Tony Abbatine


Founder, International Director

Tony is responsible for the training program and instructional model used at all Frozen Ropes locations. He is considered one of the leading  experts in the baseball and softball world that can integrate the physical, mental and visual skills needed to perform at a higher level.  Tony is one of only a few coaches who has instructed around the world at both the amateur and professional levels of baseball and softball.

Mike Bertotti


Sr. Baseball Instructor

As a former Major League Pitcher with the Chicago White Sox, Mike has been involved with Frozen Ropes, first as a student and now as a National Instructor, for over fourteen years.

The former Monroe-Woodbury Little League All-star and Cornwall HS grad played his college ball at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY before being selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 1991 Major League Draft. Mike reached the Big leagues in 1995 and pitched for the White Sox for two years before spending time with the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees.

Mike’s instructional wisdom in all aspects of the game has made him a crowd favorite throughout the Hudson Valley and New Jersey. Mike is also a Frozen Ropes National Instructor and travels throughout the U.S presenting the Frozen Ropes teaching model.

“I have seen that the instructors at Frozen Ropes have had instrumental roles in improving the overall skills of all students and it is evident in their individual and team play.”

Jon Canazon, Instructor at Frozen Ropes


Director of Fitness and Wellness

Jon graduated in 2006 from Chapel Field High School. He went on to play college baseball at Orange County Community College for one year and Baptist Bible College for 3 years.  Jon graduated with a B.S. in Business. Following graduation, he coached Varsity Baseball at Landmark High School in Haines City, Florida. Afterwards, he started and coached the baseball program at Clark’s Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA for 4 years.

Shane Conner Frozen Ropes Chester, New York Instructor


Instructor and Travel Team Coach

Casey is a recent 2020 College at Brockport graduate with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching. Casey went all section and all league at John Jay East Fishkill. At Brockport her career batting avg was .345 and she had a .949% fielding percentage. In 2018 and 2019 Casey received all America Fast pitch softball awards. Casey had 12 career HRs at Brockport, pitched from age 8 to 16, and played for the Dutchess Divas 18u, winning a World Series tournament in 2016.  She then went on to help coach the Divas in 2018. Casey is excited to join Frozen Ropes team to help young athletes find a love for the sport the way she did.

Jason Powell



Kevin played collegiately for Florida State and the University of Central Florida. Kevin then went on to play professionally with the St. Louis Cardinals. We are excited to have him as part of our Frozen Ropes staff!

Bob LaPolla



Micaela currently instructs our Rock Fit classes classes while training and coaching the travel softball teams at Frozen Ropes. She recently became a Certified Personal Trainer. Micaela plays Division I softball for the Maryland Terrapins in the Big Ten Conference. In 2019, she was named to the first team All-Big Ten Defense in Centerfield. Micaela has international softball experience, playing for the Italian National team in the European Championships in the Summer of 2019. Prior to playing in the Big Ten and internationally, Micaela starred at Warwick Valley High School, where she played five years of varsity softball, as a center fielder and took home
numerous accolades. Micaela played her whole career with Frozen Ropes Force as a young athlete.

Anthony Abbatine



Anthony currently plays junior college baseball at Orange County. Anthony was a Region 15 Golden Glove winner in 2018 (OF). Anthony played high school baseball at Warwick Valley High School, where he was a standout scholar and athlete. He currently instructs our B4 Strength Classes, Turn-and-Burn, hitting and pitching classes.


Travel Team Coach

Denis Mclaughlin has been a student and coach with Frozen Ropes for over 20 years. He was drafted 7th round during his junior year at Old Dominion University. He was a minor league baseball player for the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves and was the 1991 Times Herald Record Player of the Year. He has held the position of Varsity Assistant Coach at Norview High School and Pitching Coach at Fordham University.



Instructor Nick played college level baseball at Duchess Community College. He has coached travel baseball for 8 years.



Instructor Mike graduated from Rider University in 2012. He went on to become the Baseball Coach at Rider University, where he coached for 6 years.



Instructor Ray played 2 years of Collegiate level baseball and football at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He also played 1 year of Collegiate level baseball at Utica College. Ray graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication studies. Ray has coached baseball for 4 years, and has coached football for 8 years. .