Mission

The NOVA Baseball Magazine strives to fill a void in the media coverage of baseball in Northern Virginia after the decline in recent years of the community newspaper industry. The magazine’s staff strives to promote and cover the game at all levels, providing our readers with both an objective and subjective viewpoint of the game in our area.

History

Established in February 2015, the magazine has quickly grown to become “Your Source for Baseball News in Northern Virginia”. The magazine covers youth, travel, high school, collegiate and professional baseball in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Our Staff

NOVA Baseball Magazine was founded by Joey Kamide, who serves as the outlet’s editor and publisher. Kamide has worked in the sports media industry for over two decades, getting his start as the sports editor and editor-in-chief for his newspaper at Herndon High School and then as the sports editor at Broadside, the student newspaper at George Mason University. He has since worked in the local newspaper industry at The Observer Newspapers, Fairfax Times and the Connection Newspapers, as the managing editor of Gameday Magazine and as a freelancer writer for the Associated Press. Additionally, Kamide has worked in broadcast media as a co-host on “The Coaches Corner” radio show and as a high school basketball and football commentator for the Fairfax Sports Network and The Gameday Nation broadcast network. As a baseball coach, he coached for 10 seasons as a high school varsity assistant at Madison, Centreville and Oakton, coached abroad in Hungary and the Czech Republic, and has coached for nearly 15 years at the travel and showcase level.  

What We Cover

The magazine’s coverage area includes 85 high schools, teams from 37 youth leagues, over 400 travel teams, three universities and continues to follow players as they advance through the collegiate and professional ranks. In total, the magazine reaches a coverage area with over 20,000 estimated players, as well as hundreds of coaches and thousands of family members and fans in Northern Virginia. To view a map of the high schools we cover in Northern Virginia, click here.

Testimonials

“NOVA Baseball Magazine is the site I go to check out baseball coverage in the area. It provides the best analysis of youth, high school, college and pro baseball teams and players from our area.” - Oakton HS coach Justin Janis

“The Magazine has been a breath of fresh air for local baseball. It is great to see so many players recognized, both current and past. The Magazine is your one and only stop for baseball coverage in NOVA!” - Riverside HS coach Sam Plank

“The NOVA Baseball Magazine has become the area’s top baseball media outlet.  What I love about the Magazine is that it is current and correct. They do a fantastic job of getting input from the high school coaches.  With that, readers are getting up to date info directly from coaches. In addition, the NOVA Baseball Mag does an outstanding job covering the area’s youth baseball and even follows local high school players as they continue their careers in college and professional baseball.  It truly is a one-stop shop for all things NOVA baseball.” - South Lakes HS coach Morgan Spencer

“NOVA Baseball Magazine provides a service that makes playing and coaching baseball in Northern Virginia more special. They do professional work and get our kids/programs unparalleled coverage.” - Annandale HS coach Chris Bagot

“NOVA Baseball Magazine was an invaluable tool and my “go to” source for information regarding all baseball issues. It allowed me to stay current with everything  that was important (Northern Virginia, VHSL, NFHS, etc.) and that you needed to know on a daily basis.” - Falls Church HS coach Chris Nolan

Online Presence

The magazine can be found online at www.novabaseballmagaine, on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, has a weekly newsletter sent to readers who choose to subscribe, and can be reached via email at jkamide@novabaseballmagazine.com.