News and Announcements
Welcome to the website of Brentwood Baseball Club. Home of the Brentwood Stags, Bucks, adult and youth academy.
Formed in 1994, this year we are celebrating our silver jubilee anniversary and will completing our 25th season making Brentwood Baseball Club one of the oldest existing baseball clubs in Great Britain. Why not come along and join us as a player, spectator or associate member.
Home fixtures are played at Warley Field, Pastoral Way, Clements Park, Warley, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5HQ, which is also where our summer practice sessions are held. Please note Winter practice is at Becket Keys School, sports gym on Sunday mornings 9:20 - 11:00 am between January and mid-March.
The Stags play in AA division of the British Baseball League.
Our clubs key principle is making the game & participation fun whilst ensuring the game is played in a safe, enhancing and enjoyable environment.
We have the most thorough coaching for all levels, with players and coaches that have played at the highest level. We aim to progress players at every skill they can develop. With personal progression in mind for all, we believe a sound approach, both physically and mentally, are as important as learning or playing the game well.
If you are determined to learn, play well, and have fun too, come and join us, and experience what we do at the Stags or the Bucks that's different, and you see it's great place to play ball. Call Tom Keegan 07710 132 006
If you are interested in participating in any of these events please email the Team Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). If we receive enough responses (approx minimum 8) we will organise the event. Any other suggestions welcome:
Top Golf (www.topgolf.com/uk/chigwell)
We also hope to organise some fundraising events such as: quiz night, auction, raffles, along with the Annual Awards Evening.
SUN APR 10 SINGLE GAME - DAWS HILL SPITFIRES @ CLEMENTS PARK 12:00PM
SUN APR 17 DOUBLE HEADER - EAST LONDON LATIN BOYS @ CLEMENTS PARK 12:00PM, 3:00PM
SUN APR 24 DOUBLE HEADER - LONDON MARUADERS @ CLEMENTS PARK 12:00PM, 3:00PM
SUN MAY 8 SINGLE GAME - SIDEWINDERS @ CLEMENTS PARK 12:00PM
SUN MAY 15 SINGLE GAME - EAST LONDON LATIN BOYS @ SALISBURY HALL PLAYING FIELDS 12:00 PM
SUN MAY 22 DOUBLE HEADER - DAWS HILL SPITFIRES @ CLEMENTS PARK 12:00PM, 3:00PM
SUN JUN 5 SINGLE GAME - LONDON MARAUDERS @ FINSBURY PARK 10:00AM
SUN JUN 12 ROUND ROBIN - BRIGHTON REDHAWK/SOUTHAMPTON MUSTANGS @ CLEMENTS PARK FROM 10:30
SUN JUL 3 ROUND ROBIN - RICHMOND DRAGONS/EAST LONDON LATIN BOYS @ CONNARE FIELD FROM 10:30
SUN JUL 17 ROUND ROBIN - DAWS HILL SPITFIRES/LONDON MARAUDERS @ CLEMENTS PARK FROM 10:30
SUN JUL 24 ROUND ROBIN - SIDEWINDERS/SOUTH LONDON PIRATES III @ ROUNDSHAW PARK FROM 12:30
SUN AUG 7 DOUBLE HEADER - SIDEWINDERS @ ENFIELD PLAYING FIELDS @ 12:00PM, 3:00PM
The Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr Mark Reed, got proceedings underway at the ballpark at Warley with the customary first pitch of the 2016 season as Brentwood Stags took on the might, of Daws Hill Spitfires, a High Wycombe based team.
The Stags new look squad had trouble keeping pace with the much fancied Spitfires and ultimately paid the price of not being able to field as many experienced seasoned players as they wished, however the many rookies that Brentwood fielded gave a superb account of themselves. They pressured the Spitfires into many errors for a two inning spell, which saw the Stags cross the home plate four times causing the Spitfires to completely rethink their pitching strategy. Despite Brentwood putting the brakes on the Spitfires, the damage had been done too early in the game to make a major impact as many of the hit, which looked likely to stir a come back, were intercepted or caught by the improving, and now tighter, Spitfires. Some fine rookie performances were noted from the Stags young energetic team, namely Scott Freeman, Luke Maguire and Don McDiamid. Lead off pitcher, Dave Evans, for the Stags gave a brave performance despite his back injury. The closing pitcher, Tom Keegan, attempted to calm the storm with a degree of success. The game ended 24 - 4 to the Spitfires.
Glen Robertson, Assistant Head Coach and catcher was pleased to have bloodied so many youngsters and rookies but will be eager to correct the heavy score line when the teams next meet.
In terms of general prep for preseason you just need to be doing simple things like stretching, squats, sit ups and press-ups, a mile and a half is all you need if you are running, 2miles if you are jogging. plenty of fluids before and after at key times. people working on strength programmes need to keep them light until you can marry them into your baseball routines as this could distort muscle memory and fluidity of motion.
With the bat: 50 dry swings with increasing application and focus on an imaginary pitch coming in at varying positions and speeds.
60-70 ball-less throws to an imaginary target, full body-rock, back and forward on the release. Reach and collect,repeat.
Dip and lower to motion a groundball pick-up every 6-7 throws.
If you feel you would like a guide to supplement your running, this is a moderate schedule to incorporate.
Stretch, legs, back, arms,neck and your other preferences.
3 sets of 15 press-ups; 3 set 15 sit-ups, 20 flat squats, 10 on your toes squats, 10 star jumps, 15 squat thrusts. increase up to double the number as you need or progress.
If you find these sequences little boring, use a circuit of sets of 5 in a ongoing sequence. ie 5 sits, 5 press, 5 squats, 5 stars, 5 thrusts---etc. don't forget to take an appropriate drink at regular intervals.
Remember: Increasing sleep volume by 45mins per night gives 5 plus hours of extra rest per week. With your weekend lie-in, you can steal an extra valuable nights rest per week. Thats 14% extra sleep.