Trainer Melisa Byrns along with her team finish the Tri-State Spartan Beast and Qualify for the Spartan Trifecta

Posted by: on April 23, 2015

Congratulations to Melisa Byrns and her team Tim Byrns, Ana Zoia, Parul Patel, and Nick Tomizawa for finishing the Spartan Beast this past weekend. The Beast consisted of 13+ miles of mountain, snow, mud, and 32 grueling obstacles. Some of the obstacles included monkey bars, ropes climbs, barbed wire crawls, and memory tests. If you were unable to complete an obstacle you had to do 30 burpees. Melisa’s team dominated the race and they now qualify for the Spartan Trifecta (a sprint, super, & beast in 1yr). Their weekly long runs, and upper body and Core strengthening workouts set them up for success. They are stronger than they’ve ever been both physically and mentally. And look forward to the next Spartan race in June. Great Job, keep up the hard work, and good luck with your Trifecta journey!!

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Marist announces Lorenzo Cotrone in new players for 2015

Posted by: on April 22, 2015

Congratulations to Lorenzo Cotrone on being named to the Marist College football incoming players to watch for list in 2015.  This List is made up of the top incoming freshman to the Marist football team. Lorenzo will be playing receiver for the Red Foxes next season and brings a toughness to the table that most other freshman don’t have.  Lorenzo has been training with us for over five years now and can’t wait to show off his talents at Marist’s training camp this summer. Last season as a senior at Holy Trinity Lorenzo lead the team in both receptions and receiving touchdowns.  We cant wait for you to shine next season at Marist. Keep up the hard work this off season.

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Check out Lorenzo’s highlight film below…

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It’s not too late to sign up!

Posted by: on April 20, 2015

Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st, 6:15-7:30pm at Field of Dreams soccer fields starts the second week of our 12-Week Soccer Training Program for ages U9-18. The session were held at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa. The feedback that we received from regarding our last soccer training program from the community was great. The kids and parents learned a ton, worked hard and had a great time in the process. Our program includes strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, and conditioning. Remember you can still sign up its not too late. You can call AFTLI directly to reserve your spot. All new comers prices will be prorated.

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Youth Soccer Program starts tomorrow!

Posted by: on April 13, 2015

Tomorrow, Tuesday 14th, 6:15-7:30pm at Field of Dreams soccer fields starts our 10-Week Soccer Training Program for ages 9-18. The session were held at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa. The feedback that we received from regarding our last 10-week program from the community was great. The kids and parents learned a ton, worked hard and had a great time in the process. Our program includes strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, and conditioning. Remember you can still sign up its not too late. You can call AFTLI directly to reserve your spot.

Alberti makes 7th grade lax team

Posted by: on April 7, 2015

Congratulations to Sabrina Alberti on making the Massapequa middle school 7th grade lacrosse team. Sabrina has been training with us for the past year and has improved her speed and agility while working on her stick skills. Sabrina is a very hard worker and it is awesome to see all her hard work pay off. Great job Sabrina keep up the great work and good luck during the season.

12-Week Training Program starts next Tuesday! Call to sign up today!

Posted by: on April 6, 2015

Last summer we started a 10-Week Soccer Training Program for ages 9-18. The session were held at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa. The feedback that we received from the community was great. The kids and parents learned a ton, worked hard and had a great time in the process. Our program included strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, and conditioning. Starting next Tuesday, April 14th we will be starting the training program again and this time it will be a 12-week program! You can call AFTLI directly to reserve your spot today.

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Celtics continue to show how hard work pays off

Posted by: on April 3, 2015

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In a midweek evening showdown the Massapequa Celtics played the undefeated ISA Middle Country squad consisting of many of the best high school players from Suffolk County in second round State Cup National Championship play.

At half time the score was locked at 0-0 with both teams having a couple of quality scoring opportunities. The second half was going to pose a challenge for the Celtics as now they had to play into the ever increasing gale force winds.

The Celtics dominated possession as ISA Middle Country just tried to play direct and take advantage of the strong winds in their favor. The Celtics settled into their possession game and off of two fantastic hustling plays by Andrew Prendegast, one an assist of Chris Taibi’s goal, and second a beautiful goal of his own, were able to take a 2-0 lead.

With 2 minutes left in the game the referee awarded ISA Middle Country a very questionable penalty kick which they were able to convert.

Time then ran out and the Celtics were once again victorious moving onto the third round of State Cup National Championship play winning 2-1.

Great work Celtics! We are proud of you guys!

Russell on Softball Players To Watch List

Posted by: on March 31, 2015

Congratulations to Alexa Russell on being put to the Long Island softball players to watch list.  This is a list formed by newsday that shows the top softball players on Long Island.  Alexis a senior at Kellenberg High school looks to improve on an outstanding junior year.  Last year Alexa was the teams leading run producer with a .330 batting average with 33 RBI’s and 15 doubles.  On the defensive end she will be starting at shortstop to help solidify the infield. Alexa and her Firebird teammates will look to make it four straight CHSAA softball state championships as they begin there season.  Alexa has been training with us for over six years now, starting off as a little girl and becoming the fantastic young lady she is today both on and off the diamond.  We are all very proud of you Alexa. Good luck with the up coming season and don’t forget all the hard work you have done to get you to this point.

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CALL TO RESERVE A SPOT TODAY!

Posted by: on March 30, 2015

Last summer we started a 10-Week Soccer Training Program for ages 9-18. The session were held at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa. The feedback that we received from the community was great. The kids and parents learned a ton, worked hard and had a great time in the process. Our program included strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, and conditioning. Starting on Tuesday, April 14th we will be starting the training program again and this time it will be a 12-week program! You can call AFTLI directly to reserve your spot today.

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Celtics Start off season strong

Posted by: on March 29, 2015

The BU 18 Massapequa Celtics opened up New York State Cup Championship play this Saturday with a match against Downtown United of Manhattan. In the past DUSC usually gave the Celtics problems but not on this day. The Celtics jumped out to an early lead on a great goal by University of Rhode Island commit Greg Baumstein, assisted by SUNY Cortland commit Anthony Rocchio, en route to a 10-0 victory. Stars of the day were Mauricio Rivas with three goals and Kenny Escolero with 2 goals.
Sunday the Celtics opened up Regional EDP league play with a home game against Brooklyn based professional club FA Euro’s U18/19 side. The game proved to be an extremely physical battle with the Celtics coming out on top with a 2-0 victory.
Another great performance by St. John’s recruit Mauricio Rivas who score the Celtics two goals giving him five for the weekend.
In early season action the Celtics have four wins zero loses and one tie giving up only one goal and scoring 20.  Over this offseason the Celtics were apart of our indoor strength, conditioning and speed clinic. Each player on the team came 2 times a week for 5 weeks. Each session was harder then the last pushing every player to there limit. The Celtics did outstanding throughout the clinic and were a pleasure to train. Both the Celtics coaches and players noticed an immediate difference between there conditioning and there opponents. While the other teams were dragging In the later stages of the match while the Celtics thrived. Way to start the season off strong fellas and remember all the hard work you guys put in with us over the offseason.