Solid organization, with a longevity of more than a decade and a half, stability, consistency, resources, skilled and experienced coaches.
The Northern Neck Rage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in 2001. Our board of directors is comprised of five people from five different counties in the area. All of the board's daughters have aged out, yet our board members continue to support the young ladies. Isn't that the kind of passion and experienced leadership you want for your child?
We are a stable organization that has put teams on the field for more than 15 years. We are about substance; the fundamentals and the basics of the game. We are realistic.
We have had players from more than a dozen counties play with us. We have consistently prepared softball players to be solid contributors for their high school softball programs, with some moving on to play college softball. A number of NNR alumni have played college softball and some at the Divison 1 level.
Our coaches are skilled at knowing the game and still willing to learn more. We have mega years of coaching experience. Some have coached at high school and college level. Hitting and pitching lessons are given by Rage coaches; some to players in other fastpitch organizations.
Our coaches network with college coaches, helping players prepare to play at that level, if that is a goal. If it is not, that's okay too.
Having tools like Right View Proprovide added value for players on Rage teams.
Rage teams form in August of each year, practice to get ready for play in fall, work over the winter (especially on areas found most essential), practice in the late winter/early spring, with non high school age groups playing in the spring into summer. We are not a fall ball organization or part time organization. We support local rec ball; Little League, Dixie Youth, Babe Ruth, whatever. Our 2015 10U and 12U players participated in their local Little League programs, with Rage tournaments ending before LL All Stars.
References from current/former players, parents and coaches can be provided to a family trying to make a decision about travel ball with the NNR Fastpitch.
Over the years, our players and coaches have developed new friends from other areas. This has been very rewarding.