Editor's note: This is part of a series of spotlights featuring some of the larger travel programs around New England. For a look at other travel ball spotlights, scroll to the bottom of the article for links.
Up until four years ago, the Nor'Easters offered a developmental program exclusively for youth baseball players. The program's instructors worked with players ages 9 through 14 and wished them well as they found new travel programs at the high school level.
That all changed when Nor'Easters founder Tim Daneau decided to shift the focus of the program to preparing players for college baseball, with access to elite showcase events and recruiting assistance.
"We weren't equipped to handle the college showcase side of things, and players were leaving at 13 because they wanted help looking for colleges," Daneau said. "That's our biggest thing now. The older age group is where we get the most kids."