Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Day of Champions" - Silent Auction - Early Bidding Online

Beginning today, a select number of silent auction items will be open for online bidding. Online bidding will close on Friday, June 3rd at 5pm.  Bidding will resume on June 5th in our Silent Auction Tent and run through 4pm that day.   Below are the current items available for online bidding:
  • 2015 - UVA Baseball - CWS Signed Batting Helmet 
    • Own a piece of history. This UVA Baseball CWS batting helmet is signed by all team members and coaches from the 2015 National Championship Team. It is an awesome collectors piece commemorating the 2015 National Champions
  • 2015 UVA Baseball - Team Signed Jersey
    • A once in a lifetime opportunity to own an authentic Home Jersey with Camo lettering signed by all team members and coaches of the 2015 National Championship Team
  • The Baseball Company - 6 Lesson Package
    • 6 (1) hour training sessions in the Baseball Company's training facility
  • T.E.A.M.S. 5- Tool Summer Camp
    • T.E.A.M.S. keeps a low player-to-coach to ensure each player receives personal attention and experiences improvements in their performance
  • Tom Sox VIP Tent Package
    • Package includes VIP Outfield Tent, passes for 25 carloads of people, a Tom Sox Hat, and the winning bidder gets to throw out the 1st pitch (catering not included)
You can use the link below to review the items and place your online bid.

Please direct any questions to Gene Murray at

Local Summer Baseball Camp Opportunities

Check out the information below for Summer Camps from The Dugout, The Baseball Company and TEAMS

The Dugout will have 3 baseball camps this summer
Baseball Camp for players ages 7 - 12 the following weeks:
Tuesday May 31, 2016 – Friday June 3, 2016
 Greene County Youth Center
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily
Monday June 6, 2016 – Friday June 10, 2016
Greene County Youth Center
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily
Monday June 13, 2016 – Friday June 17, 2016
Southerland Middle School Field
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily
Campers will focus on:
Strength and Flexibility
Speed and Quickness
Infield Skills
Outfield Skills
Throwing motion
Game Knowledge
$175.00/Week ($140 May 31 – June 3)
Call (434) 985-9800 to register.
Campers need to bring:
Baseball glove and bat
Cleats, tennis shoes, and baseball cap


 Join The Baseball Company for our annual Summer Baseball Camp. 

This year's camp is June 13th-17th from 9am-12pm at McIntire Park.

In this camp, we will be using group and individual based instruction for all skill levels and abilities within certain age restrictions. No matter if it's your first year getting to know the game or you are a seasoned veteran, our camp has something to teach you. Dividing the groups into different skill levels, mainly by age, we will first start learning perfect fundamentals before moving on to more advanced techniques within the game. We will be covering everything from proper warm-up, hitting techniques, fielding, pitching and catching.

A number of our instructors from The Baseball Company will be running this camp. They are more than qualified to work with any player, regardless of skill level or position. We understand that building a solid foundation must be accomplished before adding more advanced techniques and thought processes to attain a high level of play. 

Each day a new schedule and new drills will emerge to keep the interest level peaked to encourage a positive learning environment. At each days end we will also play controlled games on the field for the players to show off the new skills they have learned in a real time game environment with real situational game play.

Please join us at McIntire Park, and get in those extra reps to aid in your players continued success this season as well as off-season drills to improve throughout the year.

DATES: June 13th - 17th
COST: $300

Limited spots available! 

To secure a spot for this year's Summer Camp:

TEAMS Summer Camp


Location: Hollymead Baseball Field

Hitting - 8:30am-9:30am
Includes teaching mechanics, learning to proper use of batting tee, self-awareness, daily routines and situational hitting.

Pitching – 9:45am-10:45am
Includes teaching mechanics, vast selection of drills to reinforce mechanics, learning to take command of the strike zone and proper pitch selection.

Fielding – 11:00am-12:00pm
Includes teaching proper glove techniques, footwork, throwing and situational fielding.

On-the-Diamond – 12:15pm-1:15pm
Include speed and agility training, baseball specific conditioning and teaching how to apply certain exercises and drills to the game.

Choose the sessions you would like to attend or the entire camp

Register here:


Todd Proctor, NSCA-CPT, CSCS,  USAW

Monday, May 23, 2016

Northside Sponsor of the Week - Little Caesars

Win 10 Pizzas from Little Caesars!

Little Caesars is the home of the $5 Large Hot-n-Ready Pizza!  Did you know we make our dough fresh, in-store, every day?  Our cheese is fresh shredded and never frozen.  Visit our store in Albemarle Square on Rt. 29 or in Pantops Shopping Center to find out how delicious a five-dollar pizza can be!

Albemarle Square near ACAC
620 Albemarle Square

Pantops Shopping Center near Roses and Dollar Tree
394 Pantops Center

Visit our website at

This week we will be raffling 10 FREE Pizzas to a lucky Northsider.  You can enter the contest online using the link below or fill out a raffle ticket at the "Snack Shack"
a Rafflecopter giveaway The winner will be announced next week.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tomorrow’s “Line Drives for Lights” Packet Drop-off Postponed….Fundraising extended to June 5th

Parents and Coaches,

With an expectation that the weather tomorrow may be problematic, we have decided to postpone the fundraiser packet drop-off.  For now, all games are still on but you should monitor the website and weather line for updates.

With this decision, we are going to extend the “Line Drives for Lights” fundraising to June 5th.   Players will be able submit their packets and select their prizes during their designated hitting marathon time slot (coaches will share time slots).

Crowdrise fundraising will also extend to June 5th.   As of today, we have raised more than $4,000 through the site with 4 players over $500 raised.  With the extended fundraising window, there is still time to set-up a page for your player.

Grand Prizes and team prizes will be tallied and announced prior to the 4:30pm Championship Games.   In addition to earned prizes, players will get a raffle ticket for every $25 raised.  Raffle prizes include gift cards, baseball training sessions, and “Snack Shack” tokens.   We will raffle these prized off prior to the 4:30pm games.

Thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions, please send them to Gene Murray at

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 All-Stars Teams Announced

Thank you to all the players who tried out for Northside All-Stars teams.  We are fortunate to have highly skilled players tryout for each of the teams, and this year we had more kids participating than ever!  We are pleased to announce the 2016 Northside All-Stars:
8u Team
Managed by Chad Lockhart
Assistant Coaches:  Jack Kaufmann & Jason Jennings
Leo Cafferillo
Connor Leathers
Aiden Ding
Conner Lockhart
Graham Houston
Cash Philhour
Isaac Jennings
Grant Shiflett
Jackson Kauffman
Eli Shue
Tristan Knight
Landon Whyte
9u Team
Managed by Greg Lyons
Ryan Bingaman
Will Owens
Chad Blount
Andy Pham
Joseph Jones
Gabe Proctor
Brayden King
Jay Rosemond
Connor Lyons
Ryan Steeper
Logan Ooten
Will Yow
10u Team
Managed by Eric Lane
Assistant Coaches:  James Gentry, Nick Cafferillo, & Bruce Maxa
Bailey Bush
David King
Dominick Cafferillo
Parker Lane
Brooks Cox
Tyler Mullinex
Gavin Cunningham
Amaje’ Parker
Camryn Gentry
Towns Peper
Noah Grevious
Luke Riccabona
Andrew Jennings
Hayden Yow
11u Team
Managed by Charlie Jones
Jacob Altman
Nicholas Knight
Alex Bingler
Gannon Murray
Jacob Camarata
Conner Propes
Teddy Cross
Jake Solak
Ben Dolak
Will Townsend
Ryan Jones
Justin Trostle
12u Team
Managed by Jimmie Mills
Assistant Coaches:  Jeff Turner & Bob Schantz
Jason Breen
Aiden LaRosa
Logan Cypser
Carter MacDonald
Alex Duval
Robbie Power
Gordon Duval
Ivan Rabinowitz
Malachai Fields
Adam Schantz
Marek Houston
Eli Stendig
Ethan Kelly
Alex Turner