Welcome to the Home of Team Nitro Long Island Fastpitch.

Team Nitro Long Island Fastpitch (TNLI) is an elite fastpitch softball youth organization based on Long Island, New York. We are made up of numerous teams, each at different levels of independent travel ball play.

Our motto is Education through Athletics. We strive to teach both the game of softball and the game of life. The girls achieve this via activities both and on the off the field of play.

*****URGENT - Pitcher Needed for TNLI 18U Elite*****

Due to a Season-Ending injury to one of our three Pitchers, TNLI 18U Elite is looking to add another pitcher to our team immediately. If you are a hardworking player who wants to be part of a very strong team with great chemistry and a highly qualified coaching staff, then we want to hear from you. Contact us by emailing or calling either Head Coach Bob Cozzetto at bcozz@optonline.net /631-481-5212 or Manager Anthony Casalino at teamnitroli@hotmail.com /516-551-4466. All inquires and tryouts are kept confidential.

Bob Cozzetto has been Named the Head Softball Coach at Nassau Community College

Congratulation to Coach Bob Cozzetto for being named the Head Softball Coach at Nassau Community College for the 2015 Season. Bob is currently the Head Coach for Team Nitro LI 18U Elite.

Prior to being named Head Coach, Bob was the Assistant Coach for Nassau Community College over the past several years. Bob will retain Coach John Montefusco as his Assistant Coach at Nassau. Coach Monte is currently the Head Pitching Coach for the Team Nitro LI Organization.

Join me in congratulating Coach Bob on his well deserved appointment as Nassau's new Head Coach!!!!



Open tryouts for all Team Nitro LI teams were held over the weekend of August 9 & 10. If you are a hard working and dedicated player who only puts their Family and School before their softball commitment, then TNLI is right for you. We are always eager to tryout these potential players for all of our teams and in particular a number of our teams are still looking for a few Impact Players. They are:

TNLI 18U Elite - URGENT- Due to a Season-Ending Injury, TNLI 18U Elite is in need of a Pitcher. 

TNLI 16U Elite - Looking to add an Impact Offensive Player. 

TNLI 00 - Looking for a Top of the Rotation Pitcher.

TNLI 01 - Looking for a Top of the Rotation Pitcher and a Full time Catcher.

TNLI 02 - Looking to add several Impact Players and in particular corner infielders and a catcher. 

TNLI 03 - Looking for Impact Players such as Top of the Rotation Pitcher

TNLI 04 - Looking for players that were born in 2004 & 2005 that are eager to become part of a developing independent softball team. 

If you would like to tryout for one of the above positions and/or are a serious and dedicated player looking to play on a highly competitive travel ball team, then email us at info@teamnitroli.com or call Coach Caz at 516-551-4466 to organize a private tryout.

Introducing Dayna White (Molloy College Ass't Coach) to Coach TNLI 16U Elite

Team Nitro LI is proud to announce the addition of Dayna White, the Assistant Softball Coach at Molloy College to the TNLI organization as the Head Coach of the 16U Elite Team for the upcoming Fall, Winter and Summer 2014-15 Seasons.

Dayna has recently been appointed the Assistant Softball Coach at Molloy College under renowned Head Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke. Prior to this, Dayna was a standout player for Molloy which competes in the very competitive East Coast Conference (ECC) Division II college softball league. In her senior year at Molloy, Dayna lead or was at the top of many offensive categories and was named to the All-East Coast Conference 2nd Team.

Dayna will be the Head Coach of the TNLI 16U team where she will oversee and conduct all team practices activities as well as manage and organize all game day decisions and in-game strategies.

Please join me in welcoming Dayna to the TNLI family!

Expected Teams for 2014-15

Team Nitro LI held it tryouts for the 2014-15 seasons over the weekend of Aug 9 & 10. For the upcoming season, TNLI is made up of the following 7 teams:

Team 18U Elite – Head Coached by Bob Cozzetto (Nassau CC Coach), Managed by Anthony Casalino and Assisted by Coach Jess Sholl and Head Pitching Coach John Montefusco (Nassau CC Coach), this team is for those players looking to showcase their talents to College Coaches in an effort to be recruited to play College softball. They will play in East Coast Regional College Showcase and Play-to-Win tournaments.

Team Nitro 16U Elite – Managed by Mike Glaser and introducing new Head Coach Dayna White who is currently the Assistant Softball Coach at Molloy College. Dayna will take over the Head Coaching role responsible for all practice and in game philosophies and strategies. This team will play in regional 16U & 18U tournaments in an effort to prepare players for the higher levels of softball. Efforts will focus on exposing the players/team to the College recruiting process by playing in selected College Showcase tournaments in addition to the Play-to-Win tournaments.

Team Nitro 00 – Managed & Coached by Jimmy Rogers, this team will be a second year 14U team made up primarily of players born in 2000. TNLI 00 will look to build upon the advancements achieved the previous year as they challenge themselves to the higher levels of travel ball on LI. They will play in Regional tournaments in the greater NY area.

Team Nitro 01 – Managed and Coached by Donny Cardenales, this team will be a first year 14U team made up primarily of players born in 2001 and will look to continue to build upon the success they achieved at the 12U level again challenging themselves to play at the higher levels of travel ball on LI. They will play in regional tournaments in the greater NY area. Donny will be the Manager/Coach with an eye on allowing them to grow and develop into an elite 14U travel ball team.

Team Nitro 02- Managed and Coached by Steve Rivera, this team will be a second year 12U team made up primarily of players born in 2002 and will look to once again establish themselves as one of the better 12U teams on LI. They will play in regional tournaments in the greater NY area with the expected goal to attend one of the National tournaments (USSSA or Pony) during the Summer of 2015.

Team Nitro 03 – TNLI has established a new 03 team that will be a first year 12U team. This team will be Managed and Coached by Chris Pellman, who comes to TNLI after many years Coaching and being the Director of Softball in the Bayshore Little League. Chris shares the same values and philosophy that TNLI stands for and that is to first and foremost develop the love and spirit of the sport with in each player and second to focus on player development. Winning will take care of itself providing the first two are the core values of each manager, coach and team. 

Team Nitro 04 – TNLI has established a new 04 team that will be a developmental 10U team for the 2014-15 seasons. Under the co-Managerial eyes of Greg Casamento and Jenn Brite, this team will be playing in local leagues to provide the girls an opportunity to develop their skill set through continuous practice and play through out the upcoming 2014-15 seasons. 

If you have any further questions on any tryouts, teams or opportunities to establish your own team within Team Nitro, please feel free to call Coach Caz at 516-551-4466 or via email at teamnitroli@hotmail.com

All inquires & tryouts are kept confidential  

Managers & Coaches Wanted

TNLI is always looking for high character value people who are interested in taking on a managerial and/or coaching volunteer role. If you believe you are the type of coach that is looking to join one of the highest quality organization with a great reputation, contact Coach Caz at teamnitroli@hotmail.com or 516-551-4466 to discuss further. 

Benefits Of Playing For Team Nitro LI

- Well Established, Extremely Respected & High Reputation LI Fast Pitch organization

- Professionally Run with Financial Statements, Coaches, Players and Parents Codes of Conduct, etc...

- No Cost Access to highly experienced College, Travel and HS Coaches on TNLI staff

- Team player count kept at minimum size to maximize playing time

- Free Weekly Training for Pitchers and Catchers to grow their respective skill set.

- Most Comprehensive and Industry Best Winter Training programs