Over the last 20 years, Seacoast United has earned a reputation for primarily developing youth soccer players and field hockey players in the region. The Club’s facilities provide local athletes the opportunities which promote the sports at all levels of ability and to all ages year round. In the last two years, Seacoast United Baseball Club has fielded teams in each winter and spring season, increasing from 3 teams in 2011 to 5 teams in 2012, all competing in New England AAU baseball. With the sole focus being placed on development, the players, coaches, and teams have seen improvement and the Club is pleased to announce Scott Dubben as its full time Director of Baseball.
Dubben, a 2010 graduate of Oneonta College in NY, joins Seacoast United after spending the past year with the Mavericks Baseball Club (Portsmouth NH) where he served as head coach of the 13U Club baseball team as well as a baseball and softball instructor for various clinics and private lessons. The former two-time All Conference shortstop lead his collegiate Red Dragons to their first NCAA Regional Tournament in school history. Dubben spent one year as assistant coach at Oneonta State before being signed by the New York Federals of the Canadian-American Professional Baseball League.
"I am very eager to bring my enthusiasm and passion for baseball and developing kids within the Seacoast community," commented Dubben. The 25 year old is excited at the opportunity to build on the success of the Club’s baseball teams as well as supporting additional development programs to be offered beginning this fall for youth baseball and softball players. Classes and clinics will run throughout the winter months at the Hampton Indoor Arena, Granite Fields Indoor Facility in Kingston and the York Sports Center. In addition to the winter programs, Seacoast United ran indoor baseball and softball leagues in Kingston last winter for various age groups and the winter league play will return again this January. It also modified its upstairs fitness room to add three batting cages. Batting cages are utilized in Hampton and York facilities as well.
On the hiring of Dubben, Paul Willis, President of Seacoast United said, “We have been looking for a full time baseball person who we felt could make a difference with kids and have a genuine passion for developing young players in the area. Scott absolutely fit the mold and has all of the attributes we are interested in when working with children and trying to further develop the players and the sport. While we are not California or Florida in terms of weather, Seacoast United is committed to providing more quality opportunities and believe we have shown that in a positive way with soccer and field hockey.”