Mission Statement - This Association shall be to firmly implant in the children the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, courage, honesty, and respect, so that they may be finer, stronger, confident, happier player’s and that this positive seed will be left to take into their adulthood. At the same time the association will implement and teach the instructional and competitive game of what is known as “America’s Greatest Pastime” the game of baseball. It will do so through patient, humble, amicable, understanding, respectful, and reserved leadership via our coaches and parents.
From development to serious competition
The NJ Axemen is a baseball program focused around the development of young players in a competitive baseball environment. The program is structured to be a multi-year system growing and adapting as each player gets older. Starting at 8U, a suitably motivated player can progress through the system through to college age. We encourage the players to read, understand and sign our Axemen Rules.
Smooth progression of skills
The Axemen program is designed to help the baseball player smoothly advance through each stage of their playing career. Travel Ball is a step up from recreational baseball and can help tune players skills to be ready for high school team tryouts in the freshman year. The program then aligns with High School programs to help the serious player be ready for college baseball.
Tournaments and Competition
The Axemen Travel Team will play in 2-4 tournaments throughout the Spring and Summer. These are highly competitive games and can be an educational experience and fun for the team. The frequency of tournament play varies depending on the age group of the team.
Training and Baseball Awareness
All Axemen attend field practice at least once to twice a week (weather permitting) at a local field for 1.5 hours. This is used to develop fundamental position skills and defensive awareness. In addition, each player attends a winter training program to focus on hitting, pitching, catching and fielding at our training facility – Players Edge Training Facility - Saddle Brook, NJ