Sandy Koufax & Mickey Mantle

Updated Monday July 8, 2019 by Northampton Baseball & Softball.

UPDATED:
May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019
Northampton Baseball proudly announces the 2019 Mickey Mantle baseball team

Ben Fowler
Cyril Rees-Burton
Eddie Sarafin
Erik Vandergrift
Jake Matakanski
Jayden Darling
Matt Sullivan
Max Callan
Owen Shelfo
Phin Steinger
Seth Finnessy
Tommy O'Connor
Will Shaw
Anthony Azzaro

We want to thank all the players who worked so hard during this year's tryout. Those of you who did not make the team may be disappointed, though hopefully not discouraged. We encourage to continue playing baseball with the passion you displayed during tryouts and to try out for one of Koufax/Mantle teams next year.

 

 

April 11, 2019
Northampton Baseball proudly announces the 2019 Sandy Koufax baseball team

Billy Haber
Brady McDonald
Caleb Steiniger
Cayden Payne
David Shycon
Dillion Moggio
Drew Michna
Jack Kelleher-Mochak
Liam Flynn
Marty Maslowski
Nate Kelleher-Mochak
Peter Sullivan
Trevor Maslowski
Trey Rios
Zev Hiranandanni

We want to thank all the players who worked so hard during this year's tryout. Those of you who did not make the team may be disappointed, though hopefully not discouraged. We encourage to continue playing baseball with the passion you displayed during tryouts and to try out for one of Koufax/Mantle teams next year.

 

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Northampton Baseball & Softball (NBSL) is excited and proud to announce that beginning with the 2019 spring season, NBSL will be operating and administering the Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle 90’ baseball teams in Northampton.

The Board of Directors for the Mike Laga Youth Baseball Association (MLYBA) and NBSL have decided to converge and unify all baseball operations in our community.

Beginning with its inception in 2001, MLYBA has successfully operated 90’ baseball programs we’ve come to know as Koufax and Mantle. The dedication by current and former MLYBA board members and coaches is evident by the level of success the program has had in preparing players for high school level baseball.

NBSL is dedicated to maintaining this level of excellence when it comes to serving the 13 to 17 -year-old players in our community in the same fashion that MLYBA had done these past 17 years.
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WHAT WILL THE SEASON LOOK LIKE?

A Spring Season for everyone;
NBSL will operate a Spring Season for non-scholastic players age 13, 14 and 15 together on the 90' diamond

This spring season will be called Seniors 90’ and will consist of indoor spring training sessions throughout March and will provide players a 13-15 game regular season that will begin early/mid-April and concluding early June.

A Summer Season after tryouts;
NBSL will operate a Summer Season called Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle - these teams will participate in the Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League (PVYBL)

PVYBL requires that you tryout for the team in your community first. If you do not make that team, you can try out for another team. If you do not have a team in your community you may try out for a team in a bordering town

Placement and acceptance on a Koufax or Mantle team will be based on demonstrated ability during try outs combined with where a player will see more playing time via on field player developmentTeam placement announcements will be made via this website


** TRYOUT DATES - KOUFAX & MANTLE **

Sandy Koufax Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th  2019 @ Ryan Road School - Start time is 12:00pm finishing at 2:00pm

Mickey Mantle - Saturday May 11th & Sunday May 12th 2019 @ ARCANUM FIELD - Start time is 12:00pm finishing at 2:30pm


Players MUST SIGN UP before tryouts - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS
There are zero costs to tryout - once a team is made - registration will commence 
 

  
RULES OF ELIGIBILTY FOR SANDY KOUFAX & MICKEY MANTLE
   ( players who meet any of these, qualify to tryout and participate ) 

1) participated on current season spring Seniors or spring Scholastic NHS team

2) residents of Northampton, Florence, Leeds, Williamsburg, Haydenville, Hatfield, Chesterfield or Goshen

3) non-residents are accepted but must attend Northampton Public Schools or have participated on a current spring Seniors or Scholastic NHS team

Residents of neighboring communities will be considered only if there are spots available on our teams after all those in the above categories who are deemed to possess the skills necessary to play on our teams have been placed on a team.

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L I K E L Y    S E A S O N A L    S C H E D U L E

March weekends – Spring Training for 90’ Seniors

April – early/mid – Senior 90' spring season begins

April 6th & April 7th – Tryouts for Sandy Koufax teams @ Ryan Road - Start time: 12:00pm   /   End time: 2:00

April 27th – Koufax practice begins and will continue each weekend until games begin

May 4th & May 5th – Tryouts for Mickey Mantle team @ Florence Field 90' - Start time: 12:00pm   /   End time: 2:00

June 1st – Sandy Koufax season begins (we may seek late May tournament/two)

June 10th – or there around, Seniors season concludes

June 20th – or there around, Mantle season begins

July 13th – Koufax regular season concludes

July 16th – Koufax double elimination tournament begins

July 20th – Mantle regular season concludes

July 23rd – Mantle double elimination tournament begins

July 23rd – Koufax tournament concludes / end of season

July 28th – Mantle tournament concludes / end of season

**** Dates are projected and subject to change as seasonal planning takes place ****

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ABOUT SANDY KOUFAX:
This division of play is for players age 13 and 14 as of September 1, 2018

Northampton will look to field two Koufax teams

Koufax B level will serve to prepare players for high school level play next spring

Koufax A level will act as a continuance of freshman/JV high school level play
 

SCHEDULE FOR SANDY KOUFAX
Teams that participate in this division will play an 18-game regular season schedule then a double elimination tournament at conclusion of their regular season with all activity being complete by July 20th +/-

Travel to other communities is expected – over the last two seasons this division has seen travel to Amherst, Turners Falls, Deerfield, Granby, Palmer, Shelburne Falls and Westfield


ABOUT MICKEY MANTLE:
This division of play is for players age 15 and 16 as of September 1, 2018

This division of baseball is for players who have competed at the high school level and are seeking additional playing time to advance their talents. Players will be accepted after open tryouts where demonstrated abilities are displayed

Travel to other communities is expected – over the last two seasons this division has seen travel to Amherst, Dalton, Deerfield and Shelburne Falls

Players MUST SIGN UP before tryouts - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS
There are zero costs to tryout - once a team is made - registration will commence 


SCHEDULE FOR MICKEY MANTLE:
Teams that participate in this division will play an 18-game regular season schedule then a double elimination tournament at conclusion of their regular season with all activity being complete by July 28th +/-

 

COMMITMENT EXPECTATIONS TO SANDY KOUFAX & MICKEY MANTLE:
Those selected to play Koufax or Mantle are expected to make the commitment to that program/team - This commitment shall extend to parents & guardians as well.
Expectation of players is to make this program their single priority, as such, those players who are rostered with showcase/independent teams are disqualified from playing.