We are excited to kick off winter training with a hitting clinic led by Justin Sumner of Ohio University and Bobcats coaches. Players will receive four hours of professional instruction in a small group setting. Each hitting station is designed to work on proper mechanics and establish a foundation of good habits. Example: Station 1 -- Setup, stance and how to practice off a tee. Station 2 -- Timing and rhythm while working on a balanced swing. Station 3 -- Swing path and contact points; Station 4 -- Live cage situational hitting.
Dec. 10 & 17: Ages 8-10, 3-5 p.m.; Ages 11-12, 6-8 p.m.
Dec. 11 & 18: Ages 13-14, 3-5 p.m.; Ages 15-16, 6-8 p.m.
-- Limit 16 kids per session. One coach for every 4 players. Cost is $100 per player. Reserve your spot here
Wow! The Bobcats had an incredible season from top to bottom and are so proud of the teams and accomplishments along this incredible journey of player development. Several alumni committed to college programs and three players continued professional careers. Here are just a few highlights from each age division:
9u -- Went undefeated in the New Balance Select League and captured four tourney championships, including a trip to Myrtle Beach for Youth Baseball Nationals.
10u -- Went 19-6 and advanced to Select League championship, dropping a 12-11 thriller in the championship at New England Baseball Complex.
11u -- Won the Northeast Futures Tourney at Trinity HS and battled to an 13-19 overall record in the Elite Division along with a trip to Myrtle Beach.
12u -- Won multiple tourneys and finished a magical season by advancing to the Elite 8 at Cooperstown Dreams Park! Both 12u Bobcats teams played on a national stage.
13u -- Winner of the NH Select League D1, advancing to New England Regionals. Finished runner-up at Youth Nationals in Myrtle Beach. Overall record: 30-8
14u -- Started the season at Diamond Nation, N.J., and ended in Myrtle Beach, posting a league-best 22-13-2 overall record.
15u -- Went 22-5-1, highlighted with an 11-4 win against NEB-NH for the NH/Maine Select League title. This core group of Bobcats won their third league championship since age 10. Congrats!
The New Hampshire SportsDome and NH Bobcats are once again teaming up to offer an eight-week winter league featuring live games. The 2nd annual 603 Winter Baseball League will be held on Sundays beginning January 8. Cost is $150 per player.
Divisions: 10u, 12u, 14u, High School.
-- 11 Benton Road, Hooksett, NH
-- 10A Tower Lane Goffstown (Can't miss it when you're on Goffstown Back Road).
Catchers, mark your calendar! The 6th annual Complete Catching Camp will be held Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at Ultimate Sports Academy. The camp is led by catching guru Marc Pantazis, a former player and coach at both the University of Maine and Rhode Island Community College. The camp is highly organized with age-appropriate groups, covering:
-- Proper position for receiving, blocking, signs
-- Footwork and transitions for throwing to each base
-- Fielding bunts, tag plays and safety measures to avoid injury
Ages 9-12: 9-11 a.m.
Ages 13-16: 12-2 p.m.
Cost: $100. Reserve your spot!
Deciding on showcase baseball events for young players can be confusing and too often lead to a waste of time and money. Some events, however, provide exposure for talented players and give them a pro-style skills test in front of college coaches. That's what the Bobcats are offering on Team Scout Day on Wednesday, June 15, at Derryfield School in Manchester from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Six to 10 college coaches will be in attendance, in addition to a Mets pro scout, will provide position specific skills and drills, a "pro-style workout," a recruiting seminar and a final player evaluation report. (Evaluation reports will be made available to each player through their on-line player profile on our website and to our college scouting database.) The cost is $225.
Players are guided through a proper dynamic conditioning and throwing warm-up. Catchers will receive "POP times," fielders receive throwing velocities from their position, hitters get on-field batting practice, pitchers will throw bullpens (with catchers) and all hitters and pitchers receive advanced statistical data acquired through Rapsodo. Players receive a T-shirt. REGISTER HERE.
Exeter High products, Cody Morissette and Ben Malgeri, two of the hardest working and most talented players in program history, were drafted into MLB in July and have embarked on their pro career in the minors. Morissette was a two-time All-America infielder at Boston College and selected in the second round by the Miami Marlins. Ben Malgeri, part of a Northeastern team that won a conference championship and reached the NCAA Championship Tournament, was selected in the 18th round by the Detroit Tigers. Both players were key members of the early Bobcats years, including a 31-win season in 2014 that culminated with a runner-up in the New England EBL championship.
9u -- The Most Improved Team goes to ... 9u Bobcats! This fearless team finished with a 6-16-1 record and popped a big upset in the state tournament against the eventual regional champs. Final tourney: Youth World Series in Ocean City, Maryland at the end of June.
10u -- Captured the No. 1 seed in the New Balance Select state tournament, posting a 22-3 record on the season. The Bobcats reached the title game, losing to the Gators, 5-1, in final. Capped the season with a fantastic run to the semifinals at the Youth World Series in Maryland.
11u -- Bobcats Bernier won the New Balance Select state and regional championship, going 29-2 along the way and winning two other tournaments. Congrats on one of the most successful seasons in program history!
12u -- Finished with a 22-5 record and No. 1 seed in the NB Select state tourney before dropping a heart-breaker to the NE Charge in a 1-0 state semifinal. The season ended with an electric five games at Little Fenway Park and Little Wrigley in Waterville Maine. The Bobcats reached the championship and lost in extra innings.
13u -- The defending champs went 40-9 and recorded the most wins in program history. Took the No. 1 seed in New Balance Elite play. Bobcats took second-place at Baseball Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and won two other tourneys.
14u -- Bobcats captured the No. 1 seed in the New Balance D1 state tourney and lost in a back-and-forth championship game against the Cannons. The same teams met again in the 14u New Balance New England Regionals.
15u -- The Bobcats competed in the Firecracker Lighthouse Classic Tourney in Maine and took won the Mill City Battle of the River in Lowell. The summer ended with a trip to the semifinals in the New Balance 15u tourney.
14u -- The Bobcats (13-7) opened the month with three straight wins in the Mill City Tournament before falling to the Spinners Elite in the semifinals. May highlights: Antonio Vallante belted a walk-off double to defeat the Grizzlies. Brady LaBier threw a seven-inning complete game to beat Spinners Prospects, and Grant McCubrey tossed a one-hit shutout to beat Spinners Scout.
13u -- The EBL defending champs have rolled to a 21-4 record, wrapping up the month with a tourney championship in the Memorial Day Classic. The team is batting .343 with five homers! Chase Philibotte, who missed much of last season with a broken thumb, has fanned 64 batters in only 40 innings. Aaron Masson leads the offense with a .433 average and two homers. Mikey Bebris (31 hits, 27 RBI) and Cole Eaton (nine doubles) also rank among team leaders.
12u -- The Bobcats (18-4) enjoyed a 14-game winning streak and enter the New Balance Select League tournament as the No. 2 seed. Team leaders include Levi Locke (1.059 ERA), John Bakker (15 IP, 25K), Nate Duquette (6 HR), Brady Wood (21 hits), Hunter Henderson (1.143 slugging) and Owen Hazelbaker (11 SB). What a balanced attack!
11u -- Bobcats Bernier (21-2) captured the Mill City Tournament with five wins in two days and own the No. 1 seed entering the 11u state tourney. The powerful squad takes on Bobcats Spooner (3-15-1) in the opening round.
10u -- Yadiel Lebron had three homers as the Bobcats dominated the Mill City Tourney. RHPs Camden Thompson and Chris Bakker have been aces, racking up a combined 63 strikeouts in 35 innings. Record: 18-4
9u -- Heating up at just the right time, the Bobcats have won four of six games (with a tie) entering the state tourney. Austin Noyes (.617, four triples) and Sam Packard (.583, 17 runs) lead the offense, while Brody Stone and Griffin Dowling have been outstanding on the mound. The Bobcats reached the semifinals of the Memorial Day Classic but were rained out.
Dedication and hard work throughout the winter paid off with a successful and exciting first month of games for the Bobcats!
14u -- Made a rapid ascent into first-place of NH Select League Division 1, posting a 7-1 record. Right-hander Brady LaBier has emerged as the staff ace, going 3-0 with a perfect ERA. Luke Delia, batting .667 with seven RBIs, leads the team in hitting.
13u -- The defending champs are off to a 10-1 start in the Select League Elite Division, losing for the first time in 50 games last weekend. Right-hander Chase Philibotte (2-0) continues to impress on the mound, notching 26 strikeouts in just 14 innings. Caden Siraco (.480 average) and Aaron Masson (.455, two homers) have the led way for a relentless offense.
12u -- The 12u team posted an 9-1 record in April and won the NH Kickoff Tournament championship at Manchester Cal Ripken, led by starting pitcher Levi Locke. Aaron Parker and Nate Duquette each have two home runs. Covid-related issues led the cancellation of a trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. However, the team is heading to Branson, Missouri for the trip of a lifetime in August.
11u -- Injuries and a quarantine haven't stopped Bobcats Bernier from posting a 10-0 record and winning the NH Kickoff Tournament in Manchester. This team has already posted five shutouts. Big righties Jakoby Schoppmeyer and Nolan Lavigne have combined for six wins and 40 strikeouts! Bobcats Spooner (1-7-1) got into the win column with a complete-game effort by righty Sam Doemling.
10u -- It's been a thrill-a-minute with nearly every game being decided in dramatic fashion. The Bobcats are off to a 6-2 start, led by pitcher Cam Thompson (.692, four doubles, three triples) and a star-studded pitching staff. Yadiel Lebron hit a grand slam during the opening weekend as the Bobcat swept the defending champion NE Charge.
9u -- If the season were measured by attitude, determination and spirit, the Bobcats would be in the first-place. However, this team has lost several close games and continues to search for that elusive first win. Austin Noyes is off to a red-hot start, batting .600 with three extra-base hits. Sam Packard and Brody Stone have been a steady 1-2 punch on the mound.
The Bobcats are taking winter training to the next level by invading the New Hampshire Sportsdome on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26! This amazing new facility is located at 11 Benton Road, Hooksett, NH 03106. Although parents are not yet allowed as spectators, the Bobcats will be rolling live video on the Bobcats Facebook page.
Serious hitters will love the personal attention and steady improvement of the Lavigne Hitting Series at USA. The next session will be a three-day clinic Dec. 28-30 from 12-2 p.m.
Location: Ultimate Sports Academy, 8051 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103
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Instruction is provided by Colorado Rockies prospect Grant Lavigne, Kevin Lavigne, along with New Hampshire Bobcats coaches. Learn from the ground up about how to create more power, stay on balance and on time! Player-to-coach ratio is 4-to-1. Cost is $150
Covid Safety Measures: The staff at Ultimate Sports Academy follows all NH Covid safety protocols and guidelines throughout the program including:
-- Participant check-in screening with infrared digital thermometer
-- A dedicated staff member will be present at all times to monitor social distancing and compliance with protective actions and use of cloth face coverings when physical distancing is less than 6 feet.
The New Hampshire Bobcats are proud to announce Ismael Bautista, Nathanial Duquette, Michael Chirichiello and Dillon Gaudet have earned spots on EBL National Teams, joining the best players in New England for summer tournaments in 2020. Bautista will play in a 12u tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park August 7-13. He will also make a Bobcats team trip to Dreams Park with the Bobcats Aug. 22-27.
After finishing with Bobcats, Duquette is headed to the Ripken Experience at Myrtle Beach, S.C., July 19-24. Chirichiello will join the 10u EBL National Team and play in a tourney at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., July 5-10. Gaudet is heading to Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J., to join the star-studded 13u EBL team. This is a great opportunity and amazing honor for these hard-working and talented players. Congrats and well deserved!
Your throwing arm is your lifeline in baseball. In order to prepare for the season, it's essential to build a foundation for throwing with a steady progression and proper mechanics. Bobcats pitching coordinator Tim Viehoff will guide teams ages 10-15 with throwing sessions every week leading into the season. This is all part of the Bobcats package and our commitment to preventative care and longterm player development. Weekly sessions include:
We are an elite travel program with a mission to teach comprehensive skills and strategy in a challenging and healthy atmosphere. We instill the values of hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship and players learn to apply those skills to life. Founded in 2012, the New Hampshire Bobcats have already developed more than 40 players who have gone on to play college baseball. This is done with professional coaches who are committed to development with an emphasis on the longterm. If you love baseball and want to be surrounded by those who share your passion, play for the Bobcats and separate yourself from the pack!
Success breeds success -- and that was certainly the case looking back on the 2019 season. The Bobcats celebrated six different championships from ages 9u-12u while compiling an overall record of 90-41-3. A look back at some of the many accomplishments:
12u -- The Division I team (also known as our Cooperstown team) played 30 games, beginning with a highly competitive tourney at New England Baseball Complex. One of our proudest moments came during the Mill City Spring Fling tournament when 12u Yerrington and 12u Jones each won their pool and met for an all-Bobcats championship! The Memorial Day Classic was another epic weekend in which the Bobcats D1 team won six consecutive games, culminating with a 10-2 championship victory over the Spinners Prospects.
11u -- Coming a Division II championship in 2018, this team moved up to Div. 1A and continued to enjoy success, posting a 19-7 record and winning the Memorial Day Classic. Highlights included a 12-game winning streak and championship game appearance in the Mill City tourney.
10u -- Just an incredible season for this group: three consecutive tourney championships, 26-5 overall record, a trip to the Gold Bracket EBL championship tourney. So much hard and focus that kept paying off.
9u -- Most Improved Team of 2019. Following a slow start, this team went on a hot streak and ended up hosting and winning the New England EBL Silver Bracket championship in Manchester. The overall record of 15-7-1 included a trip to Cape Cod and a playoff appearance in the Memorial Day Classic.
The first tryout for next season is June 30 at Ultimate Sports Academy. Click here to register for tryouts.
Following a weekend of amazing weather and intense competition, the New Hampshire Bobcats emerged with three championships during the 7th annual Memorial Day Classic. In the 12u division, the Bobcats Division I team won all six games, eventually defeating the Spinners Prospects in the championship, 10-2. The 12u Division featured 14 teams from five states, including New York!
In the 11u Division, the Bobcats finished third in pool play before defeating the Gators in the semifinals, 9-8, and then defeating the Spinners in the championship, 5-4. Both games were back-and-forth and filled with thrilling plays and clutch hits.
In the 10u Division, the red-hot Bobcats won their third consecutive tournament of the season! This team has now captured the Mill City Spring Tourney, the Seacoast United Spring Fling and the Memorial Day Classic. The team owns a 21-4 record heading into the New England EBL playoffs.
COOPERSTOWN TRIP: The 12u squad enjoyed an epic trip to Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y., winning five games and bringing home some incredible memories. Among the highlights:
The New Hampshire All-State Baseball Team is once again loaded with members of the Bobcats family. These players all made a significant impact on the program and helped build what we are today. Thank you and congrats!
First Team All-State
Adrian Kennedy, Concord
Jack Fitzgerald, Memorial
Marcus Soucia, Keene
Second Team All-State
Jaken Pellerin, Central
Richard Marique, Pinkerton
Riley Elliott, Bow
Casey Jordan, ConVal
Matt Lamy, Bow
Reed Wilson, Newfound
Third Team All-State
Matt Hamilton, Bow
Nathan Innerfield, John Stark
Jake Mitchell, Bishop Guertin
Dan Sarmiento, Exeter
The red-hot 10u New Hampshire Bobcats won their third consecutive tournament of the season, capturing the 2019 Memorial Day Classic in Auburn, NH, over the weekend. This talented squad also brought home championships in the Mill City Spring Fling and the Seacoast United Spring Swing, now taking a 21-4 record into the New England EBL playoffs. It was quite the productive weekend for the Bobcats, who also won the 11u and 12u Divisions of the Memorial Day Classic in Manchester, NH.
The 11u Bobcats (17-4 record) won a nail-biter against the Gators in the semifinals, and then pulled off a comeback 5-4 win against the Jr Spinners in the championship at Auburn Little League. The 12u Bobcats (17-9) won six games over the weekend and needed a thrilling win over Saratoga, N.Y., to reach the final. They defeated A's Spinners Prospects in the championship, 10-2. Overall, there were 67 teams and more than 130 games played in the 7th annual tourney.
Both 12u Bobcats teams swept through pool play, leading to an epic matchup in the 2019 Mill City Spring Fling Tournament last weekend. Bobcats Yerrington capped an incredible weekend for the organization with a 6-3 triumph over Bobcats Jones in the championship.
In pool play, Bobcats Yerrington defeated Team Boston, Hurricanes Salisbury and Hurricanes Nashua before defeating the Junior Spinners in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Bobcats Jones posted victories against Junior Spinners Prospects, Team Boston and Hurricanes Salem, leading up to a 7-6 walk-off victory against Northeast Baseball in the semis. Great job by everyone in this truly memorable weekend!
FORMER SNHU ALL-AMERICAN and Seattle Mariners minor leaguer Tim Viehoff has been named Pitching Coordinator for the New Hampshire Bobcats beginning in January 2019. Viehoff will provide a detailed three-month throwing program and oversee workouts along with other coaches during winter sessions.
Viehoff, a Pinkerton Academy graduate, program designed for the longterm health of young players. All Bobcats will receive this training as part of their tuition. The left-hander was drafted in the 12th round by the Mariners in 2016. He is currently available for pitching lessons on Monday and Wednesday nights at Ultimate Sports Academy. To schedule a pitching lesson, contact program director Kevin Gray at 716-4433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't commit to a travel team? Consider our new Development Program, a great option for growth as a player and skill development without all the spring travel -- and half the price. Featuring:
-- Professionals training twice per week ($500 value) from January through March. Learning proper baseball fundamentals takes a lot of work and attention to detail. The first 12 weeks of winter training are designed to develop good habits and refine fundamentals.
-- Players are taught by Bobcats coaches who have college and pro experience, including former SNHU All-America pitcher and former professional Tim Viehoff. All Bobcats have weekly throwing program led by coach Viehoff.
-- Four-week Catcher's Camp ($200 value) run by former college catcher Marc Pantazis. Catching is such a crucial position, yet often the most neglected when teaching kids. We bring in coaches with the best experience and coaching background to teach young catchers in this four-week January program.
-- Agility & Speed training ($300 value) at USA starting in November. This seven-week program focuses on footwork, core strength and agility drills and is led by St. Anselm college assistant coach Justin Sumner and Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Grant Lavigne of Bedford. These are 60-minute sessions in age-appropriate groups.
-- Bobcats practice shirt and hat.
-- Year-round membership ($300 value) at Ultimate Sports Academy, 201 Allard Drive, Manchester. Reach your goals with routine and repetition. You will have access to cages, mounds, free weights and can also use the basketball court.
-- Year-round membership to new "USA South," formerly known as Play the Game or Next Level Athlete, at 8051 South Willow St., Manchester, NH. Check out the new weight room!
-- One free birthday party ($200 value) at USA!
-- Receive priority care and from our corporate sponsor, New Hampshire Orthopaedics Center. We also have partnerships ConvenientMD Urgent Care and with Monkey Sports in Derry (all Bobcats receive 20 percent off). Click here for the Development Program registration. Total cost: $850.