FORCE Tryouts (Make Up)

The FORCE will be holding tryouts/assessments again this Saturday, August 16th for those that could not make the first tryout session. The tryouts will be held from 9 – 12 PM in Fruitland. There will be no set times for the different age groups (just come out)!

FORCE Try Outs – Rain or Shine

The FORCE tryouts will be held RAIN OR SHINE! Please be there and ready to play.  If the fields are unplayable due to rain, we will relocate to Crown Sports Center.

FORCE Tryouts

Fruitland FORCE Baseball will be holding tryouts for the 2014 and 2015 on August 2nd (rain date is August 3rd) at Fruitland Little League. Fruitland FORCE is a 100% non-profit program offering a low cost, year-round baseball program with free coaching. The mission is to give every child the opportunity to play baseball, NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY!

Visit the link below for more information and tryout times!
FORCE Tryout Information

School’s Out Tournament

The School’s Out Tournament is here! Click Here to find out when your team plays.

Indoor Baseball Training

The Fruitland FORCE management team is offering an “open-clinic” to any player wishing to improve their baseball skills for the upcoming spring season. We will work on defense, hitting, catching pitching, fundamentals and the love for the game. Training sessions will be held every Friday from January 10th – March 14th from 6pm-8pm at the Crown Indoor Sports Complex. The cost will be $65 per player for 10 weeks and includes an end of the year pizza party. So bring your child (and invite a friend) out for some fun and training!

Click Here for a downloadable flyer.

*Fruitland FORCE players are welcome to attend this training as well. This training will be FREE to FORCE players that have signed up for both Wednesday and Saturday sessions.

Winter Training Facility

Old Man Winter Won’t Be FORCING us out!

Coach Bill is extremely excited to announce he has secured a winter training facility for all FORCE players! This new practice facility is located in Laurel, DE. on Gordy Road.

During our winter training, we will be focusing on the conditioning and improvement of the skill set of the individual. Once at the facility, FORCE Coaches have multiple areas they will have available to them including batting cages, soft-toss nets, pitching areas, an infield setup and a small outdoor field. In addition to that, another building located right next door offers a full cinema wall screen for cardio workouts, light weight training/conditioning (for the older boys) and an area for verbal tutorials.

No matter what position your child plays, Coach Bill has a station and instruction that will keep him warmed-up throughout this cold winter.

The cost for this training is only $50 dollars per player and includes training from now until the end of March.

The address is: 32577 Gordy Road (make right on Gordy Road off Route 13 before you get to Laurel and the chicken house is about a mile down on the left)

Training will be held on Saturdays – Nov.23rd, Dec. 7th, Dec.14th, Dec.21st, January 11th and every Saturday until the end of March .

Practice time slots:
8 and 9 year olds – 12pm to 2pm
11 and 12 year olds – 2pm to 4pm
10, 13 and 15 year olds – 4pm to 6pm
*If you cannot make the slotted time no problem, just let Coach Bill know and you can come at a different time slot.

2013 FORCE Fall BBQ

Despite the chilly weather, the FORCE family turned out on Saturday to celebrate an awesome 2013 season – cookout style!  Prior to eating, the players competed in some friendly touch-football games (helping to burn some Saturday energy).  Meanwhile, Coach Bill cooked hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers to add to the many dishes brought by the FORCE parents.

The afternoon ended with Coach Bill recognizing the people that help the FORCE organization operate.

The truth is, without Bill Atkinson and his enormous Heart (and Mind), this organization simply wouldn’t exist.  He sacrifices countless hours, tons of energy, family time and personal finances to give these players an opportunity to participate in competitive, year-round baseball.  Thank you Coach Bill for all you do!

Coach Bill Atkinson

Fruitland Force BBQ

Coach Bill will be hosting a BBQ for all his FORCE teams & families on…

3 – 5 PM

He will be supplying the dogs and burgers and asking for you to bring a side dish. Your side dish doesn’t have to feed an army, just enough for your family. At the last BBQ we had a ton of food left over and trying to not make the same mistake twice!

So come on out and join the fun!
Coach Bill wants to see you there!

Force Fan Apparel

Are you ready to cheer on your favorite baseball team and show your team spirit??? Here is your chance to order your FORCE FAN apparel!!! Orders must be filled out and returned to your team mom by 10/12 (How Sweet It Is FORCE tournament). If you do not have a team mom please give your order to your FORCE coach. We am asking that money be turned in w/ your order form. If this is not possible please email us and we can make other arrangements.

Don’t forget….the HOLIDAYS are right around the corner and FORCE FAN apparel make GREAT GIFTS!

Click here for the order form

Force BBQ

The Force needs some assistance in planning the FORCE BBQ, being held NOV. 9th, and we are reaching out to you!  We need someone to be our “search & find” person for the BBQ’s location (free/low cost & able to hold around 175-250 people).  If you are willing to help with this task please email me us at