A Great article on our program!


http://www.newtownbee.com/news/0001/11/30/captains-baseball-program-takes-field-another-seas/196947


Captains Baseball Program Takes Field For Another Season

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Fairfield County Captains baseball program, which offers teams ranging from 12 and under to 18 and under, will begin the spring season in the coming weeks.

The organization was founded as a non-profit organization by John Klages in 2010. It started out with one team and has grown throughout the years. The program is a member of the American Association of Baseball Congress (AABC) and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ,and attends various tournaments each year.

The Fairfield County Captains mission is to create an environment in which players look forward to practices and games and find joy in playing baseball that will last a lifetime. To have a positive atmosphere, created and shaped by all — coaches, parents, and players. To teach the game of baseball at a higher level by: honoring the game, giving your best effort, learning from experience and learning through mistakes.

The Captains provide coaching and training by qualified professional instructors and ex-professional players including Lead Trainer and Head of Player Development Ian Thoesen and Jeff Slane.

The AABC was formed in 1935 and its mission is to enlarge and advance the scope of amateur baseball by stimulating interest and competition, and to provide a sound, experienced organization to assist and educate local groups in obtaining the maximum health and citizenship values. It hosts annual National World Series tourneys for multiple age groups throughout the nation.

The AAU was formed on September 17, 1929 and is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. In 1996, the AAU joined forces with Walt Disney World and relocated its national headquarters to Orlando.

The spring season will play in April and May for 12, 13 and 14 yr old's  and be followed up by a summer and fall campaign. Ages 15u thru 18u play summer and fall ball.

For more information about the Captains contact Director Richard Dieckman @ 203-375-1563 or email to captainsrich@gmail.com.





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Fairfield County Captains 13u to 18u Baseball program partners with ISTThoesenBaseball to provide elite level training for the serious baseball player.    IST Baseball, based in Wilton, has provided all-star caliber training for the Captains since 2012.   Winter training is conducted at the Newtown Youth Academy in Newtown and is part of the Spring/Summer team package. For more information please contact Richard Dieckman at captainsrich@gmail.com.


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