Angels Baseball Working w/Kids from Lower Economic Communities
Angels Baseball will begin working with kids this Summer from lower economic Communities in and around Montgomery County, MD. The kids, ages 8-12, will take part in the Player Development program, Angels Baseball's flagship program. Players will meet two times each week, participating in a 90-minute session each week. Each session will be broken into two segments. The first segment will have the players go through 60 minutes of skill work (hitting, fielding, throwing, etc). The last 30 minutes will have the players engaged in discussions on various topics that will look to help them with their personal development. Topics will include seeing through the struggle; there is no avoiding work; and breaking down barriers. Click on the link below to donate today and help subsidize the cost of the program. Contact Jason Aquilante to learn more (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Player Development Camp
Two-Day Camp in Gaithersburg, MD
This July, the Angels Baseball Program will be holding a weekend camp at The Baseball Zone in Gaithersburg, MD for players ages 8-12. The camp will coincide with the inaugural Angels Baseball Player Development Symposium and will be held on Saturday July 13 and SUnday July 14. The Saturday session will cover offensive skills, specifically hitting and baserunning. The Sunday session will cover defensive skills; where players will receive instruction related to their specific position. Contact Jason Aquilante (email@example.com) for more details. Click on the link below to register now!
Inaugural Summer Symposium
Featuring Elise Ray-Statz
Join us on Saturday July 13th for our inaugural Summer Symposium, where 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist and United States Gymnastics Hall of Famer Elise Ray-Statz will join us as our guest speaker. Elise will provide the audience with insight on how her experiences in gymnastics has helped shaped her and how she coaches. The event is open to the first 225 people that register; and will be held at the Conference Center at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD. You can register by clicking on the link below. Any questions about the event can be directed to Jason Aquilante at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.