4)      Are the players that are advertised on the program's website developed within or recruited?

                                                        As mentioned previously, all programs are not the same. Some programs are more expensive than others. The fact that one program is less expensive than another does not mean it is as good as or better than another. Also, because one program is more local than another is irrelevant. In the southern part of the country for instance, there are players that travel up to 3 hours a day to be in the best programs that state has to offer.

                                                       Even if your son or daughter has talent, they still need to continue to grow and work hard every day. To help them reach their goals, they must be playing in the best possible program. To find this program, the necessary research MUST BE DONE.

                                                         The Connecticut Bombers have never put a player on our lists of colleges that have not trained with us for years. Most of our players return 100% on their investment in college PROVIDING they follow the program set up for them. Our coaches are the some of best you will find in any college program. You will find programs in the state with 75% of the staff developed through the Connecticut Bombers system and that is what parents should recognize.  We will  not only help them with the collegiate selection process, but we will also track their progress throughout their collegiate careers. We also continue training them should they be fortunate enough to play professionally. Our track record in putting players in top schools is unmatched by any other program that claims to develop players. Remember, WE DO NOT RECRUIT PLAYERS, WE DEVELOP THEM. 

                                   

                                 

 "Remember... BASEBALL should be FUN. It is more fun when you do well. To do well, you have to work HARD. There is no way around it." 

-Bob Turcio                                           

                                          


















ANNOUNCEMENTS
CT Bombers 18U were defeated by the Dallas Tigers in the Super Regional in S.Troy NY. The Super Regional is the premier tournament in the northeast with teams from Canada, FL, TX, NY, CT and PA, 
It is a qualifier for the Connie Mack World Series which is the number 1 tournament for 18U in the country. 


Former CT Bomber and 17th Overall Pick in 2009 by the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Former CT Bomber P.J. Higgins of Wallingford and Old Dominion selected in the 12th round of the MLB Draft in 2015 by the Chicago Cubs.

Former CT Bomber Jake Stevens drafted in the 33rd Round by the Phillies in 2015 and currently attends Boston College.



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