Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bobcat, Blue Hawk ... Eagle!

Exeter High senior Cody Morissette will be signing his National Letter of Intent to become a scholarship student-athlete at Boston College! Join us on Thursday, Nov. 8 to congratulate Cody and celebrate with his family at Ultimate Sports Academy

What: Cody signs a National Letter of Intent with Boston College

When: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Ultimate Sports Academy, 201 Allard Drive, Manchester, NH 03102

Guests: All Bobcats and FOB* are invited! There will be complimentary food and drink. 

About: This is a special event to celebrate an original Bobcat, who played for five years and helped build the program. Cody was recruited by St. John's, UNC-Ashville and other programs but ultimately decided on Boston College. 

About Cody:
-- First Bobcat player to be offered an athletic scholarship
-- NHIAA Division I state champion and 2017 Player of the Year
-- Played more than 100 games for Bobcats from 2012-2016
-- Established a 34-game hitting streak in 2013
-- Led Bobcats to a pair of EBL championship games
-- Threw a no-hitter on June 14, 2014 at Maine Lightning
-- Led Bobcats to tournament championships at War at the Shore and Connecticut SportsPlex
-- High School Division Fall League champion, 2014

Hope you can join on us on this special night!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Agility & Speed Training begins Nov. 1

Bobcats agility and speed training begins Nov. 1 with one-hour sessions every Wednesday and Friday night. There is no cost to rostered Bobcats. Drop-ins are welcome for $10. Pay at the door.

12u and under
Wednesdays (Nov. 1 through Dec. 20)
Athletes may attend the 6-7 p.m. session or 7-8 p.m. session.

13u and up
Fridays (Nov. 3 through Dec. 22)
Athletes may attend the 6-7 p.m. session or 7-8 p.m. session.

Coach Juan Amador will oversee the training program. There will be an emphasis on agility, flexibility, speed and baseball-related movements.








Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuition payments

The first tuition payment for the 2018 season is due Sept. 1. Please make check payable to Bobcats Baseball and mail or drop off at Ultimate Sports Academy, 201 Allard Drive, Manchester, NH 03102. Ages 9-12: first tuition payment is $400. Ages 13-up: first tuition payment is $500.

To pay on-line, click here for $500 payment option.
To pay on-line, click here for $400 payment option.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tryouts for 2018

Bobcats tryouts will be a skill evaluation and 90-minute workout. Players will be rated on their overall tools: Speed/Agility, Arm Strength, Fielding, Hitting, Hitting for PowerWe will have simulated games and live at-bats. Catchers will be given their glove-to-glove pop times. Pitchers will be given velocity readings.
Cost: $20.
Arrive 15 minutes early. Wear baseball pants, T-shirt, spikes or cleats, hat. Bring water.
Players must pre-register using the proper links below:

15u -- Saturday, August 12, 4-5:30 p.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. Head coach: Juan Amador. Click on Registration Form Here.

14u -- Saturday, August 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. Head coaches for two teams: Ben Michaud, Anthony Caiani. Click on Registration Form Here.

13u -- Friday, August 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052; Head coaches for two teams Lenny Pappas, Kevin Gray. Click on Registration Form Here.

12u -- Sunday, August 13, 4-6 p.m., Gergler Field at Hanson Park, 37 Albin Road, Bow, NH 03304. Coaches for two teams: Juan Amador, Matt Bouchard. Click on Registration Form Here.

11u -- Sunday, August 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Gergler Field at Hanson Park, 37 Albin Road, Bow, NH 03304. Head coach: Ernie Yerrington. Click on Registration Form Here.

9u and 10u -- Sunday, August 13, noon-1:30 p.m., Gergler Field at Hanson Park, 37 Albin Road, Bow, NH 03304. Coaches: Rickey Gaudreault, Lenny Pappas, Jeff Montembeault. Click on Registration Form Here.

Tryouts for Bobcats Prospects: Invite only for private evaluation. If you are interested in Bobcats Prospects, email Kevin at info@nhbobcats.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2018 Coaching Staff

16u Prospects Matt Bouchard -- Coach Bouchard will be taking the 16u team after spending three seasons this core group. This team will play in college showcase tournaments ... Previously coached with the NH Black Flies in AAU ... Currently coaches at Cawley Middle School and also coaches Bobcats in the Cannons Fall League.
TRYOUT: Invite only.

15u Juan Amador -- Played at Siena College and SNHU... First career home run was a grand slam against Fairfield ... Started 44 games for the Penmen ... First-Team All-State in baseball and football and was Pinkerton Academy Athlete of the Year ... coached various levels of AAU baseball before joining the Bobcats in 2017.
TRYOUT: August 12, 4-6 p.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052.

14u Ben Michaud -- Three-year coach for Bobcats in New England Division 1 ... Took team on a successful trip to Aberdeen, Md., in 2016 ... Coached Northeast Hurricanes before joining the Bobcats in July 2014 ... Coached youth baseball for 15 years, including stops in Manchester Pony League at each age level ... Head coach in Youngsville Athletic Association for eight seasons, serving as all-star coach for multiple seasons.

TRYOUT: August 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. 

14u Anthony Caiani -- Has coached 15u and 13u Bobcats the past two seasons ... Former standout at Exeter High School and Exeter Post 32 and played in New Hampshire Showcase League  .... leading hitter at Northern Essex Community College. Won 2013 and 2014 conference championships at NECC and played in National Junior College World Series in Tyler, Texas.
TRYOUT: August 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Joining the Bobcats family

Welcome! We love baseball and have a passion to teach the game the right way. If your son loves the game and is driven to excel, we are thrilled to say you’ve come to the right place! The New Hampshire Bobcats are focused on player development with an eye on the future. This means instilling values of hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship that are tools for baseball -- and life.

Some of the benefits of being a Bobcat:

-- Year-round membership to Ultimate Sports Academy, 201 Allard Drive, Manchester. Members have access to cages, HitTrax batting simulator, the basketball court, free weights, agility ladders, bands. Our best players can usually be found at USA four or five days per week!

-- Professional instruction. Players are taught by Bobcats coaches who have college and pro experience. Winter training begins in January and continues with two workouts per week through March.

-- 25-30-game schedule in the New England Elite Baseball League. Our players compete against the region's top competition. The schedule includes division games, tournaments, playoffs and New England All-Star Game for top players.

-- Agility and strength training in November and December. We offer an 8-week training program ($200 value) that is included for Bobcats at no extra charge. Players will improve agility, core strength, speed and flexibility.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Father's Day Pledge

TO MY SON AND DAUGHTER on Father's Day, There are lessons every dad should teach his children, and, along with looking both ways before crossing the road, I pledge to teach the game of baseball. Funny how what you learn on the diamond -- and from other sports -- can be applied to life.
Presenting the top 10 baseball lessons every father should teach his kids:

1. Respect the game -- Great effort goes without saying. Hustling on and off the field and proper behavior are some of the ways to honor baseball's tradition and those who have played before us. It's a privilege to wear the uniform and represent the school or name on your jersey. Don't take it for granted.

2. Always have fun -- After all, isn't that what it's all about? Whether covering Little League games or World Series games, I've found a common theme from the most successful players and teams through the years.

"You want him to play the game like he's having fun and play hard. I look for that first, as a dad, to make sure he looks like he enjoys it," said Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills, asked about his son, Beau, who played against the Fisher Cats last week.

3. Teamwork -- In sports, there is nothing more rewarding than everyone believing in a common goal and pulling for each other, putting individual accomplishments aside. It's not about YOU. It's about TEAM. Championships, not batting averages, are what everyone remembers in the end.