NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - In an effort to continue providing the top fitness training in Westchester County, the braintrust behind A-Game Sports in New Rochelle are rolling out new travel teams for teenagers.
Since opening its 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on Main Street in January, the team at A-Game Sports has been providing unique training and sport opportunities for athletes in the lower Hudson Valley.
With the new facility now firmly established in New Rochelle, Wall Street mavericks turned entrepreneurs Kevin Plein and Darin Feldman are turning to phase two of their plan for the organization: the implementation of several travel teams that will compete in the tri-state area.
Having already established 14U and 18U softball teams, A-Game Sports will soon provide lacrosse, soccer and baseball travel teams with tryouts as soon as next month for the baseball teams.
Plein believes that A-Game Sports’ facility - which includes a turf infield for defensive baseball and softball training, several batting tunnels and a large “multi-sport field” - gives them a leg up on other teams that may be negatively affected by the Northeast’s typically harsh winter weather.
“If you live in the Northeast, you know that you’re going to run into that five month period of weather, and our facility allows for skills training 12 months out of the year,” he said. “We’ll still be outside when other teams are outside, but we also have the option of coming indoors when necessary.”
The spacious indoor facility isn’t the only advantage A-Game Sports offers its teams. They plan to employ nutritional counselors to ensure that players are staying healthy on and off the field, and they have the means to utilize certain analytics to help athletes improve their performances. The facility also includes a HitTrax batting simulator that offers statistics such as bat speed, exit ball velocity and max distance live as an athlete hits off a tee in the cage.
Feldman said that the facility has become a popular destination for athletes throughout the Hudson Valley, and he expects the teams to be hotly contested during tryouts.
“We’ve been pulling kids rom all different areas, which is an exciting thing about this facility, we’re really opening up the talent pool,” he said. “It makes for better teams and it’s good for kids from different areas to interact with each other.”
With additional details set to come out next week regarding baseball and lacrosse team tryouts, Plein said that kids of all ability levels and experience are free to join, as long as they realized the time commitment they were making.
“We believe that we can raise the skill level of any athlete, if they are committed to getting better,” he added. “Our view is that we just want the kids to have desire, ready to make a sizable commitment to the team, coaches and other players.”
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