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Nokona Baseball teams with players of ages 10-14 years compete regionally in the Elite Baseball League (EBL), while the college prospect teams with players of ages 15-18 compete at a variety of college showcase events locally, regionally and nationally.

Competitive tournaments across the region and around the country are hosted by Perfect Game, CABA, Triple Crown, USSSA, ECTB, Pastime and other elite baseball organizations. 

Player selection takes place in late summer/early fall and workouts begin in late fall at our indoor training facility located at 60 Pleasant Street, Ashland, MA (the NAC). The Nokona Baseball outdoor season begins in the spring as the weather permits.  Learn more...

Nokona in the News

Nokona Baseball graduates have gone on to continue their academic and athletic excellence at these colleges and universities:


Nokona Baseball Announces New Free Custom Glove Program for All Nokona Players

Nokona Baseball is very excited to announce its new Free Custom Glove Program for all Nokona Players for next year's season.

In 2017, Nokona Baseball will provide all ballplayers in its program with a free custom personalized Nokona Ballglove (a $400.00 value). Since 1934 Nokona has been handcrafting premium ballgloves and today remains the nation's oldest baseball glove company—and manufacturer of the only baseball glove still made in the USA. The Nokona Baseball program is pleased to be able to provide our ballplayers with one of the finest products made for baseball today. The glove design and color is custom and specific to our Nokona Baseball program.

Nokona Baseball — Home of "theNAC", a premier training and development athletic center in Ashland, MA designed specificall for Nokona ballplayers. Click here to learn more...


Nokona 18U College Commitment Team takes home the Franklin Pierce College Tournament Championship


Nokona Baseball announces its 2016 Fall Ball Baseball Program for four different age groups: 11U-12U (50'-70' diamonds), 13U (introduction to the big diamond, 90'), 14U-15U, High School Team 16U-17U (some travel expected). Six-week schedule beginning in September with one practice per week. Sign-ups will begin in August or, if you visit the Nokona Athletic Club (the NAC) at 60 Pleasant Street in Ashland, MA, please see Coach Dan Sullivan for sign-up information. Fall in New England is a great time for baseball!


Nokona Alumni Skidmore Outperforms in Cape League Play

Nokona Alumni Brendan Skidmore crushes a home run for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod Baseball League. He currently leads the Y-D Red Sox in home runs (3), RBIs (19), is second in hits with 30 and at-bats with 130. Congratulations, Brendan, on an outstanding summer on the Cape.


Four Original 2005 Nokona Players at Collegiate All-Star Game

Four members of the original 2005 Nokona Baseball team at the Future's Collegiate Baseball All-Star Game at Fitton Field in Worcester MA, July 13th 2016. From left to right, John Friday (Franklin Pierce College, Rindge NH), Matt Cuneo (Babson College, Wellesley MA), Ryan Sullivan (Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett NH) and Luke Cuneo (Furman University, Greenville SC).


Nokona Announces 2016 Fall Ball Program


Nokona Baseball announces its 2016 Fall Ball Baseball Program for four different age groups: 11U-12U (50'-70' diamonds), 13U (introduction to the big diamond, 90'), 14U-15U, High School Team 16U-17U (some travel expected). Six-week schedule beginning in September with one practice per week. Sign-ups will begin in August or, if you visit the Nokona Athletic Club (the NAC) at 60 Pleasant Street in Ashland, MA, please see Coach Dan Sullivan for sign-up information. Fall in New England is a great time for baseball!


Nokona 15U Team Captures ITZ Championship in Portsmouth, RI


Horsfall Delivers at Super 17's Tournament in New Jersey

Nokona 17U Prospect Peter Horsfall delivers a pitch in action at the Super 17's in NJ. The Nokona Chiefs team went undefeated at the event and will head to Northborough, MA for the PG Super 25 tournament.


Nokona 10's, 11's and 12's mixing it up with each other at Baseball Heaven, Long Island, NY

It was a great Memorial Day weekend for the Nokona boys. The 10's, 11's and 12's all went undefeated in pool play. The 10's and 12's where knocked out in the semifinals, while the 11's are in the championship finals. Congratulations, ballplayers!


Nokona 14's Win North East Baseball Classic Championship

The Nokona 14's take the North East Baseball Classic Championship this past weekend in Fitchburg, MA, going 5-0 to the championship. The 14's put up an incredible offensive effort, scoring 79 runs with only 9 runs against over the weekend. Congratulations!


Josh Mirob Pitches at Legends Tournament

Nokona 12U Josh Mirob toes the rubber at the Legends Tournament in Northboro, MA


College/Pro Star Anderson Joins Nokona as Instructor and Coach

Nokona Baseball is very pleased to announce the hiring of Instructor and Coach Brandon Anderson. Coach Anderson is a 2003 graduate of Wayland High School (Wayland, MA), where he excelled in both football and baseball. Following his senior season, he was drafted in the 41st round by the Colorado Rockies.

After high school, Coach Anderson played two years of JUCO ball at Rowan College in Gloucester County where he was on the 2005 NJCAA National Championship team, earning All-Region honors twice. After Rowan, he transfered to Georgia College & State University where he was named a NCAA/ABCA All-American and a two-time Southeast All-Region selection.

Following college, he played six years of professional baseball in the Frontier League. After pro ball, he decided to jump into the coaching ranks where he made stops at Concord-Carlisle High School (Concord, MA), Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and is currently an assistant varsity coach at Noble and Greenough School (Dedham, MA).

For the past three years Coach Anderson has also worked as a lead instructor and coach at the Winning Pitchers Academy in Framingham, MA. He will be available as a full-time instructor and will be stepping in to assist Coaches Gerry Carroll and Eric Schwartz on our 15U Chiefs Prospects team.

We are excited to have Brandon join the Nokona Baseball program.


18 Nokona
Ballplayers Make
College Commitments

Congratulations to Nokona players Andrew D'Ovidio on his commitment to St. Joseph's College, Thomas Joyce on his commitment to Merrimack College, Kai Long on his commitment to Kenyon College, Eric Mah on his commitment to Bowdoin College, Kyle McGrath on his commitment to Williams College, Chhany Minton on his commitment to Stonehill College, Dom Nardone on his commitment to Babson College, Noah Nunnelly on his commitment to Colby College, Josh O'Connell on his commitment to Rhodes College, Cam Plank on his commitment to Franklin Pierce College, Jason Posnick on his commitment to Clark University, Kyle Skidmore on his commitment to Hofstra University, Will Silvia on his commitment to Bates College, Will Slayne on his commitment to Bates College, Jacob Stone on his commitment to Brandeis University, Jack Vaccari on his commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Patrick Webler on his commitment to Bridgton Academy as a PG, and Devin Yee on his commitment to Wheaton College. Most players are Nokona Baseball Class of 2016 and spent last summer playing for Coach Mike Lyon's and Coach Matt Cuneo's Nokona 17U College Prospect Team.


Nokona Alumni continue training at theNAC

 

Nokona Alumni in training sessions at theNAC: (left to right) Kyle Skidmore (Hofstra), Brendan Skidmore (SUNY Binghamton), Naushon Galbraith (Elon), Ryan Solomon (Northeastern), Matt Cuneo (Babson) and Nick Ahearn (Babson).

 

Nokona Athletic Club adds strength trainer Matt Healy to staff

Nokona Baseball kicked off the start of its season with its annual December Clinic Series Saturday, Dec 5th, at the new Nokona Baseball Club in Ashland, MA.

Babson pitchers visit theNAC


The Babson College pitching staff visited the NAC for a workout over winter break. Babson is a private business school in Wellesley, MA, established in 1919. Its central focus on entrepreneurship education has made it the top entrepreneurship college in the United States.


Season kicks off with December Clinic Series

Nokona Baseball kicked off the start of its season with its annual December Clinic Series this past Saturday, Dec 5th, at the new Nokona Baseball Club in Ashland, MA.


Free Clinic For 9 And 10 Year Olds Fills New Training Facility to Capacity

On Saturday, Nov. 14th Nokona Baseball held a free clinic for 9's and 10's with a focus on fielding fundamentals, pitching and hitting. The clinic will continue next Saturday, Nov 21st.


Nokona Athletic Club Celebrates Its Grand Opening

The Nokona Athletic Club—"theNAC"—is a new 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art private baseball athletic training center exclusively for the Nokona Baseball Program.

Equipped with six hitting and pitching tunnels, plus a fully equipped workout and training center, theNAC also features a café and common area for congregating, socializing, having a cup of coffee or just sitting down for a beverage or snack. It includes high-top tables and chairs, two 55-inch TV screens, kitchen area, beverage and healthy snack vending machines, and a coffee prep area—all with a very rustic and relaxing café feel.

The facility also features offices and conference rooms. Upstairs above the office area is a comfortable mezzanine sports-themed parent/player lounge outfitted with leather seating, TV's, high-top seating and a great viewing area overlooking the entire facility.


Nokona Baseball Announces New Corporate Branding



Nokona announces its new corporate branding: Since 1934 Nokona has been a leader in providing the best baseball products in the world, all made right here in the USA. The new branding brings a modern look to an 81-year tradition of quality and excellence. We at Nokona Baseball look forward to incorporating this new and contemporary look into our program for 2016.