Bill Angelo is the Head Coach for the Elgin Community College Spartans baseball team. In working with athelets at Elite Sports Coach Angelo focuses on hitting and catcher skills and is available for private, semi-private, and clinic sessions.
Over the last 9 years Coach Angelo led the Spartans to 5 NJCAA Division II World Series appearances. His teams have won 6 Skyway Conference Championships, 12 Sectional Titles, 5 Region IV Titles and 5 District Titles.
Coach Angelo was the Skyway Conference Men’s Coach of the Year in 2002 & 2003. His career coaching record is an impressive .614 as a head coach. Coach Angelo is a graduate of Benedictine University.
Bill resides in Elburn with his wife and 3 children.
Available Wednesdays and by appointment.
Chris Gatrel is a Sports Performance Specialist, who excels in developing physical abilities of elite athletes from a variety of divergent sports for all ages. Originally from St. Charles, IL Chris was a multi-sport athlete in high school, participating in Football, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Track and Field and Hockey. While training to be a multi-sport athlete himself, Chris helped respected sports performance specialists in the St. Charles area with exercise programming and physical ability development in Football, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball and Hockey.
Chris went on to pursue a B.S.Ed. in Kinesiology from Northern Illinois University with Upper Division Honors, where his kinetic energy for exercise was developed. As Chris continued to play Lacrosse at NIU, his desire to increase sports performance in elite athletes continued. While attending NIU, he gained experience both in the classroom and out. Chris studied anatomy, physiology, program development, exercise testing, statistical analysis, biology, chemistry and even sports nutrition. In addition, Chris engaged in numerous internships, where he spent time observing and completing hands on training in sports performance, physical therapy and personal training.
Recently, Chris completed an internship at River North Gym in Chicago, which was rated the best gym in River North by the Better Business Bureau. He worked with hundreds of clientele, both athletes and non-athletes looking to improve their physical abilities. Chris came to Elite Sports Training Center in November 2013 looking to change the level of competition among Elite Athletes. His knowledge of the human body, experience and expertise in program development will bring your game to the next level. Chris trains in a way that no other trainer can relate to. He has high expectations for himself and his clientele, which is why he implements such a challenging mental and physical program for each of his clients.
Coach Benjamin focuses on all aspects of baseball instruction and is available for private, semi-private, and clinic sessions at Elite.
Coach Benjamin is available by appointment.
Coach Treccia provides baseball hitting lessons to players of all ages and abilities. Dan helps players develop confidence at home plate by stressing proper baseball hitting mechanics and developing a powerful swing. Dan uses video analysis to break down a players swing and help them visualize changes they can make to be more effective at the plate. Coach Treccia goes beyond hitting lessons and teaches players what pitches to expect in game situations and pitch counts.
Coach Treccia is a proven power hitter with coaching and playing experience at the high school, collegiate, and independent professional level. As a certified personal trainer Coach Treccia understands the importance of strength and conditioning as an overall approach to athletic development. Dan helps players develop not only proper mechanics but fast twitch muscles necessary for a productive swing at home plate.
Coach Treccia began his career as a player at North Park University and Benedictine University. After graduating from college, Coach Treccia has continued to pursue his passion for baseball having played for the Guelph Royals (Intercounty Baseball League 2013) and the Sioux Falls Canaries (American Association, Spring 2014). While with Guelph Coach Treccia led rookies in RBIs (35), games played (42), and was second in HRs (8) during the regular season. He finished in the top 10 for HR and RBI in the IBL.
Coach Treccia is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer as well as an Assistant Baseball Coach at Addison Trail High School where he works as their weight trainer and hitting coach.
Coach Treccia is available for baseball hitting lessons and speed/agility instruction by appointment.
Coach Mike provides baseball pitching lessons to players of all ages and abilities. Mike’s students develop confidence and effectiveness through the development of proper pitching mechanics. Mike uses pitching video analysis to break down a players throwing motion, stride and mechanics. Coach Mike works with players on their mental approach to the game. By teaching pitch counts and game situations Mike gives his students the tools to be successful on the mound.
Coach Mike has a proven track record of success in the baseball world as a player, coach and trainer with significant achievements at the high school, college, and professional levels of baseball. Coach Mike has recognized the necessity of had work and the time that needs to be put in in order to bring your talent to the next level.
Coach Mike began his playing career at Fenwick High School, earning All-Conference selections and winning two Chicago Catholic League Championships. Mike continued his career at the Div.I college level earning a scholarship to the University of Illinois at Chicago, helping his team to a Horizon League Championship and an NCAA Regional. Coach Mike later transferred to North Park University, where he earned and broke multiple school and CCIW league records, setting the single season strikeout record in 2009 and breaking his record in 2010 with 101. He was also honored with an American Baseball Coaches Association /Rawlings Baseball First Team All-Central Region award, CCIW First Team All Conference, and CCIW Academic All Conference in both 2009 and 2010.
Coach Mike was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2009 but returned to school and drafted again in 2010 by the Kansas City Royals where he would continue a three year career with them, one being with the Kane County Cougars. In 2013 coach Mike was the ace of the Schaumburg Boomers leading the team in multiple pitching statistics, helping the Boomers to a 2013 Frontier League Championship, and earning Championship Series MVP honors himself. Coach Mike has also worked
with North Park University as the Assistant Pitching Coach and assisted with strength and conditioning during his off seasons from professional baseball.
Coach Mike Giovenco is available everyday for hitting instruction, pitching lessons, speed/ agility instruction and consultation by appointment.
Lee “Buzz” Capra is a former Major League pitcher with the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. He specializes in teaching pitching and hitting to boys of all ages.
David Brown is a Sports Performance Specialist from Charleston, South Carolina. As a football player, David started at the wide receiver position for Goose Creek High School where he began to make an impact as a phenomenal athlete. After starting just 5 games as a freshman, David was moved up to the varsity team where he became All Region, All State and All Low Country for most receptions and most yards. In 2007, he was in the top 10 for best wide receivers in the country. His beastly athleticism in football would not stop there, as he continued playing football at Newberry College in South Carolina. In 2010, David received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication as well as his minor in Physical Education.
Today, David is a Wide Receiver for the Chicago Slaughter under Coach Steve “Mongo” McMichael. He came to Elite Sports Training Center in August 2013 to pass on his knowledge of skills and sports performance training to young athletes. David separates himself from other trainers in the area by being a mentor and critiquing biomechanics for his clients. He is also known for attending his clients’ competitions and making note of what they can do to perform better. Davids’ goal for his clients is to prepare them for the next level of competition and increase their overall sports performance.
Instructor for numerous Softball Private lessons and semi-private clinics including hitting, base running, fielding, conditioning, boot camps, the psychology of softball, pitching/catching. Areas of focus are female motivation and empowerment.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, and By Appointment
Justin Kees is highly regarded as pitching coach in St Charles, Geneva, South Elgin and the Fox Valley area. Justin serves as a pitching coach and mentor to players from St Charles, Geneva, South Elgin, Kaneland, and Schaumburg. Players travel from as far away as Chicago and Madison, WI to attend private pitching lessons with Justin.
Coach Justin works with players and their families to understand their individual goals. Using his 20+ years of playing experience and professional playing background, Justin is able to build on a players existing strengths and determine areas for improvement.
Coach Kees helps athletes understand how proper mechanics lead to fewer injuries and a longer, more productive pitching career. Through video analysis Coach Kees analyzes pitching mechanics, stride, foot placement, and throwing motion to develop healthy throwing habits.br class=”none” />
Coach Kees was a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks where he posted a .625 winning percentage. Coach Kees played locally with the Schaumburg Flyers for 4 years with a record of 20-13. Justin brings his years of professional experience to his players in every lesson. Having made the transition to professional baseball, Justin can help players and parents understand the path to playing professional baseball. As a former pro and active pitching coach Coach Kees can relate to young athletes aspiring to a higher level of play.
Coach Kees served as Associate Head Coach at Elgin Community College. As Coach, Spartans averaged 44 wins per season and he assisted in producing three All-American pitchers. Justin served as a pitching coach of the Rockford RiverHawks, an independent team in the Frontier league and as varsity pitching coach at Barrington High School.
Coach Kees is available for private pitching instruction by appointment.
With 10 years of professional instruction experience, Coach Ken Nagler is available to teach pitching, hitting, and fielding for boys of all ages.
Coach Joe Colucci focuses not only improving skills physically, but also mentally. Coach Joe wants all players to achieve the highest level of confidence through the game and life. Coach Joe is available for private, semi-private, and team clinics.
Coach Jennison focuses on soccer skills (footwork, ball handling, ball control, positioning, shooting, trapping & passing) and speed & agility training. He is available for private, semi-private, and clinic sessions at Elite.
Available By Appointment.
Coach Cody is an experienced athlete in baseball, football and soccer. He hopes that his passion and love for the game of baseball shows through on the youngsters he coaches. He is available to coach catching and hitting lessons.
Coach Jessica focuses on hitting, fielding, and pitching for girls of all ages and emphasises the importance of strength and conditioning to stay in shape.
Alexis is available for Softball Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding private, semi-private and clinic sessions.
Coach Bill and his wife Liz have lived in St. Charles area since 2000. They have 5 children which range in age from 3 to 15 years of age; 2 of which are adopted. Bill has coached/instructed all of his kids in various sports and programs across the area over the last 7 years starting at the earliest ages, to more competitive environments as they have grown. Other interests include starting a non-profit organization for teen moms called “Beautiful U” in 2011.
Coach Van Horn has over 18 years experience as a high school and college golf coach and currently serves as the men’s golf coach at Judson University. He is available for private and semi-private instruction throughout the year.
Coach Matt specializes in coaching young athletes the game of golf. He is available for private and semi-private teaching sessions.