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.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Some of NH's finest players ...

We are proud of how much we've grown in five years and what our players and teams have accomplished. Here are just some of the players who have come through our system:

Cody Morissette -- NHIAA Division I Player of the Year for Exeter High ... Has played in more than 100 games for Bobcats ... Committed to Boston College after being recruited by several colleges while playing for the Bobcats.

Dakota Mulcay -- Rated as one of the top catchers in New Hampshire after playing three years for Bobcats Prospects. Signed national letter of intent to play for Southern New Hampshire.

Brody Dupuis -- NHIAA Division I All-State as corner infielder and RHP for Trinity High ... Bobcats 100-Game Club. Won a state championship with Londonderry HS as a freshman ... Power hitter with tools for the next level. Uncommitted. Will play in 2018 as a post-graduate student at Bridgton Academy.

Geoff Mosseau -- NHIAA Division I All-State as LHP for Bedford High ... Bobcats original and building block for the program ... Helped lead team to first-ever New England Elite Baseball League championship game. Committed to St. John's University.

Joseph Quintal -- NHIAA Division I All-State as RHP for Bedford High ... Bobcats original who played for IMG Academy and state powerhouse Bedford High. Pitched in first-ever Bobcats game at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Committed to Fordham.