Archive for Athlete to Watch
Congrats to Nick Bigilin, who today is making his official college visit to the University of Kentucky. Nick will be partaking in many special school events over this weekend such as tailgating with the Wild cat fans before there BIG game against the #1 team in the nation Alabama, Nick gets to meet with the head football coach Mark Stoops and then sit in the student section with the wild cat faithful. That’s just his Saturday. Sunday he will be taking part in the men’s soccer team pregame meal and meeting with there strength and conditioning coach, the assistant athletic director and the head athletic director and there academic director. After that Nick will be watching the men’s soccer team as the take on South Carolina. Nick has been training with us to become one of the top recruits in the nation and it is showing with all the great invitations he has received. Keep up the awesome work Nick and good luck on your trip to Kentucky…GO Wild Cats
Check out Nick in one of our many client commercials. (0:16)
Congrats to the 12-Year-Olds Massapequa Mustangs travel team on dominating in their season opener against the Bellmore Ravens. The Mustangs, who won their 2012 NCYFL Championship last season, walked away with a 34-6 win for their season opener.
We wanted to take the time not only to congratulate the entire team, but to give two of our young athletes a shout out. Congrats to Ryan “The Hammer” Lowney & Anthony “Z” Zisa for getting their names mentioned in todays edition of the Massapequa Post for the win against he Ravens. Both of these boys have been training very hard with us for this season and deserve everything they achieve. Great job guys! Keep up the great work and lets WIN another NCYFL Championship!
Check out Ryan “The Hammer” Lowney in our Young Athletes commercial (0:05)
Wanted to take the time to give one of our toughest young clients a shout out. Bridget aka JET, plays soccer and girls lacrosse for Massapequa and now is on a co-ed Gaelic Football (Rugby) team. In her first game JET had to cover a boy twice her size and ran circles around him! Great job Bridget! We are so proud of you!
JET is also featured in one of our commercials! (0:14)
Shout out to client Matt Isnardi and the rest of the Chaminade Flyers on starting their 2013-2014 season off 2-0. The Flyers beat Kellenburg last weekend 47-20 and took down Iona Prep 22-7 this past Saturday. Senior, Matt Isnardi has helped the Flyers get off to a 2-0 start with 2 receptions, 76 yards and 1 touchdown. Great job Matt, keep up the great work!
Plainedge is expected to be a powerhouse in Nassau Conference 3 Varsity Football this season, and they deserve to be. Over the summer our trainers at AFTLI had the pleasure to work with the Plainedge Varsity and Junior Varsity Football teams for almost 2 months in a Speed, Power and Agility training camp. These boys showed up rain or shine and always came to work. They deserve to be ranked in the top two and we wish them the best of luck on their season. The Plainedge Red Devils start their season on Thursday September 12, at 4:30pm in Floral Park.
To the Plainedge Football Team,
The following video is to remind you guys how hard you worked this off season. Not only did you train with us twice a week, but also were hitting the weight room hard and had great results at S.K.I.P. Don’t forget all the hard work you guys put in and keep your eyes on the ultimate goal, the LIC. Good luck!
Wanted to take the time to congratulate Brandon Bestany and the rest of Team 91 2019 on a very successful tournament season. The boys finished their season with a 21-5 combined record and two tournament championships! Brandon has been working very hard with us throughout the season and we are very proud of him! He is one of the smallest kids on the field and had 37 goals 12 assists on the season. Way to go B! “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, It’s the size of the fight in the dog!”
Team 91 2019 ended their season winning the U13 bracket in Patriot games where our Long Island boys took it to the Pennsylvania and Virginia boys. The boys had their work cut out for them as most of the teams they played against were 8th graders. Brandon played 85% of the games in the 90 degree weather and still managed to kill it scoring 7 goals with 3 assists. Keep up the great work B!
Big Congratulations to Niko Tarasenko on getting invited to the Youth All-American Bowl!
Thousands of youth athletes across the country compete all Summer for the right to be named an Offense-Defense All-American. Those football players a cut above their peers receive an invite to the Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl during Bowl Week where they go head-to-head with their fellow All-Americans in their age group in a celebration of the best-of-the-best of the game of football.
Now in its fifth year as part of Bowl Week festivities, the Youth All-American Bowl is a flagship Offense-Defense Event, notable for the tremendous amount of skill, dedication, competition, and enthusiasm our Offense-Defense Campers bring to the table as they vie for the coveted title of All-American.
Niko has been training with us here at AFTLI for over 2 years now and has made some tremendous improvements in his speed, strength and agility. Since day one with us we knew Niko was a special athlete. He is one of the toughest and most dedicated young athletes to come through our facility and always brings the same attitude and work ethic to improving his game. As great of an athlete that Niko is, he is an even better person, and that is what makes him so special.
Great job to all the boys and girls who participated in the Camp David baseball and softball clinic this week. The camp was held in Farmingdale State Colleges baseball stadium where every morning our trainers would stretch out the entire camp to make sure they could perform at the highest level through out there day at camp. Awesome job campers and remember always get a great stretch before you play any sport.
This week marks the beginning of our training of the Plainedge High school football team out on there home field. We are doing a variety of different speed exercises, as well as multiple fast twitch muscle exercise and Plyometrics. The first week went fantastic and we know that it will continue right up until they start the season. Great job fellas keep working hard, it pays off.
Monday night was our first session training the Massapequa Bulldogs U13 Boys travel team. These boys did a fantastic job with every workout we gave them. We did a tone of speed and agility drills as well as our Battle ropes and different body weight exercises. Next Monday should be even better then this week. Keep training hard guys and you will put your team in a great spot to win the Long Island Junior Soccer U13 league.
Big congrats to one of our tough and dedicated young clients, Brandon Bestany. Brandon helped his team win the Long Island Lax Fest tournament this past weekend. Leading his team in goals scored with 12!
Brandon has been working very hard with us at AFTLI to improve his lacrosse game and has made tremendous improvements over his years here. Congrats to you and your teammates Brandon. Keep up the great work!
Brandon can been seen putting in the work in our 10 years old and younger compilation video from last year. Check it out!
Congrats to Merritt and Brendan Riley, Anthony Russo and the rest of their teammates on winning the Aston Iceworks Memorial Day tournament. Merritt, Brendan and Anthony have been training hard with us at AFTLI and are living proof that HARD work pays off. Brendan Riley scored the overtime game winning goal in the semi-finals to send the Sandsharks to the championship, where teammate and goalie Anthony Russo shutout the opponent, leading the team to a 6 – 0 victory.
Congrats fellas! Keep up the great work, we are proud of you guys!