NEW MARKET REBELS
New Market Rebels are part of the Valley
Baseball Summer Collegiate Hard Bat Baseball League. Summer collegiate leagues are throughout
the United States and give college baseball players the opportunity to
continue playing during the summer and show their skills to professional
Baseball Scouts who visit summer collegiate leagues regularly.
Who is a New
Rebel Baseball Players are college
baseball students recruited from colleges/universities around our nation
whose ambitions are to play in Minor and Major League professional baseball
leagues in the future. Many college
baseball players are recruited to professional leagues during the summer
collegiate baseball season.
Players’ academic pursuits vary from
business management, finance, mathematics, social studies, psychology,
sports physical therapy, law, law enforcement, accounting, information
sciences to computer system’s management.
Why Host a New Market
1. FREE HOME
GAME SEASON PASSES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Summer collegiate baseball players do not have the financing that
professional baseball players have to stay in hotels. It is difficult to work during the summer
when a player is committed to a summer collegiate baseball league program
schedule especially in an area that is not their hometown. All Valley Baseball League teams play 6
games a week with one day off, which is often used for rain date makeup
A number of summer collegiate New Market Rebels have been
professionally recruited to Minor league teams. It’s fun to watch the progress and growth
of a Minor league player you hosted in your home and grew to know and
admire. We call it “boasting
rights.” The 2011 New Market Rebel 1ST
Baseman, JOHN SGROMOLO, was recruited by the Minor League affiliate of the Los
Your children and/or grandchildren will enjoy camaraderie
You will make new friends with other baseball enthusiasts and see
some current friends at the games as well.
You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on a young
person who is just starting out in life.
Many players you have hosted continue to keep in touch for years.
What Do You Do To Host
A New Market Rebel?
Players need only a bed (not
necessarily a bedroom) in your home or basement, access to a bathroom with
bathing/shower facilities and access to laundry facilities (they
wash their own clothing and linens).
Although providing food to the players is not required, we ask our
Host Families to provide part of the food for players. When away from your home, players pay for
their own food. When home, many
players prefer frozen/packaged food they can pop into the microwave;
however, this is your discretion.
Access to television hook up and computer hook up is a convenience
but certainly not required.
If you will be out of town for a weekend or several weeks
during June and July, our Host Family Coordinator will remove your player
from your home and resettle him while you are away.
How Long is the
Players arrive at Rebel Park (near the New Market Community Center
on Dixie Lane) the last weekend in May.
We ask one member of the Host Family to meet their player at Rebel
Park that day.
Players begin practice the first week of June. There first official game is the first
Friday in June with the season ending the last week of July. If the New Market Rebels proceed to the
Valley Baseball League playoff series, the season could extend beyond the
first week in August.
Six games a week are played with Mondays off. There are 22 home and 22 away games. You are not required to attend games;
however, the players look forward to their Host Families cheering them on.
The Adopt A Rebel program is one of the most
important aspects of the New Market Rebel Organization. It is, in fact, the
foundation of our program. Good guest-host relationships are a top priority
in our year-to-year operation. If our goals are met, lifelong relationships
will be established which would serve as lasting mementos for the player
and the host family.
If you wish to learn more about Adopting A
Rebel for the upcoming season, our Host Family Coordinator, Joanne T.
Burns, will be happy to answer any questions regarding hosting a Rebel. Check
out our website at www.rebelsbaseball.biz.
It will be a pleasure to have you join the New
Market Rebel baseball family!
Joanne Burns – Host Family Housing Coordinator
Bruce Alger -- President, General Manager
(H) 540-740-4247 (C) 540-435-8453
Please add your name to the exclusive Adopt a
Rebel Club and make your summer one to remember for years to come!
Larry & Sharon Smith
Joanne T. Burns
Dick & Nan Powell
Martin & Mary Coleman
Susan & Bill Harlow
Anna & Jim Lawrence
Kevin & Judy Cannon
Chris & Angie Estep
|Bill & Marie Maybaum