The man in charge!

Bobby Valentine giving out masks

Bobby Valentine

The man, the myth, the legend, Bobby Valentine is drawing on decades of experience leading people through adversity.  Planning to reopening BVSA during this pandemic is no different.  As ex-Director of Public Health and Safety for the town of Stamford for two years and now the Athletic Director at Sacred Heart University, he is better equipped than ever to handle this crisis.  Bobby V and his team have put together some great reopening protocols based on everything we have received from the local and federal government.

Reopening Protocols

Here's what BVSA is doing!

**Updated on 11/24 based on most recent government mandates.** 

BVSA is committed to staying open with safety as the number one priority.  See below for updates about what you can expect when you come to BVSA.  Anything we have below is to be superseded by CDC(click here)OSHA(click here) and CT.Gov(click here) guidelines.

The information on any of these pages is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, links and information, are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, BVSA makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information. Further, you should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to training and competition.

Lessons

    • Last ten minutes of lesson will be used for review, some type of dynamic movement and sanitizing the equipment.
    • All lessons will operate with 4 or less athletes.
    • Parents may use zoom or face-time to watch lesson on their mobile device

Team Practices

    • All team activities are paused until January 2021
    • Coaches will be in touch regarding an updated plan for each program

League Play

    • All indoor BVSA league activities are paused until January 2021
    • Directors will be in touch regarding updated plans for each program

Fitness Training

    • Still operating with modifications 
    • Group classes will be reduced to 4 or less, as long as appropriate space is available
    • Scheduling must be done in advance via MindBody

^^Updated on 11/24 based on most recent government mandates.^^

Front Entrance

    • Athletes only allowed in the building during the initial reopening phase
      • Athletes under the age of 9 may be accompanied by an adult
    • New sanitization stations at the front door and outside of each bathroom
    • Sanitization stations will include:
      • alcohol wipes
      • gloves
      • disposables masks for those who need them
    • Signage to direct everyone to our protocols
    • Arrows on the ground to direct walking flow inside facility
    • Barrier in between front desk staff and customers
    • Payments will be made over the phone
    • Concession stand and FirstGlance Box Break will be closed during initial reopening phase
    • Donation boxes will also be closed during the initial reopening phase

Bathrooms

    • Hand sanitizer at each door. 
    • Signs for mandatory glove use in bathrooms.  Dispose when exiting
    • Box of wipes on top of each toilets and next to urinals
    • Professional, daily cleaning crew.  Cleaning and sanitizing.

In and Out

    • Front door is an entrance only
    • Exit through breezeway doors
    • Re-enter lobby/instant replay via ramp only
    • Doors from lobby to big space will remain open at all times
    • Garage doors to remain open as often as possible
    • Signs and tape on floor directing traffic

Employees

    • Front desk staff wearing masks
    • Instructors wear masks other than when significantly social distanced
    • BVSA staff resuming on-premise work will confirm they have not experienced COVID-19 CDC-defined symptoms and will monitor their own symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath, or any two of the following symptoms:
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste or smell
    • All coaches will be given their own bucket of balls.  
    • Only instructors will touch the balls other than when pitching or doing drills that require the student to throw. 
    • Ball pick up by instructors only.  Athletes can help kick balls to one spot to help with pickup. 
    • Employees shall stay home if sick.

Big Space

    • We have limited our the seating
    • Tape on floor directing traffic to exit and Instant Replay
    • Tape lines on ground designating chair locations
    • Signs on turf area nets describing sq. footage policies
    • Sanitization stations will be positioned throughout
    • Additional garbage receptacles will be placed
    • Water fountain for bottle filling only
    • TV’s programmed to scroll policies, procedures and protocols
    • Garage doors will be open as much as possible to promote outdoor airflow

Cages

    • Shower curtain type plastic hanging down at both ends of the cage
    • Similar type application along cage 1 separating OverDrive
    • Balls will be wiped down with a sanitizer between every lesson/clinic.
    • Home plate, baskets, tees etc. get wiped down between every lesson/clinic.
    • 1 to 1 coach to player ratio during the first phase of the pandemic

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – Frank Drugge

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – Frank Drugge

Our March, First County Bank Athlete of the Month is 16 year old Frank Drugge. Drugge is one of our hardest working and dedicated athletes that come through BVSA on a daily basis. Even on the last day of business before having shut down due to COVID-19 he was in the cage on his own getting his work in. Drugge is consistently the first player at practice (early) and the last player to leave practice (late).   He does this all in the efforts to work more than what is required of him.  He is a very smart player, who goes out and completes on every pitch, and someone his teammates know will be there for him. Drugge is currently a Junior at Darien High and is hoping that all this hard work won’t be for not and the spring season can get played.

Drugge is a versatile player who can play anywhere that is needed other than catcher (can’t hurt to ask though) and he pitches as well. However, he has been playing a multitude of sports for most of his life. Drugge has been playing baseball since he could walk and continues to show the same drive he had as a child to excel to this day. In addition, soccer was a lifelong passion of his until this past fall when he chose not to play for the high school. Drugge actually played for Jhonny Arteaga of JA Elite, our soccer partner here at the facility. Drugge also picked up indoor track this past winter and made FCIAC’S in the 55 meter dash.

However, he is more than just a dedicated athlete. Drugge is another great example of the student-athletes we have at BVSA. Currently maintaining a 3.72 GPA, while in BC Calculus and AP Calculus-based physics Drugge is an active member of National Honor Society, Math Honors Society, and Music Honors Society. Additionally music is his other passion in life, something he is thoroughly engaged in as he is Darien High’s lead trumpet in their jazz band (2nd year) and Norwalk Youth Symphony’s principal french horn player (1st year). With all this going on in his life and him working as hard as he does for baseball, time management is definitely a skill Drugge has shown.

With the high school season still up in the air, we can only hope to see Drugge in his Darien blues driving the ball to all fields.  But in the chance we do not get to see this, we at BVSA get to look forward to the summer Fury season with Drugge on our 17U team. Coach Anthony Conte has this to say, “As a coach, you are constantly forming relationships at all different levels with your players.  Drugge is a kid we took to many years ago when he made his inefficient mechanics work to his advantage. He was basically throwing a slider every pitch and having great success.  Drugge has come and gone over the years but has always been polite, focused and hardworking.  He has since fixed his mechanics, grown multiple feet and continued that “figure it out” attitude.  Drugge is well deserving of this accolade!  We are pumped to be coaching him this summer as he continues his quest to find the right high academic university.  I am especially looking forward to continuing to get to know and learn from this awesome young scholar athlete,” 

Another great thing about Drugge is he will be successful in something.  Baseball, music, or something school related because that is just the type of person he is! Congratulations again on this honor, we here at BVSA are excited for his future and even more excited to be a part of his present.

Justin Virgulak

Justin Virgulak

Writer and Editor

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – Everett Andersen

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – Everett Andersen

Our February Athlete of the Month is 16 year old Everett Andersen. Andersen shines as a great example of what young kids should aspire to be like and a kid that any parent would be proud of. A long standing member of the B.V.S.A. family, there are few that work as hard as he does across so many different sports and activities. His time spent in the cage, in the gym, on the field, and Andersen is a through and through competitor, with the heart of a great teammate, and someone who is a true coach’s player. Andersen is currently a Sophomore at St. Lukes School and has been a member of the Varsity baseball team since eighth grade. This will be his third year starting and is more prepared than ever to make a large impact on the team.

Andersen is predominantly an infielder who has an electric arm off the hill, but has the versatility to play the outfield when needed. However, the hard work described earlier and the years of experience playing is what turned Andersen into the dynamic athlete he is. He like most started in the backyard playing around and wanting to compete with his brothers. Andersen is the youngest of five who all played high school baseball, which allowed for steep competition at home helping to progress him that much quicker. Organized baseball started for him at five years old and played for the Wilton District teams from the ages of seven through the end of little league (twelve years old). In this time, he was the only eleven year old ever selected to the Wilton LL 11/12/ District Team and in the following year as a twelve year old won the league’s Home Run Derby. Simultaneously, Andersen started to play BVSA Fury in his ten year old year and has continued ever since. He continues to also be a program favorite, with coaches loving his approach to the game and overall attitude.

Andersen has been playing sports for St. Lukes since 6th grade; baseball, football, and basketball. All three taking a lot of time, commitment and effort to be his best. He would probably tell you himself that basketball was for the fun of it, competing with his friends. But football and baseball have an added element to it. He has been playing football since 3rd grade and has been the starting Varsity Quarterback for St. Luke’s the past two years. Although, baseball is again where he stands out, being brought up to Varsity in eighth grade, starting at Shortstop and only missing three innings all season. Former St. Luke’s Baseball Program Director and current Director of Operations at BVSA, Anthony Conte said, “I had the pleasure of coaching Everett at St. Luke’s as an 8th and 9th grader. I’m also currently coaching him for our 17U BVSA Fury team and see him, what seems like everyday, working with Frank. Everett is a yes sir, yes coach type of kid. He’s always ready to go, constantly works his butt off and has fun doing it; makes him a great dugout guy. I can’t wait to see how things play out for him this season and in the future.” An evident advantage to his game is training with Frank Ramppen and Ramp3 Baseball all off-season. Frank had this to say of Everett, “Everett and I have been working together for 6 years. He is so deserving of this acknowledgement as you can see by the achievements and comments above. I could go on and on and add to the baseball, athletic accomplishments but as a dad of two young athletes I feel that would be selling him short. Yes, he is a hard working, tremendous athlete and teammate but above and beyond that, what an outstanding young man and human being he is. We normally work together 2 and sometimes 3 days a week since he was 10 years old. Week after week, month after month and year after year he is so consistent. His manners, energy, enthusiasm, smile and caring demeanor are infectious. It has been an honor for me to work with such an outstanding young man. I am so proud of him in so many ways and look forward to following his incredibly bright future.”

Outside of baseball and his sports, Andersen is an honor student at St. Lukes and maintains a 3.5 GPA. Additionally he sings a cappella at the school with the group No Strings Attached and there is a great video on Ramp3’s Instagram of this! Andersen with the limited time left also ballroom dances and has been since he was a fifth grader. All of this going for him, training for two sports and playing for multiple teams throughout the year he really makes the most of his time. The now 6’3”, 180lbs student-athlete plans and is working toward college baseball at a demanding academic institution. With his drive, perseverance, and overall work ethic he will surely achieve this. We at B.V.S.A. are proud to have him representing us and are excited to see what the near and distant future holds for him.

Justin Virgulak

Justin Virgulak

Written and Published

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – January

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – January

Our January Athlete of the Month is 18 year old Henry “Hank” Schwoerer. Schwoerer has been a truly dedicated player to the entire process of becoming the best player he can be and to the process of getting himself recruited to play at the next level. He committed himself in the classroom, in the cage, and in the weight room to be an example of what every student-athlete should strive to be. Schwoerer is also a dynamic player who can affect the game on all sides of the ball (hitting, defense, baserunning and on the hill). Schwoerer has been a contributing member to his Fairfield Prep Jesuits team for multiple years now and plans to make a quick impact to his Western New England Golden Bears.

Schwoerer, from Stamford, started his career playing for Stamford National Little League as well as playing for Cloonan Middle School’s baseball team in 7th and 8th grade. After this though he was a mainstay for both BVSA’s Fury teams and Prep’s baseball team. He played Fury for 3 years across many seasons and has been a Varsity member at Prep all four years (a starter for 3). Last summer he played Baseball U for their black team and looks forward to competing for Stamford Legion at Cubeta field this upcoming summer. Schwoerer through all the baseball over the years developed into a coach’s player and an amazing teammate. Coach Conte had this to say about Schwoerer, “Hank was an awesome addition to the BVSA squad.  He marches to his own beat, always has a smile on his face and loves to work. I don’t care who you are, coaches love athletes who love the work and Hank is one of those athletes. He was blessed with a high level of talent but continues to develop everyday. I was personally pumped when he locked in WNE. You love to see a kid like Hank land somewhere where he has the potential to really flourish as a human being and an athlete! WNE is lucky to have a student athlete like him join their ranks.” So much so that he is one of this year’s captains in his senior campaign. Additionally he was a part of the SCC Championship Team for Fairfield Prep in 2018 and was selected on to the CT High School Coaches Junior Select Team in 2019.

Off the field Schwoerer does a lot both in his school and neighborhood communities as well. At Prep he is a Freshman Orientation and Freshman Retreat Leader, helping guide the new students on what to expect along with getting them ready for the next level of schooling. Schwoerer also volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club in Stamford, as well as St. Leo’s church (also in Stamford). He is a very dedicated student as well and finds time to workout multiple times a week. When Schwoerer heads off to WNE this fall he will be studying Sports Management and continuing to be a good example for other players. We here at Bobby Valentine’s are happy to have been a part of his journey and look forward to seeing what Hank has in store next!

Justin Virgulak

Justin Virgulak

Writer and Editor

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – December

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – December

Our December, First County Bank Athlete of the Month is 14 year old Thomas Garcia. Garcia is truly a dedicated athlete who puts maximum effort into all his endeavors. Which is why he being recognized with this honor was such an easy decision for Andy Towers and B.V.S.A. management. A ferocious athlete with an intense drive to be the best he can be in any drill, practice or game. However it should not go unstated or unappreciated that even though Garcia is a high level lacrosse player, his passion and drive to be great in all sports comes from an appreciation for the camaraderie created with teammates. Having a common goal and love for team and teammates’ success separates him from others.

Garcia who is only just an eighth grader has a diversified portfolio in the sports he has participated in and the experiences he has had in each. For starters Garcia has been a contributing member of New Canaan’s top lacrosse team, the highly competitive Eclipse 2024 AA team for six years now. A two-way midfielder who takes face-offs has helped lead this team with the direction from great coaching. But he is only that much more prepared due to the rigorous, intense, and high-level training down here at BVSA in the winter with Andy Towers. Towers who runs Lacrosse Draws and is the head coach of the Chaos in the PLL had this to say about Garcia, “Thomas Garcia is my choice for the First County Bank Athlete of the Month. No one works harder in our program and no one is more consistent than Thomas. This kid truly exemplifies everything that a college coach is looking for in a prospect as it relates to focus, effort, and grit, and most importantly being a great teammate.” The summer was no different for Garcia, his U-13 Eclipse 2024 team qualified to play in the World Series of Youth Lacrosse in Denver, Colorado. He also played in the National Lacrosse Federation tournament where he and his team excelled. Another highlight for Garcia was in 2018, he was named a 2018 CONNY Allstar by the CONNY Coaches, Competition, and Committee.  It set him up to play in the 25th Annual CONNY East-West Allstar Classic at Yale University’s Reese Stadium where he proceeded to tally two goals, two assists and several ground balls.

However, it is important that it does not go understated that Garcia is a student-athlete. While playing lacrosse he also participated in football, wrestling, and baseball being a standout or a major contributor in all these sports as well. But away from the playing fields Garcia maintains a 4.1 GPA (weighted) for his coursework and shows the same level of determination to be great there as well. Garcia is also a member of the Model United Nations, as well as a volunteer at St. Aloysius Church and as a coach for his younger sister’s basketball team. With all of these factors only favoring the hard working Garcia he does not have set plans for college yet. All he would like is to attend a school such as Stanford or Williams where it is academically competitive and he can continue his playing career. Everyone here at BVSA, Coach Andy, Coach Pete and all his teammates look forward to seeing what he is able to accomplish in the near future!

Justin Virgulak

Justin Virgulak

Writer and Editor

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – November

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – November

Our First County Bank Athlete of the Month for November is 17 year old Frankie Ramppen IV.  Ramppen who was born into a baseball life has been a member of the B.V.S.A. family since the inception of the academy. However, he spent years 2-8 in Japan getting to experience pro-ball first hand because his father Frank was a professional coach for the Chiba Lotte Marines with Bobby Valentine. One of Frankie’s famous lines that he learned over in Japan and would say to anyone who would listen is that, “he was born to play baseball.” He surely was because as soon as he could pick up and swing a wiffle bat the fire and passion for the game began. Although he would swing both lefty and righty because his favorite player was a switch hitter which made him a dynamic player even at that young age. Frankie now is a Senior at New Canaan High School and a captain in his final season. The intense and fiery competitor will be a starter for a fourth straight season and will look to lead his team to be competitive in the FCIAC.

Ramppen is primarily a center fielder who can pitch as well and will be looked upon heavily in his senior season. But before New Canaan and Fury baseball for the academy, Frankie got his start in local parks in Japan. This was the site where the Baybuster little league teams would practice and play for hours on end. When the Ramppen family returned from Japan, Frankie continued his development of skills and baseball IQ through Cal Ripken in New Canaan and the Fury teams at the Academy. Frankie’s abilities skyrocketed as he played up for B.V.S.A’s Fury teams and learned from all the coaches/instructors available to him including his father. His passion and love for the game only grew stronger through the years because of getting better, winning, all the accolades, and above all else the fun that the game was and still is. One early accolade that stands out above others is the selection to the Under Armour National Future Stars team in Aberdeen, Maryland at the age of 12, which is also when he got to play on national TV. A former Fury coach had this to say, “Frankie is one of the most intense players, I have ever had the privilege of coaching. His determination to win is unmatched and separates him from other players.”

Frankie continued to produce once he hit the big field and did not skip a beat. Only thing that changed is he had more space to make plays in the outfield continue to look effortless. Once Ramppen arrived at New Canaan High School his skill level was clearly above others there, and the head coach at the time knew it. Frankie as a Freshmen batted 2nd and played centerfield for a good Rams varsity baseball team. To this point now a 3 year, Varsity starter who has hit above .300 every year, which includes batting .458 last year as a Junior his ability only grows as the years go on. He additionally earned All County East honors in both his Sophomore and Junior years. Frankie earned two local scholarship offers after his Freshman year but had dreams to go play south. Ramppen made those dreams come true as he committed to play at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, Florida.

Ramppen outside of baseball is a committed student and maybe an even more committed Raiders fan. His burning passion to be good at whatever he does or whoever he roots for can be heard when you talk to him. Here at B.V.S.A. we have been fortunate enough to be a part of and witness the growth and development of Frankie not just as a player but as a person. He will be missed when he goes off to college the following fall and we want nothing more than to see him have a great Senior season and an even better college career. Coach Anthony Conte had this to say, “Frankie has an intense will to win and is fun to watch play! His jumps, angles, and his catch to release in the outfield are special.  He’s a true switch hitter and a menace on the base baths. Doesn’t really see himself as a pitcher yet but he’s a lefty who can chuck it on the bump. He knew he wanted to play down south and we are pumped that he trusted his gut! We are all very excited to see what he does at PBA over the next few years.” We cannot wait to see what he accomplishes in the near future!

Justin Virgulak

Justin Virgulak

Writer and Editor

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – October

First County Bank Athlete of the Month – October

Our First County Bank, October Athlete of the Month is 12 year old Reagan Adiletta. Adiletta is undoubtedly one of the most dedicated softball players in the facility, but this is only a piece of why she was selected. A member of the 7th/8th grade Lady Titans team, at least one lesson a week, assisting in the 9th grade practices and catching bullpens for teammates during their lessons is part of the amazing work ethic that separates her as a player. Adiletta is driven, competitive, and passionate as a player but an amazing teammate willing to go the extra mile for each and every one of them. One of her coaches Ashley Simoneau had this to say,  “Reagan will outwork every single player on the softball diamond no matter their size or ability. Her determination, work ethic, and pure grit makes her a joy to coach. She is a very versatile player that will adapt to any position you put her at however, she shines behind the plate as she commands control of the game.” 

Adiletta is primarily a catcher who has the ability to move around the diamond with ease. Before becoming a Lady Titan, Reagan played for Darien Little League where her teams won 3 consecutive house championships and she was part of  2 District Championship teams. This winning pedigree and love for the game stemmed from watching her older brothers play baseball, sometimes watching 8 games a weekend. So it is no coincidence that when she finally started T-Ball at 5 years old she took to it and never let go. The love for catching and donning the tools of ignorance did not happen as swiftly. But at nine when her coached asked her to try catching the burning passion to be the best catcher possible had sparked. Reagan also passes her knowledge and passion on to younger players in the town of Darien as well. Coach Elizabeth Joseph said this about her, “Reagan is a very dedicated and passionate player that is always willing to learn. She comes to every practice wanting to get better. Reagan is a small but scrappy, aggressive player that can get the job done. Whether behind the plate, at shortstop, or in centerfield, Reagan has the ability and talent to make some incredible plays.”

Reagan is currently a student at Middlesex Middle School in Darien where she maintains straight A’s. Her favorite is math and has the goal of becoming a civil engineer. Adiletta is also an excellent swimmer who competes for Country Club of Darien and Darien Piranhas. She excels in the Freestyle and Backstroke, with her favorite event being the 200 Freestyle. Reagan also shows her compassionate side for animals as well, none more than her dog Preston. Adiletta has done an amazing job exemplifying what it takes to be an Athlete of the Month. That is why BVSA management and each Lady Titan coach were so ecstatic to recognize her with this honor. We all are looking forward to seeing what Reagan can achieve both on and off the field.

Coach Lauren Delgadillo – “Reagan is a dedicated athlete who strives to get 1% better each day that stems from her passion to win. She not only shows how good she is on the softball field, but shows how good she wants to be. Her hard work, passion, and dedication sets the example of what it takes to be a successful athlete. Reagan has been and will continue to be such an important part of the Lady Titans organization.”

Justin Virgulak

Justin Virgulak

Writer and Editor

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Seventeen years ago today, a very quiet morning turned dark as the tragic news spread. At 8:46am the North Tower was hit and just seventeen minutes later the second tower was struck sending a mixture of emotions through every American’s being. Before an hour had passed since the first impact the Pentagon was hit and the fourth plane crashed into an open field. The horrific event now over, a feeling of sorrow sweeping the nation, and it was now time to start the restoration of a city brought to the brink of darkness.

Bobby Valentine, the then Mets’ manager expressed the same sentiment that many felt that day. “Fear, I think, was the first emotion, and sadness, and then a couple days later I think that anger started coming out. But the bus ride was surreal. That’s the easiest way to put it. It was something I hope I never have to do again, but it’s a lasting memory. I’m on that road often when I’m in New Jersey, coming back, and I always look at Manhattan at the exact same point that I looked at it in 2001, and the image lives on”, Valentine stated only days after the event. Valentine was the first Met to visit Ground Zero as he traveled down in a police cruiser that had alterations made to be able to carry down more supplies for first responders. When Bobby returned from the initial trip down he shared his experiences with the players and coaches.

Valentine said, “It had me experience fear at a level that I had never experienced, It had me experience anger at a level I never experienced and it had me experience sadness, again, at a level that I never had before. And then there was the confusion of what to do. And everyone in New York and the surrounding area, and I think a lot of the country, had that same dilemma. Do we go down to the recruitment center and sign up? Do we lock ourselves in our house? Do we lend a helping hand to those in need?” Even with the mix of these emotions Bobby lead the charge as the Mets helped in the relief efforts any way they could. Mets cleared debris and helped those in the surrounding area victimized by the tragedy. John Franco the Mets closer was quoted, “Bobby was a great leader, He had us out there, and even when we were done, he stood out there by himself helping everybody else, all the volunteers. It wasn’t something we were ordered to do, either. We wanted to do it, we wanted to help, and once a couple of us got the OK to go downtown, we went downtown — Bobby, John Stearns, myself, Al Leiter, Robin Ventura, Mike Piazza, Todd Zeile. We wanted to go down there just to thank the workers.” This lead to an unforgettable scene as the Mets and the first-responders exchanged hats and those hats served as symbol for the Mets who would go on and wear them the rest of the season.

Valentine’s relief efforts much like the first responders did not end on that day. As the Mets returned to action on the seventeenth, the restoration continued. Bobby reminisces on the days saying, “It was remarkable the way they were met, the workers there were working on fumes, going around the clock, and we know how desperate it was and how impossible it was, what they were trying to achieve.” Bobby would continue to give in anyway he could including adopting a family which he would help sparing no effort. Bobby took the Conroys in as if they were his own.

This is the man who we are fortunate enough to work for, the kind of person who will help you in whatever you need and never ask for a favor in return. He has an impulse to give as much as he can and continue to give without any expectation of a return. The horrific events only inspired him to give more and we should all use that as a reminder to do for others because it is the right thing to do. Bobby continues to lead by example through both the darkest and brightest of times. It is important to be thankful for his efforts and those of all the first responders who controlled their emotions and helped rebuild following the events back on 9/11.

There is a 90 minute special on ESPN tonight covering The Comeback Season at 7pm. Bobby highly recommends that everybody check this out if they can!

Justin Virgulak

BASEBALL

Baseball is the sport upon which Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy was founded. Whether your child is new to the sport, or just refining his or her skills, all of our instructors are trained using Bobby Valentine’s proven curriculum, and we are here to help! We are constantly looking for ways to improve our teaching methods and to improve your experience.  See below for all the baseball services we offer!

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Private Lessons

Private Lesson

Instructor
$ 75 1/2 hour
  • 1 hour $140
  • 3 hours $345
  • 6 hours $660

Private Lesson

Director
$ 80 1/2 hour
  • 1 hour $150
  • 3 hours $375
  • 6 hours $720

Frank Ramppen

Ramp 3 Baseball
Premium Training
  • Bronze package
  • Silver package
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Mike Abate

Abating Training
Premium Training
  • Starter package
  • Advanced package
  • Intensive package

Buddy Lessons

Instructor
$ 85 hour
  • 3 hours $240.00
  • 6 hours $450.00
  • 9 hours $630.00
  • 12 hours $780.00

Buddy Lessons

Director
$ 95 hour
  • 3 hours $270.00
  • 6 hours $510.00
  • 9 hours $720.00
  • 12 hours $900.00

Clinics

Winter 2 TPT Workouts

(Total Performance Training)
$ 360 For 6 weeks
  • begins week of February 19th - March 26th
  • Ages 10-12 Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Ages 10-12: Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Winter 2 BAP Clinic

Ages 6-7
$ 240 For 6 weeks
  • begins week of February 19th - March 26th
  • Monday - Friday
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Winter 2 BAP Clinic

Ages 8-9
$ 240 For 6 weeks
  • begins week of February 19th - March 26th
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Winter 2 Pitching Clinic

Ages 10-12
$ 240 For 6 weeks
  • begins week of February 19th - March 26th
  • Tuesday or Thursday
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Winter 2 Pitching Clinic

Ages 13+
$ 240 For 6 weeks
  • begins week of February 19th - March 26th
  • Tuesday or Thursday
  • 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

Winter 2 Reps N Games

Ages 10-12
$ 150 For 6 weeks
  • begins week of February 19th - March 26th
  • Monday's
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Winter 2 Little Pitchers

Ages 8-9
$ 200 For 5 weeks
  • Saturdays only
  • February 24th (no class March 3rd) ends March 31st
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Team Training

Team Fury

Baseball
$ Price varies
  • 2 Professional Coaches
  • Fall, Spring & Summer Teams
  • 10u-17U Teams

Custom Clinics

Baseball
$ 70 Starting at (Hourly)
  • Max of 4 athletes per cage
  • 1 instructor $80/hr. $80 for each additional Instructor
  • 1 helper $20/hr. $20 for each additional helper

Hire a coach

Program
$ 100 hour
  • Our coach comes to you
  • Team practice & for Individuals
  • Great for clinics, tryouts, evaluations & more!

Custom Team Training

Baseball
$ 70 Starting at (Hourly)
  • 1 cage $70/hr. $70 for each additional cage
  • 1 instructor $80/hr. $80 for each additional Instructor
  • 1 helper $20/hr. $20 for each additional helper

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