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NWCBA′s Mission
The North Wake County Baseball Association is a non-profit organization that has been in operation for over 30 years.  During this time NWCBA has held a clear mission of providing positive and memorable baseball experiences for young players in the Triangle area.  North Wake has always had the stated goal of optimizing player development through quality practice and age appropriate competitive playing environments both through leagues and travel team opportunities.
 
North Wake's baseball history is marked with the exciting exploits of thousands of players.  The excitement may be as simple as a 6-year old wearing his uniform the night before his first game, or a young player discovering he has made his middle school or high school team or a 17-year old that is notified that he will be receiving a college baseball scholarship.  For all North Wake's players the truly memorable experience is being able to enjoy the game of baseball with friends.
 
Baseball has a great history and the Board of NWCBA hopes all our young players have a positive experience and carry lasting memories with them.
Fall 2014 Raffle Winners

Parents, Friends and Families,

 

Thanks for every ones participation and support toward the 2014 Fall raffle.  Below are the winners this season

 

Grand Prize Winner:
Moll McDaniel - 46” Big Screen TV or Gift card for $750

1st Place Winner:
Dennis Evans - An Apple iPad or $600 Gift Card

2nd Place Winner:
Estevez Lora Family -  An Apple iTouch or Nintendo Wii Gaming System or $200 Gift Card

3rd Place Winners: All $50 Gift Cards

The Goodwins from Scranton PA
Libby Robinson
Ms.Julie Sanburn
Johanna Silber
Chris Parker
Brian Pope
David Castoz
Thilmsa
Katie Walton
Jacob Smith

 


by posted 10/16/2014
Fungo Showcase Baseball

ALL 2016, 2017, AND 2018, 2019 (14u), 2020 (13u) GRADUATES ARE INVITED TO TRYOUT FOR THE SUMMER 2015 FUNGO TEAMS.  TRYOUTS FOR 2016's, 2017's, and 2018's WILL BE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1ST FROM 2-5 PM.  TRYOUTS FOR 2019 (14u), 2020 (13u) WILL BE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1ST FROM 5-8 PM! TRYOUTS ARE $15. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

 

WHY CHOOSE FUNGO SHOWCASE BASEBALL?

  • Experienced Paid Coaching Staff (No "daddy ball")
  • 3-4 Workouts/Week in the Summer
  • Supervised Weight Training and Speed Training
  • Exposure to College and Professional Scouts
  • Private Facilities
  • Play alongside some of the best players in the Triangle Area
  • Continued Workouts during the Fall
  • Professional Development

 

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 TRYOUT INFORMATION

2016, 2017, 2018 GRADUATES TRYOUT INFORMATION

DAY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

TIME: 2-5 PM

PLACE: NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX #4

COST: $15

REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE

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SUMMER 2015 TRYOUT INFORMATION

2019 (14u), 2020 (13u) GRADUATES TRYOUT INFORMATION

DAY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

TIME: 5-8 PM

PLACE: NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX #4

COST: $15

REGISTRATION:  CLICK HERE

 

PLEASE CALL JOE JOHN AT 919-606-8900 OR EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 


by posted 10/16/2014
NW Fundraiser with Baseball Mommy Saturday 10/11/2014

 

 

We'll be on the North Wake Baseball fields October 11th!

View this email in your browser

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

by posted 10/11/2014
Info on 2014 Fall Raffle

Parents,

 

The drawing is this Saturday 10/11/2014.  I will be picking up the raffle tickets by Friday 10/10/2014. They should either be left in the box or at the concession stand. 

 

Communication will be sent out on Monday with the winners. 

 

Regards,

Scott Paradise

NWCBA Raffle Lead


by posted 10/07/2014
Hitting/Pitching/Cathing Clinics Start in November!!

Parents/Players,

 

 

A 3 week series of clinics, hosted by FBI Baseball, will take place in November, starting with Pitching/Catching clinics beginning on November 3rd and Hitting clinics beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 4th.  The Pitching/Catching clinics will take place from 5-7 pm every Monday/Wednesday between November 3rd and November 19th.   The Hitting clinics will take place from 5-7 pm every Tuesday/Thursday between November 4th and November 20th. 

The Pitching clinic will provide specific pitching instruction for all levels. Each player will walk away from the clinic with a concrete understanding of his fundamentals and what he needs to do in his own time to become a great pitcher.  Catchers will work on specific drills to develop the four tools all catchers much have: receiving, blocking, throwing, and fielding their position.  Catchers will also have an opportunity to work with the pitchers.

The Hitting clinic will focus on important fundamentals of the swing. Coaches will introduce multiple drills to learn and perfect the swing. No matter players' age or ability, this clinic will address their needs. 

Each player must bring their own baseball equipment to the clinics, such as a batting helmet, batting gloves, bat, glove, athletic clothing and hat in addition to a water bottle.  Catchers will need to bring their own gear.

Cleats and spikes are not allowed on NWBC mounds, so please bring tennis shoes as well.

The cost of the clinics are $180.  If you sign up for either clinic, you must attend all sessions.  You may sign up for both hitting and pitching.  We will take a maximum of 20 players per clinic.  The age requirement for the clinics are 8-14 years old. 

The Coaching Staff will include the FBI Fungo Coaching Staff and Professional Players, Stephen Harrold (Rockland Boulders) and Jeremy Dowdy (White Sox).

Rain dates will be on Fridays.  

For more information on the camps or on how to register, call Anthony Zarrella at 631-871-1973 or email .  

Registration link for hitting clinic: http://www.fbibaseball.org/page/show/1415104-november-hitting-clinic

Registration link for pitching/catching clinic: http://www.fbibaseball.org/page/show/1415107-november-pitchers-catchers-clinic



--

Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900
www.fbibaseball.org


by posted 10/05/2014
Hitting Workshop 10/3/2014

Parents,

 

Factory Baseball Institute will be holding a Hitting Workshop; Friday-October 3rd from 5-7 p.m. Players will be working with the FBI Baseball staff: Anthony Zarrella, Sean Willingham, and Darren Burks.

We will be covering the following:

  • Swing Mechanics
  • Hand Eye Coordination
  • Mental Approach

Players will be able to walk away with a better understanding of what it takes to be a complete hitter and plenty of drills to work on at home!

Space is limited as we want to keep numbers low to have a low coach to camper ratio!  To sign up for the Hitting Workshop please click here!

Any questions please contact Anthony Zarrella at 631-871-1973 or email !



--

Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900
www.fbibaseball.org


by posted 09/24/2014
Coaching Practice plans and Parent Tip links

Parents and Coaches,

 

We have added coaching practice plans and parents tips to our Coaching and Instruction webpages.  Please take a look and if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.   Click on the links below 

 

Instruction page with Tips and practice plans

 

Coaching Link ( Certification, practice plans, tips )

 

Regards,

NWCBA Board


by posted 09/23/2014
Announcing the Fundraising Opportunity with North Wake Baseball!

 

 

 

 
 
 

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Our mailing address is:

The Baseball Mommy

8015 Millenium Dr

Raleigh, NC 27614

 
 
 

 


by posted 09/16/2014
Tryout updates!!! Changed again.....

Parents,

 

Mother nature is making this really difficult on everyone to complete tryouts.  Last night (Tuesday) was washed out by the monsoons as well so please read carefully below.

If you came to Tuesday's tryouts, you need to complete your tryout on Friday @ 5:30pm.  Do not go to the Thursday tryouts.

If you were planning on going to the Thursday tryouts, please keep those plans and do not go to the Friday tryouts.

Regards,

NWCBA

 

ROOKIE TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 1

MINOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 3

MAJOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 6

JUNIOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 5

 

*DUE TO SATURDAYS CANCELATION, THE LEAGUE DRAFT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THURSDAY AUGUST 14TH TO SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH AT 1 PM AT THE NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX.  

THE COACHES CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY HAS BEEN CANCELED.  

LEAGUE PRACTICES WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20TH.  


by posted 08/13/2014
***** Tryouts update and additional makeup day

Parents,

 

DUE TO SATURDAYS TRYOUTS BEING RAINED OUT, WE WILL BE HAVING TRYOUTS

TUESDAY AUGUST, 12TH, AND THURSDAY AUGUST 14TH BEGINNING AT 5:30pm.  

YOU MAY SHOW UP TO EITHER SESSION BUT NOT BOTH.  

 

ROOKIE TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 1

MINOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 3

MAJOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 6

JUNIOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ON FIELD 5

 

*DUE TO SATURDAYS CANCELATION, THE LEAGUE DRAFT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THURSDAY AUGUST 14TH TO SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH AT 1 PM AT THE NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX.  

THE COACHES CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY HAS BEEN CANCELED.  

LEAGUE PRACTICES WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20TH.  

 

NWCBA


by posted 08/09/2014
League tryouts this Saturday!! Weather permitting

Parents,

North Wake will be monitoring the weather on Saturday very closely given the poor forecast.  For updates please use our Hot Line at 919-480-8111.  We will do our best to provide as much advanced notice as possible concerning the field conditions and any potential make up schedules, but please realize that we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Thank you for your understanding and looking forward to seeing everyone on the diamond.

 

NWCBA


by posted 08/07/2014
Final reminder!! Travel Team Tryouts are today!!

Parents,

 

As a final reminder, today through Thursday are the travel team tryouts.  Registration for tryouts will close at 1pm today.

Below are all the details except the fields will be updated later today.

Good luck and have a great season

Best Regards

Tim

 

 

NWCBA TRAVEL TRYOUTS 2014/15 SEASON

Divisions Eligible:                      9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U

Date:                                     7/29 - 7/31

Day:                                      Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  ( Must attend all tryouts to be eligible )

Time:                                     6:30 pm

Location:                               NW Baseball Complex @ the Factory in Wake Forest

Field #'s:                               9U    #1,

                                           10U  # 2

                                           11U # 6

                                  ​         12U # 3

                                           ​13U # 4

 

Season duration:                   August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015

Registration for Tryouts:          2014/2015 NWCBA Travel Team Tryout Registration Link

Additional Information:                

·   Kids wishing to try out for travel should register for the travel team & register  for rec ball & pay the rec ball fee.  

Rec. League Registration Link )

·  If they make a travel team, the fee you paid for the rec league will be transferred over toward your travel team fee.

·  Players age is determined as of 4/30/2015

Birthdate Range                    Division
5/1/2005    -  4/30/2006        9u
5/1/2004    -  4/30/2005        10u
5/1/2003    -  4/30/2004        11u
5/1/2002    -  4/30/2003        12u
5/1/2001    -  4/30/2002        13u




For questions about our Travel Teams for other ages and for general information about our travel baseball program, please email Joe Sande @  


  


by posted 07/29/2014
FBI FUNGO FALL SHOWCASE TRYOUT INFORMATION

Dear Parents,

 

For those interested in playing for FBI Fungo Showcase teams during the 2014 Fall Season, please take note of dates and times below. All players must pre register for tryouts, this ensures we have all of your correct information, you have signed the release form, and that we don't exceed the number of player's we can handle on a particular day.

To Register Please visit the FBI Baseball Website (http://www.fbibaseball.org/page/show/779282-fbi-fungo-showcase), and click on the age group you intend to tryout for, and click the registration form to sign up.

 

18U                                                                                                14U

DATE: Wednesday, July 30th                                            DATE: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

TIME: 530-8 pm                                                             TIME: 530-8 pm

LOCATION: North Wake Baseball Complex Field #4                LOCATION: NWBA #4

 

16U                                                                                                 13U

DATE: Wednesday, July 30th                                             DATE: Tuesday, July 29th

TIME: 530-8 pm                                                               TIME: 530-8 pm

LOCATION: North Wake Baseball Complex Field #4                   LOCATION: NWBC #4

 

15U

DATE: Tuesday, July 29th 

TIME: 530-8 pm

LOCATION: North Wake Baseball Complex Field #4

 

 

REGISTRATION
EVERYONE MUST REGISTER AT LEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE DATE OF TRYOUTS.

PLAYERS CAN REGISTER ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, ONCE CAPACITY IS REACHED FOR A GIVEN TRYOUT, WE WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION FOR THAT DAY.

TEAMS WILL BE CHOSEN BY August 4th.  


WHY CHOOSE FBI FUNGO?

  • 3-4 Workouts/Week in the Summer
  • Supervised Weight Training and Speed Training
  • Exposure to College and Professional Scouts
  • Private Facilities
  • Play alongside some of the best players in the Triangle Area
  • Continued Workouts during the Fall
  • Professional, paid coaching (No “daddy” ball)

 

QUESTIONS

 

Please call Joe John at 919-606-8900 or email at

 


by posted 07/10/2014
Fall 2014 Registration closing soon!

Dear Parents,

Fall registration for leagues 4 -15yr and 9U-13U Travel Teams will be closing soon. Please review the deadlines below so you don't miss any important dates.

If you have questions feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help answer your questions!

Best Regards,

NWCBA Board

 

2014 FALL SCHEDULE

 

  • Monday, May 12th - Sunday, Jul 13th           Tball - Jr. League Registration   Fall 2014 League registration link
  • Tuesday July 29th                                     League Registration Closes. 

 

 

  • Tuesday July 29th – 31st                           Travel Team Tryouts
  • Saturday Aug 2                                        Field WORK DAY
  • Saturday, Aug 9                                       League Tryouts
  • Tuesday, Aug 12                                      League Make up Tryouts
  • Thursday, Aug 14                                     League Draft
  • Sunday, August 17                                   Coaches Clinic
  • Monday August 18th                                  League Practices Begin
  • Saturday, November 8th                             League Season Ends

 

*** Dates could change so check website often throughout the summer

 

by posted 07/08/2014
NWCBA Standout Hogan Stallings named to USA 12U National roster

Hogan Stallings named to USA Baseball 12U National Open Roster

 

Congratulations to Hogan Stallings of the North Wake Knights as he has been selected to the USA Baseball 12U National Open Roster with a chance to be chosen for the 12U National Team Trails later this summer.  As you can see from the below article Hogan is one of 112 players from across the US to be recognized with this honor in California this week.  

Wish Hogan all the best as this certainly will be a wonderful experience for him and his family.

http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20140630&content_id=82379656&vkey=news_usab

 

​NWCBA Board


by posted 07/03/2014
IMPORTANT: NW Factory Parking Issues

Parents,

The Board has received several complaints of the past two months regarding NW families parking in the fire lanes and on the grass in the main facility parking lot.  

It goes without saying that parking in a fire lane is illegal and is subject to Wake County fines and vehicle towing. More importantly, if there ever is a critical injury that requires medical emergency vehicles to get direct access to one of the fields, car/trucks are blocking access and risking the safety of our kids, coaches and umpires.

Additionally, people are jumping the curb and parking on the grass to avoid walking an extra fifty yards from the upper parking lot.  

We want all family members parking at the factory to abide by NWCBA parking rules, staying out of the Fire lanes and off the grass. If all the legal spaces are full, there is always plenty of additional parking on the hill. 

 

Thanks for your understanding and complying with the Factories parking rules!!

 

Regards,

NWCBA

 


by posted 06/16/2014
2014 Summer Camps @ West Millbrook Middle School

Parents,

NWCBA and West Millbrook Middle School have been partners for greater than 20 years. In support of this longstanding relationship, we are sending out this summer camp brochure on their behalf. 

The camps span multiple sports and are run by some great coaches.

Coaches:
Baseball   - Robert Jackson, Ron Miterko
Volleyball - Ron Miterko, Maribeth Evans
Soccer    - Stefanie Hanie
Track      - Rachel Huber, Christopher Devito
Football   - Chad Navin, Robert Jackson

Link to 2014 Summer Camps @ West Millbrook Middle School

Costs:
All Camps are $120/week
*Ice water will be provided by staff.
**Multiple camp discount—subtract $20 from 2nd camp
**Multiple children discount—subtract $10 for each additional child per camp
**Each athlete will receive a t-shirt and have opportunities to earn extra awards.
 

Questions? Contact Dan Calhoun 870-4072   

 


by posted 06/04/2014
2014/15 NWCBA (9u-13u) Travel Team Tryouts July 29-31

Dear Parents,

 

NWCBA's Travel Team program has been a great success and continues to grow!  This year we expect greater growth and even more talented players to join the program.

The season kicks off in late July with tryouts and below are further details for your reference.  Please help get the word out and forward this email...

Work Hard and Good Luck!!

NWCBA

www.nwcba.com 

 

NWCBA TRAVEL TRYOUTS 2014/15 SEASON

Date:                                     7/29 - 7/31

Day:                                      Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  ( Must attend all tryouts to be eligible )

Time:                                     6:30 pm

Location:                                NW Baseball Complex @ the Factory in Wake Forest

Field #'s:                                TBD   Will be updated in June with field #'s

Season duration:                     August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015

Registration for Tryouts:           2014/2015 NWCBA Travel Team Tryout Registration Link

Additional Information:                

  • Kids wishing to try out for travel should register for the travel team & register for rec ball & pay the rec ball fee.
  • If they make a travel team, the fee you paid for the rec league will be transferred over toward your travel team fee.
  • Players age is determined as of 4/30/2015.

    Birthdate Range                    Division
    5/1/2005    -  4/30/2006        9u
    5/1/2004    -  4/30/2005        10u
    5/1/2003    -  4/30/2004        11u
    5/1/2002    -  4/30/2003        12u
    5/1/2001    -  4/30/2002        13u


by posted 05/29/2014
Fall 2014 League registration is open. Key dates

Dear Parents,

As the spring season is winding down, it is time to start planning for the upcoming Fall season. Fall registration is now open and below are the important dates to keep in mind as you are planning your summer activities. 

Best Regards,

NWCBA Board

 

2014 FALL SCHEDULE

 

  • Monday, May 12th - Sunday, Jul 13th           Tball - Jr. League Registration   Fall 2014 League registration link
  • Sunday July 27th                                       League Registration Closes. 

 

  • Monday, May 26th - Thursday, Jul 24th        Travel Team Registration (No fees collected until Teams are selected)
  •                                                             2014/2015 NWCBA Travel Team Tryout Registration Link

 

  • Tuesday July 29th – 31st                           Travel Team Tryouts
  • Saturday Aug 2                                        Field WORK DAY
  • Saturday, Aug 9                                       League Tryouts
  • Tuesday, Aug 12                                      League Make up Tryouts
  • Thursday, Aug 14                                     League Draft
  • Sunday, August 17                                   Coaches Clinic
  • Monday August 18th                                  League Practices Begin
  • Saturday, November 8th                             League Season Ends

 

*** Dates could change so check website often throughout the summer

 


by posted 05/22/2014
Summer ODP 2014 registration is open

Parents and Players,

 

Registration is now open for this Summer’s Baseball Off-season Development Program (ODP), hosted at the North Wake Baseball Complex at The Factory in Wake Forest. This unique program combines the most advanced performance training with technical skills instruction. All High School and Middle School age players are welcome. 

 

Each day includes strength and conditioning with Fully Armored Sports Performance, followed by skills instruction with FBI Baseball. Focus areas include:

 

·         Arm Strength Development & Throwing Mechanics

  • Rotational Power & Hitting Mechanics
  • Speed Development & Base Running
  • Quickness, Agility, & Fielding
  • Core Stability, Overall Athleticism, & Injury Prevention

 

"My son attended the baseball development program put on by Fully Armored and Factory Baseball Institute. I was truly amazed at the performance improvements my son made. I witnessed a measurable increase in my son's strength, quickness, and overall playing ability."

 

July 8th-31st, Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM 

$200 for the 4-week program

Over 75 players participated in the last ODP, so register early!

Register at          http://www.fbibaseball.org/page/show/840716-summer-odp

​Detailed info:      ODP Summer 2014 Flyer link

 

--

Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900
www.fbibaseball.org


by posted 05/20/2014
Sir Walter Chevrolet's Test Drive Thank You!!


by posted 05/20/2014
NWCBA and Chevrolet Fundraiser May 3rd


by posted 04/30/2014
2014 FBI BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP

FBI BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

DATES:

Independence Day Camp: June 30-July 3, 9 am-12:15 pm

Summer Pre-Season All-Skills Camp: July 28-July 31, 9 am-12:15 pm

 

Location:

North Wake Baseball Complex at the Factory

 

STAFF:  

All camps will be directed by Joe John, Director of FBI Baseball.  Coach John is currently the Head Coach of the Carolina Pirates, Summer Collegiate Wood Bat team and the Head JV Baseball Coach at Heritage HS.  Coach John has worked previously at UNC-Asheville.  Assisting with the camps will be FBI Baseball Staff, Joseph Cobb, John Cheng, David Thomson, Darren Burks, Anthony Zorrella, John Primus other former collegiate baseball players and FBI Fungo players.

 

REGISTRATION:

Campers must fill out registration form online by going to www.fbibaseball.org .  You may register the day of camp, however, please pre-register if possible.

Link to camp flyer

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:

Campers should report to the North Wake Baseball Complex between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on the first day of camp  In case of rain, call (919) 480-8111 or check @fbibaseball twitter handle to see if any camp will be conducted. Friday may be used as a makeup day if necessary.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

Campers should bring the necessary items for baseball participation including baseball shoes, hat, glove, bat, helmet, and an extra shirt. We encourage all campers to leave valuables at home. Campers may bring snacks to eat during breaks.

 

 

www.fbibaseball.org


by posted 03/30/2014
Opening Day Ceremony this Saturday!!!
Dear Parents,
 
The 2014 season is underway and Opening Day Festivities are this Saturday March 22nd.  Please click on the links below to see the schedule of events.  Saturday should be a lot of fun for the entire family so we hope to see everyone at the Factory fields.
     
Best Regards,

NWCBA Board




 
by posted 03/18/2014
League Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dear Parents,
 
NWCBA
is celebrating with a League Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods!

On MARCH 7-9, 2014, Dick’s Sporting Goods will hold a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, coaches and their family members. 

Check out the details here: (Dicks Flyer and Coupons for Event).  All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE Purchase!  So join us for Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season. 


 
by posted 03/03/2014
Tryout update!!!!!!!!!!!! 9:30am groups affected..
Parents, 

Due to today's line of storms that came through we are going to be forced to cancel the 9:30am tryout sessions for all leagues on Saturday 2/22 as the fields will not be dry in time.  All remaining session will go on as planned at their scheduled time, including Tuesday's make up sessions.  Before you come out tomorrow, please check our weather hot line for any last minute updates, 919-480-8111 as it will be updated at 10am if there are any further changes/updates. 

For those kids that were scheduled for the 9:30am sessions we would ask that you attend any of the other sessions that are posted for your age group on either Saturday or Tuesday. 

We appreciate your patience as we work through the weather challenges the Mother Nature has thrown at us.

NWCBA Board

by posted 02/21/2014
NWCBA Town Hall; Sunday, February 23rd starting at 5pm
Parents, 

North Wake County Baseball Association will be holding a Town Hall meeting at West Millbrook Middle School on Sunday, February 23rd starting at 5pm.  

The event is slated to be held in the gymnasium cafeteria and we will be planning to cover a variety of topics to include:  Team Parents, Schedules, Open Day, Infrastructure Improvements, Fundraising, Travel Program, NW Night at The Mudcats, Work Days, Clinics and Q&A.  

Please plan to join us at this event.

Best Regards,

NWCBA

 
by posted 02/21/2014
Spring league tryouts for ages 8-12 this weekend!!
Hello Parents,


Tryouts for ages 8-12 yr (rookie, minor, major) leagues are this weekend at the Factory.  Please monitor the website for any weather related changes.   Tryout Page Link

The weather so far is looking great but if things change, I will post info on the website and send out emails.

Please make sure you are at the field 1/2 hour ahead of time.  Players need to stretch and warm up their arms so they are ready to start on-time.  
 
Good luck to all and must importantly have fun and be safe!!

Best regards,

Tim Kelly
NWCBA

 
by posted 02/20/2014
Registration closing for Tball/Rookie/Minor/Major Leagues.
Dear Parents,

Final reminder that today is the final day for registration for all the leagues (except jr leagues closes 3/17).  If you have any issues with registering, please send me an email and I will be glad to help you out.
 

Best regards,

Tim Kelly
NWCBA
by posted 02/17/2014
NWCBA 9U TRAVEL BASEBALL Tryouts!!!!!
Parents,

The North Wake Nitro 9u team is looking to fill a couple spots on their current roster. Season will run March 1
st through July 31st, most tournaments played usually no more than one to two hours away (with a majority right in the Raleigh area).

The Nitro will be hosting some open workouts over the next few weeks so if you are interested please contact Head Coach Steve Rohrs at 919-943-7612, or email at 
. Opening like this are rare and will fill fairly quick!
by posted 02/17/2014
Dear Parents, 

North Wake County Baseball Association will be holding a Town Hall at West Millbrook Middle School on Sunday, February 23rd starting at 5pm.  The event is slated to be held in the gymnasium and we will be planning to cover a variety of topics to include:  Team Parents, Schedules, Open Day, Infrastructure Improvements, Fundraising, Travel Program, NW Night at The Mudcats, Work Days, Clinics and Q&A.  Please plan to join us at this event. 
by posted 02/09/2014
Field Work Day and Free Kids Clinic Saturday March 1st
Dear Parents and Players,

In preparation for the spring season we are reaching out to all of you to help us get the fields in shape.  Safety is priority one for the kids and coaches when they are practicing and playing.   We hope to see at West Millbrook Middle School on Saturday 3/1/2014 to help get all the fields ready for the 1st practices.
   
Follow the link ( Work Day / Kids clinic Registration Link ) and register!! This is an important step so the board knows how many kids to expect at the clinic.

Below are more details for the workday and the free kids clinic.

Day/Date:      Saturday March 1st
Time:             1pm - 4pm
Where:          West Millbrook Middle School on Strickland Road

Link:              
Work Day / Kids clinic Registration Link

Contact:        Board member Rob Lease (   ) will be coordinating all the work day activities.



NWCBA Field Work Day
 
In preparation for the upcoming Spring Baseball season, we have scheduled a Field Work Day on Saturday, March 1st from 1pm to 4pm to help with improvements and maintenance related items to the following fields: West Millbrook Middle School upper and lower fields, Wakefield Middle School field, Wildwood Forest School field, and Fox Road School field.
 
We are seeking parent volunteers to help in these efforts. Most of the duties will include dragging and raking of fields, adding dirt/clay as needed, removal of weeds, mound/bullpen repairs, batting cage repairs, and replacement of needed bases and home plates. As a thank you to the parent volunteers, we will conduct a Kid Clinic for the children of the Field Work Day Volunteers which will be held at the same time as the Field Work Day. Please see the below information regarding the Kid Clinic.
 
Please follow the quick registration link above and let us know you will have and how many of your children will be attending the clinic. 

​For all volunteers, please plan to meet first at the West Millbrook Middle School lower field parking lot to accommodate the drop off of your kids for the Kid Clinic and then we will assign school locations to each volunteer. Thank you in advance for your continued support of North Wake County Baseball. We look forward to a great Spring Season.


 
Kid Clinic
 
Children of Work Day Volunteers, ages 8-12, are invited to attend a free baseball clinic that will take place at the same time as the Work Day (between 1pm-4pm).  At the clinic, children will be instructed on baseball fundamentals (throwing, fielding, hitting, base running) by former college players and current Wake County high school players.  The clinic will include instruction and drill work that is tailored to the younger player.  Work day volunteers should bring participating children with them when they report to West Millbrook Middle School for the Work Day -- while parent volunteers are working on fields, their children will participate in the clinic.  Please be sure that your child wears baseball appropriate attire, including a protective cup, and brings a glove, a baseball hat and, if possible, a baseball bat (baseballs will be provided).  Water and a snack will be provided (if your child has any food allergies, please be sure to let one of the instructors know).



Thanks in advance for your help!!

NWCBA Board
 
by posted 02/09/2014
Spring 2014 Registation closing soon! Don't miss out...
Dear PARENTS,

The Spring season for leagues is just around the corner and REGISTRATION deadlines are fast approaching. Feb 2 is your last day to have guaranteed spot.
 
Please review the schedule below for all the key dates.   I will be sending out additional information regarding our NW Field Work Day. We need everyone's help on the work day to get the fields ready for practices so please sign up when the workday email comes your way...   

 
  • Waitlist Registration will then run from February 3rd – February 16th
    • (If you register during this period, your child is not guaranteed a spot in the league, but will be placed on a team if spots are available.)
  • Registration closed February 17, 2014
    • (No registrations will be accepted Feb. 17 and beyond)
 
 
OTHER KEY DATES FOR SPRING 2014
  • Saturday, Feb. 22nd                                 Tryouts @ THE NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX
  • Tuesday,  Feb. 25th                                   Makeups
 
  • Thursday Feb. 27th                                  Coaches Draft Party @ Mill Room in the Factory
  • Saturday March 1st                                   Field WORK DAY – Volunteers Needed!
                                                                        (Help us prepare all of your game & practice fields for the
                                                                        upcoming season)
                                                                        (Work Day will also include instruction for North Wake Players
                                                                         while you work!
)                                                              
 
  • Sunday March 2rd                                   Coaches Clinic at West Millbrook Middle school fields
  • Monday March 3rd                                   Team Practices begin
  • March 22nd                                              Opening Day Games and Celebration
  • May 25th                                                                   Season Ends
  • May 28th - June 1st                                 League Tournament
  • June 2rd - 6th                                            All Stars
 
JUNIOR LEAGUE DATES
  • October 15th, 2013 - March 2, 2013      Open Registration (Guaranteed Spot)
  • March 3 - 16                                              Registration (Waitlist)
  • March 17th                                                 Registration closed
  • March 22rd                                                 Tryouts at Opening Day
  • April 12th                                                   First practices
  • May 10th                                                    First Games
  • June 17th – 22nd                                      League Tournament
​​




League information :     http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=482&org=nwcba.com

Tryout Information :     http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=10300&org=nwcba.com

 
by posted 01/28/2014
Baseball/Softball Explosion this Saturday Jan. 18th
Dear Parents,

Johnson & Lambe will be having their annual Baseball and Softball explosion this Saturday. January 18th.

To get more details follow the link ( 
Link to Flyer )

Best regards,

Tim

 
by posted 01/15/2014
FBI Fungo Showcase Tryouts
Parents/Players,

For those interested in playing for FBI Fungo during the 2014 Season, please take note of dates and times below. All players must pre register for tryouts, this ensures we have all of your correct information, you have signed the release form, and that we don't exceed the number of player's we can handle on a particular day.


To Register Please visit the FBI Baseball Website, and click on the "Prospect Form" tab under FBI FUNGO on the navigation bar.

Click Here to access Prospect Form

FBI FUNGO TRYOUT DATES AND TIMES
Date: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Time: 1-5 pm
Eligibility: 14 U, 15U, 16U, 17U
Location: North Wake Baseball Complex Field #4
 
REGISTRATION
EVERYONE MUST REGISTER AT LEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE DATE OF TRYOUTS.


PLAYERS CAN REGISTER ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, ONCE CAPACITY IS REACHED FOR A GIVEN TRYOUT, WE WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION FOR THAT DAY.


TEAMS WILL BE CHOSEN BY FEBRUARY 9TH.  


WHY CHOOSE FBI FUNGO?
·    3-4 Workouts/Week in the Summer
·    Supervised Weight Training and Speed Training
·    Exposure to College and Professional Scouts
·    Private Facilities
·    Play alongside some of the best players in the Triangle Area

·    Continued Workouts during the Fall
 
-- 
Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900
www.fbibaseball.org

by posted 01/11/2014
NWCBA Message from the President Spring 2014
Parents, 

Hope everyone in the North Wake Family had a restful and safe New Year! 

As I think some of you are aware with the introduction of the new year I have been elected as the new President of North Wake.  First and foremost I want to thank Ken Shuey for his leadership over the past decade as North Wake has made tremendous strides in becoming one of the best organizations in North Carolina.  We have spent a significant amount of energy to secure a top notch facility, improve the infrastructure around it and upgrade the grounds to make The Factory a home we can all be proud of for the foreseeable future. 

Now it is time to redirect our attention to our next set of priorities to continue on the foundation that we have created under Ken’s leadership.  Specifically, our plans are to focus on communications, improve our instruction and mobilize our family base.  Each of these efforts are vital to further improving our organization and improving the involvement of the North Wake families which are the core of what make our organization great. 

In the area of communications we are forming a parent committee that will have representatives from across the organization to provide much needed insights into the important issues that are being faced by our families today.  We will be appointing a chairperson and this group will report monthly into our Board structure to ensure we have open lines of communication.  In addition, Tim Wheeler is trying to secure a facility to hold a Town Hall Meeting later in February whereby the Board Members and parents can interact and we can lay out our plans for 2014. 

For instruction, we have asked Jason Martinez to lead up an effort to enhance our yearly coach’s clinic and add an in depth skills session for the kids right before the season starts.  There will be more information to come in the next few weeks, but we believe this will be a huge step to help our coaches/kids. 

Last, but not least, we need to ask for your help.  One of the things that we need to do a better job of going forward is asking for increased parent participation in our league as we have specific areas that need to be addressed.  Below are the most critical: 

Treasurer/Accounting 
Fundraising 
Field Maintenance 

If you have expertise in these areas please contact me directly at

I am looking forward to a great year and know that I can count on each of you ensure we provide the right environment for our kids to grow as our future leaders.  If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at the email address listed above as I would love to hear your input. 


Regards,

Joe Sande
 
by posted 01/11/2014
3rd Annual FBI BASEBALL ODP (OFF-SEASON DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM)
Dear Parents,

North Wake partners with FBI baseball and Fully Armored to provide players with advanced training and conditioning to help prepare them for the spring season. Below are the details for the upcoming Program.


 
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual FBI BASEBALL Winter Off-Season Development Program. Last year we had over 75 participants so make sure to sign up quick!

FBI Baseball partners with FULLY ARMORED to offer off-season and pre-season baseball training to middle school and high school athletes at the North Wake Baseball Complex at The Factory in Wake Forest. These sessions are designed to prepare student-athletes for Spring tryouts and for the Spring season.

Sessions begin with FULLY ARMORED strength and conditioning training followed by baseball skills development with FBI Baseball:



Arm Strength Development & Throwing Mechanics
Rotational Power & Hitting Mechanics
Speed Development & Base Running
Quickness, Agility, & Fielding
Core Stability & Overall Athleticism

1st Hour w/ FULLY ARMORED:
 
Arm Strength
Bat speed and Rotati onal power
Base running speed
First-step quickness
Lateral agility 
Functional movement assessments and exercises to improve immobility, instability, and inefficiency which limit performance and increase injury risk.

2nd Hour w/ FBI BASEBALL:
 
Enhanced skill and mechanics for:
Hitting

Pitching

Catching

Fielding

Video Analysis
Long-Toss Program w/ focus on form and arm mechanics
Rotator Cuff Durability
Pre-Season progression beginning in January

Flyer:                     ODP Flyer Link
                   
DATES:                   Every TuesdayThursdaySaturday from December 14th-February 8th

 
TIMES:                   6TH/7TH GRADE: TuesdayThursday: 4:30-6:30, Saturday: 9 am- 12 pm   
 
           8TH GRADE/HIGH SCHOOL: TuesdayThursday: 5:30-7:30, Saturday: 10 am- 1 pm

COST:                      $399 

ELIGIBILITY:          All Middle School and High School Baseball Players 

REGISTRATION:      Go to the link below to sign up!


*You must sign up for either Infield, Outfield, Catching or Pitching. You will be with this defensive group for the entire 8 weeks. 

*Team Discounts available. Contact Joe John at for more information. 


COACHING STAFF:

 
Joe John- Director of FBI Baseball

Andy John- Western Carolina University

Donnie Jackson- Methodist University

Stephen Harrold- San Francisco Giants and UNC-Wilmington

Jeremy Dowdy- Chicago White Sox and Appalacian State

Mark Peterson- Kansas City Royals and Radford University

Stephen Ratasky- Loyola University- New Orleans

John Primus- NC A & T

David Thomson- Guilford College

Jonathan Cheng- FB I FUNGO COACH

Hilton Bird- FBI FUNGO 15U Head Coach
 
Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900

www.fbibaseball.org

by posted 11/15/2013
2014 Spring Registration now open
Dear NORTH WAKE PARENTS,

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2014 leagues is now open!!!!
 
  • Open Registration starts November 12th, 2013  and run through February 2, 2014 –
    • (If you register within this period you child is guaranteed a spot in the league)
  • Waitlist Registration will then run from February 3rd – February 16th
    • (If you register during this period, your child is not guaranteed a spot in the league, but will be placed on a team if spots are available.)
  • Registration closes February 17, 2014
    • (No registrations will be accepted)
 
 
OTHER KEY DATES FOR SPRING 2014
  • Saturday, Feb. 22nd                                 Tryouts @ THE NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25th                                   Makeups
 
  • Thursday Feb. 27th                                  Coaches Draft Party @ Mill Room in the Factory
  • Saturday March 1st                                   Field WORK DAY – Volunteers Needed!
                                                                        (Help us prepare all of your game & practice fields for the
                                                                        
upcoming season)
                                                                        (Work Day will also include instruction for North Wake Players
                                                                         while you work!
)                                                              
 
  • Sunday March 2rd                                   Coaches Clinic at the NORTH WAKE BASEBALL COMPLEX
  • Monday March 3rd                                   Team Practices begin
  • March 22nd                                              Opening Day Games and Celebration
  • May 25th                                                                   Season Ends
  • May 28th - June 1st                                 League Tournament
  • June 2rd - 6th                                            All Stars
 
JUNIOR LEAGUE DATES
  • October 15th, 2013 - March 2, 2013      Open Registration (Guaranteed Spot)
  • March 3 - 16                                              Registration (Waitlist)
  • March 17th                                                 Registration closed
  • March 22rd                                                 Tryouts at Opening Day
  • April 12th                                                   First practices
  • May 10th                                                    First Games
  • June 17th – 22nd                                      League Tournament
​​




League information :     http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=482&org=nwcba.com

Tryout Information :     http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=10300&org=nwcba.com


 
by posted 11/12/2013
Fall 2013 Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the following Fall 2013 Raffle winners!!
 
Grand Prize (Flat Screen TV, $750 value):      Joni Hayes
First Prize (Apple iPad, $600 value):               David Scott
Second Prize (Apple iTouch, $200 value):       J. Modlin
Third Prize ($50 gift card):                              Jen Miller, Joe Noon, Mike LaSasso, Terry Bogan, Robert Kissell,
                                                                       Mark Milam, Amy Clifford, The Kimball Family, Christine Brown,
                                                                      Gensch Family

Contact Rob Lease @ if you have any questions

Regards,
NWCBA
by posted 11/04/2013
11U Knights/Tribe Off to a Fast Start for Fall Travel Season
11U Knights/Tribe Off to a Fast Start for Fall 2013 Travel Season 
 
The North Wake Travel Program was well represented this past weekend at the Top Gun Coach's Appreciation Tournament in Rocky Mount as both the Knights and Tribe came away with Championship Trophies and berths into the Winter World Series at the end of the year.  
The 11u's went a combined 8-0 this weekend with the Knights defeating Pirates Baseball 6-5 in the Division 1 Finals and the Tribe defeating the South Wake Storm 5-3 in the Division 2 Finals.  

Congratulations to both teams!!!

           
                       
 
                                             
                                              NW 11U Knights 
 



 


                                                NW 11U Tribe 
 



 
by posted 09/10/2013
September 2013 Newsletter
Dear Parents,
 
The September newsletter is now available and get your NWCBA Gear today.


LINK to Newsletter
 


Get your NWCBA Gear from the Pro-shop......       www.nwcba.com or click on the link  NWCBA Pro-shop link


Regards,
NWCBA

 
by posted 09/09/2013
GRFBL Fall tryouts for the West team (Carrboro area)
Dear Parents,

Coach Nat Tyndall will be holding tryouts for the West team ( Carrboro area ) Saturday, August 24th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Carrboro High School baseball field

Coach:          Nat Tyndall             phone 919-632-4062             

Schools:        Carrboro, Chapel Hill, East Chapel Hill, Northwood, Orange, Cedar Ridge
Tryouts:        Saturday Aug. 24th


Best Regards,

GRFBL

by posted 08/21/2013
2013 Fall League Tryouts are this Saturday
Parents,

This is a reminder that tryouts for players ages 7-15 yrs are this coming Saturday Aug 3rd.  Please check the website for times for your ages and last name.

http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=2620&org=nwcba.com

Good luck and work hard!!

NWCBA Board
by posted 08/01/2013
GRFBL NW Raleigh Roster for Fall 2013
Congratulations to the following players that have been selected to the GRFBL North Wake Fall 2013 AAA team.

The schools that are represented this season are 
Leesville, Sanderson, Heritage, Wakefield, Ravenscroft and North Raleigh Christian.


NW AAA Roster for Fall 2013.
 
Kyle Adams
Pascal Ammons
Connor Baldy
Justin Bednar
Nate Calloway
Nick Coutros
Sam Duncan
Drake Harris
Bradley Markiewicz
Michael Martinez
Coley Mizell
Ryan Pifer
Dylan Reget
Brandon Skinner
Mitchell Stumpo
Brett Thompson
Graham Upton
Andrew Weeks
Will Wheeler

 
by posted 07/29/2013
Fall Registration - Closes Sunday 7/28
Parents,

Registration closes this Sunday 7/28. If you have not already registered please do so before tomorrow night.

Those players that tried out for Travel teams and want to play in the league if not selected, please remember to register.

Best Regards,
Tim


League Info:
 
                Tryouts:              
 
                            Saturday, Aug 3                Tryouts 
                            Tuesday, Aug 6                 Make up Tryouts 
 
                Registration Link:
                                               
                            (   LINK to League Registration  )
 
                            Monday, June 10th - Sunday, Jul 21st                      Registration Open  (Guaranteed Spot, Discounted Fee)
                            Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28th                        Late registration (No guaranteed spot) Saturday, Aug 3
 
                League Info:
 
                            (  Information Link  )
 
 
                Pro shop gear Link:
 
                                (  NWCBA Pro-shop link  )



 
by posted 07/27/2013
Fall Showcase tryouts 14u - 17U

For those interested in playing for FBI Fungo during the 2013 Fall Season, please take note of dates and times below. All players must pre register for tryouts, this ensures we have all of your correct information, you have signed the release form, and that we don't exceed the number of player's we can handle on a particular day.

To Register Please visit the FBI Baseball Website, and click on the "Prospect Form" tab under FBI FUNGO on the navigation bar.

Click Here to access Prospect Form

FBI FUNGO TRYOUT DATES AND TIMES

Date: Monday August 5th and Wednesday August 7th, 2013

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Eligibility: 14 U, 15U, 16U, 17U

Location: North Wake Baseball Complex Field #4

 

REGISTRATION

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER AT LEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE DATE OF TRYOUTS

PLAYERS CAN REGISTER ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, ONCE CAPACITY IS REACHED FOR A GIVEN TRYOUT, WE WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION FOR THAT DAY.

WE USE PAID COACHES AND EVALUATORS, AND EVERY PLAYER WILL BE MAILED A WRITTEN EVALUATION FROM THEIR TRYOUT.

 

More information please contact Joe John at:

(c) 919-606-8900

(e) 

www.fbibaseball.org

 
-- 
Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900
www.northwakebaseballcomplex.com
www.fbibaseball.org
by posted 07/19/2013
GRFBL Contact and Tryout info
Dear Parents,

Below is the contact and tryout information  for the 5 Greater Raleigh Fall Baseball teams for 2013.

These teams are for rising sophomore - rising senior players.  Very strong rising Freshmen may be eigible.  Contact coach for more info.

Best Regards
Tim


Team 1:               
                Coach:                 Nat Tyndall                         phone 919-632-4062                      
                Schools:               Carrboro, Chapel Hill, East Chapel Hill, Northwood, Orange, Cedar Ridge
                Tryouts:               TBD Call coach Tyndall
 
Team 2:
                Coach:                 Greg Pruitt,                        phone 919-544-3971                      
                Schools:               Northern, Southern, Jordan, Riverside, Hillside
                Tryouts:               TBD Call coach Pruitt
               
Team3:                
                Coach:                 Craig Chrismon                  phone 919-345-1832                      
                Schools:               Clayton, Garner, Fuquay, Middle Creek, Enloe, Holly Springs, Cary, Apex, Panther Creek, West Johnston
                Tryouts:               TBD Call coach Chrismon
                               
Team 4:               
                Coach:                 Chris (Troy) Strange        phone 904-635-5294                      
                Schools:                Cary Bulls, continuation of summer program
 
Team 5:
                Coach:                 Bill Gunger                          phone 919-235-2043                      
                Schools:               Millbrook, Wakefield, Wake Forest, Broughton, Leesville, Heritage, East Wake, Knightdale 
                Tryouts:               July 20th from 11am-2pm at East Wake HS
by posted 07/07/2013
Fall Registration - Important dates fast approaching
Dear Parents,


This is just a reminder that the open registration period will be closing in 2 weeks (July 21st). After that, spots are not guaranteed and the discounted rate is eliminated.  Below are some important links and the 2013 important date schedule.
 
Best regards,
Tim

 



   
  • Get your NWCBA Gear from the Pro-shop......                   www.nwcba.com or click on the link  NWCBA Pro-shop link
  •  
  • NWCBA June 2013 Newsletter                                          LINK to Newsletter


2013 Fall League Schedule


 
  • Monday, June 10th - Sunday, Jul 21st                      Registration Open  (Guaranteed Spot, Discounted Fee) 
  • Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28th                        Late registration (No guaranteed spot) 
  • Saturday, Aug 3                                                        Tryouts 
  • Tuesday, Aug 6                                                         Make up Tryouts 
  • Saturday Aug 10                                                       Field WORK DAY 
  • Sunday, August 11                                                   Coaches Clinic 
  • Saturday, Aug 17                                                      Team Practices begin 
  • Tue, Sept 3                                                               1st Games begin 
  • Nov 1                                                                        Season Ends
 
by posted 07/06/2013
NWCBA Travel team tryouts and registration
2013/14 Travel Team General Information:
 
North Wake County Baseball Association has a long standing tradition of supporting travel baseball in our area.  Our teams traditionally participate in Top Gun, Triple Crown, AAU and USSSA events both locally and in Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

For the upcoming 2014 season we will be holding tryouts for all age groups (9U - 13U) on Wednesday July 24th and Thursday July 25th starting at 6:30pm.  The rain date is Friday July 26th at 6:30pm and interested players are expected to show up for all workouts.
 

The flyer below has the contact information for the coaches of the existing travel teams at each age group.  Our intention, with these tryouts, is to fill open roster spots and potentially create an additional team at each age group provided we have adequate talent and coaching available.  

All players interested in trying out for a travel team MUST complete the registration process
( T
ravel Registration Link before attending the tryouts. There is no fee to tryouts, if selected to a team you must log into your accounts and pay the registration fee prior to attending any practices or games.

The travel season will run from approximately August 2013 through July 2014.  The associated fee structure for the year will be discussed at the parent information meeting that will be held at 6:30pm Wednesday July 25th under the picnic pavilion at The Factory.




 If you have specific questions regarding tryouts for the below ages, please contact the coach listed below.

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Age Coach Email Phone
       
10u    Chris Mitta 919-219-1780
11u Jody Boyles 919-799-3701
12u David Holder 919-896-3462
13u Kevin Sperrazza 203-258-9012
      











For questions about our Travel Teams for other ages and for general information about our travel baseball program, please email Joe Sande @ 
by posted 07/01/2013
Summer ODP 2013 registration is open
Registration is now open for this Summer's Baseball Off-season Development Program, hosted at the North Wake Baseball Complex at The Factory in Wake Forest. This unique program combines the most advanced performance training with technical skills instruction.
All High School and Middle School age baseball players are welcome. 

Each day includes strength and conditioning with Fully Armored Sports Performance, followed by skills instruction with FBI Baseball.

Focus areas include:
 
  • Arm Strength Development & Throwing Mechanics
  • Rotational Power & Hitting Mechanics
  • Speed Development & Base Running
  • Quickness, Agility, & Fielding
  • Core Stability, Overall Athleticism, & Injury Prevention
 "My son attended the baseball development program put on by Fully Armored and Factory Baseball Institute. I was truly amazed at the performance improvements my son made. I witnessed a measurable increase in my son's strength, quickness, and overall playing ability."



July 8th-31st, Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 PM
$175 for the 4-week program

Over 75 players participated in the last ODP, so register early!

Register at http://www.fbibaseball.org/page/show/840716-summer-odp
by posted 07/01/2013
June 2013 Newsletter & Pro Shop link

Dear Parents,
 
The June newsletter is now available and get your NWCBA Gear today.





 
   

2013 Fall League Schedule
 
  • Monday, June 10th - Sunday, Jul 21st      Registration Open  (Guaranteed Spot, Discounted Fee) 
  • Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28th        Late registration (No guaranteed spot) 
  • Saturday, Aug 3                Tryouts 
  • Tuesday, Aug 6                 Make up Tryouts 
  • Saturday Aug 10               Field WORK DAY 
  • Sunday, August 11           Coaches Clinic 
  • Saturday, Aug 17              Team Practices begin 
  • Tue, Sept 3                        1st Games begin 
  • Nov 1                                 Season Ends

by posted 06/09/2013
2013 Spring Rookie League Champions!!

The Nationals are Rookie League Champions!!


 
Congratulations to the players ( 7/8 yrs ) and coaches of the Nationals!!  After a lot of hard work in practice throughout the spring, the Nationals were able to pullout the victory during the Rookie league tournament at the North Wakes Baseball Complex.

by posted 06/06/2013
2013 Fall League Schedule
Dear Parents,

As the spring season is winding down, it is time to start planning for the up coming Fall season. Below are the important dates to keep in mind as you are planning your summer activities.

Best Regards,

NWCBA Board


2013 Fall League Schedule

 
  • Monday, June 10th - Sunday, Jul 21st      Registration Open  (Guaranteed Spot, Discounted Fee)
 
  • Monday, July 22 – Sunday, July 28th        Late registration (No guaranteed spot)
 
  • Saturday, Aug 3                Tryouts
 
  • Tuesday, Aug 6                 Make up Tryouts
 
  • Saturday Aug 10               Field WORK DAY
 
  • Sunday, August 11           Coaches Clinic
 
  • Saturday, Aug 17              Team Practices begin
 
  • Tue, Sept 3                        1st Games begin
 
  • Nov 1                                 Season Ends

by posted 06/05/2013
Raffle Drawing Winners Spring 2013
Parents,

Below are this springs raffle drawing winners!  Congratulations to all!!!

 
  • Grand Prize      (Flat Screen TV, $750 value):  Michael Hrehor
 
  • First Prize         (Apple iPad, $600 value):       Michael Chapman
 
  • Second Prize    (Apple iTouch, $200 value):     Wayne Jenks
 
  • Third Prize        ($50 gift card):                         Laura Cashion, Brian Cooper, Natalie Regan, Norm Lavoie,
                                                                               Rick Christensen, Duncan Pugh, Billy Driver, Allison Dail,

                                                                               Waylon Iddings, Tom Staab

NWCBA Board

 
by posted 05/13/2013
SUMMER BASEBALL CAMPS ANNOUNCED

FBI BASEBALL SUMMER CAMPS ANNOUNCED

STAFF:  

All camps will be directed by Joe John, Director of FBI Baseball.  Coach John is currently the Head JV Baseball Coach at Heritage HS and has years of experience coaching at the college and high school level. Assisting with the camps will be FBI Baseball Staff, Joseph Cobb and John Cheng, other former collegiate baseball players and FBI Fungo players. FBI BASEBALL announces two summer camps for 2013.  The Independence Day Summer Camp will be held July 1-July 4, 9-12:15 pm and the August All-Skills Camp will be help August 5- August 8, 9-12:15 pm.  To sign up, please click HERE.

REGISTRATION: 

Campers must fill out and return the application form found on the Summer Camp Page at http://www.fbibaseball.org/page/show/747078-summer-camps.  You can pay online or can make checks payable to FBI Baseball. You may register the day of camp, however, please pre-register if possible.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:

Campers should report to the North Wake Baseball Complex between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on the first day of camp  In case of rain, call (919) 480-8111 to see if any camp will be conducted. Friday may be used as a makeup day if necessary.

WHAT TO BRING:

 Campers should bring the necessary items for baseball participation including baseball shoes, hat, glove, bat, helmet, and an extra shirt. We encourage all campers to leave valuables at home. Campers may bring snacks to eat during breaks.

CONTACT INFO:

 Please email  , call 919-606-8900 or go to www.fbibaseball.org for more information.

 

-- 
Joe John
FBI Baseball
919-606-8900

www.fbibaseball.org

by posted 04/16/2013
2013 Spring registration reminder
Hi NWCBA Parents,
 
Happy New Year!

Just as a reminder, registration is open and you are encouraged sign up as early as possible.

Below are the critical cut-off dates you will want to remember.

Have a great Spring season....


Best Regards,

Tim
 
 
Early Registration starts October 31st, 2012 and runs through February 3, 2013
  • (If you register within this period you child is guaranteed a spot in the league, Discounted Fees apply)
 
Waitlist Registration will then run from February 4 – 17, 2013
  • (If you register during this period, your child is not guaranteed a spot in the league, and will be placed on a team if spots are available.)
 
Registration closes February 18, 2013
  • (No registrations will be accepted)
 

 

by posted 01/14/2013
11U Travel Team Tryouts 9/21 or 9/22
North Wake Families,


In our continuing support of Travel Baseball, North Wake will be holding tryouts for the 11U team for the upcoming 2012-2013 season as follows:

Friday      9/21 @ 6:30pm - West Millbrook Upper Field
Saturday 9/22 @ 5:30pm - West Millbrook Upper Field


The expectation is that players will attend only one of tryout dates as the intent is that cuts will be made after Saturday’s tryout. There will be an additional workout prior to the final team being determined. Kids that are selected for the team will be contacted by the coach directly via telephone and will have 24 hours to accept their slot.

Our travel programs are for those kids that display the skills for an advanced level of competition and are willing to make a deeper commitment than the traditional league program offers. The season runs through July 2013. The team will play in events throughout central North Carolina, but the ultimate schedule is set by the coach. Traditionally, teams have played in events in Goldsboro, Greensboro and Oxford, in addition to 1 or 2 overnight trips to locations such as Charlotte, Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach. Teams will have approximately 2 events (practices/tournaments) per week.

The cost for the entire program for each player is $300 which will cover field space, insurance and baseballs for the season.

NWCBA
by posted 09/15/2012
August 2012 NWCBA Newsletter
NW Families,
 
Below is a link to our second issue of the NWCBA News, a publication of NWCBA that we hope you will find informative. 

 
NWCBA Board
 


    August 2012 Newsletter Link
 

by posted 09/02/2012
Fall Registration closes Sunday @ midnight 8/5/2012.
Dear Parents, The commissioners, schedulers and the league reps need to prepare for tryouts that will be held for ages 7-15 on Saturday 8/11 @ the Factory facility. Starting Monday registration will be closed and we will start a waiting list. Even if you are wait-listed, please attend tryouts so that coaches will have tryout data if needed. Please finish up all registrations before Monday. Best regards, NWCBA Board
by posted 08/04/2012
NWCBA 12U Nitro travel team wins Top Gun tournament

Congratulations to our 12u North Wake Nitro travel team.  The great effort by the players and coaches lead to them winning this past weekends Top Gun tournament at the North Wake Baseball Complex.

Great job team!!!

NWCBA 



by posted 08/01/2012
GRFBL AAA North Team Roster has been released
Congratulations to the following players for being selected to the GRFBL AAA North Raleigh Team. Coach Gunger is very excited about this falls team and their potential and can't wait to get the season kicked off!!

Player                  School
 
Paschal Ammons          East Wake
Corey Brassington       Leesville
Scott Clark                   Heritage
Alec Creel                    Sanderson
Sam Duncan                Leesville
Ben Igo                       Cardinal Gibbons
Clark Jones                 Wakefield
Luke Jones                 Heritage
Kevin Kirkley              Heritage
Justin Kunz                Heritage
Joe Lenoir                  Leesville
Denny Lynch             Cardinal Gibbons
Sean McLawhon        Sanderson
Josh Mims                   Leesville
Tyler Peterson            Heritage
Dylan Reget               Heritage
Mitchell Stumpo         Ravenscroft
Graham Upton            Heritage
Justin Wheeler           Leesville




by posted 08/01/2012
NWCBA 2012-2013Travel Team Tryouts
North Wake Families,
 
 In our continuing support of Travel Baseball, North Wake will be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2012-2013 season as follows:
 
 
 9's/10's:            Thursday, 7/26 and Thursday 8/2      6:30pm
 12's/13's/14's    Tuesday 7/31 and Thursday 8/2        6:30pm
 
 Location:           NWCBA Facility @ the Factory in Wake Forest
 
 
 Our travel programs are for those kids that display the skills for an advanced level of competition and are willing to make a deeper commitment than the traditional league program offers.  The season runs from August 2012 through July 2013.  Each team will play in events throughout central North Carolina, but the ultimate schedule is set by the coach.  Traditionally, teams have played in events in Goldsboro, Greensboro and Oxford, in addition to 1 or 2 overnight trips to locations such as Charlotte, Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach.
 
 The expectation is that players will attend both tryout dates as the intent is that cuts will be made after each round if the size of the group requires.  Kids that are selected for the teams will be contacted by the coaches directly via telephone and will have 24 hours to accept their slot.  Kids that are not selected for a travel team will have the opportunity to play in the Fall League that starts with tryouts the weekend of 8/11.
 
 Teams will have approximately 2 events (practices/tournaments) per week.  For those kids that are involved in Middle School Baseball, the events will be scheduled around these commitments. 
 
 The cost for the entire program for each player is $300 which will cover field space, insurance and baseballs for the season.
 
 If we have rain we will use the following dates:
 
 9's/10's                Friday, 7/27 and Friday 8/3
 12's/13's/14's        Wednesday 8/1 and Friday 8/3 
  
 For questions, please contact





by posted 07/06/2012
GRFBL North Team(s) Tryouts July 28th
Dear Parents and Players,

The Greater Raleigh Fall Baseball North Raleigh AAA Team will host its Fall 2012 tryouts at the end of July.

AAA teams are for rising Sophomore - rising HS Seniors. For very strong freshmen that wish to tryout, have your coach email coach Gunger and provide players and coach's contact information.

Location: East Wake HS
Day: Saturday July 28th
Time: 9am - ~12pm
Rain-makeup: Monday July 30th @ 6:15pm

If you have any questions please email the coach Bill Gunger @

Best Regards,

Tim Kelly
NWCBA/GRFBL
by posted 07/04/2012
NWCBA May 2012 Newsletter
NW Families,
 
Below is a link to our second issue of the NWCBA News, a publication of NWCBA that we hope you will find informative. 

 
NWCBA Board
 


by posted 05/08/2012
St. Patrick's Day Hitting Camp. Sunday March 17th 2-5pm

FBI Baseball St. Patricks Day Hitting Camp

 

Players will focus on the proper fundamentals of the swing. Although every hitter is different there are some underlying fundamentals that most hitters use to be successful. We will focus on a few different techniques that we believe are needed to be a good hitter. The ability to consistently get the barrel of the bat on the ball is heavily impacted by a player’s eye-hand coordination. Players will work on drills that will help them improve this under taught skill. Players will be taught the nuances of pitch patterns. Understanding what a pitcher is likely to throw in a given situation increases the hitter’s ability to hit that particular pitch hard. We will work on drills that cover all these aspects of hitting. This camp will teach you everything you need to become the best hitter you can be!  Camp will be limited to the first 50 registered players.  Player to coach ratio will be 5:1.



Camp Details:

 

Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2012

 

Time: 2-5

 

Age Groups: 8-13

 

Cost: $50

 

Registration:  Hitting camp link

Contact info:     Call 919-606-8900 or email for more information.
 

Best Regards,
NWCBA

 


by posted 03/12/2012
North Wake Spring Newsletter now available
NW Families,
 
Below is a link to our first issue of the NWCBA News, a publication of NWCBA that we hope you will find informative.  Our intent is to publish the newsletter periodically throughout the year to keep NW families up to date on all relevant North Wake baseball news.  In each edition of the newsletter, you will find important information about our league, including upcoming dates to remember, and even the occasional story about an interesting NW team or family.  The first issue contains important information about changes that are coming to our league, as well as information about the North Wake Baseball Complex, the F.B.I. Institute, upcoming tryouts, commissioner and coaches meetings, and clinics. 

In addition, we have included the story of one NW family that is trying to make a difference in the world of international youth baseball.
 
Thanks and Kind Regards,

NWCBA Board
 






by posted 02/01/2012
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