‘Cats still active as baseball season ends

The Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series Champions, marking the end of the 2013 baseball season. However, the ‘Cats still remain active in the Capital Region, and have some great plans to unveil regarding youth baseball.

First, we have another Community Grounds Crew update. In our previous post, we detailed the major renovation of Troy Central Little League. Following the completion of that field, we spent some time at Coxsackie-Athens High School to rebuild their pitcher’s mound and home plate/batters box areas. Here are some photos prior to, and during the renovation.

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Mound Before

Homeplate During

Mound During

Mound Dug Up

Once again, none of this work would be possible without the support of BlueShield of Northeastern New York, our Community Grounds Crew partner!


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We are excited to announce that we have started an offseason Baseball Bootcamp program for children ages 9-13 that lasts four weeks, and will take place in the team clubhouse and batting cage. We’ve already sold out our first two sessions, and have created a third that will run from November 18 – December 9.

Twice a week, Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:15-8:15pm, participants will take part in a program designed by ValleyCats coaches and trainers to improve their baseball skills and fitness level.

Campers will work on baseball mechanics to improve their fundamentals for hitting, fielding and throwing. They will also work on cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility. Nutritional guidance will be given throughout the program, along with other essential aspects of baseball fitness.

Registration is limited and filling up fast. Click here for more information>>


Along with the offseason camps, the ‘Cats are also offering rentals of the clubhouse, indoor batting cage and full weight room. The space is ideal for groups looking to take advantage of a sectioned batting cage with multiple hitting sections. The cage provides the ability to hit off of batting tees, conduct soft-toss, or take live batting practice. The net can also be lifted to allow for basic infield drills and mechanics. Click here for more information>>


Finally, the ‘Cats officially kicked off their New York-Penn League Championship Trophy Tour at the Recovery Sports Grill in Troy this past Monday. Season ticket holders and loyal fans alike gathered to celebrate the ‘Cats second NYPL title in the past four years. Those who attended, took pictures with the trophy, enjoyed some free appetizers and 50 cent wings.

Here are a few photos from the night:




To view more photos, click here to view the Recovery Sports Grill photo album on Facebook.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted on upcoming events!

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