The FCBC Office Staff looks forward to working with you in 2016!
Liz Sutherland (bottom left): Has been working for FCBC since 1992. Liz’s first role with FCBC was working from home developing sponsors for the Club. For the past five years, she has served as the “face” of the FCBC office — staffing the front desk and working closely with coaches and participants. Liz’s boys all played on FCBC teams when they were young. She is an animal lover, rescuer, and activist who enjoys reading and gardening.
Janet Pochop (bottom right): Has been involved with FCBC since 2008. Janet is a 5-year Board Member and a 6-year Committee Member who has served as Commissioner of various recreational leagues. She currently serves as an Assistant Director in the FCBC office, working on special projects, recreational baseball, and participant service. The summer of 2016 will be Janet’s 8th year coaching FCBC teams.
Clay Conway (top left): Has been with the Club since 2012 after playing for FCBC teams during his youth years. Clay maintains Walker Field and works with equipment and inventory. He’s currently in his last semester at Colorado State University studying Computer Information Systems.
Tammi Glick (top middle): Has been working for FCBC since 2010. Tammi has 3 boys who played baseball starting in 1990; her husband coached teams throughout their years of play. She has 2 granddaughters who have played for the Club as well. Unique endeavor: Tammi grows non-certified organic garlic for the summer markets.
Thad Anderson (top right): Has been involved with FCBC since 1998 as a Coach, Board Member, Committee Member, Consultant, Project Manager, and Scheduler. He is currently serving as Executive Director of FCBC. A 14-year employee of Triple Crown Sports (baseball director, management team, television producer and play-by-play), Thad moved into a freelance structure in 2014 and currently does TV play-by-play for the Pac-12 Conference and Triple Crown Sports. Thad has coached FCBC teams since 1998.
FCBC strives to provide a top quality recreational program for the youth of Fort Collins and surrounding communities.
The average cost of participation in the recreational league is $7.00 to $12.00 per game. This cost when further spread between practices and supervised team activities is reduced another 50-66%, making baseball a very economical and rewarding summer program. FCBC is funded solely through fees, sponsorships, fundraising and donations.
FCBC is governed by a Board of Directors, who employs a full-time Executive Director to oversee the day to day management of the organization. FCBC has two standing committees, Recreational and Competitive, who in turn have representatives on the Board of Directors. In 2010, FCBC played games seven days a week on sixty-four different ball fields throughout the community. All available city, school district, and private fields were utilized during the season. Along with the city field crews, many of these fields are partially and some fully maintained by field crews hired by FCBC. In addition, sixty-one highly trained and tested umpires, covering nearly 3500 games are employed by the club. Well over 400 volunteer coaches and other team personnel participate in the program every year.
Fort Collins Baseball Club is a private non-profit organization which has served Fort Collins and the surrounding area since 1961. FCBC has over 250 teams with a total enrollment of more than 3300 players, ranging in age from 5-18yrs participate in spring, summer, fall and winter indoor leagues. Some teams, play competitively in our Competitive League and Select Divisions with more playing in our High School American Legion Program. The bulk of the FCBC Club however, continues to emphasize the fundamental importance of recreational baseball, not only as a feeder to these competitive teams, but also as an essential source of alternative summer and fall recreation for our young people.
In keeping up with the tremendous demand for fields, FCBC has become a leader in field construction and joint city and school district projects to this end. In 1993 FCBC completed the Boltz Field Project resulting in the construction of 2 new fields at a local junior high. With additional cooperation between the city and school district in 1995, three new fields were constructed at Lincoln Jr. High and one at Timnath Elementary. Walt Weiss Field and Larry Walker Field are two of the last to be built through a grant with the Colorado Rockies and the McCormick Tribune Foundation. FCBC continues to promote a pro-active approach to working with the private and public sectors in providing more recreation opportunities for our youth.
Recreational Baseball Mission Statement
The recreational baseball program of FCBC promotes an educational and instructional program for individuals in the Fort Collins area. The FCBC recreational program promotes full player participation which includes the development of a healthy attitude toward sportsmanship and respect for authority, together with the instruction in baseball rules, skills and the element of play. Provides for ages 4 through 17.
Competitive Baseball Mission Statement
The competitive baseball program of FCBC strives to promote the highest level of competitive baseball play, while attracting highly skilled players who have the desire, determination, dedication and discipline necessary to improve their skills. The competitive program goals include; (1) An atmosphere that is conducive to learning the game, developing skills, and results in a positive experience for participants, (2) To provide the most competitive opportunities and field the best possible teams within an enjoyable environment; (3) Field the best players for teams at each competitive level; (4) Promoting the principles of teamwork and sportsmanship. Provides for leagues, NC1X, Select, High School Legion & Tournaments.