Concord Cannons Travel Baseball Program / College Prospect Teams
The purpose of the Concord Cannons travel baseball program is to develop younger athletes into a complete baseball players. We utilize our staff of professional instructors to teach players how to train for and play at a highly-competitive level of baseball. Our program will not only focus on baseball instruction and training of our young athletes, but also stress the importance of achieving academic excellence in the classroom.
Our coaching staff is what separates us from other travel teams. Our coaches have played and coached at all levels of the game, with some playing in professional organizations. The instruction they will provide from their playing experience cannot be matched by other travel programs. Our coaching staff will share their personal experiences growing up and playing baseball, and the importance of their dedication and hard work to achieving success on the field. Also, personal experiences will be shared regarding the importance of academics in having the opportunity to play at the collegiate level.
The Cannons program will begin in November with a baseball specific strength and conditioning program to increase players’ overall strength, fitness and injury prevention. In December Matt Tupman, former Kansas City Royals Catcher, will be designing and instructing specialty clinics available only for Concord Cannons players.
Team workouts will begin in January. For several months of practice sessions, teams at each age group will practice together and receive instruction and training from our experienced staff. Our primary goal in selecting teams at each age level will be to have equally strong teams in order to compete on the field, as well as provide an opportunity to develop each individual player.
Our teams will have an opportunity to utilize Concord Sports Center’s indoor turf field, batting cages and gym area. Players will have an opportunity to play scrimmage games, as well as compete in indoor leagues. We will have played several games before starting our outdoor travel season.
If selected to participate in our travel program, you will be provided with excellent training and instruction. Your obligation will be to work diligently to become a complete baseball player.
New England Elite Baseball League
All Cannons teams participate in the top travel baseball league in New England; The New England Elite Baseball League. This new and exciting league is comprised of the most talented teams in New England. The mission is to create a competitive league with a strong focus on structure and organization. All teams will have a team page on the EBL website so they can promote their program, post team rosters, and update game scores and stats. All programs will benefit from this league because it eliminates constant changes, cancelations, and the hassle of finding games on short notice. Each team will attend 1-2 travel tournaments. The 10U-12U Divisions will begin at the end March through Mid June. 13U, 14U teams will play April - Mid July. 15U, 16U and 17U June - August.
10U-12U teams will be completed prior to Little League/ Cal Ripken All Stars - However the Cannons program must be the priority over town baseball during the Spring season.
Cannons Baseball Offseason Program
Concord Cannons Strength and Conditioning Program
Dates: Saturday, November 1, 8, 15, 22
* Please see website for full schedule
Dec. 6 — Fundamentals of Catching
Dec. 13 — Fundamentals of Hitting
Dec. 20 — Fundamentals of Pitching
Dec. 27 — Fundamentals of In-field/Out-field Play
Included in the Concord Cannons Program:
· Two team practices per week: January - April
· One team practice per week: April - June
· 25-35 Season games depending on age group
· Game Uniform (Jersey, pants, hat, belt, socks
· Practice T-Shirt
· Free Concord Sports Center Batting Cage Rentals (1 hour/week)
· Concord Sports Center private lesson discounts ($25 30 minutes/ $45 1 Hour)
· Unlimited use of Concord Sports Center gym area (No reservation required)
2014-2015 Concord Cannons Program Cost
11U, 12U $1750
13U, 14U, 15U $1850
16U Prospect Team $2,000
17U /18U Prospect Teams $2,000
Prospect Teams: Pitchers Only Price - $1,500
In 2015 the rosters will expand on the Prospect Teams with pitchers. Player's that just pitch on the prospect teams will recieve a discount on the season fees. Prospect players that pitch only will not be allowed to pitch on other teams during the summer months.
The Cannons program will be offering either 15U EBL TEAM or 16U Prospects in 2015. This will be decided after the tryout process. The 16U Prospect team will play 7/8 tournaments with most of them being in the NH and MASS area. The team will be set up to start the college recruiting process for these players with more local college events. The 17U/18U Prospects will have more travel involved in order to put the player's in the top college showcase tournaments in the North East. This year we will be expanding the exposure with the 17U/18U team with several invitational only events. Tournaments in 2015 will include Under Armor Select (RI), Super 17 Diamond Nation (NJ), Perfect Game (Several New England Locations) Boston College Tour (Boston Area Colleges) The complete tournament schedule will be available in Late September when tournaments are posted. The Prospect teams are set up as a platform to showcase each individiual player in game tournament play this does not mean that every player will be recruited. The Cannons coaching staff will reach out to colleges that they seem fit for each individual player.
· Sibling discount $250 per athlete
· Monthly payment plans are available
· If accepted to the Cannons program a $500 non refundable payment will be due following the August tryouts.
Concord Cannons Developmental Program ($600 per player)
(10U-18U Cannons Devo Teams)
Concord Cannons Travel Baseball Program is now offering a unique developmental program for players ages 9-18 years old. Players who are part of this program will have the opportunity to go through the intense winter workouts with a 2015 Concord Cannons team. Our program is perfect for players that cannot commit to a year-round travel baseball program schedule but would still like to take their game to the next level over the winter months. $300 Payment is due when registering and the remainder of the playing fees are due January 1. The program will run November - April.
Program will Include:
*4 Strength and Conditioning Sessions*
*Participation in the Specialty Clinics*
*Concord Cannons Practice Attire*
*Free 30 minute batting cage rental per week. $10 for each additional
* Discounted Private Instruction ($25 30 minutes/ $45 1 hour.
Concord Cannons Devo Program - Cost $600
Concord Cannons Fundraising (Optional)
All players will have the opportunity to fundraise over the winter months. Last season players on average earned $700-$1,000 through the three fundraisers offered through the Cannons program. These fundraisers will begin in September and all money earned goes directly towards each player’s playing fees for the season.
Concord Cannons College Prospect Teams
(16U and 18U teams offered in 2015)
The Concord Cannons Travel Baseball Program is entering its 9th season in 2015. The program has established itself over that time as the premier travel program in New Hampshire and as one of the top programs in New England. With numerous Regional and National Championship including the 2011 13U AAU New England Champions, the 2012 11U Elite Baseball League Champions and the 2012 Baseball Heaven 11U East Coast National Championship. 2014 16U War at the Shore Prospect Tournament.
The purpose of the Cannons Prospect Teams is to gain college exposure for players that have the potential and desire to play at the collegiate level. The team will participate in the Elite Baseball League Division 1 which is considered one of the top wooden bat summer leagues in New England. These games will take place Monday – Friday to prepare the team for the showcase tournaments that are typically held on the weekends. The benefits of showcase teams are the ability to travel to the top travel tournaments on the East Coast with your team and to have direct contact with collegiate coaches. This gives the college coaches the opportunity to evaluate each player and to also interact with the Cannons coaching staff about potential players for their collegiate program. This also allows coaches to see each player in a game setting which will allow them to evaluate players against the top competition in the country.
Following the tryouts in August each family will speak with the coaching staff to set up a personalized plan for the college selection process. Items will include NCAA clearing house requirements, schools that interest each player and a workout regimen for the upcoming season. Each player will then have a baseball skills video made up by the coaching staff. That can be viewed along with a personal profile on www.concordcannons.com
Prospect Team Information
- 40-50 games
· Seven Tournaments
· Weekday Games aginst Travel Teams, Legion Teams, Senior Babe Ruth Teams
· Professional Coaching
· College Recruiting Bio and Video
· Year round training at Concord Sports Center 2-3x per week (Including Velocity Program, Bat Speed Program, Team Workouts, Strength and Conditioning Workouts)
NH Cannons Travel Baseball
Tryout Fee: $30 per player
Location: Concord Sports Center, 2 Whitney Rd, Concord, NH 03301
Ages 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00am - 11:30am
Ages 13U, 14U, 15U, 17U
Saturday, August 23, 2014
11:30am - 2:00pm
* If you can't attend the above tryout please email Bryan Caruso firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tryout.
2015 Concord Cannons Coaching Staff
10U Concord Cannons - Head Coach: Bryan Caruso Assistant Coach: Nate Boudreau
Team Practice: Saturdays, Jan. 3 - April 4 - 8:30am-10:00am at CSC
Team Practice: Tuesday, Jan. 6 - April 7 - 5:30pm-7:00pm at CSC
11U Concord Cannons - Head Coach: Matt Tupman
Team Practice: Saturdays, Jan. 3 - April 4 - 1:00pm-2:30pm at CSC
Team Practice: Mondays, Jan. 5 - April 6 - 6:00pm-7:30pm at CSC
12U Concord Cannons - Head Coach: Sean Wheeler
Team Practice: Sundays, Jan. 4 - April 5 - 8:00am-9:30am at CSC
Team Practice: Thursdays, Jan. 8 - April 2 - 5:30pm-7:00pm at CSC
13U Concord Cannons - Head Coach: Eric Duquette Assistant Coach: Nate Boudreau
Team Practice: Sunday, Jan. 4 - April 5 - 9:30am-11:00am at CSC
Team Practice: Tuesdays, Jan. 6 - April 7 - 5:30pm-7:30pm at CSC
14U Concord Cannons Orange -Head Coach: Rob Stockman Assistant Coach: Doug Miles
Team Practice: Fridays, Jan. 2 - April 3 - 5:00pm-6:30pm at CSC
Team Practice: Thursdays, Jan.8 - April 2 - 7:30pm-9:00pm at CSC
14U Concord Cannons Black - Head Coach: Eric Pearson
Practice: Saturdays, Jan. 3 - April 4 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm at CSC
Practice: Wednesdays, Jan. 7 - April 1 - 7:00 - 8:30pm at CSC
15U Concord Cannons or 16U Prospects - Head Coach: Greg Ford
Practice: Tuesdays, Jan. 6 - April 7 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm at CSC
17U Cannons Prospects - Coaches: Bryan Caruso/ Matt Tupman/ Eric Duquette