Posts Categorized: Baseball

Episode 3: College vs. Pro: The MLB Draft

This episode titled “College vs. Pro: The MLB Draft” addresses the choice a premium High School prospect has of either attending college or entering professional baseball. How are this decisions made? What are the priorities? What are the differences of each developmental experience. For those that follow the MLB Draft each year, this conversation can…

Episode 2: Old School vs. New School

Welcome to the Podcast ‘Cangy’s Corner”. This episode titled “Old School vs. New School” addresses both the use of analytics in baseball and its effect on how the swing is taught. John Cangelosi  argues a more old school approach while Bob Lisanti takes the side of the latest approaches. The purpose of the discussion is…

Resource Type: Baseball Published: March 24th, 2020

Tom Knapczyk joins Cangelosi Sparks as Director of Player Development

  In an effort to continually upgrade and better our organization, we are always seeking opportunities to hire quality individuals that share our vision and mission. We are excited to announce that Tom Knapczyk will be joining our team as Director of Player Development for Cangelosi Baseball in conjunction with Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports. Tom brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and professionalism to…

Cangy’s Corner Podcast: Episode 01 Kickoff Talkin’ Baseball

We have started this podcast because we wanted to spark some discussion around the many aspects of baseball from the mental to the physical side of the game.  Throughout these podcasts we will tackle the hot topics in the game along with some throwback stories from Cangelosi and some special guests. “It’s a sport but…

Resource Type: Baseball Published: May 22nd, 2019

Derek Kopacz named 2019, 9u Sparks White Coach

We are excited to announce that Derek Kopacz will be running our 9u Sparks White team for the 2019 season. Derek won a National Championship at Joliet Junior College in 1994 and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 33rd round out of Triton College in 1995. He has 9 years under his belt…

Advice to Parents of Collegiate Athletes

Written by Mike Deegan Congratulations! Your child is going to college and attempting to play a collegiate sport. What an exciting time. While there is cause for celebration, I wanted to let you know that challenging times are ahead. Playing a collegiate sport is hard. Being a parent of a child playing a collegiate sport…

Resource Type: Baseball Published: August 16th, 2017

The Youth Sport Epidemic: Parental Involvement

Written by Michael Deegan We pulled up for my sons first “all-star tournament” a few weeks ago.  He’s seven.  It was a beautiful day for baseball; low 80’s with bright sun.  As we walked to the field and past much bigger kids with matching bat bags (my son is mesmerized by this) and the names on…

Ryan Quigley named Director of Throwing Development

Cangelosi Baseball powered by Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports proudly announces the addition of Ryan Quigley as Director of Throwing Development. Our initiative has always been to provide answers and solutions to the questions of the baseball community that we serve. Arm care has been a hot topic in the baseball industry. The addition of Ryan…

Resource Type: Baseball Published: November 7th, 2016

Where I’m Coming From

Every time I ever stepped into a batter’s box, I wanted to destroy whoever was on the mound. In my mind, that guy was trying to take food off my table and I would bite them if it meant me getting a hit. I started playing baseball because it was what I was born to do….

Resource Type: Baseball Published: July 15th, 2016