COLLEGE BASEBALL IS COMING TO NORTH WAKE THIS SUMMER!
The crack of a wood bat, summer at the ball field, and the pride of your hometown team…Wake Forest is now the home to a college summer baseball team. North Wake County Baseball Association has brought home a wood bat summer collegiate team in the prestigious Carolina/Virginia Collegiate League. The CVCL is comprised of teams from North Carolina and Virginia who will compete May through early August, vying for a league championship. Hailing from NC State, Head Coach Robert Dudley and staff are currently signing players who play at the NCAA Division 1, 2, 3, and NJCAA Junior College levels. Emphasis is being put on bringing back former NWCBA players who are starring on their collegiate teams. North Wake Fungo will play its inaugural season in the CVCL during the summer of 2016, with all home games to be played at Heritage High School.
The North Wake Fungo will provide high caliber, competitive baseball in a fan-friendly baseball environment. Concessions will be available, and fans of all ages will have opportunities to take part in game-day activities, including running the bases after Sunday home games, various in-game promotional give-aways, and taking the field with players for the singing of the National Anthem. Please join us on Thursday May 26th, near the concession stand to meet and greet this year’s players! The meet and greet will begin at 630 pm and then the team will conduct a workout on Field 5 at the Factory!
Opening Day for the North Wake Fungo is right around the corner. The first home game will be Sunday May 29th at 1 pm. Join us at the Fungo take on the Charlotte Crushers for a Sunday Double Header at Heritage High School. Ticket prices are only $5 and all kids wearing North Wake gear will get in for free for Opening Day!
For information, please contact:
NORTH WAKE FUNGO
General Manager –
Tickets can be purchased 1 hour prior to ALL home games.
You may also pre-purchase tickets by emailing
Please contact us for specials on birthday parties or group outings!
SINGLE GAME TICKET PRICES: $5
SEASON TICKET PRICE: $75
TO VIEW OUR SCHEDULE PLEASE VISIT NORTH WAKE FUNGO
THANK YOU TO OUR SUMMER 2016 SPONSORS!
IF YOU ARE INTERESED IN SPONSORING THE TEAM OR A PLAYER PLEASE CONTACT JOE JOHN AT
FBI SUMMER CAMPS HAVE PARTNERED WITH “CAMP CHILLIN” AT THE POLAR ICEHOUSE AT THE FACTORY TO PROVIDE A FULL DAY EXPERIENCE!
Camp Chillin’ is a week long activity camp for children ages 5-12 emphasizing sports based activities in a noncompetitive environment organized by a professional staff.
Camp Chillin' Prices
Half Day - $35 (Noon-5:30pm)
Half Day Full Week - $130 (This includes one full day for FBI campers on Friday or any one day that needs to be postponed due to inclement weather. FBI Staff will coordinate drop off to CAMP CHILLIN. CAMP CHILLIN WILL NOT BE OPEN ON JULY 4TH)
Camp Director: Allison Parrott
FBI SUMMER CAMPS
2016 ALL SKILLS CAMP : Monday, June 13, 2016 to Thursday, June 16, 2016
INDEPENDENCE DAY CAMP : Tuesday, July 5, 2016 to Friday, July 8, 2016
2016 AUGUST ALL-SKILLS CAMP : Monday, AUGUST 1, 2016 - Thursday AUGUST 4, 2016
We are pleased to announce that North Wake will be hosting the 3rd Annual North Wake Vs. Cancer Benefit Tournament. The Tournament will be held June 10-12 at the Factory. Last year, 30 teams competed and raised over $20,000 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. Our goal this season is to raise $25,000!!!
We would like to thank for everyone who participated in tryouts for NWCBA Spring Travel Teams. There are still some teams who do not have complete rosters and those coaches may hold another round of tryouts in the Spring.
FBI Baseball is pleased 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 will include strength and conditioning training ran by the Burks Zone, followed by baseball skills development:
Enhanced skill and mechanics:
Long-Toss Program w/ focus on form and arm mechanics
Rotator Cuff Durability
Pre-Season progression beginning in January
REGISTRATION: There are three different options for registration. Click here to register.
½ program (January 9th-February 6th)
Saturday Only (only come on Saturdays)
COST: The cost will differ depending on which program you sign up for.
½ Program- $250
Saturday Only- $175
Joe John- President of FBI Baseball and Guilford College
Joe Cobb- Vice President of FBI Baseball and NCCU
Stephen Harrold- Rockland Boulders and UNC-Wilmington
Jeremy Dowdy- Chicago White Sox and Appalachian State
Kramer Sneed- Los Angeles Angels and Barton University
Darren Burks- St. Augustines and Eastern Michigan
Sean Willingham- North Greenville University
Jonathan Cheng- FBI FUNGO Coach and Heritage HS Coach
The fall season will be starting soon! If you have not signed up for rec or travel - you still have time! We will be holding travel team tryouts this week and registration for the fall season closes on 7/28. Below, you will find key information for our travel and rec programs.
2015 Fall Travel Team Tryouts
North Wake travel program information, tryouts 7/28 - 7/30, click here for details
FBI Fungo travel program information, (tryouts dates depend on age), click here for details
with any travel program related questions.
Rec Baseball/Girls `Softball Registration
Registration Closes on 7/28/15
Baseball tryouts will take place on 8/8, makeups will be held on 8/11. Click here for details
Softball skills assessments will also take place on 8/8 with makeups on 8/11. Click here for details
ALL 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, AND 2022 (17U-11U) GRADUATES AND 9U/8U ARE INVITED TO TRYOUT FOR THE FALL 2015 FUNGO TEAMS. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRYOUTS AND HOW TO REGISTER!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAM PLEASE CONTACT JOE JOHN OR ANTHONY ZARRELLA AT FACTORYBASEBALL@GMAIL.COM OR VISIT HERE.
FOR A FULL LIST OF FORMER FUNGO PLAYERS PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL VISIT HERE!
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.
The 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 webpage.
Because player development and opportunity are the ultimate goals, we will make every attempt to have enough teams to accommodate as many players as possible when justified by the player/talent pool. This could mean that teams are formed separate from the FBI Fungo teams.
Kids wishing to try out for travel should register for the travel team & register for rec ball & pay the rec ball fee. (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 that are on a NWCBA travel team can't play in the NWCBA League also.
Players age is determined as of 4/30/2016
5/1/2006 - 4/30/2007
5/1/2005 - 4/30/2006
5/1/2004 - 4/30/2005
5/1/2003 - 4/30/2004
For questions about our Travel Teams for other ages and for general information about our travel baseball program, please email
Please check our website for exact dates and registration information @ www.nwcba.com.
Congratulations to the following players on making the 8U and 7U North Wake Fungo Cal Ripken teams for the Summer of 2015. These players and teams will represent North Wake in the Cal Ripken District and State Tournaments. Players below will receive an email from FBI Baseball regarding next steps. Decisions were made based off of the average ranking of every player in the categories of hitting, throwing, flyballs, groundballs, and running. Thank you to all who tried out for these teams. Players below are listed in no specific order.
8U North Wake
8U North Wake
Zach St. Laurent
7U North Wake
Miguel A Delgado Dassori
FBI Baseball will be hosting three different week-long Summer camps at the North Wake Baseball Complex. FBI Baseball Summer camps are designed to incorporate a high level of instruction mixed with a fun environment. Please see below for more information on FBI Baseball Summer Camps!
North Wake Baseball Complex at the Factory
INDEPENDENCE DAY CAMP
Monday June 29, 2015 to Thursday July 2, 2015 REGISTER
BOYS OF SUMMER CAMP
Monday July 6, 2015 to Thursday July 9, 2015 REGISTER
Monday July 27, 2015 to Thursday July 30, 2015 REGISTER
Catching - Receiving, blocking, throwing/footwork drills, game calling.
Base Running - Primary/Secondary leads, jumps, routes, steals, sliding techniques (bring bathing suit on Thursday for slip n’ slide!)
All camps will be directed by FBI Baseball Staff: Anthony Zarrella, Darren Burks, Sean Willingham and other former collegiate baseball players.
Campers must fill out registration form online. You may register the day of camp, however, please pre-register if possible.
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.
Thank you for supporting this great family/team event. This is just a final reminder that you can pick up your tickets at the Will Call window located behind home plate.
Don't forget to get there early so the kids can participate in the pre-game parade @ 6:30 pm
North Wake Night with the Mudcats
Purchase deadline extended to May 5th...
Please join North Wake Baseball as we celebrate a night with the Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium! The Carolina Mudcats will host the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 15th.
All North Wake players will have a chance to participate in a Pre-Game parade at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each and a portion of ticket sales will go back to our organization. This is a great opportunity for team building and to show your pride for North Wake Baseball.
For your convenience, tickets may be purchased online through May 5th. Please use the link below to order your tickets today!
North Wake will receive special incentives based on the number of tickets we sell. Players may be allowed to run on the field, throw out the first pitch, sing the National Anthem, etc. The more tickets we sell the more perks we will receive so gather your teams and bring the whole family out for a memorable event.
For more information, please contact Darren Burks.
Thank you for all your support and your 6th sense to help find the gloves, cleats, bats, and stray socks before every game and practice. We thank you for bringing your kids to us and for spending part of your busy and hectic day's on the field with your son or daughter.
Your tireless work as equipment managers, sports psychologists, team trainers, coaches, chauffeurs, and team cheerleaders is what makes our work possible. All of our work teaching your children this great game of baseball, simply takes place against the backdrop of your love and support.
On behalf of all the board, commissioners and coaches, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!
NWCBA Girls Softball League’s Inaugural Season starts this Fall 2015!
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 15!
The North Wake County Baseball Association is proud to host Northern Wake County's only girls’ softball league. It is our mission to provide positive and memorable softball experiences for young players, ages 5-15, 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.
Rec League Structure
Tball: ages 5-6
Rookie: ages 7-8
Minor: ages 9-10
Major: ages 11-13
Junior: ages 14-15
A skills assessment will take place to ensure balanced competitive play
In the event where there is below minimum registration players will be invited to attend a skills assessment/try-out for the opportunity to play on a travel team (additional fees apply)
NWCBA has a longstanding reputation of a first class baseball organization. It is our honor to welcome all softball players into our growing community. If your family is interested in the NWCBA Softball League please contact us!
Sir Walter Chevrolet Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser
Chevrolet Youth Baseball and Sir Walter Chevrolet have teamed up to support North Wake County Baseball Association again this season! Thanks to this program, our league will receive free equipment, a $500 sponsorship check, access to exclusive instructional baseball clinics (see information below), and the opportunity to raise money for our league through a Test Drive Fundraiser event.
On Saturday, May 9th, Sir Walter Chevrolet will be at the ballpark with vehicles available for test drive as part of the Chevrolet Test Drive Fundraiser event. For each test drive taken, Sir Walter Chevrolet will donate $20 in sponsorship dollars to our league! It is absolutely FREE to take a test drive, so please show support for our NWCBA League and Sir Walter Chevrolet by taking a short test drive at the ballpark on Saturday, May 9th from 9:00a-1:00p!
FREE Chevrolet Youth Baseball Instructional Clinics in our Area
Youth league members between ages 6-13 are invited to attend a Chevy Youth Baseball Instructional Clinic courtesy of Sir Walter Chevrolet!
Participants will spend a half day learning the fundamentals of baseball such as hitting, fielding, and pitching with certified instructors.
Parents, to register your child for this FREE baseball clinic please go to:
Spots will fill on a first come first serve basis so please register today!
About Chevrolet Youth Baseball
Chevrolet is most notably recognized on the national level as the “Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.” Chevrolet has expanded the support of Major League Baseball down to youth baseball players in communities across the country.
The Chevy Youth Baseball program is a grassroots, community outreach program geared toward bringing together America’s favorite brand, Chevrolet, with America’s favorite pastime! Over the past eight years, participating Chevrolet dealerships have raised more than $22.5 million for participating leagues.
About Sir Walter Chevrolet
Sir Walter Chevrolet is a family owned dealership who has proudly served the Raleigh area since 1928. We are conveniently located between the airport and Crabtree Valley Mall at 8501 Glenwood Avenue. For more information, visit www.sirwalter.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.