Winter Hitting Development Program
Power into the Spring
The Angels Baseball Winter Hitting Development Program will focus on improving a player’s hitting power, specifically their Exit Velocity (EV). EV is a measurement of how hard the ball is coming off the bat. We will measure each player’s EV at the initial session, and again at the final session. The goal for each player will be to see an improvement in their EV from start to finish. The 7-week program consists of a combination of hitting drills and age-specific strength training. The program starts Wednesday January 8th and sessions are available for players 9-11 and players ages 12 and up. Contact Jason Aquilante for further details (240-778-4763 or email@example.com).
Holiday Home Run Derby
Angels Baseball and The Baseball Zone are partnering this Holiday Season to offer local players an opportunity to test their hitting power in the inaugural HitTrax Holiday Home Run Derby! We will be holding three separate competitions (based on age); and space is limited to 8 players per age group. Register today to reserve a spot for your child. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding a program that Angels Baseball will be conducting this Spring for kids from low income communities in Montgomery County. Contact Jason Aquilante (240-778-4763 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
You're Not There Yet
Three Letters that Make a Huge Difference
Too often we lose sight of where we will be; and instead, we focus on the pain or the problems we are experiencing in the moment. We want to quit because quitting solves the problems we are having AT THAT TIME. Now, I couldn’t just ask my dad to stop the car and turn around (even though he did threaten that very action on a few occasions!). But for youth athletes struggling to learn a new skill; that is exactly the path they take. Instead of working through the struggle, they quit.
Before I joined the Angels Baseball program, I was a poor kid from a rough neighborhood in Philadelphia. Angels Baseball helped me earn a scholarship to Eastern University where I graduated with a bachelors degree in Education. I now have a full-time job and own a home in the Philadelphia suburbs. My dreams were realized because of the core traits of life that I learned during my time with Angels Baseball. I will be forever grateful for my time spent at the academy.
Coach Con is one of the greatest coaches, role models, and leaders that I have had to pleasure to know. He is an amazing instructor of baseball, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. His instruction goes far beyond the game and really is about building/creating great young men who also play the game of baseball the right way. I could never thank him enough for all that he has done and continues to do for my son, team, and myself.
Con imparts the knowledge he has gained over so many years to help everyone achieve the success they are seeking. With our boys, that knowledge and motivation he has imparted has grown beyond the baseball diamond. He has taught them the value and rewards of working hard in their school work, at home and in their community. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Con learns that he is guided by his belief of "servant leadership" helping others achieve things within themselves that they never thought were possible.
Con Aquilante's ability to tap into each of his player's focus, desire, and commitment to excellence both on and off the field is immeasurable. When you combine that with top notch technical instruction and a culture where players are focused as much on helping their teammates grow as they are themselves, the result is truly a special experience. Simply put, the Angels program encapsulates the VERY BEST of what sports are all about.
My son joined the Angels team at the age of 11. Though, he was the youngest amongst high-schoolers, Coach Con welcomed him and helped him not only to strengthen his baseball skills but more importantly challenged my son to be confident on the field and in the classroom. Each week, I sat at practice waiting for Con's quote of the day in order to claim it on Monday morning while encouraging my students to believe, work harder, and have fun while doing it.
Throughout the time I have spent with the Angels Baseball program, Coach A has ingrained so much knowledge into my brain in regards to baseball but in addition life skills. Coach is extremely passionate about forming young men not just athletes.
Angels Baseball and Con Aquilante was so much more than exceptional baseball instruction. My son learned about himself and every day ideals- things that he will take with him in life to be successful. The Angels Baseball program was a blessing!
I want to thank coach Con Aquilante, for all that he has done for me. Being a player with the Philadelphia Angels, Coach Aquilante has helped me prepare and continue to get better. He taught me how to train, play, become a better baseball player and be the best person I could be. I have spent a lot of time with Coach A to where he feels like a second father. I have tremendous respect for him in helping me become a successful baseball player and person.