13U Ruffnecks Have High Hopes for 2021
The 13U Ruffnecks provide a challenge to the most committed of players transitioning to the big diamond. This does not mean that we select the most “talented” players. We look for committed ones. The primary objective is development and preparation. Our goal is to serve young Ruffnecks who aspire to reach the high school level successfully. Beyond that, is not appropriate to project. Practices play an important role in the 13U year. We encourage players to be multi-sport athletes, and during the winter months we expect players to honor their commitments to their “in season” sports and teams. Off-season Ruffnecks workouts come second to other sports. Once the spring and summer comes, we expect Ruffnecks to be the priority.
The 13U game schedule is challenging in terms of both volume and quality of competition. There is a cumulative “wear and tear” effect on players this age. Accordingly, while the Ruffnecks schedule is built to address capacity of what a 13U player can withstand, we do so in a responsible manner. “More” is not always more! The 13U Ruffnecks schedule during late March through May, features 4-game weekend series in the Northeast Baseball Alliance (NEBA). It also includes some participation in combined rosters (with 14U Ruffnecks) in mid-week games against high school JV and Frosh opponents. Mid-week rosters are built around availability. The 13U Ruffnecks traditionally opens with a 14U tournament in late March. From Memorial Day Weekend to the end of July, the 13U season shifts almost exclusively to tournament baseball. The 13U Ruffnecks play in many 14U events. While much of the activity is at the NEBC and in the New England region, we plan to travel in 2021. The season culminates with participation in the 14U CABA World Series in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Ruffnecks’ home, the New England Baseball Complex, provides game and practice facilities that are unmatched. With field reliability and the certainty that comes with playing on a synthetic surface, the 13U Ruffnecks get plenty of on-field experience.
2021 13U Team Rosters & Schedule
Chestnut Hill, MA
2021 13U Schedule