Diamond Baseball of Boulder is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports 9U to 19U youth baseball. We do this by funding and operating summer teams and tournaments for high-school aged players in North Boulder, fall and winter player development and training, the Bison youth baseball feeder program, and through our commitment to operating, maintaining and improving the fields and facilities used by Boulder High School and Diamond Baseball teams and players.
The following principles form the foundation upon which our program is built:
Promote the “student” in student-athlete by holding athletes to higher academic and personal conduct standards than the rest of the student body.
Ensure skill development in fundamental areas of the game.
Use the game of baseball as a tool in character development and the teaching of life lessons.
To provide an environment in which all athletes may reach their potential both on and off the field.
Field teams that compete at the state level year in and year out in both spring and summer!
Summer Baseball Overview
The high school season is almost over and summer baseball is just around the corner. Diamond Baseball has been working hard to make the 2015 summer season the best ever! Some of this summer’s highlights include:
Playing ball in our own back yard. During this past year Diamond Baseball secured a multi-year agreement with the City of Boulder, allowing us to play our games at Suitts Field at Scott Carpenter Park for years to come, arguably one of the best fields in the state. Diamond Baseball of Boulder has funded $25K of field improvements to Suitts field this spring for the both the BHS spring and summer Legion seasons.
Playing in the American Legion Western Regional in front of collegiate coaches and scouts. Diamond Baseball will be hosting the American Legion 7-State Western Regional Tournament for 2015 & 2016. This is a once in a lifetime experience for our players. As the regional host, Diamond Baseball’s top team gets an automatic bid into the Western Regional Tournament to compete against the state champions from California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. The Regional Tournament is attended by collegiate coaches and scouts giving our top players exposure to play at the next level. Our A & B teams will also play in the Boulder NIT which includes 30 of the best teams in the region.
Bringing back winning coaches with multiple HS championships and American Legion World Series coaching experience. Knowing we have very talented players in our program and that the Western Regional competition will be fierce, Diamond Baseball is pleased to announce that Bob Bote is joining our staff. Bob has coached multiple state championship teams at Niwot HS, and was the head coach of the last Colorado Legion team to win the Western Regional Tournament and compete in the American Legion World Series. Jack Taylor, long-time Diamond Baseball coach and former head varsity coach who put BHS in the state playoffs multiple years is also joining our staff. Pat Labadie, long-time dedicated BHS and DBoB coach will also be part of our coaching lineup. We are thrilled to have Bob, Jack and Pat develop our players and lead our teams this summer.
Keeping player fees down, better communication, open door policy. We listen to and act on input from our player and parents. Low player fees, better communication, improved schedule and an open door policy topped last year’s survey’s “most important” list. Diamond Baseball works hard on fundraising and has been hitting the streets hard for sponsorships. We have some of the lowest player fees in the state. While Diamond Baseball gives its coaching staff complete control over player selection, we do expect our coaches to communicate openly with their teams, proactively communicate schedules, keep players' best interest in mind, and to be good role models for our players. Diamond Baseball is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the Diamond Baseball Board is made up of volunteers dedicated to local youth baseball. The Board has an open door policy and we welcome comments, concerns and ideas from parents and players.
We’re looking forward to a fantastic summer season. See Legion Info for more information.
While player registration fees cover part of DBoB’s operating costs, we rely heavily on generous financial support of individuals and businesses to help us keep baseball affordable for families in our community. These partnerships help fund field improvements, maintenance, rentals, scholarships for players with financial need, equipment, uniforms, and many safety-related projects. We also benefit from many in-kind donations of materials and labor, which help us stretch our sponsor contributions even farther.
We direct a significant portion of our annual budget toward maintaining facilities and replacing worn-out or unsafe equipment.
Diamond Baseball of Boulder has been awarded the American Legion Western Regional Baseball Tournament to be played at Scott Carpenter Park, August 4 through August 9, 2015. This tournament hosts out-of-state and local teams who will be lodging and dining in Boulder.