Staff

Staff 2017-10-10T19:57:28+00:00

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.
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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.”

CAL WALLACE

Instructor, Travel Team Coach

Cal, a Texas Class 5-A All-State Baseball player, joins Frozen Ropes as an Instructor and Coach. Having studied at St. John’s University, Cal has a concentration in Sports Management. He has extensive experience in giving private lessons and coaching travel baseball with organizations in both Texas and New York.

SAM ALONZO

Instructor

Sam comes to us from Wappingers Falls, NY. A Ketcham graduate, she played varsity softball throughout high school and earned All-League, All-Section, and All-State recognition. Throughout her childhood and still today, Sam has played travel softball.

After High School, Sam went on to play shortstop and first base for Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. There, Sam double majored in sports management and psychology. Sam went on to break her college’s batting records; in her freshman year she broke both the school and the CACC records for triples. She earned many Rookie of the Week and Player of the Week awards. Sam also received Most Valuable Newcomer and Defensive MVP from Goldey-Beacom College.

Sam transferred on to SUNY Purchase. There she received a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. Sam pitched for Purchase for two years, earning many Pitcher of the Week honors. While at Purchase, Sam earned her 100th hit as well as her 100th career strikeout. Sam went on to take the Purchase Panthers to their first post season game in ten years during her senior year and finished her career by being named MVP by Purchase College.

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