It is our mission at New Fairfield Baseball to provide an opportunity for all kids ages 4 through 15 to participate in playing baseball in a meaningful way. We strive to teach the kids the rules and strategies of the game, increase self-esteem by develop
Beginning in 2012, New Fairfield Baseball will be offering it’s 12 year old players an opportunity to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park national baseball tournament.
Since 2003 this program has been run privately outside of New Fairfield Baseball, but now will be run under the guidance of New Fairfield Baseball as the New Fairfield Blackhawks.
The team is comprised of players that make the 11 year old travel team, and to offset tournament costs they begin fundraising 16 months prior to the tournament which is in August.
The tournament week NF usually plays is in the second week in August. A second privately run Cooperstown team (NF Thundercats) usually go up the same week.
The cost per player and coach is around $850, which includes skills challenge, 7 games minimum, uniforms, and room and board for the week.
The players all stay in one barracks (each team has their own) with the coaches for the week. The parents usually make arrangements to stay at the local hotels.
A look at the week:
Friday Afternoon: Arrive (early arrival)
Saturday: Opening Ceremonies and Skills Competitions
Sunday: Games for seeding begin, 2 a day (1 usually before noon and 1 after)
Monday: 2 Games
Tuesday: 2 Games
Wednesday: Bracket play starts (play till you lose)
Thursday: If you did well, more baseball, if you lost on Wednesday. this is a good day for a trip to the Cooperstown Museum with the family (tickets for players are included).
Friday Morning: Departure from an unforgettable week!!
This is an amazing baseball experience, but only serious players should consider making this commitment.