BCC Baseball celebrates twenty years of baseball for all levels of players. The heart and soul of our program is the recreational league where 3,000 classmates and friends play together while parent volunteers manage and coach the teams. We also field highly competitive select and travel teams. Our players reach their highest goals, be it high school, college or professional baseball. BCC Baseball is a non-profit organization. Funds generated by player fees and donations support our program and our community. The league adopts and maintains 22 fields in the County and has invested more than $3,000,000 in school and park fields. The league also provides scholarships for players who otherwise would be unable to participate.
Along with our 3,000 recreational players, BCC fields 26 in-house select teams competing at a very high level of play. Most of our players have gone on to their high school teams. BCC Baseball has 8 travel teams that compete nationally. Recent success stories include Matt Bowman (Princeton & Big Train) playing in the N.Y. Mets organization, Danny Hultzen, UVA (ACC Pitcher of the Year) playing for the Mariners, LJ Hoes playing for the Orioles and Sam Mulroy, Princeton (All Ivy First Team Catcher ) Jimmy Reed, Maryland, Hugh Adams, Florida Atlantic (Sunbelt Conference First Team Pitcher), being heavily scouted currently.
BCC Baseball has impacted the local high school baseball teams significantly. More than 50% of this year's JVs at Walter Johnson, BCC, Whitman and Churchill are grads of BCC baseball programs. BCC hopes to have the same impact for the local high school softball programs. We have partnered with Softball Factory to provide expert training for girls in our softball league.
Recently BCC Baseball acquired “Bethesda Big Train Baseball “ one of the Premier Summer Collegiate Baseball programs . BCC Baseballs new venture allows BCC to influence local community Baseball from kindergarten to college. BCC Baseball’s involvement with the Big Train gives us additional resources to support youth baseball fields.
BCC Baseball's goal is to instill the values of sportsmanship, community and volunteerism while developing strong baseball and life skills.
BCC Baseball advocates the development of strong fundamental baseball skills in conjunction with an appreciation for good sportsmanship. This should be the goal of every manager in our league. When “winning” overrides these goals, we have concerns. It is for this reason that we mandate fair playing time, position changes and limits on the number of kids per team in our recreational and developmental leagues. The goal of youth sports should be to develop skills, sportsmanship, camaraderie and have fun. A coach’s greatest challenge and gratification can come from developing the less gifted players.
Baseball can play an important role in the development of our youth, teaching many of life’s lessons. In particular, how we encourage sportsmanship by our behavior as parents and coaches and how we handle its aberrations, both on and off the field impart invaluable lessons for our children throughout their lives. Although we all want the best for our children, especially the satisfaction of winning a hard fought game, it is equally important that we prepare and teach our children to lose graciously. It is for this reason that the Board of Directors developed the Parent and Spectator Code of Ethics.
BCC Baseball is a tax-exempt charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal identification number is 52-1835714. A copy of the current financial statement is available upon request.