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All-Star Tryouts

Posted by Bow Athletic Club at May 11, 2018 5:06AM PDT

Good evening parents,

Although we have had All-Star tryouts on the books for some time, we never officially had the time of day or location. We are happy to announce that the times have been established, the impartial evaluators are chosen and the field is Gergler.

All the information you will need is in the attached document; however, I will elaborate on a few issues.

First, these are tryouts, not evaluations, so not all the boys will be chosen for the team. In years past, teams have usually been comprised of twelve players. Also, although these are tryouts, decision to place a boy on one of the teams is NOT just based on athletic talent. The evaluators and coaches are looking closely at sportsmanship as well…how they listen, behave, treat others, encourage team mates, etc. etc. Second, in order to qualify for the team, a boy must play in at least 50% of the regular season games. As you will read in the document, the boys placed on a team will be expected to make this team a priority over other teams. Their attendance for practices and games is expected by the board and coaches. Practice times have not been established yet, and will be chosen by the head coaches of the teams. Historically, practices have been one day a week until the regular season ends, and twice a week afterward.

Last, and we can’t mention this enough (as you will see in the document), this team does not guarantee equal playing time. These teams are specifically put together to create the most competitive team possible. We never lose sight that the boys are playing baseball because it is fun, but All-Star teams enter the State tournament trying to win. If your boy is chosen, do not expect equal playing time.

Please see the attached document for all the information you need. Although I might kick myself later for offering this, if you do have any questions concerning All-Star tryouts, team formation, league age, or the tournament itself, please email me. I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

If your boy is trying out, please print, read and sign the attached document. Please have your boy bring his bat, helmet, glove and water bottle. Please make sure they are wearing cleats. Also, please come ready to give shirt size and three choices of jersey number in the case they are selected. The boys will be run through fielding, throwing and hitting stations.

Good luck to all those that tryout.


Mark Nadzan
Bow Cal Ripken President

The document 2018_Bow_All-Star_Tryouts_Letter.docx was attached to this post.

Good afternoon parents,

I received a few inquiries regarding the rules and regulations that our Babe Ruth and a Cal Ripken boy’s play by. Thanks to the questions, we have updated the “Parents” tab in Cal Ripken with the 2018 Babe Ruth Rules and Regulations. If interested, please check it out to better understand what the coaches and players Play by each game.

Also, we have added a Parent Code of Conduct in the same tab. Although never needed in our great town, it never hurts to review what is expected from the parents as you enjoy watching our boys play a game they love.

Thank you to those that wanted to read the rules/regulations. You have helped improve our website to be a better resource for all!


Baseball/Softball Board

This summer BAC will again enter basketball teams for boys and girls (separately) for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 in the NH Sportszone (Derry, NH) summer basketball leagues – with games starting the week of June 18th and ending the week of August 20th. Games are played one night a week: (Tuesdays for (3rd and 4th graders) and (7th and 8th graders), and Wednesdays for 5th and 6th graders with game times starting between 5 and 8 pm). No games the week of July 4th. The cost for the summer season is $90/player.

Please note, the divisions for this summer league are based on your child’s grade for the 2018-19 school year. Thus, for example, if you have a current 2nd grader, for this summer league they will be considered a 3rd grader for the summer. If you have a current 8th grader, they will be considered a Freshman and not able to play in this league.

Due to summer schedules, it is expected that players will miss at least one or two games.

These are not instructional leagues as there are little or no practices for the teams. Due to the competitive nature of these leagues, which are geared towards the more developed basketball players in the community, BAC will have evaluations for each of these teams on Sunday June 3rd at the BHS outdoor courts (if raining, alternative location is BMS gym) as follows:

3/4 BOYS & GIRLS: 5-6pm

5/6 BOYS & GIRLS: 6-7pm

7/8 BOYS & GIRLS: 7-8pm

To register please go online to: or, or visit the Bow Athletic Club Website ( ) – and follow the registration link on the left hand side of the page (titled Online Registration).

For more information contact Bryce Larrabee ( or go to or

Bow Athletic Club is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Jake Cheney of Rockstar Fitness to present you with the following discounted opportunity:


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Starting June 2nd, 2018: For Bow Athletic Club with the Athletes Edge™ Program
Saturdays: 12 – 1 pm – ages 10-14
1 – 2 pm – ages 14-18
To Register or if you have any questions or comments please contact Jake at (603) 345-6990 or (registration is NOT through BAC)

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