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2014 Walnut Creek Bulldawgs Fall Ball Development Program
Monday, September 8 – Sunday, November 2
Walnut Creek Bulldawgs is excited to announce our 2014 fall ball program!
The program is designed by our professional coaching staff with a focus on skill development, training players how to use those skills, and competition. Using their experiences from coaching and playing at the collegiate level, the coaches have put together a college-like program for all age groups. All practices for all age groups will be conducted by professional coaches! Games at the 9U and 10U level will be coached by parent coaches and assisted by a professional coach, with all games at the 11U thru 14U level being coached by our professional coaches.
Participants can choose whether to participate as a full-time or part-time player.
Full-Time: Designed for players who are committed to playing baseball throughout the fall. Two practices per week including an on-the-field practice and an indoor hitting / pitching / catching practice.
Part-Time: Designed for players who want to continue to stay “baseball” sharp, but cannot make the time commitment to play Full-Time due to other obligations. Two practices per week including an on-the-field practice and an indoor hitting / pitching / catching practice. Players can attend as many practices as they can, but are only eligible to play in tournaments and games on an as-needed basis.
Coaches: Our head coaches for fall ball season are Anthony Damhesel, Kevin Stanley, Josh Isaacs, Tim Hairston, TC Lee, and Mike Reuvekamp. These guys will be running all the practices and drills throughout the fall season. We are excited about the quality and experience that these guys bring to the program.
For details, including coaching, schedules, and costs, select the age group under the Fall Ball 2014 menu item to the left.
The 10U Bulldawgs Blue team played their heart out and pulled out a 4-2 win in the Championship game of the All World World Series Warmup Tournament against the Fremont Force. Jake came through with a 2 out, 2 run double in the top of the 6th to put the Bulldawgs ahead after Tyler crushed a bomb to right center to tie it in the 5th. Great job Bulldawgs Blue!
1u Team Wins Another Open Tournament at Manteca!
Our Bulldawgs 11u Blue team continues to roll by coming out on top of the pack at the Firework Frenzy at Manteca June 28th and 29th. In 100 degree heat, the boys went 5-0 in this open level tournament featuring majors and AAA teams. As always, it took a united team effort to battle through the talented field. Each player contributed to the first place finish, featuring outstanding pitching, timely hitting, and solid defense (capped off by a game saving catch in right center field in the last inning of the Championship game). The coaches and parents are enjoying watching the boys as they continue to develop and excel as baseball players...and as a team.
On behalf of our entire organization, parents, coaches, and players....
THANK YOU KEN!
The uber-dedicated Bulldawgs President for the past 4 years, Ken is now stepping aside. Having guided our program towards a stronger footing, Ken has decided it is finally time for a shift of responsibilities.
No one knows, even those who worked closely with him, how many hours he generously donated to our program. This time was often stolen from his family life. Luckily his wife, Sandy, and three gorgeous children, Rebecca, Andrew (now headed towards his 6th year in our program) and Josh, were ALL Bulldawgs at heart.
In the almost 6 years Ken has been with our program, he put his fingerprint on almost every aspect of our organization. He was an assistant coach, coach, manager, president....and was involved in everything from getting our website cleaned up, to revamping our adbook to be a way for families to recoup fees, to relaunching our annual Memorial Day Tourney. He helped pull together the plan to completely renovate the Northgate fields, hired Don (our Director of Training) and was available almost any hour of the night or day for the many of us who just needed a 'quick' decision.
Congratulations to the 13u Bulldawgs Blue who recently took the state of Nebraska by storm winning the Open Division of the 2014 Battle of Omaha.
Competing against teams from all over the Unites States, the Bulldawgs played a total of 11 games over a six day period of time winning 9 of them, including the first session Championship against the number 6th ranked team in the state of Missouri. The Bulldawgs piled up wins against teams from Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Tennessee.
While not playing baseball, the Bulldawgs were able to attend numerous games of the College World Series. The boys were able to witness up close the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat on the grandest stage of College baseball.
Special thanks goes out to all the family members that supported the Bulldawgs during this once in a lifetime opportunity. Nearly 50 people made the trip to Omaha, while dozens more cheered the boys on from home.
The 13u Bulldawgs are coached by Kevin Stanley.
Does your player's baseball glove need some help? The Bulldawgs now have a great place to recommend when you need a glove repair.
Fielder's Choice Glove Repair