Brendan Roberts

Brendan Roberts is owner and president of the Frozen Ropes training center in Albany, NY. Brendan has a wealth of baseball experience both as a player and a coach. After graduating from Shenendehowa in 1997, Brendan took his talents to SUNY-Oswego, where he graduated in 2001 with a Business Degree and Athletic Coaching Minor.

Coach Roberts career continued as a member of the Colonie Knights and Capital City Canes where he was a 17 time All-Star and perennial League Champion. The outfielder/catcher is the all-time leader in every major statistical category including Home Runs (78), RBIs (289), 2B’s (88), Runs (450), SB’s (333) and consecutive games played (329) for the NABA/MABL. After finishing up his MABL career, Brendan moved on to become a player coach for the Albany Thunder in the Albany Twilight League. In his 3 seasons there, he was a 2 time league All-Star and All League Player.  In 2016 Brendan was inducted into the CDMABL Hall of Fame.  Brendan currently plays for the Frozen Ropes Wolfpack in the CDMSBL League.  Frozen Ropes has won 5 Straight league championships while compiling a record of 144-13 in the last 5 seasons.  Brendan was the 2015 Playoff MVP and 2016 League CY Young award winner, where he had the lowest ERA (0.14) in league history.

Brendan is also the catalyst behind the Frozen Ropes teaching model. He has brought his vast experience, knowledge and outstanding communication skills to Frozen Ropes in 2004. He has spent hundreds of hours dissecting his own swing on video and his cerebral approach to hitting allows him to easily identify pitfalls in other athletes. Coach Roberts provides instruction on all phases of the game thru private, semi-private and group lessons and leads our clinic and advanced training programs. Brendan is extremely effective training players of all ages on the Frozen Ropes teaching philosophy and curriculum.

Brendan uses an old school approach with new school tech to reach all type of athletes.  Well versed in the use of Hit Trax, Blast Motion and Video Analysis, coach Roberts can help athletes of all ages improve.

Quentin Jensen
Owner/Vice President

Quentin started out as an instructor in 2009, and then quickly moved into the General Manager and Director of Operations role in 2010. After excelling in these positions he decided In January 2015 to buy in and become Co-Owners with Brendan Roberts.

Quentin is responsible for the training program and instructional model used to prepare Frozen Ropes Albany students for success.

After his playing days at SUNY Cortland, Quentin has remained a vital part of the Capital District’s Baseball and Softball Community. He has successfully coached at Shaker, Tamarac, Bethlehem, Bishop Maginn, Albany, Colonie (Travel), Braves (Travel), Green Tech and Outlaws (Travel).

Previously he has created a Baseball Program at Green Tech High Charter School where he was the Varsity Head Coach, Health/Physical Education Teacher as well as the Athletic Director.  Currently he is teaching Physical Education at Greenwich HS, where he is also the Varsity Baseball Coach.  Q has also created a Greenwich Travel program for the High School athletes, ages 13-18.

A sought after clinician and teacher of the game, Quentin’s playing skills had earned him top accolades such as Batting Champion in 2010 (.463), 2011 (.575), 2012 (.535), and 2014 (.641). He has also won numerous MVP honors in (2010, 2012, and 2014) in the CDMSBL.  In 2019, Q was inducted into the CDMSBL Hall of Fame for his illustrious playing and coaching career.

Combining his experience as a player, coach and nationally certified Baseball Instructor, Quentin will provide players with an individualized program designed to get the most out of their ability and get them to their desired level.

Coach Q offers free coaching clinics for local leagues.  He can also help set up clinics for hitting and pitching for any leagues interested.

Bailey Catlin
Softball Pitching Instructor

Please welcome our new softball pitching instructor Bailey Catlin to our staff!

Bailey is currently pitching at the Division 2 level at St. Rose.  She played 11 years of competitive travel ball as well as being a 7 year starter on Varsity for Berlin Softball.

She’s has 6 years of experience coaching Camps and Clinics and has been giving private pitching lessons for over a year now.  Bailey loves to be active and get outside.  She enjoys going out with friends and spending quality time with family.

Baileys playing and coaching experiences give her a unique edge when it comes to training younger players.  She loves to make her lessons challenging yet fun and competitive.  A former Frozen Ropes student former Lady Outlaw, Bailey is the perfect mentor to take your pitcher to the next level.

In her playing career, she was a Section 2 All-Star in 2022.  1st team WASAREN League from 2018-2022.  She was on the NE10 Acedemic Honor Roll in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

Bailey is available for Private or group lessons.  Set up your time to meet with her and get to work today!!

Gabby Baumann
Hitting Instructor/CSR

Gabby has been with Frozen Ropes for 4 years now.  She first started with our travel program as a member of the Lady Outlaws.  She then began working Summer Camps as a Junior Instructor and has transitioned into a hitting instructor and full time camp instructor for the summers.  Gabby is currently a Senior at Colonie High School and SUNY Cortland Commit where she will continue her softball career.

Dillon Maxon
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator/Hitting and Catching Instructor

Coach Dillon started his career at Frozen Ropes in 2021.  After 4 years of College Baseball split between St. Josephs, MCLA and Sage.  During his playing days, he was a 2017 USCAA National Champion.  He was also named to the E8 All-Conference team as a catcher and All-Conference Tournament team in 2022.  He graduated with a Bachelors in Health Science and a Masters in Health Administration.  Coach Dillon is the Strength Coach for our Baseball and Softball Travel teams and also Coaches for out Outlaws program at the 14U Level.  He is available for Hitting Lessons, Catching Lesson and also runs the Strength and Conditioning program that helps all athletes improve the strength, speed and agility portion of their athletic career.  

Skylar Graff- Baseball Pitching and Hitting Instructor

Skylar began coaching with Frozen Ropes Albany back in the summer of 2018 becoming one of our main camp instructors.  Before coming to Frozen Ropes Albany, he worked at Frozen Ropes Syosset, in Long Island, for three years developing his coaching skills and knowledge of the game.

For high school, Skylar attended Syosset High School and during that time he started three out of his four years on varsity.  His sophomore year, he was the starting 2nd baseman as well as pitching in relief.  His junior year, he alternated between being the starting 2nd baseman and starting catcher.  Finally, his senior year he would switch between starting 2nd baseman and ace pitcher.  During this three year stretch on varsity he was a captain for his junior and senior year also receiving the Nassau County Newsday “Underclassman of the Week” award in his sophomore year for his standout work on the mound and at the plate.

For college, Skylar enrolled at Suny Maritime College where he majored in “International Transportation and Trade,” the school’s business program.  For his playing career, Skylar began as the fourth string 2nd baseman and as a relief pitcher.  By the first week of conference play in his freshman year, Skylar had been nominated the team’s closing pitcher based on his stellar outings both in inter squads and in non-conference games.  Skylar made the most out of every opportunity given, locking down every save opportunity that year while holding a 0.00 ERA for ¾ of the season.  Skylar held his team role as closer all three seasons (senior year taken by Covid-19) and finished his career with multiple schools records.  He holds both, the single season saves record with 6 and career saves record with 10.  He would also hold the school’s career ERA record with a 2.92 and the school’s K/9 record with 9.19 but didn’t qualify with his limited number of innings.

For Frozen Ropes Albany, Skylar is now running camps in the summer, giving lessons, and teaching classes.  He loves working with baseball and softball players, always trying to help them reach their goals of playing at the next level, whatever that level might be.

Thomas Millett – Hitting, Catching and Pitching Instructor

Thomas’s coaching career with Frozen Ropes in 2019, working our co-ed classes, ranging from our Born to Play Class, to our Majors Class. He has since transitioned into a full-time position as a coach with Frozen Ropes. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of baseball, having experience at all positions, along with hitting and pitching.

Thomas’s Frozen Ropes career started back in 2017, playing in our 14u program, and played all the way through 18u. He was a Section 2 Honorable Mention for Catching, with Mohonasen High School, where he would go on to graduate. He would then move on to play for Herkimer Community College, where is career was cut short due to injury.

Thomas is currently the Head Coach of our 13u Outlaws Baseball Team, where he will help the younger generation of talent learn the proper fundamentals of baseball in all aspects.

Abby Sacks- Hitting, Catching, and Fielding Instructor. Director of Softball Camps.

Abby has been attending ropes since 2012. She played on the Lady Outlaws travel team for two years while also playing school ball at Colonie Central High School. In Abby’s senior year of high school, she was selected as a Suburban Council honorable mention as well as receiving the Neil Palent Scholarship award for showing the most sportsmanship while playing. Abby has since been continuing her academic and athletic career at Utica University currently as a sophomore. In her first year at the University, Abby was named to the Empire 8 all-star 2nd team as well as the all-academic team because of her performance both in the classroom and on the field. Abby started working at Frozen Ropes in 2017, where she originally did front desk work. She now coaches’ lessons and classes as well as directs the softball camps in the summer.

Alexis Cooke
Pitching Instructor

Alexis Cooke is a first-year graduate student at RPI. This is her fifth year on the RPI softball team. She has been a starting pitcher and team leader since her freshman year. Alexis was awarded the 2023 Liberty League Conference Pitcher of the Year with a 0.0 ERA and helped lead the RPI Engineers to the NCAA Regional Tournament.

She has several years’ experience providing lessons to pitchers interested in growing their game and is excited to work with players of all ages and experience levels. Alexis is knowledgeable in pitching mechanics as well as a diverse set of pitches including fastball, curveball, changeup, screw ball, drop ball, and rise ball. She is eager to help players learn and refine their skills as well as navigate the metal aspect of the game.

Alexis is available for private lessons as well as small group lessons for teams.