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Fall Baseball 2019
by posted 08/15/2019

Registration is Open for Fall Baseball
 
 
FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM - Grades 1 to 6
Sundays September 8, 15, 22 and 29
Rideout Playground
 
The goal of the Fall Instructional Program is to provide a fun clinic environment where players can hone their skills and prepare themselves for the upcoming spring season.  Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running.   
  • Grades 1 and 2 (3:30-4:30 PM) : This session will focus on skill building and fundamentals in all phases of the game followed by controlled scrimmages. Cost will be $75 for four weeks.
  • Grades 3 and 4 (3:30-5:00 PM):  Professionally run.  Directed by former CCHS Coach Chris Aufiero and his staff from Route 2 Baseball, this age group will use the time to focus on skill building before playing scrimmages.  Cost will be $95 for four weeks.
  • Grades 5 and 6 (5:00-6:30 PM):  Professionally run.  Directed by former CCHS Coach Chris Aufiero and his staff from Route 2 Baseball, this option will offer a combination of skills and game play.  Each week the focus for the first half will be on infield, outfield, catching, hitting, base running and pitching drills.  During the second half the players will play a controlled scrimmage.  Cost will be $169 for four weeks.
  • For the 5th & 6th grade program only, players should register directly with Route 2 Athletics:  
 
FALL COMPETITIVE PROGRAM -- Grades 5 to 8
 
5th & 6th Grade Majors Division
  • Fall League Majors Division runs September 9 - October 28.
  • Games are played Sunday afternoon, usually at 3:00 or 3:30 PM, including Columbus Day weekend.
  • Teams play 7-8 games (subject to rainouts); one makeup day November 4.
  • Weekly practice at Coach's discretion. Day & time TBD.
  • Some travel to neighboring towns required. Locations may include Concord, Carlisle, Belmont, Bedford, Natick, Wayland, Winchester, Lexington, Wellesley and Arlington.
  • Games are intended to be skill developmental in nature.
  • Your child must be in 5th or 6th grade *and* no older than 12 on August 31, 2020 to play in this league.
  • Space is limited and participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The fee for this league is $150. Uniform hat and shirt are included. Players must provide their own baseball pants.
 
7th & 8th Grade Babe Ruth League
  • Games Sunday mornings, including Columbus Day weekend, at 10 AM, September 9 - October 28.
  • Teams play 7-8 games (subject to rainouts); one makeup day November 4.
  • Players must be in 7th or 8th grade; 9th graders who are 14 on April 30, 2020 are also eligible.
  • Weekly practice at coach’s discretion. Day & time TBD.
  • Some travel to neighboring towns required. Locations may include Concord, Carlisle, Belmont, Bedford, Natick, Wayland, Winchester, Lexington, Wellesley and Arlington.
  • The fee for this league is $250. Uniform hat and shirt are included. Players must provide their own baseball pants.

 

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2020 Rebels
by posted 08/14/2019

Dear CCYB Families:
 
We have scheduled evaluations for the 2020 CCYB Rebels team for Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 at Rideout Playground.  
 
Our plan for spring, 2020 is to field teams at the 9U (3rd grade), 10U (4th grade), 11U (5th grade) and 12U (6th grade) levels.  This would represent the most number of teams Rebels has fielded, and we hope to involve as many Concord and Carlisle families as possible.    

For those not familiar with Rebels, it was founded in 2016 and serves as a Concord-Carlisle club baseball program run in conjunction with Route 2 Athletics of Arlington. The program is coached by former CCHS Head Coach Chris Aufiero.

The goals of the program are: 
1. Community: A club-level baseball experience with classmates and peers 
2. Coaching: Professional coaches who prioritize skill development and love of baseball over "win at all costs"
3. Competition: Play elite programs from surrounding towns including teams in the New England Elite Baseball League
4. Convenience: First-class program at a reasonable cost with limited travel to practices and games 
5. CCHS: Build a strong feeder program to develop an elite high school baseball program 
 
If you are interested in Rebels for 2020, please enter your son's information here:

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Phil Gibson
CCYB Rebels Coordinator
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Congratulations Bay State U12 !
by posted 08/10/2019


Congratulations to our U12 Bay State Team, who won Gold at Trophy Weekend, August 3-4.

Your Concord Carlisle U12 Bay State All Star Team took home an Upper Division, Round 2, Gold Trophy this past weekend after wins over Newton and Cambridge towns of 85K and 113K respectively. 

In the semi-finals, the team received a dominating pitching performance from Luke Waldeck who struck out 13 hitters over four innings of work.  After falling behind 2-0 the Concord-Carlisle boys battled back for a late inning 5-4 victory.  Down 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, center fielder and lead off hitter Douglas Fortier single handedly turned the game's momentum after catching a ball in center and making a laser beam throw to home plate and catcher Phil McCoy, thus stranding a runner at third base.  In the bottom half of the inning, Concord-Carlisle exploded for four runs, starting with Callen Beveridge’s leadoff hit and capped by Connor Nairus hammering home the fifth run and what turned out to be the game winning run.  The game ended with a spectacular diving catch from left fielder Jack Doty who fired a one hop throw to first baseman Connor Nairus for a double play with the tying run on base. 

That cardiac win set up a Championship showdown with Cambridge, a perennial powerhouse in Bay State play and the overall #2 seeded team.  Once again our boys of summer fell behind early, this time 4-0, setting the stage for another drama filled afternoon and evening.  After plating three runs in the third, and closing the gap to one run, pitcher Bear Tibbitt closed the door on Cambridge, retiring them in order in both the third and fourth innings.  Now down a run in the top of the sixth, the last inning of play, and with two runners in scoring position, Gunnar Lyons singled down the right field line driving in two runs to tie the game.  The game then moved to the bottom of the sixth where Cambridge’s lead off hitter walked and quickly made his way to third base.  With no one out and the winning run on third base, Chris Sim, made two fantastic plays in right field, followed by absolute frozen rope throws to Phil McCoy at home plate, leaving the runner stranded at third base.  Now with two outs, Gunnar Lyons struck out Cambridge’s lead off hitter looking to end the inning.  Into extra innings the game went, when Auggie Lee-Kovach executed a text-book aggressive secondary lead and began taking third base as Chris Sim hit a ball softly up the middle.  As the situation developed before our eyes, much like a script in a Hollywood Movie, the short stop fielded the ball and fired home, but Auggie never broke stride, rounded third, and scored what turned out to be the game-winning run on a close play at the plate.  With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Luke Waldeck made a spectacular play up the middle and to his left, and fired to first for the final out of the game.     

Concord finished Bay State play with a 13 and 7 record equaling 10th place overall out of 37 Boston area teams.  This incredible season was capped by two total team wins and a Round 2, Upper Division, Gold Trophy!

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Cooperstown 2020
by posted 07/21/2019

Cooperstown 2020 

Concord-Carlisle sends an all-star U12 baseball team to compete in a
highly competitive, week-long national all-star baseball tournament
hosted in Cooperstown, NY every summer.  CC will field a team in 2020
that will likely compete in Cooperstown in the second half of August.  

The selection process for the 2020 CC Cooperstown team includes a
tryout to take place on Monday, 8/26 and Wednesday, 8/28
from 6-7:30 at Ripley Field. Your son is required to attend one tryout
but may attend both. To be eligible for the team, your son must be no older
than 12 on April 30, 2020 and must live in, go to school (Fenn included) in,
or have a parent that works in Concord or Carlisle.
 
Registration for the tryout can be found here:  
 
Playing in Cooperstown is a unique and exciting opportunity. However,
there will be a substantial time and financial commitment required. 
The Cooperstown team will have practices that augment your normal
club or town baseball schedule throughout the winter, spring, and summer. 
Parents should plan an all-in per player cost of at least a $1,000. 
The ultimate cost will vary based on fundraising efforts. Scholarships through
CCYB will be available for eligible parents. Further, the success of this trip
will be highly dependent on parent support and willingness to participate
in planning for the event.   
 

For for more information about the Cooperstown experience, please see:

http://www.cooperstowndreamspark.com

Additional info can be found here:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/5671/72883.pdf

For questions, contact Ted Gillick:  edward.gillick@gmail.com

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