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NOTE: Online Registration Now Available

Online registration for 2018 Tryouts for the 2019 season, and for 2018 Summer Camps, is now available.

If you previously registered but did not receive your completed registration form, the form will be emailed to the address(es) provided. There is no need to register again.

For more information, see the Tryouts and Summer Camps registration sections on this page.

Friday, May 18, 2018: We are working to resolve an issue with Tryout Registration and Summer Camp Registration where completed registration forms are not being delivered to registrants via email.

This issue should be corrected today; please check back later.

If you have already submitted a registration (either for Tryouts or for Summer Camps), your information has been received in full, and your registration form will be delivered to you once this problem is resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

—The Nokona Baseball Technical Support Group

2018 Tryout Dates/Times/Locations for 2019 Season

Registration fee is $50.00. See your completed registration form for payment details (you should receive this form—including payment stub to be sent along with your payment—via email after registering).

TRYOUTS SCHEDULE

Monday, July 30th: 
Skills Session Indoors - NAC
4:00pm - 5:00pm: 10U Skills
5:15pm - 6:15pm: 11U Skills
6:30pm - 7:30pm: 12U Skills
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Tuesday, July 31st:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC
5:00pm - 7:00pm: 15U Skills
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Wednesday, August 1st:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 13U Skills
5:45pm - 7:15pm: 14U Skills
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Saturday, August 4th:
Scrimmage Outdoors (Babson College, Wellesley MA)
9:00am - 11:30am: 13U Scrimmage
12:00pm - 2:30pm: 14U Scrimmage 
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Sunday, August 5th:
(Off; no Tryouts scheduled)
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Monday, August 6th:

Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
4:00pm - 5:00pm: 10U skills
5:15pm - 6:15pm: 11U skills
6:30pm - 7:30pm: 12U skills
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Tuesday, August 7th:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 13U Skills
5:45pm - 7:15pm: 14U Skills
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Wednesday, August 8th:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
5:00pm - 7:00pm: 15U Skills
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Thursday, August 9th:
Skills Session Indoors - NAC:
5:00pm - 6:30pm: 16U Skills
6:45pm - 8:15pm: 17U Skills
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Friday, August 10th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 11U scrimmage
6:00pm - 7:30pm: 12U scrimmage
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Saturday, August 11th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA)
9:00am - 11:00pm: 13U scrimmage
11:30pm - 1:30pm: 14U scrimmage
2:00pm - 4:00pm: 15U scrimmage
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Sunday, August 12th:
Scrimmage Outdoors (Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA)
9:00am - 11:00pm: 16U and 17U scrimmage
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Monday, August 13th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA)
5:30pm - 7:30pm: 15U scrimmage
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Tuesday, August 14th:
Scrimmages Outdoors (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 11U scrimmage
6:00pm - 7:30pm: 12U scrimmage
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Wednesday, August 15th
Scrimmages Outdoors (location to be announced)
5:30pm - 7:30pm: 16U and 17U scrimmage


10, 11 and 12 year olds

Sunday, Aug. 2, 3 - 6pm: Skills (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
Friday Aug. 14, 5 - 8pm: Skills (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)

Saturday, Aug. 15, 11am to 2:30pm: Scrimmage (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
Scrimmage times: 10's and 11's — 11:00am to 12:30pm; 12's — 1 to 2:30pm

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2 to 5:30pm: Scrimmage (McCarthy Field, Medfield MA)
Scrimmage times: 10's and 11's — 2 to 3:30pm; 12's — 4 to 5:30pm

13 and 14 year olds

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 5 to 8pm: Skills (Memorial Field, Adams Street, Medfield MA)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 5 to 8pm: Skills (Memorial Field, Adams Street, Medfield MA)

Saturday, Aug. 29, 9am to 12pm: Scrimmage (Schilling Field, Medfield H.S., Medfield MA)
Sunday, Aug. 30, 9am to 12pm: Scrimmage (Schilling Field, Medfield H.S., Medfield MA)

15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds

Saturday, Aug. 15, 4pm to 7pm: Scrimmage (Babson College, Wellesley MA)
Sunday, Aug. 16, 4pm to 7pm: Scrimmage (Babson College, Wellesley MA)

Information About Cut-Off Dates for Age Groups

Please note that the age requirement cut-off date is May 1. So, for example, a ballplayer who turns 11 prior to May 1 of a given year qualifies for the 11U Nokona Baseball team(s). A ballplayer who turns 11 on or after May 1 of a given year qualifies for the 12U team(s), but does not qualify for any 11U team(s).

Weather Advisory Information for Tryouts

Please note that adverse weather may affect Tryout schedules. We will immediately post any changes to Tryout schedules right here on our website; we encourage ballplayers and parents to "bookmark" this site and check it frequently during Tryout sessions to see whether any Tryouts have been postponed due to inclement weather.
2018 Tryout Registration for 2019 Season

About Tryouts: What You Should Know

Players: Arrive 30 minutes early

Players should arrive 30 minutes before the start of each session to check in.

Equipment and attire

Players should come prepared with their own equipment, baseball attire (baseball pants), glove and bat. All players will receive a numbered Nokona T-shirt that they are required to wear during tryouts.

Bring water

Adequate hydration is vital to good conditioning and top athletic performance. Each ballplayer should bring enough water to last for several hours of playing time.

Cost: $50.00 payable to 'Nokona Baseball'

Cost for tryouts is $50.00 with check made out to "Nokona Baseball" and mailed to Nokona Baseball, 60 Pleasant Street, Suite 5, Ashland, MA  01721. Fill out the online Tryout Registration section on this page before sending your check; include the name of the player who is registering on the check (note that the only Tryout Registration form will only appear when Tryouts are approaching or in progress, typically between June 1 and August 31 each year).

Spring 10U Tryouts are FREE!

There is no cost for the Spring 10U Tryouts.

Team selection

The team selection process will take place during the week following the last tryout scrimmage.

2018 Nokona Baseball Custom Gloves Are In!

 

In Memoriam: Eric Schwartz
The Nokona Baseball family lost one of its own on November 15, 2017 with the passing of long-time coach, Nokona dad and good friend, Eric Schwartz.  Eric epitomized the Nokona spirit and touched the lives of many players and their families.

He was most in his element on the baseball diamond or at the Nokona Athletic Center, surrounded by kids eager to learn from what he did best: coach and mentor up-and-coming ballplayers with an emphasis on practice, perseverance and excellence.

Eric was a valued coach and will perhaps be best remembered by the countless hours of batting practice that he would throw at the NAC.  He had a "rubber" arm and selflessly devoted his time throwing to anyone and everyone regardless of age, group or team.

We are grateful for everything Eric did for the Nokona Baseball program and he will be deeply missed. His family has requested that the Nokona program set up a memorial fund in Eric's name that will be used for future scholarships. To contribute to the scholarship fund, please send donations to:

Eric Schwartz Scholarship Fund 
c/o Nokona Baseball
60 Pleasant Street
Ashland, MA  01721

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Jack Ambrose Joins Nokona As Instructor

Nokona Baseball is very pleased to announce the hiring of Jack Ambrose as a full-time instructor and coach to the Nokona staff. A former standout collegiate player at Western Kentucky and later Northern Kentucky, Jack has been instructing and coaching at various levels for the past six years, including high school, travel baseball and the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball League.

Jack adds in-depth knowledge and insight to Nokona Baseball's hitting, pitching and fielding instruction programs. We welcome the addition of such an experienced and talented teacher and coach to our staff. Jack will be starting full time on the Sept. 1, 2017 and will be available for lessons at that time.

Looking to contact coaches and trainers about schedules and offerings? Click here.

Nokona Dominates Elite Brown University Tournament


Nokona Baseball displayed a "show of force" at this year's New England Elite Tournament at Brown University in Providence, RI. Both the Nokona 17U and Nokona 18U teams went undefeated in pool play and faced each other in the championship game—a win-win for the Nokona Baseball program, competing against some of the best elite baseball squads in Southern New England.

Nokona Fields All-Stars at 10U, 11U, 12U Levels


Nokona 12U's Elite Baseball All-Stars


Nokona 11U's Elite Baseball All-Stars


Nokona 10U's Elite Baseball All-Stars


Want the latest news? Click here to view "Nokona in the News".

Nokona Custom Gloves Now Arriving!


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


Announcing Nokona Baseball 2018 Summer Camps for 9-to-12-year-olds... Online registration will be available soon; please check back later.

Summer Camps will be held on the following schedule:

  • June 25th - 28th, 9:00am - 1:00pm; cost: $250
  • July 9th - 12th, 9:00am - 1:00pm; cost: $250
  • July 16th - 19th, 9:00am - 1:00pm; cost: $250

Participants should come prepared with their own glove, bat and helmet and should wear baseball pants or shorts. Note: Ballplayers should wear only turf shoes or sneakers; no cleats are allowed on the indoor turf. Summer Camps consist of skills development focused on elite-level youth baseball players. Training will include hitting, pitching, fielding and the mental aspects of competing on the field. The camp is instructed by Nokona Baseball staff members Dan Sullivan and Jeff Paulsen.

Please watch this space for online registration.

Announcing Nokona Baseball 2018 Summer Camps for 9-to-12-year-olds... REGISTER NOW using the form "Nokona Baseball Summer Camp Registration Form" on this page! (Please do not use the 2018 Tryouts Registration form, which is for the 2019 season.)

Summer Camps will be held on the following schedule:

  • June 25th - 28th, 9:00am - 1:00pm; cost: $250
  • July 9th - 12th, 9:00am - 1:00pm; cost: $250
  • July 16th - 19th, 9:00am - 1:00pm; cost: $250

Participants should come prepared with their own glove, bat and helmet and should wear baseball pants or shorts. Note: Ballplayers should wear only turf shoes or sneakers; no cleats are allowed on the indoor turf. Summer Camps consist of skills development focused on elite-level youth baseball players. Training will include hitting, pitching, fielding and the mental aspects of competing on the field. The camp is instructed by Nokona Baseball staff members Dan Sullivan and Jeff Paulsen.

Registration is required (using the Summer Camps registration form on this page). There is a maximum of 30 summer baseball camp attendees; registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nokona in the News

Nokona 16 Chiefs Compete at 2018 WWBA, Lakepoint GA

Thomas Wilson

Griffin Cofsky

Nick Croteau

Matt Shaw

Ryan Donahue


Nokona 11U Team Captures 2018 EBL Division 1 Championship


Epic ISL Battle Between Nokona Teammates

Starting pitchers Aidan Park and Jack Schwartz, Nokona Baseball teammates on last year’s 16U team, celebrate their camaraderie after their classic pitching duel last week where Nobles & Greenough School edged out Buckingham, Browne and Nichols by a score of 2-0 in ISL play. Park was outstanding on the mound; Schwartz pitched a gem. From left, Nobles Assistant Coach Brandon Anderson (who is also a Nokona Baseball coach), BB&N starting pitcher Park, Nobles starting pitcher Schwartz and Nobles left fielder Owen O’Connor.


Congratulations to Springfield College player and Nokona Alumni Sean Babineau on being named "2018 NEWMAC Conference Pitcher of the Year."

Epic ISL Battle Between Nokona Teammates

Starting pitchers Aidan Park and Jack Schwartz, Nokona Baseball teammates on last year’s 16U team, celebrate their camaraderie after their classic pitching duel last week where Nobles & Greenough School edged out Buckingham, Browne and Nichols by a score of 2-0 in ISL play. Park was outstanding on the mound; Schwartz pitched a gem. From left, Nobles Assistant Coach Brandon Anderson (who is also a Nokona Baseball coach), BB&N starting pitcher Park, Nobles starting pitcher Schwartz and Nobles left fielder Owen O’Connor.


Class in Session at 'the NAC'

Nokona Athletic Club Staff

Bottom (left to right): Matt Healy, Jeff Paulsen, Brandon Anderson. Top left to right, Dan Sullivan, Geoff Cuneo, Gerry Carroll. For biographical information including baseball and coaching experience, click here.(missing from photo: Mike Lyon)


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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.

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 specifically for Nokona ballplayers. Click here to learn more...



Houston's Altuve and
Nokona's Vazquez
on the Field at Fenway


Nokona Baseball's Javy Vazquez on the field for BP at with the Houston Astro's José Altuve

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).