Coaches and Parents: BBSC is looking for candidates interested in applying for the head coaching position for the 2019 BBSC 9U Baseball Select travel team. Tryouts for the team will take place later this summer. The team is open only to those players born between May 1 2009 and April 30, 2010. It is a full-time travel team and costs for playing on the team are considerably more than fees for recreation players. The head coach for the 9U BBSC travel team is expected to stay with the team as head coach through the 14U season. If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond to this email or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates will be interviewed by the BBSC Travel Committee.
Thanks, Bob LaRussa
2017 BBSC Chuck Slaughter Community Service Award Recipients
Current and former Broadneck High School baseball coaches are the recipients of the 2017 Chuck Slaughter Community Service Award. These coaches have over the past several years developed a close working relationship with BBSC and its players—holding coaching clinics for BBSC coaches and skills clinics for BBSC players. They have attended BBSC games and practices at the pre-high school age groups to discuss coaching and teaching concepts with players and coaches and their BHS baseball camps have been attended by scores of BBSC players. They also provide an important service to the community in keeping high school students involved in organized sports.
Specifically, the awards were presented as follows, at a BBSC Coaches meeting early this year, where BHS coaches were speaking to our BBSC coaches:
To Jeff Herrick, former head coach of the Broadneck High School varsity baseball team, and Neal Herrick, assistant Broadneck High School baseball coach, for their commitment to developing Broadneck High School athletes and forging a unique working relationship with BBSC.
To Broadneck High School Head Coach Matt Skrenchuk and his varsity and junior varsity assistants for reaching out to young athletes on the Broadneck Peninsula through clinics and training sessions with BBSC coaches and players.
To Richard Coughlin, for his unmatched dedication to youth baseball on the Broadneck Peninsula, as a recreation coach, a travel coach, one of the founders of the BBSC travel program and now as a baseball coach for Broadneck High School.
The Chuck Slaughter Community Service Award each year honors those who have been leaders in Broadneck area youth sports and particularly in creating a healthy environment and enjoyable experience for BBSC players and families. The award is named after Chuck Slaughter, who prior to his untimely death was one of the biggest supporters and best friends of the BBSC Community.
Congratulations to Jeff Herrick, Neal Herrick, Rich Coughlin and Matt Skrenchuk and his assistant JV and Varsity coaches at Broadneck High School.
Prior Winners of the Chuck Slaughter Community Service Award
2016: Mark Garrity
2015: Jeff Mahler
2014: Chuck Slaughter
2013: Steve Barnes
2012: Chris Nemarich
2011: The BBSC Community for its Selfless Work in a Time of Crisis
The Broadneck High School coaches will once again be holding the Bruins baseball camp in June for those who will be in grades 2 through 9 this coming fall (meaning in grades 1 through 8 right now but going up a grade in September).
This year's camp will be held from June 18-22nd (MORNING CAMP). Coach Matt Skrenchuk & Staff will introduce fundamentals pertaining to warm-ups, fielding, hitting, running and throwing. Each day will end with team concepts and games. Good Sportsmanship will be emphasized each and every day. Campers of all skill levels will have the opportunity to improve their game.
Please follow this link for more information about the camp and for how to register:
Cal Ripken Baseball Division - All non-wood bats must have USABat Marking. Barrel Maximum 2 5/8". No BBCOR Bats are permitted in the Cal Ripken Division. For T-Ball, bats must be marked with USABat T-Ball Stamp.
Babe Ruth 13-15 Division - All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking or marked BBCOR .50. Bat Barrel - 2 5/8".
Babe Ruth 16-18 Division - All non-wood bats must be BBCOR .50 and no greater than -3. Bat Barrel - 2 5/8".
Note: Solid one piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.
Tampering or altering bats may violate certain federal and state laws and voids the USA Baseball certification, as well as all manufacturer warranties. Rolling is considered tampering and would void the bat’s certification and make it illegal for play.
BBSC is proud to announce that we have installed a high-school like grass infield at the 90-foot field at Arnold Park Field 4, better known as Chuck Slaughter Memorial Field. The project cost almost $30,000, with BBSC and the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department splitting the cost. The county supplied the sod and also put in water lines so the field could be watered. BBSC hired a field consultant, paid for all the physical work and for the top soil needed for the fields and worked the field after the sod was set down. We look forward to seeing our Babe Ruth, Colt and travel teams playing on the field next spring. We specifically would like to thank County Executive Steve Schuh; Director of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, Rick Anthony; and Parks Administrator Mark Garrity for their help with this project.
BBSC Mission Statement
The Broadneck Baseball and Softball Club is comprised of the families of more than 600 children playing organized youth baseball and softball on the Broadneck Peninsula. We are affiliated with the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth organizations in baseball and with the Pony organization in softball.
Our goal at BBSC is to provide an opportunity for Broadneck-area children of all levels of ability and interest to play softball and baseball in a safe environment, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play. Most importantly, we simply want to make softball and baseball a fun and memorable experience for all. We believe that coaches and parents attending games and practices should be role models for our child athletes and should always conduct themselves in a way that exhibits sportsmanship and admirable conduct toward other players, coaches, umpires and parents. We believe in teaching the sports of baseball and softball and have a major focus on teaching fundamentals in a way that makes the sport fun. We believe that BBSC is an important part of the local Broadneck community and we strive to bring the community together in positive ways. We honor local volunteers and businesses through our annual BBSC Community Service Award and we recognize those players who exhibit outstanding sportsmanship no matter what their batting average or whether their teams place first or last. We firmly believe that childhood is a magical time of life and that coaches and parents should never lose sight of the fact that our players are children playing a game that should always be fun.