Fall Program Extended
Registration Remains Open
The Maryland Angels Fall Youth Development Program will extend into the week of October 26th to make up for some lost sessions due to rain. Parents that are interested in getting their kids back onto the field can still register for some open slots. We have availability in our Hitting and Defensive sessions. The Angels Baseball Fall Program allows parents the option to select only a portion of the program while your child is able to fully participate in another Fall sport. The focus areas for the 2020 Program are Hitting, Positional Breakouts for Defense and Team Defense. Games are held every Saturday at Kings Crossing Park in Boyds, MD. Click on the link below to learn how we will focus on keeping kids and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while also providing kids with a tremendous learning environment. Registration will remain open throughout the Fall.
Angels Challenger Club
Dare to be Great!
The plan was simple. I would start at the end of the pack and I would go out nice and easy, trying not to get caught up in the rush of excitement. I would focus on the ground, and not worry about the many runners that were starting in front of me. I would run my own race; and aim to cover about 4 to 5 miles each hour for roughly 11 hours. I wanted to finish the 50 miles in under 12 hours. I had run a 50K race two years before, and finished with a respectable time; and did so a few days after Hurricane Sandy left a few inches of rain on the course. My feet slid out from under me after each step, and I found myself wading through knee deep water at some points on the trail. So naturally I thought I could handle another 19 miles in solid conditions. Boy was I wrong...
Kevin Jordan Announced as Guest Speaker
How to Handle Obstacles
We are honored to announce that Kevin Jordan will be a guest speaker during our Youth Challenger Club on October 14th. Kevin was a highly sought after High School Baseball recruit, and entered Wake Forest University in the Fall of 2010, with dreams of one day wearing a Major League Uniform. However, in that same year, Kevin was diagnosed with an autoimmune virus that was attacking his body. Soon after, he would require a kidney transplant. Kevin's coach at Wake Forest, Tom Walter, donated one of his kidneys to Kevin in February 2011, which gave Kevin not just an opportunity to get back on the field, but an opportunity to succeed in life. Kevin will be speaking to 20 youth on October 14th about how he was able to deal with such a major obstabcle. Kevin was just 18 years old and 400 miles from his family when he began suffering from the autoimmune virus. It took nearly 40 lbs off his athletic frame; but it never took his mind. We are all presented with obstacles in our lives and we all must find a way to overcome them. We can't think of anyone better to educate our youth on this subject than Kevin. Contact us if interested in attending the session!
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.