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Youth sports are not just physical outlets, but learning experiences for both parents and players.
The Ruffnecks offer top quality, non-parenting coaching. They spend considerable time with each boy and his family to understand the player's academic profile, aspirations and to guide them toward an opportunity to have baseball as a part of a wonderful college experience. The staff believes that team success is built upon the principle that when the team shines, the glow benefits each player and his contributions. Team building and character building are the foundations of the program.
Our son, AJ, was part of the New England Ruffnecks family for two years. Their success in preparing kids for college is outstanding, with 90 percent of Ruffnecks graduates going on to play college ball. Some of what he learned as a Ruffnecks player contributed to reaching his goal of becoming a scholarship athlete, as he will attend Bryant University this coming September as a member of the baseball team.
The proposed sports facility at the Indian Meadows Golf Course will impact the local communities in multiple positive ways: tax revenue and the economic benefit realized from the participant families frequenting local restaurants, lodging and retail establishments. We were lucky enough to have our son be a part of the Ruffnecks program, whose positive impact will stay with him well past his playing days. We hope that other players will be able to enjoy similar experiences at the new proposed baseball facility.
-Bruce and Sheryl Zarozny
The writers are residents of Shrewsbury.