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Teacher's Convention Baseball Clinics


Coach Henry’s Teacher’s Convention Baseball Clinics

Now Offering Half-Day and Full-Day Sessions

Dates
Thursday, 11/6/2014 and Friday, 11/7/2014

Time
9 am - 12 pm OR 9 am - 3 pm (6-12 years old)

Location
Baird Center Batting Cages, Baird Center and Meadowlands Park
5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ

Cost: 
See rates on handout for Half and Full-Day options - bring your own lunch

Coach Chris Henry along with current and former high school and college players will demonstrate and teach a variety of drills for all levels, along with live gameplay!

During these sessions, we will go over Hitting, Fielding, Pitching, Dynamic Speed Training, Mental Skills Training and Situational Play. Games will be played at the end of each session.

Players will be grouped according to age and ability.

Registration Form attached - Hurry and Enroll TODAY!

For any questions/concerns, contact Coach Henry at chrishenrysportsinstruction@hotmail.com.

All Registration information can be found here: http://chrishenrysportsinstruction.com/category/forms/ .

 


Handout: 2014 Teachers Convention Clinics

2014 Off-Season Drills & Skills


Coach Chris Henry will provide group instruction indoors for SOM Baseball players interested in continuing their training. This 5-week program will take place in the indoor batting cages behind the Baird. Small groups (maximum 15) will focus on agility, flexibility and strength training geared towards baseball. In addition, both offensive and defensive drills will take place. Most drills will be suitable for players to practice at home on their own in the off-season. All sessions are one hour in length. Players should wear sneakers (no cleats) and bring their glove, bat and helmet (if they have one). Bats and helmets will also be available if needed.

Questions? Contact Coach Henry at chrishenrysportsinstruction@hotmail.com.

Each program offered will include 5 sessions. Registration begins October 15, 2014 at the Baird or online at www.thebaird.org. Fee: $60.

See the flyer below for specific dates and times and the registration form.


Handout: 2014 Off Season Workouts

Fall Baseball: Remaining Schedule Information for Grades 3-6


For information regarding program updates/cancellations due to inclement weather: Call (973) 762-0748 OR follow “SOrangeRec” on Twitter and receive notifications directly to your phone.

TUESDAY SCHEDULE- RAIN OR SHINE

All weekday sessions are scheduled at Meadowland Park, Field #3. There will be NO rescheduling of the following WEEKDAY dates due to inclement weather. Since groups are small, weekday practices will be held in the Batting Cages at the Baird, when/if necessary. The Tuesday schedule is as follows: 

·         Tuesday, October 14

·         Tuesday, October 21st (MAKEUP FOR SATURDAY, 10/11)

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE- RAIN OR SHINE

All weekday sessions are scheduled at Meadowland Park, Field #3. There will be NO rescheduling of the following WEEKDAY dates due to inclement weather. Since groups are small, weekday practices will be held in the Batting Cages at the Baird, when/if necessary. The Wednesday schedule is as follows:

·         Wednesday, October 15

·         Wednesday, October 22

·         Wednesday, October 29 (MAKEUP FOR SATURDAY, 10/11)

THURSDAY SCHEDULE- RAIN OR SHINE

All weekday sessions are scheduled at Meadowland Park, Field #3. There will be NO rescheduling of the following WEEKDAY dates due to inclement weather. Since groups are small, weekday practices will be held in the Batting Cages at the Baird, when/if necessary. The Thursday schedule is as follows:

·         Thursday, October 16

·         Thursday, October 23

·         Thursday, October 30  (MAKEUP FOR SATURDAY, 10/11) 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE- WEATHER PERMITTING

All players will meet on Saturdays at Meadowland Park, Field #3. ALL GAMES for grades 3- 4 will be played 9:00-11:00 am. ALL GAMES grades 5-6 will be 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Saturday games WILL be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

·         Saturday, October 18

·         Saturday, October 25

 Potential Rain Date: Saturdays, November 1st.

If there are any conflicts, please contact Coach Henry at chrishenrysportsinstruction@hotmail.com.

 



Photos from All Star Games


Enjoy these photos from the M60 and M70 All Star Games held on June 4, 2014.

 

M70 All Stars Participants 

M70 All Star Participants 



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M60 All Stars Skills Competition Winners

9U Cougars win Memorial Day Tournament


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The South Orange Maplewood Cougars 9U team completed a sweep of the Mount Olive Memorial Day Tournament by winning 6 of 6 games, including a scintillating win in the semi-finals against the Peapack Pirates.  Down 11-5 in the bottom of the 6th inning, they made a miraculous rally to tie the game and send it to extra innings.  Nicolas Lorenzo cleared the bases with a long triple, and then came home on a throwing error by the Pirates.  Again, down 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, the Cougars refused to lose and scored 3 runs to win 14-13.  That win sent them to the Championship game where they beat Kinnelon 11-4 to cap their undefeated weekend.  Congratulations to the boys for their tireless effort, and to all of the coaches and parents who support them.

 

Front row:  Official team mascot Liam Johnson

2nd Row L to R:  Nicolas Lorenzo, Alejandro Lorenzo, Dominic Starzynski, Alex Chibbaro, Jack Kalsched, Jake Gewirtz

3rd Row:  Nick Williams, Brandon Doubek, Matthew Motiwalla, Dylan Sullivan, Zach Johnson, Nico Reyes

4th Row:  JC Lorenzo, Joe Doubek, Head Coach Eddie Starzynski, Rob Chibbaro





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Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities


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The success of the South Orange Maplewood Baseball Program rests with the many volunteers who help out in a variety of ways. Adult volunteers are needed for all teams to serve as coaches, assistant coaches and team managers as well as scorekeepers and summer baseball coaches (descriptions can be found in the handout). If you are willing and able, please sign up when you register your child! The necessary volunteer form (for coaches and ANY volunteer) can be downloaded from the link below.  Coaches need to ALSO fill out the Consent to Background Check, also available at the link below.

PARENT OF A NEW PLAYER? Don’t let inexperience keep you off the field. MANY VOLUNTEERS are needed in coaching and supporting roles for our T-Ball and Rookie Leagues (the more the merrier)! SOM Baseball will offer coaches’ training and instruction to support all our new and returning coaches.

If you have any questions, please come to one of the registration sessions - coaches will be on hand to describe the program in detail.

HEAD COACH – The Head Coach has the primary responsibility of dealing with players and parents.  He/she has final decision in all baseball matters. Coaching volunteers are required to attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (one time only) or complete the comparable coaches' certification course offered online by the Babe Ruth organization.  The Rutgers’ course will be offered at the Baird in South Orange on Wednesday, March 19 from 7-10 pm for all new coaches.

ASSISTANT COACH – An Assistant Coach has the responsibility of helping the Head Coach. Coaching volunteers are required to attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (one time only) or complete the comparable coaches' certification course offered online by the Babe Ruth organization.  The Rutgers’ course will be offered in South Orange in March (date TBD) for all new coaches.

 



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Handout: 2014 Coaching and Volunteer Form

Baseball Committee Opportunities


The South Orange Maplewood Baseball Organization is divided into several subcommittees which meet year-round, working with the Recreation Departments, constantly reviewing and improving the baseball program.  New volunteers are always needed.  Please pick an area (or areas) where you would like to participate and contact the committee chair by email or telephone to find out when/where they will be meeting.  ACT NOW!!  Your kids thank you for your help!    
 
BASEBALL SUBCOMMITTEES:

REGISTRATION AND PUBLICITY: Responsible for organizing registration, keeping track of registration names and forms, placing articles in News Record, Gaslight, web site, getting flyers to schools. Contact Les LeAndre at (973) 763-2948.

UMPIRES: Responsible for recruitment, training and scheduling of umpires. Contact Chip Nolet at pesimach@aol.com.

COACHES: Team assignment, qualifications and training:  
  T-Ball and Rookie Leagues: Matt Lefferts at mcl@fwrv.com or (973) 275-1333. 
      Minor, Major and Babe Ruth Leagues:   Doug Sasfai at dsasfai@verizon.net or (973) 275-0914.

PLAYER & COACHES’ TRAINING: Responsible for planning and scheduling of training and instructional clinics/seminars for development of players and coaches. Contact Chris Nomura at chris.nomura@gmail.com.

TRYOUTS AND TEAM SELECTION: Responsible for designing the tryouts and subsequent drafts for the Minors, Majors and Babe Ruth divisions and the team formation for the younger divisions. Contact Chris Coreschi.

GAME AND FACILITY SCHEDULES: Responsible for preparing the master schedule for the fields and facilities and scheduling make up games. Contact Patti Coleman at (973) 378-7754 x 2237 or pcoleman@southorange.org.

RULES: Responsible for reviewing and publicizing league rules and working to resolve any conflicts that arise. Contact Ed Matthews at 973-714-9399 or Ed Matthews.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Responsible for addressing Code of Conduct issues, sportmanship issues and team/player and coach conflicts. Contact Bob Hugel.

FACILITY MAINTENANCE: Responsible for working with public works and the recreation department to improve the facilities. Also organize Parent work weekends. Contact Bill Fitzsimmons at (973) 378-2517 or billfitz44@gmail.com or Mike Pierre at mpierre218@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISING: Co-Chairs: Dan Fleetwood (917-292-8028) and Chris Henry.

PARADE: Contact Scott Lewis.

SUMMER PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Responsible for Summer League calendar, teams, coaches, etc. Contact Bill Krais.



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