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SFX Youth Sports is pleased to announce that registration for Summer Baseball is now open.   

Go to www.sfxyouthsports.com to register.  

The Summer Season runs from July 5th until August 16th for TBall, Pee-Wee, Pony, Cub and Bantam Divisions.   

Each division will have one game per week, the day will change per week  
Tball (age 4) $50 fee - Saturday games at 9am
Peewee (ages 5 - 6) $80 fee – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday games at 6pm
Pony (Ages 7 - 8) - $80 fee, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday games at 6pm
Cub (Ages 9 - 10) - $90 fee, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday games at 6pm
Bantam (Ages 11 -12) -  $90 fee, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday games at 6pm  

Early Bird discount of $10 until May 16th  

June 1 - $30 late fee applied  

June 15th - registration closes.  

Coaches are needed for all divisions.  We will need parents to volunteer to be head and assistant coaches.  

Rosters will be large enough to handle vacation schedules  

If you have any questions contact, Carl Anderson, Summer Coordinator at carlanderson1@mac.com

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SFX Summer Baseball Camp

We are offering two sessions:

Session 1:  Monday, June 30th, 2014 to Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 = $240
(This is a discounted 4 day camp due to the July 4th Holiday)

Session 2:  Monday, July 7th, 2014 to Friday, July 11th, 2014 = $300

 Each day will last for up to 6 hours (8am-2pm). 

This camp will focus on pitchers, catchers, infielders, outfielders, hitter's skill set and proper mechanics (including base running).
Players will learn everything from our lead instructor and his assistant coaches. Player to Coach Ratio is estimated to be at 8:1

This Summer Baseball Camp is open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.  Differentiated instruction will be provided.  My High School & College Players will assist me with your instruction.  We will be providing individual and small group instruction throughout the camp’s duration.

ABOUT THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR:
Melvin Martinez, a graduate of St. Francis College, has 31 years of baseball coaching experience ranging from T-Ball to high school to being recruited as an envoy coach by Major League Baseball International to train the national Olympic team of Argentina.  Currently the Head Coach of the perennial high school powerhouse Grand St Campus culminating in the team winning the NYC championship in 2012.  Many of his high school players receive partial to full college scholarships. Several players have been selected in the MLB draft and he has one player currently on the New York Yankees pitching staff.  His name is Dellin Betances and he currently leads all MLB pitchers with a 15.7 strikeout ratio per 9 innings.  Since 2002, Melvin has helped his student athletes receive over $1,000,000 in college scholarships. We are also proud to say that Melvin has just entered his 3rdyear as Head Coach of the 9U SFX Huskies team.  

LOCATION: The camp will be held in Sternberg (Lindsay) Park, Williamsburg Sternberg Park is located at 286 Lorimer Street

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SFX/ Red Dragons Soccer Skills Clinic

Once again SFX Youth Sports has combined with Red Dragons Athletics to create a One Week Soccer Skills Camp, which is a an unique combination of Speed, Stamina and Soccer Techniques. It was created by Coach Devesin, SFX Director of Soccer and Speed/Jump Coach of BISHOP FORD CENTRAL High School. Our program is non-competitive and is designed to teach young children the enjoyment of soccer. You'll finish the camp with new techniques, new energy and new friends. This year you can choose from THREE sessions:

Week 1           When:   Monday June 30th –  Friday July 4
Time: 9:00 AM   till 12:00 PM
Where: Dean Street Playground  (Dean St. bet 6th ave. and Carlton ave.)
Cost:     For ages 4 - 9      $ 100 _____________________________________________   
Week 2     When:   Monday July 7th –   Friday July 11th
Time: 9:00 AM   till 12:00 PM
**Where: Red Hook Field #2 ** (Next to Bay and Clinton Street)
Cost:     For ages 4 - 9      $ 100
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Week 3          When:   Monday July 14th –   Friday July 18th 
Time: 9:00 AM   till 12:00 PM
**Where: Red Hook Field #2** (Next to Bay and Clinton Street)
Cost:     For ages 4 - 9      $ 100  

Run by the coaching Staff from Red Dragons Athletics

WHAT TO EXPECT  
A typical day would start with a good warm up followed by some thorough stretching. After this athletes would rotate between different Soccer, Speed, and Stamina Disciplines. Which include and are not limited to Ball approach, Polymetrics, Passing, Offensive group attacking, Striking, Sprinting for ball position, Ball Crossing, Defensive strategy and Explosive acceleration drills. We hope to end with well supervised mini-games.  

WHAT YOU NEED
You are responsible for your own training/playing shoes and Practice clothing, light snacks and water bottle. We recommend light T-shirts, tank tops, playing shorts, towel and a water bottle. (Don’t forget the sunscreen.)  

Questions Email Coach Devesin jjhookup@msn.com

TO SIGN UP NOW CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
https://sfxavier.sportssignup.com

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Registration for the SFXYS 2014 Flag Football fall season opens
Tuesday April 15, 2014
Please click HERE or go to SFXYS.com to register. 
There are four divisions this year: 
Rookies Division: Fee $110.00 Coed Ages 7-8 Birthday between 9/01/05-8/31/07 
NFC Division: Fee $130.00 Coed Ages 9-11 Birthday between 9/1/02-8/31/05
AFC Division: Fee $140.00 Boys only Ages 12-14 Birthday between 9/1/99-8/31/02 
NFC Division: Fee $160.00 Boys only Ages 15-17 Birthday between 9/1/96-8/31/99 
There is a $10.00 discount for early registration 4/15/2014 - 4/30/2014
There is a $30.00 late fee assessed for any registration or registration fee received after 6/15/2014 
The season begins Saturday, September 13, 2014 
All players must wear either solid black shorts or black pants only.
All players must wear sneakers only.
Spikes, cleats and turf shoes are not allowed.

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Congratulations to our Prospect Park Baseball Champions and 
runners-up for the 2013 season. 
 

Division Champs (and Runners-Up) 
SOFTBALL
 
Mustang: Runner-up: SFX Fraser 
Bronco: Champion: SFX Lennard

BASEBALL
 
Cub South: Champion: SFX Makes Runner-up: SFX Lennard
Cub North: Champion: SFX Wiene
Bantam South: Runner-up: SFX Kujawski
Bantam East: Champion: SFX Asaeda
Freshmen: Champion: SFX-Adams 


Congratulations to our SFX Huskies Travel Champions for the 2013 spring season. 
 
Huskies 8's - Coach Melvin Martinez - New York Travel Baseball PeeWee Division Champion
Huskies 10's - Coach George O'Brien - Kiwanis Cub Division Champion
Huskies 11's - Coach Johnny Ceffalio - Kiwanis Bantam Division Champion


 

100 percent volunteer since 1968, SFX Youth Sports has serviced Brooklyn’s Park Slope community & the surrounding neighborhoods. Our mission has always been to make sports and activities safe and positive by providing programs and services that add value to young minds.

We provide youth sports for all children. Through sports we teach teamwork & sportsmanship by providing children with positive instruction. We are staffed entirely by volunteers.   Our team parents are encouraged to participate & are utilized as coaches, assistants, and board members.

We invite you to join us in helping our children & our community by volunteering your precious time. We need parents to help with Field Maintenance, Registration at Tryouts, Fund Raising/Grant Writing, Distribution of Equipment & Trophies, as well as Coaching & Assistant Coaches.

All those interested may contact John Piccard at john@sfxys.com

The year 1904, when the original St. Francis Xavier Church building on Sixth Avenue and Carroll Street was moved by horses and tree trunks to President Street, was the beginning of a long history of youth sports at the St. Francis Xavier Lyceum. The early years saw city-wide CYO basketball tournaments held at the Lyceum, with the largest held in the 1950s named for Jerry Reilly. The New York Golden Gloves tournaments were also held at the Lyceum, and the parish sponsored a girls’ basketball team in the 1960s under the old rules of half-court play.

Baseball & Softball

In 1968, two parishioners (Jack Murphy & Al Leonard) started SFX Youth Baseball for their young sons and their friends. The original teams were named after American Indian tribes: Apaches, Oneidas, Senecas, Mohawks, & Cayugas. The program expanded each year providing opportunities for both boys and girls, ages 5–15, to play instructional youth baseball. By the early 80’s, the SFX sports board had expanded its outreach to the Brooklyn community at large. Other volunteers that have admirably run the program through the years include George McKeon, Frank Taylor, Jimmy Duffy, John Graham, Jack Franca, Ron Marino, Stan Lehman, Jim Friel, Javier Rosario, and John Piccard.

Between 1985 and 1999, the number of players in SFX Youth Sports grew from 250 to over 850. The Girl’s Softball division was started in 1993 and serves girls aged 8 to 15. To add variety and diversity to the baseball program, the SFX HUSKIES travel team program was added in 2004 led by Christopher Rios, who himself played in our coed baseball program years earlier. SFX Baseball now boasts 50 to 60 teams per year, including six travel teams. SFX Baseball has had such a profound impact on its players over the years that many former players now coach, umpire and sponsor teams. We also have many former players whose children now play for SFX. Soon we will have grandchildren of former players. SFX Baseball is one of the founding members of the Prospect Park Baseball Association (PPBA), which was organized in 1995. PPBA is one of the largest youth baseball leagues in the New York City metropolitan area with over 2000 players on 135 community sponsored teams that play each other in Prospect Park and other parts of Brooklyn.

Flag Football

In 2007, SFX Youth Sports with the help of board members Barbara & Tom Henderson, launched a bold initiative to expand our services to our communities by adding NFL Flag Football for 11-17 year-old boys. Introduced in 2007, it was the first program of its kind in the Park Slope/Prospect Park area.

The program now has expanded to a Five-Division format for Co-Ed kids from 7-8 years old (Rookie Division) and Co-Ed 9-11 years old (NFC Division); the All-Boys 12-14 years old (AFC Division); the All-Girls 12-14 years old (LIBERTY Division); & the All-Boys 15-17 years Old (NFL Division).

Golf

Also in 2007 a Youth Golf program for coed 7–10 year olds headed by board member John Piccard. This program was also the first of it’s kind in Park Slope, and both parent & child have a great time hitting the links at the Riis Park Golf Facility & getting pointers on developing their short game at the driving range!

Soccer

Catching the soccer wave that spread over the USA, SFX Soccer was born in 1984 headed by two volunteers, Ed Ezra and Ken Stevens. A slow and steady interest grew over the years, and by the 1990s when Denis Meadow and Ron Marino headed the program, participation had grown to over 250 players. The program went on brief hiatus in 2003, then was relaunched in 2005. Through the efforts of Ron Fink and Lenny Rodriguez, the soccer program quickly rebounded to serve over 100 players in 2006. The Soccer program now serves children 4 to 8 years old and a maximium of 10 players per team on 8 teams! As of 2010 SFX Soccer is now flourishing under the guidance of Coach JP Devesin.

Girls Volleyball

In 2010 SFXYS introduced Girls Volleyball to our list of programs.  The focus of this sport is on teaching volleyball skills and techniques, game play and strategies, and building confidence and camaraderie as a team.  The program vision was brought to us by Coach Samantha Razook-Murphy who is the Director of SFX Volleyball.

St. Francis Xavier Youth Sports is dedicated to its long tradition of providing community children opportunities to hone their skills, develop team spirit and learn good sportsmanship. We are also dedicated to maintaining our core focus of instructional youth baseball so that no child is turned away due to physical disability or financial need. On opening day each Spring, we look forwarded to the umpire’s call to …. “PLAY BALL!”

By Mary Ann McHugh- Feeney with Stan Lehman & Javier Rosario

For Fall Soccer and Flag Football

For T-Ball

If its raining call the SFX HOTLINE:

(888) SFX-1047

For Spring Prospect Park Baseball/Softball

If its raining call the PPBA RAINOUT HOTLINE:

(888) 473-6864

to see if your game time has been changed or the game has been cancelled. Also, if it rained even 2 days prior to you game you should call to confirm the game is still on. The fields we play on have poor drainage which may result in a cancelled game.

 

 

 

 

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