Vin brings more than 23+ years of baseball coaching experience (LL/Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, AAU, Legion, and college), 30+ years of playing experience, and 20 years of personally training players. He has privately coached all levels of players from LL/Cal-Rip to the professional levels and specializing in Hitting, Fielding/Throwing, Infield/Outfield, and the position of Catcher.
Vinny was a High School prospect scouted by the Tigers, Indians, Reds, and was offered a professional contract by Angels scout Jon Alietta. He played his High School Baseball at Danbury High for coaches Mike Cioppa and Shawn Ratchford. He was recruited at the D1 level and decided to play at Pace University after recovering from a knee injury where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in business. Throughout his college career, he competed in various summer collegiate leagues. He continues to “moonlight” in various men’s adult leagues and play for some tournament teams.
Throughout his extended coaching career; Vin has achieved many milestones. He is also recognized as having helped create the Westchester Rockland Wood Bat League. He held positions on the Board from 2000-2005 and then on the Board of Trustees from 2006-2010. Vin has organized player development clinics, presented at local youth and High School Baseball Functions, and also has run Coaching Development Clinics for many local youth and senior organizations. He currently holds positions on many local youth organization Boards to help guide their respective leagues to achieve their development goals.
Rich Sammon delivers more than 30 years of baseball and practitioner knowledge along with coaching experience at both the youth and high school levels. Rich specializes in quality baseball instruction primarily with pitching as well as hitting, infield/outfield and catching positions of the game.
Rich was a high school prospect scouted by former head major league scout Ralph DiLullo and recruited to an NJCAA baseball program whose team reached the State Regional Finals to the College World Series both seasons and where nine teammates were drafted during that time. Rich also played at the D2 level and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Rich played summers in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL). Rich continues to play baseball for various men’s adult baseball teams in CT as well as various tournament teams notably in the men’s annual Roy Hobbs Tournament in Fort Myers, FL.
Rich instructs using the latest scientific pitching research most notably as a Level 5 (Mastery) NPA Certified Coach with Tom House’s National Pitching Association as well as other methods and athletic training along with local and national industry memberships from the following organizations/associations. Rich also has standard CT CIAC approved Coach Training, CPR, First-Aid & Concussion Training.