Private Lessons

Steve Kania - Baseball & Softball: Hitting

Steve Kania
Baseball & Softball: Hitting

-3 Time NJ State Softball Coach of the Year
-Inducted into NJ State Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996
-Career record of 365 Wins and only 89 Losses in 18 Seasons at Bound Brook HS
-10 Consecutive 20-Win Seasons from 1990-1999
-7 Somerset County Championships
-10 Central Jersey Sectional Titles
-3 Overall NJ State Championships
-Undefeated 31-0 1997 team, Single season record holder for wins in Central and South Jersey history
-Coached over 50 All-State Players
-Sent over 45 Players into college ranks, including 21 to Division 1
-4 Year Starting Pitcher for TCNJ (Trenton State) and single season record holder for ERA

“Hitting Coach Kania knows more about hitting than anyone I have ever met. He has the ability to guide new hitters and diagnose problems after one swing. He has helped create not just an excellent hitter in my daughter, but an incredibly knowledgeable all around player. We eagerly look forward to her weekly lessons. His passion and integrity is contagious.” – Mitch Schwartz

$80/hr

  • 1 – 60 Minute lesson packs $80.00
  • 5 – 60 Minute lesson packs $375.00
  • 10 – 60 Minute lesson packs $725

ALISON MEAGHER - Softball: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding

ALISON MEAGHER
Softball: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding

http://ampskillsvideos.godaddysites.com/

Alison Meagher played college softball for Division 1 Rider University, where she pitched 153 innings as a freshman, the most on the team.

Alison is started her third year of coaching at Benedictine Academy in 2016. 2016 is her first year as Head Coach, after 2 seasons of being an Assistant and Pitching Coach. 2016 Non-Public B State Sectional Champs. She coached 2 years of travel softball with the 18U North Jersey Outlaws in 2014 & 2015. She is a Rutgers Certified Youth Coach and a Certified ASA Umpire.

In August of 2015, she started Ali Meagher Productions (AMP). She films and edits softball and baseball Recruiting Skills Videos and has first-hand knowledge of the college recruiting process. Her experience as a player and a coach allows her to not only film, but instruct as well.

She played travel softball for the NJ Inferno for 3 years and began playing 18U Gold as a 15 year old. She was a 4 year Varsity letter winner at Arthur L. Johnson High School. She was team captain and team representative on the Athletic Leadership Council. She led the team, as the starting pitcher, to 2 Conference Championships. In her Junior and Senior years was chosen First Team All-Conference and senior year was First Team All-County and Group II and received the Frank Ciccotelli Scholarship. Alison earned a 1.79 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 106 innings on the mound.

Alison stresses learning proper pitching mechanics and is excited to bring her passion and love for the game to athletes of all ages.

$60/hr

  • 1 hour lesson packs $60.00
  • 5 – 1 hour lesson packs $275.00
  • 10 – 1 hour lesson packs $525

Dedrick Dye - Basketball Instruction

Dedrick Dye
Basketball Instruction

– Owner/Operator – Dedrick Dye Basketball 2011- Present
– Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Wagner College 2009-2010
– Professional Basketball Player 2003-2006
2006 Saprissa Basket, Costa Rica
2004-2005 Braga, Portugal
2003-2004 Essen, Germany
– 2004 Summer Leagues at NYC West 4th Street and Rucker Park
– 2003 USBL Summer League with the Pennsylvania Valleydawgs
– 2003 Verizon Academic All-American Team
– Two-time NEC student athlete of the year
– Graduate of Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
– B.S. Business and M.S. Education

$80/hr

  • 1 hour lesson packs $80.00
  • 5 – 1 hour lesson packs $375.00
  • 10 – 1 hour lesson packs $725

James Dattile - Baseball: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding. Softball: Hitting, Fielding

James Dattile
Baseball: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding. Softball: Hitting, Fielding

Present-USABL Coach Old Bridge NJ
1990-New Your Mets Batting Practice pitcher
1981-Long Beach Rockets Baseball-Ind League Infielder Orange County California
1979-Alvin Jr College Infielder Alvin Texas
1978-Ranger Jr College Infielder Ranger Jr College
1975-1977-Abraham Lincoln H.S. Varsity Infielder Brooklyn NY.

$80/hr
$45/hhr

  • 1 hour lesson packs $80.00
  • 5 – 1 hour lesson packs $375.00
  • 10 – 1 hour lesson packs $725
  • 30 minute lesson packs $45.00
  • 5 – 30 minute lesson packs $200
  • 10 – 30 hour lesson packs $375

Valerie Cassell - Softball - Pitching

Valerie Cassell
Softball - Pitching

Playing Experience

College of Charleston

  • SoCon Athlete Scholar
  • CAA Pitcher of the Week Honors
  • CAA Player of the Week Honors
  • CofC Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
  • Ranked 29th in the country by the Preseason Top 50 NCAA Softball Pitchers
  • 2nd Team All-CAA Honors Pitcher/Utility
  • Awarded Team Scholar Athlete and Most Valuable Player
  • Career 2.65 ERA

Edison High School

  • Numerous all-county, all-area, and all-state recognitions
  • Edison record holder in hits (154), RBIs (104) and strikeouts (855)
  • Named the team’s MVP all four years and schools Most Outstanding Student Athlete in 2010 and 2012
  • Named a three-time all-state selection
  • Middlesex Conference red Division championship in 2010
  • Four-time Scholar Athlete and team captain honors
  • Overall 81-29 record with a career 0.73 ERA
  • Ranked all-time in hits (154) and 15th all-time in wins (89) in the state of New Jersey, becoming the only player to be on two all-time lists

NJ Breakers

  • 6 years of 18u Gold playing experience under Coach Joe Salvatore
  • Worked multiple camps and clinics for the team
  • Pitching coach from 2012-2015

$60/hr

Bobby Bonds II - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding

Bobby Bonds II
Baseball - Hitting & Fielding

*Son of Bobby Bonds & younger brother of Barry Bonds.
*Minor League outfielder
*Drafted by San Diego Padres in 18th round in 1992
*Played in the Padres Organization from 1992-95.
*Played in San Francisco Giants Organization from 1996-98

$80/hr

  • 30 minute session – $45.00
  • 5 – 60 Minute lesson packs $375.00

James Torres - Softball Catching Instruction

James Torres
Softball Catching Instruction

Coach James Torres played Varsity baseball for 4 years at Carteret High School. While in high school James caught, played outfield, and brought speed to the base paths. James went on to attend Penn State University where he obtained a degree in law. While at Penn State, he played intramural baseball and was the co-captain of the Penn State Hazleton Volleyball Team. James currently serves his community as their Juvenile Detective and a Firearms Instructor in the Roselle Police Department. James worked as an instructor/coach at the Gamers Baseball and Softball Academy in Kenilworth, and now coaches with NJ Batbusters.

Experience:

Travel Ball Coach
Specializes In: speed/agility, Catchers, and Outfielders.

 

$60/hr

1 hour lesson $60.00

5 – 1 hour lesson packs $275.00

10 – 1 hour lesson packs $525.00

Jen Haas - Softball Pitching, Softball Hitting, Softball Fielding

Jen Haas
Softball Pitching, Softball Hitting, Softball Fielding

Jen was a pitcher and outfielder at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She was given the team’s Rookie of The Year Award in 2006 and was an FDU NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete in 2007. In her rookie year, she led the team in RBI’s and home-runs during the regular season.

During her high school career, she excelled and dominated in pitching, hitting, and fielding. During the 2004 season, she finished with a record of 15-2, with 11 shutouts and an ERA of 0.62. Jen led her team to Division Titles in 2004 and 2005, a Conference Title in 2004, and led her team to the State Finals in 2004. Jen and her 2004 team were inducted into the Hammonton High School Hall of Fame in 2006.

Jen has played in various high-level tournaments throughout her softball career. After college, she was an assistant coach at the Freshman, JV, and Varsity levels. These teams all went on to have winning seasons and competed for conference and divisional titles. Jen currently works as a teacher in the Jackson School District and is attending graduate school at Monmouth University to obtain her degree in Educational Leadership.

Jen is an ACE and Safe Sport Certified Coach. She is an active member of the NFCA.

Accolades and Experience:
Travel Ball and High School Coach
10+ years of instructing (pitching/hitting/fielding)
2003- All South Jersey Group II Conference (Pitching)
2004- Atlantic City Press Player of the Year, Courier Post All Group III 1stTeam All State , Philadelphia Inquirer 1stTeam All SJ, Courier-Post South Jersey All Star, Star Ledger 2ndTeam All State
2004, 2005- CAL 1stTeam American All Conference (Pitching)
2005-Courier Post All Group III 1stTeam, Atlantic City Press 1stTeam, Philadelphia Inquirer 1stTeam
2006-Rookie of the Year Award FDU
2007-NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete

$60/hr

1- 60 minute lesson $60

5 – 60 minute lesson packs $275

10 – 60 minute lesson packs $525

Mariah Fannen - Softball: Pitching, Catching, Hitting, Fielding

Mariah Fannen
Softball: Pitching, Catching, Hitting, Fielding

-Dominican College
-ASA World Series Tournament
-All League Honors
-All County Honors
-All State Honors

$60/hr

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