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We value and appreciate each and every family that joins our organization to help develop their sons baseball skills for the long haul.
Our approach to development is not for every family. If you are looking for a team that will go out and win every game and tournament at any cost, the NE Knights are not that organization. Process, mindset, and year on year improvement is where we live. We place VALUE on a player's ATTITUDE and EFFORT and we focus on the LITTLE THINGS, because when you take care of the little things, the BIG THINGS take care of themselves.
We have all played and coached for a long time at high levels and don't yell and scream, belittle players, or get mad over physical errors. Baseball is a difficult game to master, and it takes making lots of mistakes to get good at it.
There is no magic formula or secret recipe to being a great player.
Do decide what your reasons for joining the New England Knights are. Please ask questions of us and do your research to determine if we can meet your needs. Ask people who will give you an unbiased opinion about our organization, not competitors.
Don’t complain to the coach about playing time, position, batting order during the first two weeks of your season.
Do give the coaching staff a minimum of two weeks of games and practices to get a feel of where your son fits in best.
Don’t offer advice during games to your son or his coaches. Whether you agree or disagree with how things are being done, your son is in the hands of the coaches from the time you drop them off until the coach releases them after the game.
Do expect there to be schedule changes during the season. We do our best to maintain the integrity of every team's schedule, but many changes are out of our control with league schedule changes and weather.
Don't set the original schedule in stone when it comes from the league office. This is not Little League and the schedule will change a handful of times once it comes out. The schedule changes are made from the league office and are beyond our control.
Do enjoy the game for all its successes and failures. Failure is heavily built into the game and is a huge part of an athlete’s growth. Snowplow coaches we are not and we don't want snowplow parents either.
Don’t approach any coach minutes before or after a game to complain about anything. Emotions run too high and the outcome is never a good one.
Do reach out to a coach after a minimum 24-hour cooling off period. Be sure your issue is well founded because you may be jeopardizing future opportunities for your son.
Don’t berate umpires, players, or opponents from the stands—no matter the circumstance. That's for clowns and will be your fastest ticket out of the organization.
Do cheer for your son/team, or simply watch the game. Enjoy the ride and time with your son, family and newly found friends. Players rarely remember their team's record, but remember experiences, both good and bad, of being part of a team.
Don’t think the grass is greener in another organization. We believe we are the best there is at providing player development with class and integrity. That being said, each season our program adapts and adjusts to continually improve our services. Our coaches are held to the same standards as our players.
Do take advantage of the training opportunities provided on your own time. The Parisi Speed School training is a MUST DO for all Knights players. Cages are generally more open from April to November. If you think you don’t need to train in our facilities or on your own, then you’re in the wrong organization. Practice is where a skill is introduced. Players master the skill on their own.
Thank you for taking the time to visit nenights.com.
We've been running travel teams since 2007 having had a wonderful experience with hundreds of wonderful players and families involved with us over the years.
Our organization is not for everybody. If you're looking for continuous self-affirming social media flash, super fancy hats and uniforms, spending every weekend on the road all over the northeast playing baseball- then look elsewhere. There are plenty of coaches and organizations with the newest and best mousetrap invented every year that will suit your needs.
We have been and will always be a blue-collar baseball organization placing emphasis on being disciplined, respectful to all, hardworking, kind, and humble.