What is the difference between the NV Renegades & NJ Vipers?
In short, the NJ Vipers (NJV) is a year round program (see description here) while the NV Renegades (NVR) is a less formal and seasonal commitment with some winter training but mostly focused on weeknight summer games (8u excluded). Our NVR description is below.
Welcome to the Northern Valley Renegades ("Renegades").
Who Are We? The Northern Valley Renegades program is the travel softball program for girls residing in the Northern Valley area and surrounding towns** who are interested in playing summer travel ball (summer all-stars). We provide an opportunity for girls from 3rd through 8th grade to play softball at a higher level than is offered at the town recreation levels. For our older girls, it allows them to continue playing into the summer upon the conclusion of their rec & middle school schedules. The Renegades creates the foundation, attitude and skills for our girls to play in the Bergen County Softball League, where they will play similar teams from surrounding towns in Bergen County. Here they will hone their skills to bring with them either back to their town teams, to their middle school and high school teams and even their club teams. Our goal every year is to offer teams at the introductory 3rd/4th grade level and/ or 10U, 12U & 14U. Each level introduces applicable advancing skill sets and competition.
Who Can Play? We are open to all girls who play for their town Recreation (“Rec”) and/ or Middle/high School teams in the Northern Valley area (presuming their towns do not offer a similar summer program). We welcome players of all skill and experience levels.
Commitment: Our training schedule begins with winter training / indoor workouts; continues into the spring with either practices or scrimmage games as availability allows (to not conflict with School or Rec schedules). Our actual season runs from early June through July, consisting of 2-3 games per week. Our "Player Pack" will be available for viewing during your sign up process.
Building on our Foundation:
Most of our alumni can be seen on the JV and Varsity rosters at the local high schools while some can be seen playing at the collegiate level. Many of our players have gone on to receive All-League, All-County and some have won their school’s Coach’s Awards. Some have procured college scholarships. Many have become foundational pieces to their HS programs.
We schedule indoor Renegades workouts for the girls to come and train in our style of play. This allows us to gauge skill levels, practice plans and how many teams we will have for the 2021 campaign. All of our workouts will take place in our indoor workout facility at 37 Rockland Park, Tappan, NY.
March-May: Teams will practice outdoors from time to time...we will not over-schedule due to Rec, Middle School, High School and Club Ball. We will attempt to schedule a scrimmage or two to prepare for the summer season. Access to fields may be limited due to CoVid 19 protocols at each town level.
June 2nd (e) – July 25th: Bergen County
Summer Season and Playoffs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Costs: Registration Fee + Uniform Cost.
Costs listed in sign up form. Uniform requirements include two (2) tops, one (1) Pant, two (2) pair of socks. Belt optional.
Bob Germano: email@example.com
Workout Facility: 37 Rockland Park. Tappan, NY (End Unit)
** This is not an "open" club type program...if you have a town travel/ all star team you should be inquiring to play there.
Coaches for 2021:
8U: Matt Alberti
10U: Gregg Schanck, Michael Candullo.
12U: Scott Myers
14U: Laura Ann Germano, Mark Anthony Plescia, Jr.