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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. Some people probably didn’t agree with the way I approached the game, but they also probably didn’t play in the majors for 22 years. I get if you don’t understand my point of view. How […]

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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 memberships at the Bo Dome, a comprehensive off-season training program, and a competitive spring and summer schedule.  As a Cangelosi Sparks player, you will have access to all of the resources that the Bo Dome offers […]

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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 the short term you will lose weight, but in time, most gain the weight back and then some! Again, getting better in baseball is a journey, a process. It sometimes requires 1 step backwards in […]

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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 are you training to be at your physical peak ability for when it really matters, the post-season?” The basis of a solid in-season training program should include: maximizing your competitive sports advantage while maintaining previous […]

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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 education and development of the current staff. Bob brings a high level of expertise and professionalism to Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports. He is passionate about player and instructor development and it shows through his leadership […]

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Coach’s Corner with Bob Lisanti – Tuesday, April 12th

Baseball is a game where we can feel good one-day, and horrible the next. As coaches, we need to look at drills, technique, mental approach as a daily process that will allow the player to feel good that day, and when they wake up the next day, they have to do it all over again.  Baseball has a funny way of hitting the reset button.  For a player, this process will never end.  It is the nature of the game and can never be changed.  We have to build that […]

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15 of 19 CAVE players increase arm velocity in just 4 weeks

The CAVE velocity & strength program will return tonight after having 2 weeks off for Christmas break. We have completed just 16/40 sessions and have already yielded 11/19 players with velocity increases of 2+ mph and 5/19 players with 5+ mph. With more than half of the program remaining, we look forward to seeing how much further our athletes can push themselves. Check out the velocities below… CAVE Recordings

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Fall Back into Good Habits

Welcome back to all of our Cangelosi Fall League players!! It’s a new season, which means it is time to set new personal and team goals. Anybody can sit down and write out goals that they want to set, but it takes handwork, determination, and great leadership skills to actually achieve them individually and as a team. We came across an article written by former coach now motivational speaker, Pat Sullivan, about the most important word when it comes to goals and leadership, and that word is “Work.” We would […]

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G.M.A.C. Foundation Summer Baseball Camp July 14th-15th

Bo Jackson’s Give Me A Chance Foundation held a 2 day baseball camp for kids of ages 8-13. The kids were split up into teams and went to separate stations for the duration of the camp. The stations included were pitching, batting, fielding, and over all teamwork and team skills. At the end of the camp, Team 1 came out on top with the total number of points. Laurence White was selected for the individual award given out to the camper with the best leadership and overall team skills. Coach Garrick […]

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