Teaching 5 Tool Baseball
Growing up in Queens Village, it was baseball from sun up to sun down. We played on hard top with wood bats.
I played Little League at HBQVBAA CYO at Incarnation, then travel ball with HBQVB Orioles .
A product of Arch Bishop Molloy HS, I began coaching in 2001 at HBQVB Tee Ball and all the way up to 20u college baseball with the LI Astros.
Along the way, holding coaching positions at Saint Francis Prep and other travel baseball organizations, I always managed an Orioles team.
I have many hours invested in Ripken Coach Clinics and Bob Hirschfield Coach Camps at NYIT, as well as seminars at University of Maryland.
I have 5 yrs of hitting lessons taught by Oreste Marrero, and pitching lessons taught by John Mangieri. My baseball education is well documented.
I have managed Orioles teams that have played in Diamond Pros NJBL, Hot Stove NCYBL, East Coast Baseball League, and now, Boys of Summer, with tournaments at Ripken Md & SC, Sports on the Beach De, Cooperstown Dreams Park, AllStar Village Diamond Nation NJ, Baseball Heaven, War at the Shore Ct, Hershey Pa Sports Force Park, Ohio Big Vision Complex, Pa Blue Chip Prospect, and many others. I am also a certified Umpire.
Now I am doing it all over again for a third time!
Bio coming soon.
I am a long time coach in both travel programs and the Floral Park Little League. As the Vice President of the Floral Park Little League,
I work hard to make baseball accessible to players of all ages and abilities. As an Orioles Coach, I try to help more serious players
take their game to the next level.
As a former catcher, I believe strongly in building a base on the fundamentals of footwork and mechanics. I also try to stress the many life lessons baseball can teach us, always preaching about the importance of competitive spirit, respecting the game and playing it the right way.
I tell the boys:
"talent is great but there will always be someone with more talent, the question to ask yourself is, are you willing to out work them?"
I am also a firm believer in the “late bloomer.” Nothing brings me greater satisfaction than seeing the game suddenly click for that kid that other programs wouldn’t give a chance.
Bio coming soon.