Sports Chalk Radio show announced
September 12, 2011
Publication Date: September 12, 2011
Join Frozen Ropes National Director Tony Abbatine each week on the real topics that amateur coaches and parents face each day. College coaches, professional coaches, players and industry experts will be invited guests each week to share their insight on the crazy yet wonderful world of amateur sports!
GAME ON is the only national Sports Chalk radio show that brings you the most updated information on every topic related to amateur sports. From the little leagues fields to the doctors' office, we've got you covered! If you are a high school coach, travel team coach or a parent that wants to improve your teaching and coaching skills, tune in each week and get your GAME ON!
GAME ON Radio Show Archive:
(YouTube Individual links)
5-11-12 - Syracuse University softball pitching coach Mike Bosch
5-4-12 - Joined by 2 time Olympian Softball Player Jessica Mendoza!
4-27-12 - The problem may not be your swing or your pitching delivery!
3-16-12 - How realistic is playing baseball or softball in College?
3-2-12 - Teaching and Coaching Generation T
2-10-12 - The Amateur Player's Best and Worst Asset: Parents
1-27-12 - Building a solid Travel Softball Program
1-13-12 - Mental Skills with Alan Jeager
1-6-12 - College Bound
12-30-11 - Mastering the Mental Game
12-23-11 - Speed Thrills, Arizona State U track star and sprint coach Ed Lovelace
12-16-11 - Playing Big Time College Softball, University of Florida Head Coach Tim Walton
12-9-11 - The Breakfast, Lunch and Snack of Champions!
12-2-11 - Breaking down the skill-sets of Top Soccer Players
11-18-11 - Joined by Laura Taylor, Jacksonville University Coach
11-11-11 - Joined by Howard Johnson, New York Met All-Star and 14 year MLB veteran
11-4-11 - The Good the Bad and the Ugly in Travel Team and High School Sports
10-28-11 - Joined by Alan Jaeger - Throwing and Mental Skills Guru
10-21-11 - Joined by Chicago White Sox Scout John Tumminia
10-14-11 - Opening Day
Former Mets star Howard Johnson, left, talks about hitting during sports radio show "GAME ON" with host Tony Abbatine. The show differs from traditional sports talk radio in that it focuses on one topic weekly and allows for a give-and-take between callers and hosts.
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As the catalyst behind the Frozen Ropes teaching model, Tony is responsible for the training program and instructional model used at all Frozen Ropes locations. Tony is the author of numerous articles on player development and his work in the baseball industry has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, ESPN, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Baseball Americaand various television media.
As a consultant to their player development department, Tony has been hired by several major league baseball organizations, most recently, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and the New York Mets. During these assignments, Tony has presented the Frozen Ropes Visual Mechanics and Showtime (mental skills) training models to the coaching staff and players, both in Spring Training and during the season. Since 1990, numerous major league players have refined their skills in the off-season under Tony's watchful eye. In addition, numerous college baseball and softball programs have used Frozen Ropes teaching model and instructional cues over the past decade to improve their respective teams.
Future Hall of Famers Mariano Riveraand Manny Ramirezjoined forces with Tony and Frozen Ropes to produce a series of Instructional baseball videos for players and coaches that are being watched around the world. Team USA Softball Olympian Jessica Mendoza and Frozen Ropes partnered prior to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to produce what many in the softball industry have said is the best hitting video made for women's softball hitters.
A regular on the national and international speaking circuit, Tony's dynamic presentation skills and diversity of topics have allowed him to present at numerous State coaches associations as well as the American Baseball Coaches National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. On the international scene, Tony has provided coaching instruction to elite level Italian, French, German and Japanese teams, both in the United States and abroad. Tony has also appeared as a guest analyst for TBS Sports during the 2007 American League Divisional Series and on ESPN Radio.