New England's Premier Baseball Development Program
We would like you to join us in welcoming Ellen Pinto to the Team Mizuno Northeast Staff! She comes to us with 16 years of baseball administrative experience. She will be assisting Nate, Kevin, Kelly, AJ and the rest of the coaching staff with the administrative part of the program. She will also help with communication and transitions into Hit Quarters for the upcoming Team Mizuno only clinics, batting, pitching and fielding instruction. Here are some words from Ellen:
“I am very excited to be part of Team Mizuno Northeast. I have been involved with baseball for over 20 years as a volunteer. I joined the board of directors for my sons little league program when he was 5 years old. I started as a concession stand manager then league president for over 10 years. Next, I became the District Administrator where I am currently responsible for over 10 leagues. Part of my duties include helping the leagues promote participation, I provide and explain the rules, I have assisted with forming and completing mergers and let’s not forget having fun. In addition, every Summer my staff and I run the local Williamsport tournament at the district and sectional level. One of my 9 year old teams was the first to win the State Tournament and move on to the Regional. I have had six teams go to Bristol CT for the Eastern Regional Finals. I look forward to meeting everyone and begin my Team Mizuno Journey, if you don’t see me and I don’t come over to introduce myself please say hello!”
Team Mizuno Northeast is proud to announce that thus far, 8 members of the 2017 class (PJ Barry, Luke Benoit, Tyler Flanigan, Brandon Jenkins, Jamil Vanheyningen, Jermaine Vanheyningen, Jack Wallace, and Chase Williamson) have all made their college baseball commitments. In 2016, these players were coached by Frank Cooney, Team Mizuno Northeast’s National Director of Recruiting & Scouting.
PJ Barry, a 6’ OF from SPM (Worcester, MA) has committed to attend St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. St. Leo, a division 2 powerhouse, competes in the Sunshine State Conference along with perennial national championship contenders University of Tampa and Rollins College. PJ had an impressive summer, hitting .346 to go along with 21 stolen bases, while also earning all-tournament team selections at both the Perfect Game WWBA and BCS Finals.
Benoit, a 6’4” OF from Lawrence Academy/IMG Academy, has committed to attend the University of Kentucky. UK competes in the SEC, arguably the best division 1 baseball conference in the country. Luke finished the summer with a .389 average, leading the team with 26 stolen bases, while making the Perfect Game BCS Finals all-tournament team. Luke finished the summer ranked as one of the top 500 high school baseball players in the country (#441).
The 2017 campaign ended on a high note for Team Mizuno Northeast 14U (Price). The 14U squad traveled down to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to compete in the 14U Dynamic World Championships from July 28th-August 1st. The tournament boasted several nationally ranked 14U teams from the south.
Leaving the event, the team held an overall 42-14-1 record. They were an EBL Semi-Finalist, AAU International Qualifier Champions, Top 30 team at Perfect Game WWBA, Quarter Finalist at the Super East Memorial Day Classic and a Dynamic World Champions.
The Team Mizuno Northeast (TMNE) Scout Team program is excited to announce that they will be joining Showcase League Baseball this fall 2016. Showcase League Baseball is New England’s premier fall baseball program. The goal of the league fits the goals of the TMNE Scout Team philosophy – provide a competitive environment for college bound players. This opportunity will offer TMNE players the unique opportunity to play on college baseball fields all fall.
Team Mizuno Northeast (TMNE) is excited to announce tryout dates for the 2017 teams. TMNE will offer teams at the following age groups:
9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U
TMNE players are taught the basic principles of the game at the 9U & 10U age groups. 11U & 12U players explore advanced development concepts including leading and stealing, among other concepts. 13U & 14U age groups, train to earn high school roster spots for their respective schools. Ultimately they will prepare for the college process.
All members of the 2017 TMNE rosters will receive some of the best baseball development around. For over 25 years, the program has demonstrated the ability to develop and place players on varsity high school baseball teams. In addition, players have also been placed on college and the professional baseball teams. 2017 Team Mizuno Northeast Tryouts will give new prospective players outside the program opportunity to join the most premier program in New England.
The formula for success isn’t easy, but below are just a few items that comes along with membership and assures proper baseball development: Continue Reading
Dear Team Mizuno Players and Parents,
As some of you may have heard, Hit Quarters and the Shrewsbury Athletic Club have been working to move away from their separate software systems and move towards and integrated booking and member system for the entire Shrewsbury Sports Center facility.
On April 4, 2016 we will be switching the Hit Quarters facility from our current software to Club Automation, which provides us not only integration of the entire facility and our members, but also offers a host of other benefits our old software did not provide (including the ability to accept credit cards for Hit Quarters programs and lessons!) As we make this transition, there are a few things we wanted you all to be aware of. Continue Reading
Rawlings and Perfect Game announced today its Preseason All-American Teams to recognize the top underclass high school baseball athletes in the United States. (Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019)
The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All American East team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There is also a high honorable mention and an honorable mention list to identify other potential top underclassmen. EvoShield & Mizuno Northeast is proud to announce that ten athletes from our 17U team have been recognized with this prestigious honor. Continue Reading
The 9U and 10U Mizuno Northeast teams began their strength and conditioning training on Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming season. Coach Kevin Wnukowski took the kids through a 45 minute full body regimen on the turf at Hit Quarters. The program involved portions dedicated to strength and as well as agility, with workouts like hamstring bridges, planks, and modified shuttles. This is a great way for the kids to stay fresh and in-shape during the off season in order to be the best when the season rolls around. Team Mizuno Northeast will continue its practices weekly throughout the winter months until the spring season begins.
Program 15 will hold a Scout Day on December 5th 2015 at Hit Quarters in Shrewsbury MA. The Scout Day will work directly with players using a pro style format. Each player will be thoroughly instructed in all phases of the game by the Program 15 staff and all players will receive an evaluation of their performance to aid in their off-season preparation towards the 2016 spring and summer season. Even more importantly, the evaluations can also be used in player’s efforts to play college baseball. Continue Reading
As the baseball industry continues to evolve and improve, so must Team Mizuno Northeast’s (TMNE) direction for the scout teams (15U-17U age groups). Part of the next phase for Team Mizuno Northeast is focusing on creating strong relationships with the right kind of baseball people who will aid in the advancement of the organization’s players and college placement of those players.