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.
With The Heaviest of Hearts
We are sad to inform you that our sweet Rhiannon Scott has passed away. This has touched our organization to the core, as well as, the softball community here on Long Island and cross state lines. The support we have been receiving is overwhelming.
Please keep Rhiannon in your hearts and her family in your prayers.
If you would like to show support for the family, the go fund me page is still open.
Go Fund Me Page for Donations - https://gofundme.com/2dk6r2c
TRYOUTS 2016-17 INFORMATION
Team Nitro LI Tryouts for 2016-17 were held over several weeks in August. At this time our Open Tryouts have concluded. With that some of our teams might look for a player or two. At this time the following contains any teams looking for a specific player:
Team 16U Elite - Looking for a top of the rotation Pitcher
Team 02 - Looking for a Lefty Slapper or someone fast wanting to develop into a Slapper
Team 04 - Looking for an established Catcher
Team 05 - Looking for an established Pitcher and Catcher
In addition, TNLI constantly is looking to evaluate talented players at all levels. If you are a hardworking and dedicated player, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Coach Caz at 516-551-4466 or via email at email@example.com for further info on any of the above opportunities.
All inquires & tryouts are kept confidential
Expected Teams for 2016-17
For the upcoming 2016-17 seasons, Team Nitro is expecting to have the following teams
Team Nitro 18U Elite – Managed & Head Coached Bob Cozzetto, the current Head Coach of the Nassau Community College Softball team who took Division III Region XV Champions in 2015. The primary goal of this team is to showcase the skills of the players to College Coaches in an effort to be recruited to play College softball. They will play in East Coast Regional College Showcases and Play-to-Win tournaments.
Team Nitro 18U Select – Both Managers Mike Glaser (16U Gold) and Jimmy Rogers (16U Elite) are returning and will combine into a newly formed 18U Select team. Returning as the co-Head Coaches for this team are Coaches Christine Rizzacasa and Sophia Evangelista, both are now Juniors at NYIT and play Softball for the school. The team will focus tremendously on growing and developing the players skill set through college like practices while playing in numerous 18U tournaments in and around the grater NY area. 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 16U Elite – Manager Andre Burrus returns along with a number of his girls from his 01 Team from last year to form the 16U Elite team. This team will play in selective regional 16U tournaments in an around the greater NY region.
Team Nitro 02 - Managed and Coached by Steve Rivera, this team will be a second year 14U team made up primarily of players born in 2002 and will look to play an extremely aggressive schedule against other elite teams and programs in the greater Tri-State region. As one of the premier teams on LI, they will push themselves to play in a number of 16U level tournaments in preparation to attend one of the National Tournaments (USSSA or Pony) during the Summer of 2017.
Team Nitro 03 – Managed and Coached by Chris Pellman, this team established themselves as another premier team with their recent 5th place at the USSSA Nationals amongst 76 teams. They will be a first year 14U team that has been playing at the 14U level since the Spring of 2016. They will play an extremely aggressive schedule against other elite teams and programs in the greater tri-state area with the expectation to attend one of the National Tournaments (USSSA or Pony) during the Summer of 2017.
Team Nitro 14U – Following on from the success this past spring/summer of TNLI 12U, Manager Bob Pedley and Head Coach Mike Gordek will take this team to the 14U ranks and form TNLI 14U. A team that will focus on playing in many local and regional tournaments in and around Long Island.
Team Nitro 04 – TNLI 04 will transition to a completely Tournament based team after tryouts lead by Head Coach Joe Montanino. The team will focus all of it attention on becoming a very successful tournament team in the same mold of Team 02 & 03.
Team Nitro 05 – TNLI is happy to announce the formation of our 05 team under the Managerial and Head Coaching direction of Pete Gangi. Pete comes to us from the Massapequa International Little League where he has managed and coached both league and Williamsport teams for the past 5 years. He is a Licensed NY State Educator for the past 15 years and has worked and received coaching training at the Storm Sports Academy for the past 10 years. We anticipate the 05 team to be another elite level tournament team in the Nitro family.
Team Nitro 12U – This 12U team will be established with the primary focus on preparing and developing players to step up to the more competitive levels of tournament ball. Managed by Jenn Brite, this team will play primarily in league play during the upcoming Fall, Spring and Summer seasons.
If you have any further questions on, please feel free to call Coach Caz at 516-551-4466 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TNLI is always looking for high character value people who are interested in taking on managerial or coaching roles. TNLI splits out the responsibility of the Manager and Coaches as separate positions. We prefer to have all of our teams each have these positions handled independently.
Managers are responsible to organize the team and their activities. They ensure that all the off field and behind the scenes details are in order freeing up the Head and Assistant Coaches to focus on developing the players. The Manager assist the Coached with on field activities as required.
The Head Coach is completely responsible for all practice and game focus and strategies. They are to spend 100% of their time working on development the players skills sets and unifying the team. For those Head Coaches with appropriate levels of drive and experience, compensation for your time and effort can be agreed upon accordingly.
The Assistant Coach is someone that helps the Head Coach with all practice and game preparations and strategies. Again, based on your level of experience and commitment, compensation for your time and effort can be agreed upon accordingly.
If you have some interest in potentially taking on one of these position, please contact Coach Caz by cell phone at 516-551-4466 or email email@example.com 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