Category Archives: News

Tufts Baseball: Leaders in the Lineup

Players and parents from The Cannonball Foundation and members of the Tufts University baseball team recently met on the Tufts campus for a day of mental and leadership training with Cannonball faculty leaders, Maureen Corcoran, and Major League Baseball hitting consultant, Kevin Wilson. In addition to attending workshops exploring the mental and emotional qualities needed of leaders to succeed in and out of the batter’s box, Tufts players worked closely with our high school athletes while leading a simulated practice!

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Apply to Become a Cannonball Scholar!

The Cannonball Scholars program goal is to provide a socioeconomically diverse cohort of academically successful high school students demonstrating potential in leadership and athletics with preparation for graduation from our world’s finest higher education institutions. Cannonball Scholars receive financial assistance based on merit and financial need to combat the rising costs of essential academic, personal, college and athletic counseling. Candidates for the Cannonball Scholars need an academic record demonstrating the potential for success and a passion for becoming the scholar, athlete and leader they can be. Registration has begun for The Cannonball Foundation’s 2015 Cannonball Scholars Open Winter Workouts! The first workout will […]

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Cannonball Garden State Sprints Out of the Box!

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Cannonball Foundation made its debut in the Greater Trenton area by holding its first ever event in the Garden State, a recruiting-focused college admissions and leadership training seminar at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. High school baseball and softball players from the area and neighboring counties, along with their parents, were invited to attend and take part in interactive workshops presented by leading professionals from up and down the East Coast. Speakers in attendance included Hans Hanson, a national college advisor; Stan Exeter, head baseball coach at Ursinus University; Craig Hanson, head baseball […]

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New England Colleges Lead the Way in College & Career Matters

The Cannonball Foundation thanks each member of the Admissions and Athletics Departments at Holy Cross, Bates College, Suffolk University, Curry College and Lasell College for advising and welcoming members of the Cannonball Prospects and participants of The Cannonball Foundation to campus to experience the academic, athletic and leadership-training offerings available for aspiring leaders within their dynamic communities. We hope to be back on campus soon! The Cannonball Foundation team and its partners provide a supportive atmosphere that helps each person chart a successful path towards their future. College & Career Matters encompasses year-round college prep workshops on topics ranging from […]

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New Post from Cannonball’s Expert on Staff!

Success Is Predictable For young people in the age range 15 – 25, I find their success-path to be highly predictable. This includes success in college through to success as a young adult. Predicting success is essentially based on there being several indicators of behavior, habits, and routines that project a young person’s ability to do well as they move through this stage of life. The 15 – 25 age range makes up the transformation stage of a teenager moving towards adulthood. College is the bridge that transforms teenagers into their new life beginnings as a young adult. Maneuvering through […]

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The Cannonball Academy’s Recent Release | Clearing A Path Towards Playing College Sports

5 Keys to Playing College Sports 1. Identify and target colleges matching your qualifications, interests and needs; the key is to be proactive and realistic. Interest from colleges and their coaches will only come to those who demonstrate qualifications for admissions and athletic potential. We call this the reality check and it’s often a most challenging aspect of the process. It’s fairly easy to assess your academic record and match it to college standards for admission. It’s far more difficult to project your ability to play in college as your physical development and game is an evolving situation. Coaches can […]

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Keys to Winning College Admissions | The Power of Relationships

Winning College Admissions | Build relationships with admissions counselors prior to submitting applications: This is perhaps the easiest to accomplish and yet, the most elusive. People just plain miss out on this. Why? Because it takes a concerted effort from both the student and the parent that’s not always convenient to make. But it’s a most valuable component in the college admissions equation. While the rest of the country submits applications and waits (reactive) for decisions, you can be different (proactive). You can influence your outcome. The secret is to meet with admissions counselors before submitting your application. Why? Because the admissions […]

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The Cannonball Foundation Meets and is Moved by Leader Chris Herren

BY JOSH PERRY Thu, Aug 08, 2013 Former Boston Celtics guard Chris Herren spoke at Slugger’s Academy in Medfield last week. Herren was invited by The Cannonball Foundation, an organization providing New England baseball players with instruction, leadership training, and college opportunities. Mike Schell, the orgnization’s co-founder and a teacher and coach at St. Sebastian’s in Needham, labeled the presentation one of the foundation’s most important days. “What makes Chris Herren so amazing is that he doesn’t just want to help; he wants to lead,” remarked Schell. “For him to come here and speak to our families and our players […]

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