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KATZ, COLEMAN, PARKER TAKE TOP HONORS AT
2016 NCDB AWARDS BANQUET

100 CHAMPIONSHIPS &
 1000 VICTORIES
ALL-TIME COUNTDOWN 

The Concourse Club at Kenan Stadium on the UNC campus was the scene for the NCDB Awards Banquet on Saturday evening November 12. Over 300 players, family members and special guests attended the 7th annual event which recognized and celebrated the achievements of NCDB players during the 2015/16 age-year season.
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Dave O'Brien, longtime ESPN baseball announcer and TV Voice of the Boston Red Sox, served as emcee of the event.
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Players received 80 Skills Awards in one of four categories: Platinum Arm, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Bronze Spikes.
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Player of the Year Awards were bestowed upon 13U's Christopher Katz (offense), 14U's Ian Coleman (defense), and 14U's Andrew Parker (pitcher).

Dawson Smith and Dalton Wood became the 9th and 10th players to be inducted into the NCDB Honor Roll .
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The evening concluded with the awarding of the Fred Ruskie Top Teammate Awards , NCDB's most prestigious annual honor. 
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VICTORIES​
100
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CHAMPIONSHIPS
ESPN & Boston Red Sox Announcer Dave O'Brien Served as Emcee 
Honor Roll Inductees Dawson Smith and Dalton Wood 
Fred Ruskie Memorial
​Top Teammate Awards
The first win for the NCDB organization occurred in the organization's inaugural game on May 1, 2010. The first championship occurred on March 26, 2011 at the AAU Invitational. It is anticipated the milestones of 100 championships and 1000 victories will occur during the spring portion of the schedule in 2017.  The countdown is on!!
15U:  Harrison Hemric
14U:  Dalton Wood
13U:  Christopher Katz
12U:  Matthew Nelson
11U:  Joey Chitla
10U:  Corban Doyle
  9U:  Eli Gross
  8U:  Jack Richards
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NCDB President Dean Jordan presents Player of the Year Awards:
Offensive:  Christopher Katz (L), Defensive:  Ian Coleman (C), Pitcher:  Andrew Parker (R)

THE NCDB DIFFERENCE?
STAFF EXPERIENCE & RELATIONSHIPS 

NCDB was founded by individuals fortunate to have acheived careers in the Game as a way of giving back to the Game. NCDB was established as a non-profit due to the founder's concern over the rising cost of participation.  NCDB is one of the few, if only, development and/or recruiting assistance programs in the region that is not focused on maximizing revenue or profit.

NCDB helps players develop their physical skills and teaches the mental approach to the game. When age appropriate, the staff helps guide the players throughout the evaluation and recruiting process and uses its vast network of relationships throughout collegiate baseball to assist with placement in a college program.
"Players are fortunate to be part of NCDB because the people involved with the organization are experienced and the fact that they do things the right way.  I wish I had access to an organization like NCDB when I was playing high school & travel ball.” - Elliot Johnson
Total players that have secured college scholarships as a result of instructional & placement assistance provided by members of NCDB staff
109
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Years of amateur baseball coaching experience
51
Years of collegiate playing experience
"NCDB is a premier organization.  The NCDB staff is dedicated to your son, not only making him a better player but teaching life lessons along the way.  The extensive experience and knowledge the NCDB staff provides will prepare your son for the highest level of baseball." - Adam Libertore
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Years of professional playing experience
30
Years of MLB executive experience
Years of working with muliple NCAA conferences & athletic programs
22
Years of working with MLB & USA Baseball on youth & amateur participation growth initiatives
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OTHER NEWS & NOTES

​​11U TEAM EARNS WIN AT TRIANGLE YOUTH CLASSIC / ACC EVENT 

BORDER WARS CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY NCDB 11U 

WRIGHT, BRITTAN & THOMAS PARTICIPATE IN USSSA ALL-AMERICAN GAMES

KATZ EARNS GOLD MEDAL WITH US NATIONAL TEAM

NCDB, in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Durham Bulls, hosted the 2nd annual Triangle Youth Classic at the ACC Baseball Championship May 28-29.

The event was shortened due to rain and NCDB's 11U team, with a record of 2-0, was declared champion of the 11U division.

In addition to the tournament, players in the TYC attended the Saturday evening session of the ACC Baseball Championship and the players were recognized on the field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park prior to the game.
The NCDB 11U team continued its hot spring by winning the prestigious Triple Crown Border Wars tournament in Rocky Mount April 30/May 1. It was a perfect weekend for the 11s as they posted a 6-0 record and outscored the competition 52-12.  They defeated the Kernersville Bulldogs 3-2 in the title game.

NCDB's 14U team finished runner up in their age division.
Christopher Katz had an experience to remember in July, first for making the U.S. 12U National Team and then helping the team capture the gold medal at the WBSC World Cup in Taiwan. 

The U.S. won the 10-day World Cup event by defeating Chinese Taipei in the championship game. Katz saw action on the mound, behind the plate, and at third base for the U.S. team.
James Wright from the 13U team along with Ethan Brittain and Connor Thomas from the 10U team, were selected to participate in the USSSA All-American Games.  The games were held in August at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. 

Cooper Allen, currently on the 12U team, previously participated in the USSSA All-American games.
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