Baseball

Insports has two little league baseball/softball lined, sand-colored, brand new MOMENTUM 41 artificial turf fields. To prohibit interference between the two fields, our divider curtain separates the two fields. Dimensions of each field are 175′ RF, 235′ CF, 165′ LF with 46′ ceilings. BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL CLEATS ARE ENCOURAGED! Above the fields are brand new LED lights. Contact Insports for rental options for your baseball group, softball group, or school.

For any program questions

Email Steve – steves@insportscenters.com

Fall Training Program
Mission City Training Program
Mission City Baseball AAU
Season & Tournament Info

Mission City Fall Training Program

Back by popular demand, Mission City Athletics is happy to announce our 3rd Annual Fall Clinic. What we offer is a very structured, yet fun and positive learning environment for your sons and daughters. Come and see what the Mission is all about!

This year in addition to baseball players, we invite all softball players ages 6-14 to join us and our unparalleled baseball and softball coaches and trainers as we work with your sons and daughters to assist them to achieve their baseball goals and to get a head start in preparing for the 2024 Season!

Dates: 11/6/23 – 12/8/23

Ages: 6-14

Time: 6 – 8pm

Cost: $550 for current Mission City Players

$650 for new players

 

Mission City Baseball AAU Season & Tournament Info

The Mission City Baseball teams will play in the very competitive East Shore Travel League (“ESTL”).  ESTL has now been in operation over a decade, and in that time it has grown to be one of the largest AAU Baseball Leagues on the East Coach, with 250-300 teams competing in 8U-19U divisions throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall.  Since this is an AAU Baseball National League, teams that participate in the league qualify to participate in the AAU Grand Nationals at ESPN Wide World of Sports (ages 9-13) and the AAU Nationals in Sarasota, Florida (14U, Underclassmen and Upperclassmen).  They are also invited to participate in the AAU Baseball Wood Bat Championship at ESPN.  ESTL features teams from Connecticut and Massachusetts.  One of the best features of ESTL is that it has divisions within most age groups to allow for varying levels of competitiveness.

The Spring Season runs from early April until June, and involves non high school aged teams. Those teams can play competitive baseball and those players and their teams that still want to play Little League, Ripken League or Middle School Baseball and All Star District, Regional and State Tournaments can do so.  The Summer Season goes from June until the beginning of August, and features wood bat competition for the older teams.  13U teams will play a longer season going from early April to the end of July.

 

CLICK THE BUTTONS BELOW to register for Mission City Spring/Summer 2024 Evaluations! 

 

Staff Bios

Rich Licursi

Executive Operations and Player Development, Coach

1st Team All American and Highest decorated player in Sacred Heart University baseball history; Coach Rich was player of the year in 1990 and earned a spot in the Cape Cod league for the Brewster Whitecaps. In high School Coach Rich was decorated with all state honors, All FCIAC, 1 State Championship at THS (1986), and selected to the All Daily News Baseball Team in 1987. 

Joe DeFilippo

Executive Director of Baseball Operations, Coach

Joe has done it all in his 40+ years in baseball as a player, coach/instructor, scout/ talent evaluator, and umpire. Following a highly decorated career as a middle infielder, Joe immediately began teaching and coaching young players the game he loves, in Alabama, Texas and Connecticut.

Joe DeFilippo

Executive Director of Baseball Operations, Coach

Joe has done it all in his 40+ years in baseball as a player, coach/instructor, scout/ talent evaluator, and umpire.

Following a highly decorated career as a middle infielder, Joe immediately began teaching and coaching young players the game he loves, in Alabama, Texas and Connecticut. In addition, Joe has 20+ years experience as an umpire in youth, high school, and college baseball. He has also been involved in the scouting end of baseball as a talent evaluator at showcases/combines for prospective college and professional players.

Coach Joe has also been involved in coaching youth basketball, and football at both the youth and high school level.

Previously the organization founder & co-owner of the Connecticut RiverDogs, Coach Joe’s teams and players have won innumerable league and tournament championships.

RICH LICURSI

Executive Operations and Player Development, Coach

1st Team All American and Highest decorated player in Sacred Heart University baseball history; Coach Rich was player of the year in 1990 and earned a spot in the Cape Cod league for the Brewster Whitecaps. In high School Coach Rich was decorated with all state honors, All FCIAC, 1 State Championship at THS (1986), and selected to the All Daily News Baseball Team in 1987.  Coach Licursi is the All-Time record holder at SHU in career and season strikeouts, career and season wins, complete games career and season, total innings career and season, and total career appearances.  Coach Rich enjoyed a 5-year professional career with the LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox organizations as well as independent baseball.  Coach Licursi has been in child development or over 30 years ranging from Director of the Westport/Weston YMCA to Board of Directors for in town sports.  When asking Coach Rich what his biggest accomplishment is, he states that he takes great pride in his students and players he works with, and the response from the community has been amazing.  Coaching now for over 30 years in youth sports ranging from Baseball, Football and Basketball, coach Rich will always be here for the kids and with a focus on personal and team growth.  Previously the organization owner & creator of the CT Dodgers, Coach Rich produced many championship teams over the past 7 years and signed over 30 ballplayers to college opportunities and scholarships.  A master in the art of pitching, Coach Rich is considered one of the best available to work with.

“I’m more than excited to partner with such a great Sports Forum such as InSports of Trumbull.  We have been looking for the perfect platform to build the states best AAU Baseball program, and I feel with this new location we have access to the best ballplayers in the state to do so.  We are great at what we do, and we look forward to meeting so many new players and their families this October during tryouts for our 2022 Spring/Summer teams.