MEET OUR TEAM!
Tom Caputo - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 2)
  • As the Director of Program Development, Tom is an asset to the Pro Game Athletics Staff
  • Graduate from the Hofstra Baseball team

  • Former Long Island Duck

  • Former Head Coach for the Dowling Men’s College team

  • Current Assistant coach for St. Josephs College

  • Caputo has a tremendous amount of insight on what it takes to develop the college player

Jay Loviglio - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 2)  
  • Over 30 years of professional experience
  • Loviglio began his playing career with the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization, climbing up to the Majors in 1980. He spent time playing with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs organizations as well

  • In 1986 Loviglio started his coaching career throughout the minor leagues as a Manager, Hitting Coach, Infield Coordinator, and Baserunning Coordinator within the Pirates, Rockies & Cubs. He spent two seasons as the Long Island Ducks hitting coach

  • Forrner Head Coach for Islip High School’s Varsity Baseball

  • Jay has enjoyed his transition from the professional level back to young players since it allows him to do what he does best, grow an athlete

Kevin Baez - Baseball – Hitting, Pitching & Fielding - Seasonal  (Tier 2)

 

  • Current Manager for the Rockland Boulders
  • Former manager for the Long Island Ducks and a former Major League Baseball player
  • Kevin enjoyed a 17-year professional playing career prior to becoming a full-time coach in 2005

  • The Brooklyn native was named to three Atlantic League All-Star teams during his playing career and has now served as a manager at two midsummer classics. 2017 was Kevin’s 15th season as a member of the Ducks organization and 7th year as manager.  In his six seasons as manager, the former Duck and Major League infielder has guided Long Island to five half-season Liberty Division titles, four Liberty Division championships and two Atlantic League championships.

Mike Rizzitello - Baseball - Catching & Hitting - Seasonal (Tier 2)
  • 2012 Connetquot High School Graduate - All League, All County, First Team All Long Island and Catcher of the Year

  • 2016 Dowling College Graduate – 4 year starting catcher, First Team All Conference, Second  Team All East Region and Team MVP (Played under our own Tommy Caputo for 4 years)

  • Rizzitello started his professional career with the San Rafael Pacifics in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball. That season Michael won Rookie of the Year in the Pacific Association.

  • In his 2nd year Rizzitello signed with the Evansville Otters in the Frontier League where he finished with the highest caught stealing percentage in the league, throwing out 40% of runners and was recognized as a 2018 Frontier League All Star.

Ryan Lynch - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1)
  • 2006 JUCO All-American with 1.81 ERA at Cecil Community College in Maryland

  • 2009 First Team All-NEC outfielder for D1 Sacred Heart University

  • 6 year Varsity Coach at West Babylon and Connetquot

  • Top 5 Long Island Overall Athletes - Newsday 2005

  • All-County baseball, basketball and football player in high school

  • Gold Glove Runner-Up Shortstop in 2005 

Jon Kaese - Baseball - Pitching, Fielding & Hitting (Tier 1)
  • Jon started his career at West Islip High School where he received the Golden Glove Award and led the Varsity Team in Homeruns and RBI's for 2 straight years
  • While playing in Junior College, Jon was aggressively scouted by the NY Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers, but decided to pursue a 5 year career in the US Coast Guard.
  • Jon has been coaching baseball teams and giving private lessons since 2013
Mike Mescia - Baseball - Catching, Fielding & Hitting (Intro)
  • 2016 Graduate from West Babylon High school

  • 3 Years of Travel Baseball Coaching Experience

  • Former Student Assistant At Queensborough Community College

  • 2018 CUNYAC Champion at Queensborough Community College

  • Currently on the John Jay Baseball Team as a Senior

  • Focus on INFIELD, Outfield, Catching, Hitting, & Base running

Brandon Ruland- Baseball - Hitting, Catching, Fielding & Pitching (Intro)
  • 2018 Islip High School Graduate - 3 year varsity starter, earned an all-league selection in 2018

  • Played for the Long Island Junior Ducks for 6 years

  • Current Varsity Assistant Coach for Kings Park High School

  • Current Manager of the 11u Jr Ducks

  • Has been coaching baseball teams since 2014

  • Co-founder of Yeti Baseball

  • Currently attends LIU POST majoring in physical education and health education

Rob Machado - Baseball - Hitting, Fielding, & Pitching (Intro)
  • 3 Years Coaching Experience

  • Current Assistant coach for the 11u Jr Ducks

  • Played travel ball for 16u Diamond Spikes and 18u Ramos baseball academy and Varsity baseball at Brentwood high school as 1B, Pitcher, and RF

  • Focuses on development and mechanics in young athletes

Melyssa Renalds - Softball Director - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1) 
  • Pro Game Softball Director
  • Former SUNY New Paltz Softball Player - 2010 Graduate

  • 3-time All-SUNYAC Selection & Northeast Region Third Team Award

  • Former 12u Travel Softball Coach & Walt Whitman Varsity Softball Coach

  • Current Assistant Softball Coach for St. Joseph’s College

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Level 1 Certified Cross Fit Coach

Jose Burgos - Softball Instructor - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1) 
  • Former Jv Softball Coach for Central Islip High School 

  • Former Jv Softball Coach for Holy Trinity  

  • Former Long Island Panthers 16u Travel Softball 

  • Currently Head Varsity Coach for The Calhoun School 

  • Currently Coaching Pro Game Fury 16u tournament team

John Mannino - Softball Instructor - Hitting & Pitching (Tier 1) 
  • - 15 years NYC Public School High School Varsity Softball Head Coach

  • - 22 years NYC Public School High School Teacher

  • - 5 Years Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach Certified

  • - AED/First Aid/CPR and Concussion Management

  • - Member of Positive Alliance of Coaching

  • - Specialty in beginning/ intermediate Pitching and Hitting

  • - ALL around fundamentals of the game

  • - 10 years Coaching Baseball for West Islip Little League

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HOURS OF OPERATIONS:

Pro Game Athletics - Lessons | Rentals

Mon-Fri:  8:00AM - 9:00PM

Sat/Sun:  9:00AM - 1:00PM

Hours vary by appointment - Please call

(earlier/later appointments & rental are available)

*HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Pitching Machine - must have a feeder - (No coin machines)

Must schedule cage rental, call us! 

 

ADDRESS:

41 Saxon Ave Bay Shore, NY 11706

info@progameathletics.com - Tel: 631.647.7757

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