The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 43

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 43

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 43

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. It is finally here, it is finally time for March Madness. Today, March 19th, 2024, the first four begin tonight. It kicks off with Howard and, um, I don’t even know who they’re playing, but the first playing game is Howard and them. Then Colorado State versus Virginia tonight too, I think that could be a great game. But action happening in Conference Championship week, Conference tournament week was unbelievable. So many unbelievable, unreal games, buzzer-beaters, plays, just upsets, miracle runs, just a whole week of insaneness for college basketball. And now we get into the nitty-gritty of it. March Madness is here. So weekly recap, let’s get into it.

21 non-one seeds won their conference tournaments. 21 of 32 non-one seeds won their conference tournament. That’s tied for the second most in the last 25 years, second most in the last quarter-century, most since 2016. Unreal. Five of the top six teams in the AP poll did not win their conference tournaments. The only one that did was UConn. They won the Big East. All the other five out of the top six lost. NC State became the second 10 seed to win their conference tournament ever, with 2006 Xavier. They did it when they were back in the Atlantic 10 back in 2006. And NC State, they’re the second team since 1939 to win five games in five days in the conference tournament. It was unbelievable. They went all the way from Tuesday to Saturday in the ACC tournament, first team to ever do that, five wins in five days in a row for them, starting off with a victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC tournament. It was unbelievable. What a week it was. Temple, they were an 11 seed in the American, and they fell just short in the conference championship game of becoming the first 11 seed to ever win a conference championship. So, unreal week of college basketball, unprecedented bid stealing, the bubble this year was maybe the most insane bubble I’ve ever seen. And for the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, there are two play-in games for 10 seeds. Never happened before ever. It’s usually 16s and 11s. This year, 10s.

Last AP poll of the year, let’s run through it real quick before we go into our plays of the week, because there’s multiple this week. Championship tournament weekend was too good to have just one. There’s five. And then our game of the week was unreal. So, we’ll go into it and then our tournament recap or tournament breakdown, hype up action. So let’s get into it. Last AP poll of the year and the number one overall seed heading into the tournament, the UConn Huskies. They were the only team that won out of those top three seeds.

For more from college hoops and the start of March Madness click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 42

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 42

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 42

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. The regular season just wrapped up this weekend with the major conferences concluding their last games on Saturday and Sunday. This week marks the start of the All Conference tournaments, promising an action-packed schedule of college basketball that matters for the tournament. It’s a thrilling time for sports fans, with NFL free agency underway and various team moves being made.

In the midst of this excitement, let’s not forget our focus on college basketball. The week begins with a recap of the regular season and the commencement of conference championships. Some mid-major conferences have already determined their representatives for the NCAA tournament, such as Stetson making their first-ever appearance. However, the stage is set for more intense competition as teams vie for automatic bids.

Turning to the latest rankings, Houston retains its position as number one. Their dominance in the Big 12 after transitioning from the American Conference is remarkable, boasting the best defense in the country. Meanwhile, Yukon follows closely at number two, with a strong performance throughout the season. Purdue holds the third spot, celebrating senior night and eyeing victory in the Big Ten tournament.

North Carolina’s triumph over Duke secures their place at number four, clinching the regular season title for the ACC. The possibility of a rematch looms in the conference tournament, adding to the anticipation of postseason play. With the race for the final one seed in the NCAA tournament still undecided, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arizona remain in contention, setting the stage for an exciting week ahead.

For more from college basketball click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 41

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 41

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 41

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. This is the last week before all conference tournaments will be underway. Some of the best weeks in March are coming up right now. There’s so much college basketball; it’s basically like the tournament is starting early, with games from noon all the way throughout the day that matter.

Today, filming this on Tuesday, March 5th, yesterday, Monday, March 4th, the first conference tournaments got underway, the season tournaments. So, the first round of that is underway, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next couple of weeks before this tournament even begins. There’s a lot of excitement.

New AP Poll for this week, let’s get right into that. Diving into that one, Houston stays at number one. They had a crazy game this week, ended up being our game of the week, played against Oklahoma on Saturday. We’ll talk about that one a little bit. They, like I said before, are the fifth number one seed this year, fifth different one. And Houston is the number one defense in the country. But there was a little bit of a hiccup this weekend. We’ll get into that one, though.

UConn, they move up from 3 to 2 after they beat Seton Hall on Sunday by 30. And I agree with this move. I think Houston should be number one because they had a big, big week, while both UConn and Purdue struggled, beating number 6 at the time Iowa State, and then number 11 Baylor, both in the same week. And then UConn had a tough loss, so that moved them out of number one. But I think that UConn has been playing a more well-rounded, sound level of team basketball, both offensively and defensively, than Purdue. Purdue, sure, Zach has been the best player in the country. He’s going to win his second consecutive Player of the Year Wooden Award, all that stuff. He’s going to be the first person to do it since Ralph Sampson in the ’80s. That’s going to be amazing. But they have been playing tight games against unranked opponents. So I think this is right. Obviously, Houston, UConn, and Purdue, they’ve kind of separated themselves at this point. I believe all of them are 26 and 3. But I think Houston at one, UConn at two, and Purdue at three is the correct order.

Number four for now, the Tennessee Volunteers with Dalton Connect, fighting for that last one seed. Big game later on this weekend against Kentucky for them. Arizona, they’re in the five seed right now, they’re also fighting for this last one seed. So most likely it’s going to be the South one seed, Houston, the East one seed, UConn, and the Midwest one seed, Purdue. That just leaves the West, and the voters sometimes will put a West team in the Western poll. And the only team that is fighting for it is Arizona, but they’re in the five right now, and I think number four Tennessee with Dalton Connect has been playing a lot better, so we’ll see what they do with that come tournament time at the end of this week and after Conference tournament week.

Number six, Iowa State, second-best team in the Big 12 Conference, they move up from 8 to 6. They were six last week. Great defense, Jordan Lipye, they’re a great team. Sneaky team to look for in the tournament, but they’re all the way up to six. They’re probably going to be a two-seed, so maybe not a sleeper like I kind of thought they were going to be early on. They’ve played a lot better than I thought.

North Carolina, they play Duke this week, and it’s probably going to be for the ACC Championship game.

For more from the updated tournament play in College Basketball click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 40

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 40

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 40

Hello everybody, and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host, Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. This is episode two of the college basketball recap, so we’re going to dive right into that weekly recap that we always do.

The big story in college basketball right now is the big court-storming controversy that happened this weekend between Wake Forest and Duke. It was the biggest game in the last 10-15 years in Wake Forest program history, hosting Duke. They were on the bubble, on the outside looking in at this point, not in the tournament. They needed a big win against number eight Duke, and they played a great game. It was the largest crowd in the history of Wake Forest Arena, a big, big game. And then it came down to it.

With 1.8 seconds left, they’re trying to miracle here, they’re down by four, so they need like a miracle. And then you see Kyle Filipowski right now, they storm the court and he gets taken out by a couple of students. It looked like there was a little bit of knee-to-knee contact, the student was running through, and you see the Duke players and John Shire, they create a barrier around him, they all just kind of hug him. He looked like he was in a lot of pain when I was watching this live. I was like, “Oh my God, that’s not good.” Like, he’s one of their best players, he looked like he was in a lot of pain. Duke players were not happy about it, they’re just having a great time on the court, but he looked really hurt at first. He looked like he was in a lot of pain, and the Duke players were not happy about it. So obviously, that’s not a good situation. You can’t have that happen ever, like fans coming on the court is one thing, but you can’t come out there and look at this, like they’re running right at him. Like, you have awareness to move around players, that, to me, is the part that I don’t love. Kyle Filipowski seems to be okay, he has a bruised knee, so good thing it wasn’t anything serious, like a sprained knee or anything further than that knee damage, structural damage. So good thing that wasn’t the case, but a scary situation nonetheless.

But let’s talk about court-storming here for a second. That’s been the topic of conversation for the entire week since that happened. Here’s my take on it. Court-storming, everyone says the fans don’t belong on the court as much as the players and the coaches don’t belong in the stands. Well, I understand that completely.

For more about College Basketball and some big upsets click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 39

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 39

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 39

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive right into this week.

The NFL season has come to an end. Super Bowl Sunday happened about two weeks ago, now about a week and a half ago to be exact. Kansas City Chiefs are the 2023 Super Bowl champions. So let’s dive into it. We’ve got a month to go between the end of this football season and the start of the MLB season. If you’ve been following this channel so far, you know that I cover baseball (MLB) and NFL football. Now, with that little gap to go, it’s perfect timing to dive into the last couple of weeks before Conference tournament play of college basketball and then March Madness, one of my favorite times of the year.

Week 16 AP poll just came out for college basketball, so we’re about 15 and a half weeks through this college basketball season with about two and a half to three weeks to go. Early March is when those conference tournaments are going to start, make sure you catch those. And then after that, Selection Sunday is on March 17th, so under a month to go between now and Selection Sunday. We’ll have our brackets to fill out by then, and then that Thursday, the tournament starts.

So diving right into it, let’s get into the weekly recap, starting off this year’s March Madness college basketball coverage. This year, the 2023-2024 season for college basketball has been the year of the upset. Let’s go over the past three seasons’ AP top 10 teams on the road versus ranked opponents, versus unranked opponents. We’re going to look at the past three years: 2021-2022, last year, and then this year.

Two years ago, in 2021-2022, there was a total of 55 wins and 20 losses, good for a winning percentage of 73.3%. Last season, 2022-2023, there were 58 wins and only 19 losses for AP top 10 teams on the road versus unranked opponents, with a staggering win percentage of 75.3%. However, this season, as of Tuesday, February 20th, there’s a 40-39 record for AP top 10 teams against unranked opponents. That’s barely over 500, specifically a 50.6% winning percentage. This would be the worst winning percentage by AP top 10 teams on the road against unranked opponents in the history of the poll era.

So far, through 79 games, AP top teams have a 40-39 record on the road against unranked opponents. Pretty crazy stuff there. UConn just became the first unanimous number one in this year’s poll after Purdue got taken down.

For more about the upcoming excitement in college basketball click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

From No College Offers to Top D2 in NE10 Conference

College baseball wasn’t on Zach’s mind until he got to his senior year of high school. At this point he hasn’t played in a varsity game until he reached his senior season. His freshman through junior year he was undersized, had a choppy swing, below average speed on the bases, and lacked arm strength in the field. However, in his junior year of high school Covid hit and he saw this as an opportunity, making the best out of a bad situation. He would spend hours in his garage and on the field working to fix his swing, his fielding, and on his arm strength. He also took the opportunity to put on 15 lbs and was even fortunate enough to grow 3 inches in the process. He even started taking hitting lessons with one of his local hitting coaches – who was the same coach that cut him from his middle school baseball team – and really started to move in the right direction. He ended up hitting just shy of .400 his senior season and made all conference as the team’s shortstop.
The same hitting coach reached out to a college coach in the area and was willing to give him a shot, but made no promises that he would see any playing time. Taking a chance, he decided to play baseball at a JUCO in Connecticut, UConn Avery Point. He started his college career weighing in at just 165 lbs but managed to find a way into the starting lineup. Zach slashed .317/.422/.439 in his two years and it was now time for him to transfer out and find a new home. He is now playing at the number one ranked school in the NE10 conference for 2024; Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, waiting for his Junior season to start back up in the spring.

Original Assessment

Coming into house Zach expressed more of a pushy swing than a rotational swing, exhibiting a little bit of a one piece swing (as seen below). This caused inefficient sequencing throughout the swing which could result in his low exit velocity and struggle to pull the ball in the air properly. We also noticed that his current weight was relatively low considering his size, and his strength numbers in the gym weren’t where they needed to be on top of that.

Zach Mascaro First Swing

K-Vest Data

While using K-Vest we were able to verify that his body was out of sequence and he showed improper timing throughout the swing. His pelvis was over coiling compared to his torso, forcing his pelvis to rotate much farther creating an improper timing for loading separation in the swing. We also found that he was expressing too much torso forward bend at heel strike, making it difficult for him to adjust to pitches higher in the zone.
This caused Zach to have more of a one piece swing as he wasn’t giving his body enough time to sequence properly and accelerate each segment one piece at a time. This created a lack of adjustability in his swing and also limited the amount of power that he could create throughout the swing

Batted Ball Data

In his batted ball data there were a few things that stood out to us:

  • His peak exit velocity was relatively low
  • He didn’t have the ability to drive the ball far
  • He has very good control of the barrel
  • Makes plus contact + great vision at the plate

Blast Data

  • His average bat speed was low
  • Peak bat speed was low (69.6)
  • This caused a low expected peak exit velocity; and evidently a low peak exit velocity

Post Assessment

Through capturing how the body, bat, and ball moves throughout his swing we could make a clear plan going forwards. Through his batted ball report we were able to see that he was best at hitting pitches up in the zone, which also matches his attack angle through the zone. From knowing this we knew that landing at high pitch posture was a must, making sure that he was always ready to hit his best pitch. With that we decided to also get him to have more of a neutral load between his pelvis and torso so we could improve the timing of his separation throughout the swing. It was also a must for him to gain bat speed along the way so he could hit the ball harder and gain more production from his at bats

New K-Vest Data:

Through specific drill work we were able to get Zach to have more of a neutral load allowing his pelvis to gain more ground at first move. This was huge as it allowed him to be more rotational, thus letting his swing be more adjustable, but it also helped improve his bat speed as he was able to move efficiently.
After putting in the work for the past two months his batter ball numbers increased all around the board
  • Peak Exit Velocity 96.3 mph (+5.3 mph)
  • Average Exit Velocity 85.6 mph (+3.4 mph)
  • Peak Distance 356 ft. (+35 ft)
  • Peak Bat Speed 73.6 mph (+4 mph)
  • Average Bat Speed 68.7 mph (+3.4 mph)
This was all done without access to bat speed trainers (as he trains outside of the facility) or any other tools we have in house and he was still able to make major strides forward. However, it doesn’t just stop there. Another huge improvement that he made was found in the gym. He now stands at 185 lbs (20 added pounds) and increased strength along the way. His front squat went from 225 to 310lbs and his bench press went from 185 to 240 lbs. It’s safe to say that he doesn’t want to leave anything on the table by the time his spring season comes around.

With the ability to see objective feedback, Zach is fully bought into the process. He explained to
me that having the data “helps him buy in 100% because it’s just objective evidence. I feel like
hitting is so subjective nowadays because everybody has their own viewpoint. And for me I’m
kinda a headcase so I tend to question if I’m getting better or not. But this gives me objective
evidence that what we’re doing is working and I’m getting better and I’m starting to feel a lot
better as well.

He will have an exciting season to say the least. With plus speed on the bases and with his newly added power at the plate combined with his plus contact should make for an exciting season to say the least.

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By Tyler Restivo

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 38

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 38

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 38

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of the Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s get into Super Bowl 58. The NFL season has come to an end, and the Super Bowl was this Sunday. It was an unbelievable game, marking a historic Super Bowl for the ending of the 2023 season.

Super Bowl Sunday brought us Super Bowl 58, Chiefs versus 49ers at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Raiders. Unfortunately, it was an unfortunate matchup for Raiders fans, as it featured their old city rivals from the Bay Area, Oakland and San Francisco, known for their historic rivalry, the Battle of the Bay. Adding to the sting, the Chiefs are the Raiders’ all-time number one rivals. Watching this match in our own stadium was tough.

The game started off with the first drive for the San Francisco 49ers. They came out hot, with Christian McCaffrey making a big play followed by a pass to Kyle Juszczyk. However, the drive took a turn when McCaffrey fumbled the ball, leading to a turnover recovered by the Chiefs’ George Karlaftis. This early momentum swing set the tone for the game.

Despite the setback, the 49ers’ defense came out strong, forcing a quick three and out from the Chiefs. The defense, led by Dre Greenlaw, showed incredible energy and determination, setting a high standard for the game. The Chiefs’ offense struggled to gain momentum, with Mahomes facing pressure and the 49ers’ defense making key stops.

After some back and forth, the 49ers managed to get on the scoreboard with a historic field goal from Jake Moody. His 55-yard kick set a new record for the longest field goal in Super Bowl history, giving the 49ers a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Both teams faced challenges on offense, struggling to find a rhythm against stout defensive performances. Moody’s field goal broke the stalemate, but it was clear that both teams were still finding their footing in the game.

For more from Super Bowl 58 click the video below!

Contact Us!

Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

First County Bank Athlete of the Month: Anthony Bozza Shines On and Off the Baseball Field

Anthony Bozza - December Athlete of the Month

In the world of youth sports, few stories resonate as deeply as those that exemplify dedication, talent, and a commitment to community. This December, First County Bank Athlete of the Month, Anthony Bozza, a long-time trainee of Abate Training, encapsulates all these qualities and more.

Anthony’s journey is not just one of personal achievement but also of profound community impact. His non-profit initiative, Pitch In For Puerto Rico, showcases his drive to make a difference through the sport that defines him. The initiative, born out of Anthony’s love for baseball and his deep-rooted connection to Puerto Rico, has been pivotal in refurbishing baseball and softball fields ravaged by natural disasters, providing young players in hard-hit communities a chance to pursue their dreams.

His remarkable efforts have not gone unnoticed. At a sold-out event with 125 attendees, Anthony and his supporters raised $110,000, a testament to the community’s belief in his vision and his ability to inspire action. The funds are earmarked for vital projects, including the revitalization of a baseball field in Adjuntas and offering young talents four-year scholarships to the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School, a breeding ground for the sport’s future stars.

Anthony Bozza - December Athlete of the Month
Anthony Bozza – December Athlete of the Month

Anthony’s prowess extends beyond the realm of philanthropy. His baseball journey, under the diligent guidance of Abate Training, speaks volumes of his commitment to the game. Anthony’s dedication to improving his craft is evident in his own words. In an interview, he shared his driving force, “the journey to try and be the best at what you do can be rewarding.” This mindset is a cornerstone of his success and a reflection of the high-caliber training at Abate Training, where reducing mistakes and enhancing skills are at the forefront of their training philosophy.

The most valuable lesson Anthony has learned through baseball is that “hard work is key.” It’s a principle he applies not only in his athletic pursuits but also in his academic responsibilities and personal endeavors. His ability to balance his athletic commitments with other responsibilities is a trait that makes him a role model for young athletes at BVSA.

“I’m extremely proud of Anthony. What he’s set out to achieve as a young adult and his commitment to the process have been evident not only on the field but also off it. In a world where it can sometimes feel like everyone is out for themselves, Anthony has demonstrated the heart and passion to be there for others. One of the greatest glories we can derive from this life is the ability to help others. It seems like Anthony already understands this and is extending his hands to help at such a young age. I am extremely proud of Anthony and all he has accomplished!” – Mike Abate, Abate Training

As Anthony’s story unfolds, it’s clear that his impact transcends the baseball diamond. His journey is a narrative of passion, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. It’s about hitting home runs not only in games but in the hearts of those he touches through his actions.

Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy and Abate Training are proud to recognize Anthony Bozza as the First County Bank Athlete of the Month for January. His story is a beacon of inspiration, reminding us that sports are not just about competition but also about community, character, and the enduring spirit of giving back.

Join us in celebrating Anthony, a shining example of how sports can be a powerful catalyst for positive change. Here’s to many more home runs, not just on the field, but in every endeavor he chooses to undertake.

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 36

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 36

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 36

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and the divisional round of the NFL playoffs has come to an end. Let’s do the weekly recap on the divisional round of the playoffs. Jump right into it.

 

The divisional round was much better from a competitive standpoint than the Wild Card round. In the Wild Card round, five of the six games in super Wild Card Weekend were multiple score finals, so only one game really came down to the wire. That was a one-score game in Detroit between the Lions and the Rams. This week, three of the four games were one-score games, much closer and more competitive.

 

First game on Saturday at 4:30 on ABC and ESPN was between the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans. I don’t know why, but I had a random feeling all week last week that the Texans were going to pull it out. For 30 minutes, it looked like that was possible as they went into halftime 10-10. Steven Sims had a punt return touchdown in the first half, which was the only score of the game for the Texans. The eventual score was 34-10, with Lamar and the Ravens coming out and scoring three touchdowns on three consecutive drives in the second half. The Ravens move on to the AFC Championship game.

 

Saturday night featured a great game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers outlasted the Packers 24 to 21, making it our game of the week. It was an unbelievable game, and the Lions beat the Bucs 31-23. The Lions had a grip on that game until the very end, where Baker and the Bucs made a last-second push. However, an interception at the end clinched it for the Lions. The Chiefs beat the Bills 27-24 on Sunday night in the third playoff matchup between Mahomes and Josh Allen. Mahomes came out on top yet again, and Josh Allen and the Bills were still unable to beat the Chiefs. It was another unbelievable, instant classic game between those two quarterbacks.

 

Now, moving on to the play of the week for the divisional round was a wild play in the game between the Bills and the Chiefs. Late in the third quarter, the Bills were leading at halftime, 17-13. However, the Chiefs came out strong in the second half, scoring a touchdown with Travis Kelce to make it 20-17. Here, late in the third quarter, it was third and goal for Josh Allen and the Bills from the 13-yard line. Despite pressure, Josh Allen rolled to his left and made a ridiculous off-balance throw to Khalil Shakir, who got the feet down inbounds for a touchdown. It was an unbelievable throw and catch, making it the play of the week. Although the Chiefs ended up scoring again, with a final score of 27-24, the Bills fell short for the third time in the playoffs against the Chiefs.

 

Unfortunately for the Bills, they were unable to beat the Chiefs for the third time in the playoffs. But that connection between Josh Allen and Khalil Shakir was an unreal highlight for the second week in a row. Last week, it was in the divisional round, with two plays of the week. One was Josh Allen’s 52-yard touchdown against the Steelers, and the other was Khalil Shakir’s wild play to keep his balance and score. Two weeks in a row, Josh Allen to Khalil Shakir is the play of the week. It was an unbelievable effort from them, and Josh Allen had a great game. Every time he plays against the Chiefs, it’s a great game, but they fell short again, sending the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game.

 

As mentioned in the preview, we’re moving on to our game of the week. This game comes from Santa Clara between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers. The game had instant classic written all over it.

For more from the game of the week and the upcoming conference championships click the video below!

 

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 35

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 35

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 35

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show I’m your host Frank Ramppen and let’s dive into Super Wildcard Weekend as that just wrapped up last night on Monday. We had two games on Saturday, only two games on Sunday because of the schedule change I have it on Sunday the Bills/Steelers game at 1:00 that was supposed to be 1:00 on Sunday got moved to Monday at 4:30, so Saturday, Sunday and Monday, all three of those days three in a row game at 4:30 and a game at 8:20 so pretty good for the NFL week that there was two games for three games in a row it worked out pretty well but it was weird not having an early game on uh Sunday morning but nevertheless the Wild Card super Wildcard Weekend has come to an end we know our divisional matchups now let’s get into our weekly recap and discuss all of the action that got down over the last 3 days.

So the first game of Super Wildcard Weekend was the Texans and the Browns. CJ Stroud and the Houston Texans were able to handily defeat them by a score at 45-14 huge huge offensive numbers put up by the Texans and CJ Stroud to take down the Cleveland Browns and Joe flacco. The Chiefs defeat the Dolphins in the fourth coldest game in the history of the NFL 26-7 the Green Bay Packers absolutely rolled the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry’s World they won 48-32 the score is a little bit misrepresentative of the actual game there as at one point it was 48-16 pack. The Lions took down their old friend Matthew Stafford and the Rams 24 to 23 in our only close game of Wild Card Weekend really. The bills took down the Steelers 31 to 17 and the Bucs absolutely destroyed the Philadelphia Eagles last night I believe the final score was 32 to 9. In Super Wildcard Weekend home teams went 5-1 the only team that won on the road was the Packers. The Packers went into Jerry’s world only team to win on the road handedly taking down the uh the Dallas Cowboys very disappointing and we’ll get into all of that stuff but first we’re going to start off with our play of the week. 

This week I got two and they actually both came from the same game so this was originally like I said supposed to be Sunday at 1:00 in Orchard Park New York but there was an unbelievable blizzard that took place there about 4 feet of snow in some areas around the Buffalo area in Orchard Park. Would not have been able to play a game at Sunday at once so they had to play on Monday um and after the bills got off to a hot start both tight ends caught a touchdown in the first quarter the Buffalo Bills first touchdown from Josh Allen to Dawson Knox the second one to Dalton Kincaid, first time in the history of the NFL playoffs that a team had both two tight ends score in the first quarter so that’s pretty cool first time that ever happened. 

So here we are pick it up in the second quarter here 14 to nothing Buffalo it’s third and eight play here for Josh Allen in the bills he takes the snap pressure coming he’s going to take off and run for the first down he’s got the first down easily and it looks like he’s going to decide if he wants to slide or not here, nope I’m going to lower my shoulder and truck this guy takes off 52 yard rushing touchdown for Josh Allen to put the Buffalo Bills up 21 to nothing. Snowballs flying in Buffalo fans are going absolutely insane look at that scene great every time the bills did anything great the snow is going nuts but look at Allen escapes the pressure rolls up and he like kind of does a little hesitation right there but then he just barrels right through a Defender takes off 52 yard touchdown the second longest touchdown run in the history of the playoffs by a quarterback and it was the longest touchdown run in the history of the playoffs by any Buffalo Bills player ever so pretty impressive stuff from Josh Allen he played unbelievable on Monday and that run really just was an exclamation point. 

For more from the Bills vs. Steelers and highlights from super wildcard weekend click the video below!

Contact Us!

Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected]