NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With the dog days of summer hitting Westchester County, A-Game Sports is looking for athletes interested in participating on competitive softball travel teams.
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.
Now, after months of discussion and planning, they are seeking girls to try out for the Westchester Heat, where they will field teams in the 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18-under divisions.
With the new facility up and running in New Rochelle, former Wall Street workers turned entrepreneurs and trainers are ratcheting up phase two of their plan for their business: travel teams that will compete against the best in the tri-state area.
Although tryouts will be held between Monday, Aug. 1 and Thursday, Aug. 4, the team will play year round in A-Game Sports’ facility - which includes a turf field to practice infield defense, several batting tunnels and a large “multi-sport field” that can be utilized even in the dead of winter.
“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,” Plein 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.
“We believe that we can raise the skill level of any athlete, if they are committed to getting better,” Plein 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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