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NAC Holiday Hours:
Wednesday, Nov. 23rd: Closing at 5:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 24th: Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 25th: Closed
 
Saturday, Dec. 24th Closing at 2:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 25th, Closed for Christmas
Monday, Dec. 26th Closed
 
Sunday, Dec. 31st Closing at 2:00 pm
Monday, Jan. 1st Closed
 
 

Nokona Program Clinic Series:
Dates
Saturday, Dec. 3
Saturday, Dec. 10
Saturday, Dec. 17th
Times
10U Chiefs, 11U Chiefs, 12U Chiefs: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
13U Braves, 13U Chiefs, 14U Braves: 10:45 am to 12:15 pm
Times
14U Chiefs, 15U Chiefs, 16U Braves: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
16U Chiefs, 17U, 18U College Commit: 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm

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Nokona Baseball Parents and Ballplayers,

The Nokona Baseball program would be delighted to have you and your family join us for our First Annual Nokona Baseball Holiday Party and Christmas Giving Tree. Come celebrate the holidays and collaborate with us to make this holiday season special, as we bless 10 families in need in our community!

We will be putting a Christmas tree up in our café area with "ornaments" on it, with specified gifts/ideas for families we have identified locally in need. It's a unique opportunity to participate in the holidays with a true spirit of giving. Please stop in at the Nokona Athletic Club or have your son grab an ornament or two off the tree; the ornaments indicate what to shop for.

We ask that gifts be delivered back to Nokona Baseball and placed under the tree, unwrapped but with the ornaments attached (so we can identify the recipient families) by the day of the party. Then, on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, our ballplayers and their families will "eat, drink and be merry" while wrapping the gifts for those families who will receive gifts.

Please join us for this special celebration and opportunity to give back! This event is great way for all of us to come together, get introduced or just "reconnect" during this busy holiday season. If necessary—e.g. if you cannot get into the NAC and would still like to participate—we can email the gift list to you.

Please RSVP and submit SIGN UPS for appetizers/desserts/drinks by Dec. 8th to:

Laura Grome
Email: allen455@verizon.net
Phone: 508-380-3936

We look forward to seeing everyone at the party.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thank you,

Geoff

Time and place:
Thursday, December 15th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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The goal

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:


Class in Session at theNAC




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




Are you interested in playing for Nokona Baseball's 2017 College-Committed Team?


If you are a 2017 high school graduate and are committed to playing baseball in college, we have a few roster spots still available on our 2017 College-Committed team.

The current roster is made up of ballplayers committed to D-I, D-II or D-III colleges and universities; all these players are now working towards preparing themselves for the academic and athletic challenges they will face at their respective schools in the fall of 2017.

If you are interested, please send us an email at info@nokonabaseball.org. Let us know which high school you are currently attending, the position(s) you play and which college or university you have committed to.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Nokona Baseball Adds Dr. Christian Carroll and 'Velocity Pilot Program' for pitching staff

Nokona Baseball is very excited to welcome the newest member to the Nokona team, Dr. Christian Carroll.

Dr. Carroll is a Massachusetts Board Certified Chiropractor specializing in Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Carroll brings to our elite program an extensive background in functional medicine, functional movement, arm care and injury prevention, sports psychology, sports rehabilitation, muscle testing and sports nutrition.

The author of two books and significant research on human performance, Dr. Carroll offers a unique and holistic approach in many medical disciplines to our athletes and their families. Whether you have an injury, want to prevent an injury, have a health concern, are looking for a diagnosis from a skilled sports physician, want to optimize your nutrition, or need a sports psychology assessment, Dr. Carroll is Nokona Baseballs lead physician in these areas. He now has his office at the Nokona Athletic Center (the NAC).

Dr. Carroll is also teaming up with Nokona Baseball’s Matt Cuneo and to develop a Velocity Pilot Program that seeks to add 4-5 mph to an athlete's pitching velocity. Through the unique combination of expertise and experience provided by a physician and a proven collegiate baseball pitcher, the program is aimed at adding throwing velocity through four core training and developoment principles: velocity-specific exercises, muscle mass, injury prevention techniques, and mental toughness.

The Velocity Pilot Program is a unique approach and one that we believe is the first of its kind for pre-graduate baseball players seeking to perform at a high collegiate level. Currently, there is nothing like this program in the entire United States. Participants are currently entering this program for a six-week pilot focused on initial data collection regarding pitching performance and the impact of the techniques described above. The Velocity Pilot Program is seeking 10 additional Nokona Baseball players for the six-week pilot (pitchers only); we currently have three pitchers who have already undergone the preliminary testing phase of the program.

This is an exciting and revolutionary project aimed at helping ballplayers perform at their peak level, and we believe it has tremendous potential for athletes who are looking to perform at the levels demanded by many colleges and universities. Dr. Carroll's office is located in the former conference room at the Nokona Athletic Center. If you have an opportunity, please stop in and say hello.


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.

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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).