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.
Congratulations to Bryn Harley on making the St. Anthony’s JV girls lacrosse team. Bryn is a 10th grader at St .Anthony’s High school and last year as a freshman she was voted captain of the freshman team. Bryn has been training with us since she was 12 years old. At first she was a little girl who loved to play lacrosse. As she got older and recognized she has loads of talent and knew she could become a great player. Great job Bryn we are all very proud of you. Good luck in the up coming season.
Congratulations to Mike Powell on making the Wantagh JV boys lacrosse team. Mike is a Sophomore at Wantagh High school and is looking forward to having a big season for the Warriors. Mike has been training with us for over a year now and has improved dramatically in both strength and speed. He is a very hard working kid and we are all very happy to see his hard work this off season pay off. Good Luck this season Mike and don’t forget the hard work that got you here.
Congratulations to Stephen Gruppuso on making the varsity tennis team at Bayport- Blue Point High school. Last season as a junior Stephen won the Suffolk County Division 3 singles championship. Stephen is looking to go even further this year with the hope to win the New York state singles championship. Stephen has been training with us for about a year now and has really improved his strength as well as his stamina. Stephen first came to us with the need to get both his upper body and lower body stronger in order to compete with the top tear players in New York. We are all looking forward to seeing how far he can go this year. Good luck on the up coming season Stephen, you have put in a lot of hard work this off season and you are ready to shine.
Congratulations to Sam Walsh on making the varsity softball team at Holy Trinity High school. Sam is now a sophomore at Holy Trinity and is excited to be a key contributor for the Titans. Last year as a freshman Sam made the varsity team and was able to help the team playing multiple positions and having a strong bat. As a Sophomore Sam looks to be a main stay behind the plate as the teams starting catcher. Sam has been training with us for three years now and has really improved her arm strength as well as improving her bat speed. Good luck this season Sam we know you are ready for a great season.
Today we would like to congratulate two of our Sophmore athletes from Massapequa. T.J. Laniotis and Dom Kriegel. Both boys trained hard during this offseason and it paid off in the end. Dom and T.J. are both pitchers and are now part of Massapequa’s varsity baseball team. We expect to hear a lot about both athletes accolades in the upcoming future. Congratulations boys! The AFTLI team wishes you a healthy and successful season.
Today we would like to give a shout out to Liam Lynch! Liam is a senior lacrosse player at Kellenberg high school who will be attending Stevens college next year in New Jersey where he will taking his athletic career to the next level. Liam has only been training at the facility for a few weeks but has showed a lot of persistence in his workouts as well as mental toughness. We know he is going to have a very positive impact for his team. Remember what got you where you are today buddy hardwork! We wish you a healthy and successful pal, GROUND BALLS WINS GAMES!
Congratulations to Nick Biglin and the University of Kentucky Men’s soccer team on drawing even with Louisville FC 0-0 over the weekend. During the match Nick played 45 minutes and said he was up to speed in both conditioning and strength with the pros. Louisville FC plays in the United States Soccer League which is just one step below the MLS. Great job Nick keep working hard this offseason we are all very proud of you.
Coming off a rigorous winter training program here at AFTLI, the BU18 Massapequa Celtics opened up their Region 1 Champions League play today. They faced off against the Washington United Lightning. The Lighting is the number one ranked team in New Jersey who is also the number two team in Region 1, as well as the fifth ranked team in the nation.
The Celtics went down 1-0 in the first half. Battling back with about fifteen minutes remaining in the second half, Anthony Rocchio scored a beautiful goal pull the Celtics equal at 1 a side. After a 90 minute battle with the number 5 ranked team in the country, Sean Nealis put away the winning strike in the final minute of play to give the Celtics the 2-1 win.
Following the game the talk of the town was about how the Celtics were the more conditioned team by outlasting their competition. The Celtics have worked hard with AFTLI during their entire off season in a demanding strength and conditioning program. This this past weekend showed how hard the boys have been working. Great job Celtics, we are proud of you and remember that hard work does pays off!
Shout out to Nick & Ryan Napodano who will be wrestling for the New York youth states championship in Sullivan county. Nick & Ryan have been turing heads in our facility from the first time they stepped through the door at 7 years old. These two brothers are great athletes and even better individuals. The Napodano boys wrestle, play football, baseball and lacrosse.