Magrini has been a professional instructor since 1997, running Paul Magrini Baseball, LLC. He has trained many top players in North Jersey. He has managed travel club teams the Field 1 Blue Sox(2005-07), the South Bergen Mets(2008-10), and from 2011- present New Jersey Yankees for the 18u-14u levels playing in national tournaments across the country. Coach Magrini has coached, mentored, and provided recruiting advisement to hundreds of student athletes who have received scholarships to Division 1,2,3 and Junior Colleges across the country including Rutgers,Vanderbilt, Stanford, Louisville, Arizona St., Lehigh, Delaware, Villanova, University of Tampa, and the College of Charleston. 7 of his former players that he trained or coached were drafted at the professional level including 2 that have made it to the Big Leagues!
Showcase Team Alumni
Garrett Luna 2011-12 Paramus Catholic St. Peter's/ Ramapo/ Felician
James Spadacinni 2011-12 Butler St. Peter's
Jeff Pena 2016 Hackensack Bergen CC
6 Showcase Tournaments:
5 Showcase Tournaments:
4 Showcase Tournaments
Blue Chip Prospects Brooklyn, NY
Triple Crown North Jersey
Richmond County Staten Island, NY
Diamond Nation, Flemington, NJ
Introduction to the college scouting process, exposure, and recruiting advisement.
The NJ Yankees will be having a 13-14U Development in the Spring-Summer of 2019 Season.
The team will look to develop and help with the transition to the "Big" Field 60/90 feet.
Players will be prepared to play the game to get them ready for the Varsity level in HS and hopefully to continue to the college level. They will learn the right way to play the game which will allow them to showcase their talents in a team oriented way. This is what College Coaches are looking for.
The team will have winter training from January through February to work on their skills and then practice as a team to prepare for the spring season which will begin April 1st.
They will play independent games and play in tournaments at Diamond Nation and Perfect Games events before the Bergen County Memorial Day Event.
They will practice during the week and play on weekends.
Looking for top 7th and 8th graders looking to learn and play top competition to get ready for top HS level baseball.
Joe Yurko- 16U Manager
Coach Yurko is an alumnus of Wilkes University where he played catcher. He then went on to teach and coach at Westwood High School. He was the Head Coach there for 21 years. His 324 victories makes him the winningest coach in school history. He won 20 games 9 times. Westwood had a run of making the state and county tournaments in eleven out of 13 years from 199-2011. Including making the finals of the Bergen County tournament in 2006 and 2010, a outstanding feat for a Group 2 school. Westwood also won 4 league championships. His 2006 team was voted the Bergen County Group 1/2 Baseball Team of the Year.
Coach Yurko has had 23 players named All-County including 7 1st teamers. 34 of his former players have gone on to play at the college level, including 2 that have played professionally.
Coach Yurko joined the NJ Yankees staff as the 16U Manager in 2015 and has been valuable in player development and preparing his players for the next level. His is also our head catching instructor.
Chris DeCarlo 15U Manager :
Chris was a 3 year starter at Queen of Peace HS as a catcher were he was All League. He then went on to play at Kings College of Pennslyvania(D3). He has coached travel ball with the NJ Ironbirds 14u and is currently the Head Freshmen coach at Paramus Catholic HS.
Ray is an alumnus from Paramus Catholic HS. He then went on to play Division 1 baseball at St. Peter's college as a 4 year player and middle infielder.
He also is part owner of Luna Baseball Academy in Paramus, NJ where he is a hitting and infield instructor.
In 2014 he was the NJ Yankees 18U manager.
Scott Luna- Asst. Coach and recruiting adviser for the 17U Showcase Team.
Scott is a Lodi HS alumnus who then played collegiately at William Paterson University.
He was an assistant coach at Lodi HS before starting the NJ Mariners Organization which was one of the top youth travel programs in North Jersey. From there he went on to coach at Paramus Catholic HS, where he took over as Head Coach in 2008 and continued before retiring from PC in 2018. He has became part of the 100 wins club in Bergen County and finished with 124 wins. He also has been an associate scout for the Seattle Mariners, and instructor with Ripken baseball.
Scott has been a coach and adviser for the NJ Yankees since 2011, including being the 18U manager in 2012 where he coached his son and NJ Yankees alumni Garrett Luna who is currently playing at Felician College.
He currently own and operates Luna Baseball Academy in Paramus, NJ. He also has started the NJ Ironbirds travel baseball program for youth levels.