The Nashua Silver Knights play in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England (FCBL)
Each franchise of the FCBL is made up of elite collegiate athletes competing in minor league style format, i.e., playing with wooden bats. Each franchise provides high quality, affordable entertainment, in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.
The FCBL is summer collegiate baseball at its best! It will be one of the most talented and competitive leagues in the country.
The league will begin its initial year of operations in 2011. The genesis of the league was that of Chris Hall the Commissioner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England, along with guidance of charter FCBL ownership groups from both the Brockton Rox (Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball) and the Lowell Spinners (Single A affiliate Boston Red Sox). The first year the league will include teams playing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine.
Opening day is scheduled for June 9th, 2011. The league will play an eight-week schedule concluding in early August. The FCBL plays a 44 game schedule (22 home/22 away). The League Championship is determined by a playoff immediately after the season ends. Each year our top players will be scouted and selected in the MLB Draft.
Any student who wishes to play in our League must be:
Currently enrolled in a NCAA or NAIA sanctioned college or university
Be in good academic standing,
Have completed one year of athletic eligibility and
Have at least one year of eligibility remaining.
FCBL bylaws mandate each team have at least 13 players selected from a New England-based college or be a resident of New England (or a combination of the two options). The league strongly suggests that student athletes have their college coach and/or a MLB scout recommend them to our General Managers.