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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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