Posts Categorized: Baseball

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

Cangelosi Baseball and Illinois Sparks Merge to Cangelosi Sparks

Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports is excited to announce the merger of two premium baseball programs. The Illinois Sparks and Cangelosi Baseball will be joining forces to create an unparalleled travel baseball experience. Now known as the Cangelosi Sparks, we will conduct tryouts to assemble two teams at each level from 8u-18u. Participation will include elite…

Resource Type: Baseball Published: July 5th, 2016

Coach’s Corner with Bob Lisanti – Thursday, May 19th

All young players are looking for quick-fixes, ‘the secrets of the pros’, or that singular approach that will change everything. It doesn’t exist! It’s nonsense! People in our industry sometimes prey on those feelings when trying to sell you those answers. QUICK-FIX ANSWERS IN BASEBALL DO NOT WORK! Quick-fixes are like diet fads! Yes, in…

Importance of In-Season Strength Training for Athletes

Athletes are generally very motivated to succeed in their sport, putting in a tremendous amount of time and effort training in the weight room in preparation for their season. However when the season arrives, far too many athletes completely abandon their training. This begs the question, “Are you training for tryouts and training camp, or…

INTRODUCING BOB LISANTI AS DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports and Cangelosi Baseball are proud to announce that Bob Lisanti has been appointed Director of Baseball Player Development. In this new role Bob will provide leadership to all aspects of baseball instruction, research, and curriculum development. He will provide oversight to all baseball instructor hiring and training, as well as ongoing…

Resource Type: Baseball Published: April 20th, 2016