About The Lowell Jr. Spinners
Formerly The New England Diamond Dawgs., the Lowell Jr. Spinners Baseball Club is an elite travel and tournament baseball club. Our club plays a complete EBL (Elite Baseball League) season schedule as well as participates in baseball Tournaments throughout New England and the Northeast.
The Lowell Jr. Spinners Baseball Club was founded in 2002 by Marc Deschenes to offer the opportunity for winter training in the off-season and a full schedule of tournament baseball play.
Our baseball club is approaching its 2019 season. Our program features professional instructors who are dedicated to fostering and promoting the development of individual players in a competitive baseball environment.
Our program is performance based and a 10U Prospects, 11U Prospects, 11U Scout, 12U Prospects, 12U Scout, 13U Prospects, 13U Scout, 14U Prospects, 14U Scout, 15U/16U Prospects, 16U/17U Elite, 16U Prospects and Showcase team will be selected each year in tryouts for roster positions to play in the following season.
Here are some reasons the Jr. Spinners Baseball Club
is the place to stay and be for the 2019/2020 baseball season.
Track Record– Our program has developed, through the on field play or private baseball lessons countless college/university recruits and placements at all levels. Check out the Alumni page on http://jrspinners.com/alumni. Our program has also developed NINE professional players or front office personnel. Here is the list:
- Mike Parnell (Texas Rangers- Asst. Pro Scouting)
- Jimmy Wood (Seattle Mariners-draft)
- Mike Johnson (LA Dodgers-draft)
- Chris Shaw (SF Giants-draft)
- Scott Oberg (Colorado Rockies-draft)
- Eddie Newton-(Independent baseball)
- Matt Tulley-(Independent baseball)
- Our latest draft picks Russell Olive (TB Rays-draft) and Grant Lavigne (Colorado Rockies-draft)
We take pride in our player development and it show with kids taking their game to the next level.
Player Development– So much emphasis is placed on divisions, what happened to players understanding, learning and developing at the younger ages? Win now, hoist an 11 year old trophy in the air and boast a lopsided record. Those are all great in the whole developmental package, however we believe at Jr. Spinners that players learning the game through good passionate coaching and our extensive time in the gym will take our players to the next level. This is the top priority and a philosophy we have instilled for years. We have encountered so many instances over the years where players arriving from other programs cannot understand the simple fundamentals of the game, cuts and relays, holding runners, how to run the bases to name a few. It is our goal throughout the year to help our players to learn and understand the game to play at the next level, we train our players to transition from year to year and field to field. We believe that proper placement and proper coaching at that level is the key to a maturing baseball player.
Coaching– The Jr. Spinners Baseball Club prides itself on passionate and knowledgeable coaching. Our coaches have played HS and college baseball, we even have 4 former professional players in the system. Coaches are given the program overview and philosophy, with that information we have provided a guideline and expectation of them to develop and teach our kids the proper way to go about and play the great game. Our coaches all have different approaches and styles and that makes each year a different voice to be heard and way of teaching and learning the game. Coaching at any level is tough, but at this level when you bring players from different areas, communities it is important to form a bond with them and form and “clubhouse” balance that gels the team no matter the situation, we feel its done here better than anywhere.
Facility– Gametime Sports and Fitness is the home of the Jr. Spinners Baseball Club. Our retractable cages offer the flexibility to run extensive numbers of hitting stations, infield drills, situational play or live hit in a much bigger area making pitchers and hitters comfortable. At Gametime we also have a dedicated 6500 sq ft weight room with all the latest equipment and knowledgeable trainers to keep our players strong and resilient and on the field. Another key and ever important component of the Jr. Spinners program and all our area athletes is Complete Game Physical Therapy. CGPT is located inside Gametime and is convenient for our athletes to receive their Physical Therapy, be evaluated for potential risks and begin arm care and overall athletic programs to help them stay on the field and sustain the rigors of a baseball season. Greg Crossman, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS runs CGPT and has extensive knowledge in baseball and athletics. It has been a great fit and we are growing the program and introducing new components to better build our athletes.
Open Door Policy– At Jr. Spinners Baseball Club we believe that having accesibilty to coaches and directors is important for the growth of players and parents alike. Jr. Spinners encourages communication between players and coaches, we believe this will help with the bonding process and make the game more comfortable and the learning experience more seamless. Parents are also welcome to inquire or communicate about things good or bad to help accelerate their players growth. We are here for the players, we have all played the game at a high level and our goal is to now use our skills to help our players enjoy and play the game to their highest level. Parents make a big financial, time and development commitment when choosing a program, that is why we want to be there to help in all aspects of the process.
We hope this helps a bit in deciding your players future programs and teams. We are committed to continually improving and finding ways to develop and train our players to be great baseball players and great kids as well!!
The Jr Spinners Staff