News and Announcements
IT IS TIME TO START SWINGING FOR THE FENCE!
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Home Run Derby on Saturday, June 2nd at 4pm at Gergler Field in Bow where each division of home run hitters will be awarded with the sought after pink wooden bat!
This event has such a great community showing that we are onto year #3 and cannot wait to see all of you there. Please grab your neighbors, family, and friends and join us for some dinner while also hitting cancer out of the ball park!
For 2018 we will have 4 divisions:
Ages 10 and under
Ages 11 – 14
High School and Adult Division
Prizes will be awarded to each division and thanks to the Bow Rotary Club we will once again have the grill going! We just ask that you please RSVP for this event so we can plan accordingly!
Cost to enter is $10.00 for participants 10 years old and under and $20.00 for all others.
All money raised through this event will be donated to two causes this year. We will continue our support of Breast Cancer patients in our community by donating to the Helping Hands Fund at the Concord Hospital Payson Center where funds for gas, medications, food, etc. are made available immediately to those needing a little extra help. For tax deduction purposes Checks can be made payable to Concord Hospital Trust and in the memo line add “Lend them a hand fund”
Our 2nd donation will be made towards the Kristen Evans Memorial Scholarship. Kristen Evans lost her battle with cancer this year and in honor of Kristen her family has set up a scholarship that will be rewarded to a Bow High School senior. The criteria for this candidate is not based on academics but is based on kindness and what the student has done for our community. Kristen was one of the most kind, caring and giving members of our community and this scholarship is a great way to help remember the person she was.
Cancer has touched many of our lives and the success of this event will hopefully make those currently fighting the battle feel supported.
Please share this invite, spread the word and get the RSVP’s rolling in as we take a swing against Cancer!
This summer BAC will again enter basketball teams for boys and girls (separately) for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 in the NH Sportszone (Derry, NH) summer basketball leagues – with games starting the week of June 18th and ending the week of August 20th. Games are played one night a week: (Tuesdays for (3rd and 4th graders) and (7th and 8th graders), and Wednesdays for 5th and 6th graders with game times starting between 5 and 8 pm). No games the week of July 4th. The cost for the summer season is $90/player.
Please note, the divisions for this summer league are based on your child’s grade for the 2018-19 school year. Thus, for example, if you have a current 2nd grader, for this summer league they will be considered a 3rd grader for the summer. If you have a current 8th grader, they will be considered a Freshman and not able to play in this league.
Due to summer schedules, it is expected that players will miss at least one or two games.
These are not instructional leagues as there are little or no practices for the teams. Due to the competitive nature of these leagues, which are geared towards the more developed basketball players in the community, BAC will have evaluations for each of these teams on Sunday June 3rd at the BHS outdoor courts (if raining, alternative location is BMS gym) as follows:
3/4 BOYS & GIRLS: 5-6pm
5/6 BOYS & GIRLS: 6-7pm
7/8 BOYS & GIRLS: 7-8pm
As team sizes are determined this weekend, no one will be allowed to play/sign up after Sunday June 3rd.
To register please go online to: https://bowathleticclub.siplay.com/site/ or www.sportssignup.com, or visit the Bow Athletic Club Website ( http://www.bowathleticclub.com ) – and follow the registration link on the left hand side of the page (titled Online Registration).
For more information contact Bryce Larrabee (Bryce_larrabee@trg.com) or go to www.nhsportszone.com
Please share with friends, family, teams you coach are a part of, etc for this is a fun event supporting two great causes while bringing our community together :)
We are pleased to announce we are now accepting online registrations for our Fall 2018 Bow Athletic Club Soccer program for Children in grades 1-8!
Register today by visiting our online registration site: www.bowathleticclub.com
For more information regarding our soccer program, visit our Soccer Page: http://www.bowathleticclub.com/clubs/1537
Bow Athletic Club provides an opportunity for all the children of Bow that want to play soccer, regardless of ability and experience. Play will be conducted for children from grades 1-8. We strive to achieve the best balance of having fun and being competitive.
Register online at www.bowathleticclub.com by July 14th.
About the programs –
1st and 2nd Grade – $70 registration fee
Co-ed teams playing within Bow:
Practices are twice a week (M/W or T/R) from 4PM to 5PM starting 1st school week
Uniforms (shirts) included in registration fee
6v6 games to begin the last week of September against other Bow teams
Playoffs begin Mid October, Championship held the same week
Players are guaranteed to play within their grades
3rd and 4th Grade Travel Teams – $85 registration fee
5th and 6th Grade Travel Teams – $85 registration fee
7th and 8th Grade Travel Teams – $85 registration fee
Boys and girls teams play in the Merrimack Valley Soccer League (MVSL.org)
Practices are twice a week. Days and times TBD by coaches
Games played one weekday (depending on grade) and Saturdays
Some of the towns that we play/travel to are Hopkinton, Hillsboro, and Weare.
Uniforms (shirts, shorts & socks) included in registration fee
Players are guaranteed to play within their grade
For more information, please contact Brian McKeen at 11Keeno@gmail.com
Good evening parents,
Although we have had All-Star tryouts on the books for some time, we never officially had the time of day or location. We are happy to announce that the times have been established, the impartial evaluators are chosen and the field is Gergler.
All the information you will need is in the attached document; however, I will elaborate on a few issues.
First, these are tryouts, not evaluations, so not all the boys will be chosen for the team. In years past, teams have usually been comprised of twelve players. Also, although these are tryouts, decision to place a boy on one of the teams is NOT just based on athletic talent. The evaluators and coaches are looking closely at sportsmanship as well…how they listen, behave, treat others, encourage team mates, etc. etc. Second, in order to qualify for the team, a boy must play in at least 50% of the regular season games. As you will read in the document, the boys placed on a team will be expected to make this team a priority over other teams. Their attendance for practices and games is expected by the board and coaches. Practice times have not been established yet, and will be chosen by the head coaches of the teams. Historically, practices have been one day a week until the regular season ends, and twice a week afterward.
Last, and we can’t mention this enough (as you will see in the document), this team does not guarantee equal playing time. These teams are specifically put together to create the most competitive team possible. We never lose sight that the boys are playing baseball because it is fun, but All-Star teams enter the State tournament trying to win. If your boy is chosen, do not expect equal playing time.
Please see the attached document for all the information you need. Although I might kick myself later for offering this, if you do have any questions concerning All-Star tryouts, team formation, league age, or the tournament itself, please email me. I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.
If your boy is trying out, please print, read and sign the attached document. Please have your boy bring his bat, helmet, glove and water bottle. Please make sure they are wearing cleats. Also, please come ready to give shirt size and three choices of jersey number in the case they are selected. The boys will be run through fielding, throwing and hitting stations.
Good luck to all those that tryout.
Bow Cal Ripken President
The document 2018_Bow_All-Star_Tryouts_Letter.docx was attached to this post.