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Frequently Asked Questions about CWCA Senior Boys Baseball
Q: What is Senior (Sr.) Boys Baseball?
A: CWCA SR Boys Baseball is the summer extension of Conrad Weiser school baseball. We are a non-profit community organization that gives boys ages 13-19 an opportunity to play baseball in the summer after the school season ends.
Q: Why should my son play CWCA Sr. Boys Baseball and not somewhere else?
A: As discussed above, CWCA SR Boys baseball is a summer extension of school baseball. The same baseball concepts and fundamentals will be taught as they are emphasized within the CW High School boys baseball program. The goal will be to continually improve upon the fundamentals and teaching of the game in order to have a productive High School baseball program. Our belief is that the more our CW boys play together and are taught proper fundamentals, the more competitive and cohesive they will become as they progress toward High School baseball.
Q: When does the summer season start and how long is the season?
A: Practice typically begins shortly after school season ends. Games typically begin about a week prior to Memorial Day and run through mid July. Playoffs, if applicable, run through end of July.
Q: Why is the cost to play what it is?
A: The Sr. Boys program bears 100% of the expenses to pay league registrations, insurance, coaches’ stipends, umpire’s fees, bats, balls, uniforms, utilities and other costs to field the teams for the various age groups of boys. These expenses amount to over $600/player. The registration fees typically cover about HALF of the true costs to operate the program. Fund raising efforts make up the rest.
Q: Who will coach my son?
A: We aspire to hire coaches with College level playing experience or post high school experience as head coaches. Legion and Jr. Legion baseball require a greater understanding of the game. Therefore, a broader background in baseball is required to properly teach the game at this higher level of play. We try not to have parents as coaches at these levels and we strive to keep continuity with our coaches from season to season as much as possible.
Q: Who are the coaches?
A: Our CWCA Sr. Boys coaching staff is expected to be as follows:
Legion Head Coach - Rob Lozenski
Rob attended Misericordia University and played baseball all 4 years. He is a Central Catholic High School graduate & played baseball for
Topton Legion. He also played for the Berkshire Red Sox for over 10 years and
is currently on their 28 & over team.
Coach Lozenski began his coaching career in 2001 for the
Berkshire Baseball Organization as an assistant coach and has continued to coach for the Berkshire youth program for 10 years.
From 2009 to 2011, Coach Lozenski was the head coach for a 13-U Berkshire team. In 2010, Coach Lozenski was the head
coach of the Berkshire Red Sox Independent Adult team and from 2012 to 2013,
was the Assistant Coach for the Berkshire Red/Blue Sox Optimist team. In addition, he was the head coach of Exeter Junior Legion the summer of 2007 and has been
the Antietam Middle School Head Coach since 2010. Coach Lozenski is now also the Conrad Weiser Middle School baseball coach.
Legion Assistant Coach - Zach Essig
Jr. Legion Head Coach - Ron (Boo Boo) Schaeffer, Jr.
Coach Ron “BooBoo” Schaeffer is a 2008 graduate of Penn State Berks
and 2014 graduate of Penn State University. At Penn State Berks, he was
a three year starter on the baseball team being team captain his junior
and senior years. He was the first player in Penn State Berks history
to reach 100 career hits. After his 2008 graduation, he joined the
coaching staff at Penn State Berks from 2008-2010 where he worked with
hitters and catchers. In his first season in 2008, Penn State Berks
finished as NEAC runner-ups and in 2009 won the NEAC and advance to NCAA
Baseball Tournament. In his final season in 2010, they were regular
Coach Schaeffer is also coached for Berkshire
Baseball in the fall for the 8 years and in 2009 became a head coach.
He finished his career at Berkshire with a record of 163-154-16 with
numerous tournament championships and runner-ups along with also
capturing the City-County Senior League title in 2012 and league
runner-up in 2013. Schaeffer was also the head Jr. Legion coach for
Conrad Weiser where he went 72-26 in 3 seasons and captured the 2008
Lebanon County Jr. Legion Championship with advancing to PA State Jr.
Legion Eastern Regional’s where they lost in the qualifying game in 10
innings to eventual state runner-ups, Shillington. Recently, he was an
assistant coach at Ursinus College during the 2013-15 seasons where he
worked with the catchers and pitchers.
Coach Schaeffer also has
coached high school baseball at the varsity level and has given private
lessons. He worked numerous baseball camps/showcases including
Millersville University (1 year) and Penn State University-Main Campus
(3 years) along with being the bullpen catcher for the Reading Phillies
for 2 seasons.
Coach Schaeffer resides in Sinking Spring with his wife, Katie and newborn son, Zac, and is an Admissions Counselor for Job Corps. Jr. Legion Assistant Coach - Danny McShane
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Garden Spot Highschool 2010-2014
Berkshire Baseball 2009- 2014
Coach- Daniel Boone JV assistant 2015
Liberty 14u assistant 2015
GardenSpot JvV head coach 2016-present
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