Baseball Tryouts Huge Success

Everyone gave their best effort

On Saturday January 29, we had tryouts for the Bay Area Warriors 17U and 19U baseball teams. We appreciate all the support and enthusiasm for our teams. Based on the turnout and talent on the field, we know this summer will be a winning season. Within the next two weeks, our roster will be finalized and all who tried out will be sent their evaluation forms. Again thank you very much to the parents and players who made this all possible.

Softball Tryouts a Success!

Last Saturday, the Bay Area Warriors drew young athletes from Sonoma to Pacifica to its first women’s softball tryout. It was a beautiful day on the College of Marin field, and the talent of the players was incredible. Coaches Amanda Hoj and Nicole Hartfield provided players with valuable instruction and critique on their skills. We received a lot of positive feedback on the coaching staff and instruction level, and by the talent we saw on the field this weekend we know we will have a great season. For players who could not make the first tryout, we are happy to announce a second tryout on May 14. Hope to see you there! For more information on the team and coaching staff, please contact softball@firstbasefoundation.org

17u Tryouts set for January 29th @ Drake High School

The First Base Foundation is excited to announce the official tryout for this summers 17U Bay Area Warriors Baseball team.  Coached by Mike Sansoe, the current College of San Mateo hitting coach, this elite team will consist of 25 players from throughout California.  Tryouts will be held Saturday January 29th from 9:30am to 11:00am at Drake High School in San Anselmo, and will include a tryout fee of $30.  These tryouts will be open to the public, but as aforementioned the final roster will consist of 25 young men competing in the CABL Junior Division. To sign up for tryouts call 415-388-7023.

The summer season will begin May 25th and run through August 7th, with the Warriors already scheduled to compete in the following tournaments.

–    Zoots Tournament June 17th-20th
–    Lodi Tournament July 1-3rd
–    San Leandro Dodgers Tournament July 26-31st

Additionally, any player not included in the final roster will be given an evaluation form with pointers to improve your game.  Please contact njackson@firstbasefoundation.org with any questions.  We look forward to a great summer!

6th Annual Sunday Basketball League

Bay Area Warriors

Thank you for participating in our 6th Annual Sunday Basketball League.  I hope everyone had fun and feel better prepared for the school season. Thanks again to EHHCC for hosting us. The Ducks won the 2010 Championship over the Mavericks to join the Roll of Champions listed below:
2010  Marin Ducks over Mavericks
2009  OLM Bulldogs over Warriors Gold
2008  EHHCC and SFDay Co-Champions
2007  Hamilton Rec over Warriors Gold
2006  Hamilton Rec over Warriors Gold
2005  Hamilton Rec over Kings of Cali
Note last year we had multiple alumni of the League make the All-League Teams in the AAA, BCL and WCAL.  The SF Chronicle Player of the Year was also a League alum.  In 4 years it will be fun to see how this years group matures as ballers and young men.

17U Baseball 2011 Tryouts

The Bay Area Warriors are in the process of putting together our 2011 summer roster.  Tryouts for this team will be held on January 29th, 2011 at Drake High School in San Anselmo, CA.  The final roster will consist of 25 players from throughout Northern California who will participate in CABL Junior Division.  We are scheduled to compete in the Zoots Tournament as well as the Lodi Tournament, with additional tournaments being looked into currently.  More information regarding this 17U Baseball team will be updated in the coming weeks.  Contact njackson@firstbasefoundation with any inquiries.

19U Baseball 2011 Tryouts

The Bay Area Warriors are in the process of putting together our 2011 summer roster.  Tryouts for this team will be held on January 29th, 2011 at Drake High School in San Anselmo, CA.  The final roster will consist of 25 players from throughout Northern California who will participate in the CABL Senior Division.  We are scheduled to compete in the Gladiator Invitational tournament, The Curt Daniels Invitational, The Phil Singer West Coast Summer Series, as well as host the Johnnie Baker Fathers Day Tournament.  More information regarding this 19U Baseball team will be updated in the coming weeks.  Contact njackson@firstbasefoundation will any inquiries.

Warriors Introduce Women's Softball Team for 2011

Nicole Hartfield

The Bay Area Warriors have added a 18u travel Softball team this year.  We are excited to announce Nicole Hartfield, the current College of Marin Softball coach, as the newest addition to our program.    Tryouts for interested players will be at the end of January, with the team scheduled to play in 6 tournaments throughout the summer months.  Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at College of Marin, with members of this team also participating in the First Baseball Foundation academic and athletic training programs.  More information regarding our Softball program will be added in the coming weeks.

Fathers Day Tournament 19u Wood Bat

SECOND ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY TOURNAMENT JUNE 15-19, 2011
The Bay Area Warriors will be hosting the 2nd annual 19u Johnnie Baker Sr. Fathers day Tournament.  This tournament is named after the father of current Cincinnati Reds manager, Dusty Baker.  Mr Johnnie Baker Sr. passed away in 2009 and this tournament is in remembrance of him and all of the great Fathers in our life.

This years tournament will be held on from June 15-19, each team will be guaranteed 6 games.
Local Bay Area fields including the following will be used:
Marin Catholic HS – Redwood HS – College of Marin
Drake HS – Campolindo HS  – Albert Park
Cost per team is $825 all baseballs will be provided by the tournament
6 Game Guarantee



First 12 teams who send there deposits non-refundable deposits of $300 due by February 1st, will be guaranteed spots, please send to:
First Base Foundation
519 Browning St
Mill Valley, CA 94941

For all questions please email njackson@firstbasefoundation.org or call the baseball offices at 415-388-7023

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL SPECTATORS

TEAMS CONFIRMED:
Bay Area Warrriors
NorCal Bulls
All ProBaseball
Team APS
Colt 45s
Fielders Choice Oregon
Bay Area Thunder
Hard 90
Knights Baseball (Colorado)
Castro Valley Thundersox

Last Year's Winner NorCal Bulls

FREE Conference: Sports Medicine for Coaching the Young Athlete

The First Base Foundation is proud to support the efforts of the Oakland Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Unit which is offering two programs designed to help players, parents, and coaches.  The first is the Tough Cuff series of clinics that begin in January. Help keep your pitcher’s shoulder healthy throughout his season by learning the exercises and stretches designed keep him on the mound. The second is a FREE conference providing coaches, athletic trainers, and parents up-to-date information on injury prevention, maximizing sport performance and practical tips for training the adolescent athlete. The conference is on December 11 from 7:30AM to 12:00 at the Sports Medicine Center 744 52nd St., Oakland..
In response to the many requests from our virtual network of coaches, trainers, and athletes, Children’s Hospital has put together an incredible day of education & break-out sessions on “Hot Topics in Sports Medicine for Coaching the Young Athlete”.
This is a unique and highly specialized day of learning about sports medicine concepts in training & coaching the young athlete.
At the end our conference, you will be able to immediately implement the latest injury awareness/prevention & sports performance concepts into your current programs.
To get additional information contact Maricela Guzman, Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes 510.428.3558
Space is Limited. Please call to reserve your spot.

Award Winner O’Koyea Dickson

Noah Jackson & O'Koyea Dickson

O’Koyea Dickson was awarded the Owen Moscone Award of Excellence at our Second Annual Fundraiser  on November 7, 2010.  He has taken his talents to Sonoma State where he is continuing his collegiate  baseball career.