About

History

Program Summary
Founded in 2011 by owner & creator Joe Curreri the Northeast Pride Baseball program has elevated from a local/regional program to a highly regarded national program by college & MLB recruiters/scouts. In just a few short years Northeast Pride Baseball has catapulted to 1 of the biggest names in the Northeast, qualifying for the Perfect Game World Championships in Jupiter, FL which is known to be the BIGGEST ageture event in the country attended by 100s of college scouts as well as 100s of MLB Scouts, executives and agents. 
 
Northeast Pride Baseball produces team’s ranging from youth travel, 9u-13u, to college prep at 14u, and our highly scouted 15-17u Prime & Scout College Exposure teams. Northeast Pride Baseball is a sponsor member of Under Armour Baseball which is our official uniform & gear supplier. Northeast Pride Baseball provides a true travel baseball experience from the beginning, we do NOT play league but a strictly high level tournament experience. Northeast Pride Baseball spans over 3 states currently with our home base in Hawley, PA, to our affiliates ranging from as far north as Albany, NY, Orange County, NY to Westchester, NY, Northern NJ and south to Wilkes Barre, PA.

Purpose/Mission

Our purpose is to develop our players, not just skillswise for baseball purposes but to mold them into better human beings by teaching core values. To provide an elite baseball experience with premier, professional and high level coaching. To showcase our players both regionally and nationally to college & pro scouts to gain scholarships.

Compete: To compete at all times by playing hard regardless of the circumstances.
Character: To win with honor and lose with dignity along with showing the ultimate respect for the game of baseball.
Success: Not measured in wins or loses but measured in player growth on and off the field and the ultimate goal of achieving scholarships for players who put in the work.
Development: To help players achieve their full potential.

Affiliates & Partners

Northeast Pride Baseball is growing! We now have 6 partner locations in 2 states making it easier for our players to train, practice, & develop.

OC Bombers Facility
Middletown, NY
15,000 square foot indoor turf training facility centrally located right in the middle of our territory.

Chambers Sports Performance
Colonie, NY – Albany, NY
Chambers Sports Performance is an all sport athletic training baseball facility located in the Colonie Industrial Park of Central Ave., Colonie NY. The facility includes Hittrax, weighted axe bats, Diamond Kinetics pitch training and state of the art Driveline arm care equipment which is collectively aimed at developing body functionality to maximize your athletic performance. Private pitching and hitting instructional lessons, group clinics, winter throwing & hitting programs, general athletic assessments as well as fast twitch explosive muscle training are all offered within the facility.

Athletes Warehouse
Westchester, NY
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Athletes Warehouse is a special place where leaders are made, and everyone is improving. Located in Pleasantville, NY, and offering both in-person and remote training enables training solutions for serious athletes spanning the entire globe.

Cages on 6
Westchester, NY
Cages on 6 provides and promotes an indoor baseball & softball training facility. Stop by for a free visit to see our first-class facilities and meet our friendly, professional staff.
Cages on 6 is a baseball and softball training venue where our mission is to provide a space for the North East athlete to hone their craft as well as a friendly welcoming place to begin your child’s love of the game! Whether it’s hitting, pitching, fielding, catching or an overall baseball/softball fitness quest, Cages on 6 is here to provide a customized experience for every athlete!

Elite Custom Fitness
Wilkes Barre, PA
Elite Custom Fitness is the newest location coming this fall of 2019. It is home to our Wilkes Barre based players and membership training is run by coach Mike Petroski as well as the professional staff of Elite including former and current professional players. Training is built around the DriveLine baseball training model.

Gutsie Sports Academy
West Hazleton, PA
Gutsie Sports Academy (GSA) is a 10,000 sq ft. baseball and softball facility located in the Valmont Industrial Park in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We provide position/skill specific instruction and training to athletes ranging from youth to college. Our facility offers an environment for all students, coaches, and teams to excel. The facilities flexible design will allow for multiple configurations. We have the availability for six batting cages, full length pitching tunnels, open training areas, hack attack pitching machine (which throws multiple pitches), multiple ‘L’ screens, tees, and training equipment. We also have an open turf area to long toss, work ground balls, and train speed/agility.

Player Benefit Overview

All players will be able to receive 20% off all Wilson Team goods including bats, gloves and accessories from these companies:
Wilson
Evoshield
DeMarini
Louisville Slugger

9u-12u
Players are outfitted in Evoshield uniforms powered by Louisville Slugger at greatly discounted costs due to our sponsorship.
Players are placed on highly competitive teams that rosters are maxed out at 12/13 players in tournaments so all players get a chance to develop.
Top notch tournaments that start in April. Teams will travel within the NY, PA, NJ, MD areas playing in top notch facilities. Ex: Diamond Nation, Ripken Experience, MSI, Baseball Heaven, Sports at the Beach, Hudson Sports Complex & many more.
Seasons Run April-June for Spring and August-October for Fall
Winter Team and Individual training options in both PA & NY.

13u-14u
Players are outfitted in Evoshield uniforms powered by Lousiville Slugger at greatly discounted costs due to our sponsorship..
Players are placed on highly competitive teams.
Top notch tournaments that start in late May. Teams will travel within the NY, PA, NJ, MD areas playing in top notch facilities. Ex: Diamond Nation, Perfect Game, PBR Rising Stars, Ripken Experience, MSI, & many more.
Players start the introduction to college exposure. Players will partake in program Scout Days, PBR recruiting events including invite only events, along with our College Coaches Camps both throughout the winter, summer & fall.
Players will have the opportunity to attend Perfect Game WWBA & other National events we attend.

15u-18u
Players are outfitted in Evoshield uniforms powered by Louisville SLugger at greatly discounted costs due to our sponsorship.
Highly regarded college exposure teams with Prime & Scout teams for 15, 16, & 17.
Play in front of College & Professional scouts on a weekly basis.
Top tier regional & national events. The events we take our teams to are invited only therefore are the most heavily recruited events in the country.
Player marketing via our heavily followed social media outlets: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, & Twitter. Also each player has an online profile on Fieldlevel that has national reach to all recruiters.
PBR Scout Days in both the winter, summer & fall. Every player gets an updated player profile that goes out nationally to all coaches and all measurable numbers along with updated video. Our summer scout day will also feature multiple college scouts (43 schools, 1 Pro Scout in 2019) and each player receives their skills video link to send out to college recruiters.
The opportunity to attend national events at Perfect Game WWBA, Underclass World Championships, Sophomore Championships, Freshman Championships in both Georgia & Florida.
Each player will be outfitted with the tools and information necessary to pick & find a school that is correct for their level of play. We set each player up for success and obtain the ultimate goal of reaching the next level.

Program Resources

Since the inception of our college bound program in 2013 Northeast Pride Baseball has helped over 215+ athletes reach their dream of playing college baseball! Including all divisions, Division 1, 2, 3, JUCO, & NAIA. Northeast Pride Baseball is recognized as 1 of the premier travel organizations on the east coast and is well known by college & pro scouts alike. We use our vast database of contacts to keep our recruiting “inhouse”. There is no need to purchase extra recruiting services as our reach is extensive. Our main goal and focus is to get our players recruited! Northeast Pride attended the Perfect Game World Championship in Jupiter, FL in 2019. The event draws 100s of Pro & College Scouts and is regarded as the biggest amateur event in the country.

Code of Conduct

• All players are committed to Northeast Pride Travel Baseball for the duration of the teams season. You are not permitted to be on another travel team roster unless approved by Northeast Pride Travel Baseball’s general manager.

• All Northeast Pride Travel Baseball players and parents will refrain from unsportsmanlike conduct

• All players and parents will show respect to all coaches, umpires and opposing coaches

• No player shall throw his helmet, bat, glove or any object on or off the field. Disciplinary action can and will be taken for such actions

• Northeast Pride Travel Baseball reserves the right to release any player from the team for poor sportsmanship, lack of cooperation, poor attitude, lack of commitment, effort or attendance by either the player or players family

• Accept the coaches decision on playing time and positions. There are no playing time or position guarantees

• Parents must refrain fro coaching from the stands. Allow the coaches to manage the team and game

• Parents must never enter the dugout during or after a game except when asked by the coaching staff

• Reminder: Children are involved in youth sports for their enjoyment

• Understand and acknowledge that all fees and payments are non-refundable. If a player is dismissed or voluntarily leaves Northeast Pride Travel Baseball there is no entitlement to any refund and all monies are forfeited

Conclusion

Northeast Pride is striving to be one of the most successful travel baseball organizations on the East Coast. We take pride in working hard to create our own brand of baseball with a loyal base of players and families that are striving for the same goals. Working hard to accomplish goals at a respectable cost so that everyone has the opportunity to participate. Creating our own baseball “family” where all players can have fun, learn from the top instructors in the area, play quality baseball at top venues, achieve educational along with baseball oriented goals, grow life long friendships with teammates from all across the area, and grow as players and as a person.

Conclusion

Northeast Pride is striving to be one of the most successful travel baseball organizations on the East Coast. We take pride in working hard to creating our own brand of baseball with a loyal base of players and families that are striving for the same goals. Working hard to accomplish goals at a respectable cost so that everyone has the opportunity to participate. Creating our own baseball “family” where all players can have fun, learn from the top instructors in the area, play quality baseball at top venues, achieve educational along with baseball oriented goals, grow life long friendships with teammates from all across the area, and grow as players and as a person.