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Our Professional Instructors

OUR PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS

We understand the limits to which parents can volunteer their time to coach youth teams and the impact of insufficient instruction and practice on the overall experience of the children. They are simply facts of life.

Our solution is to provide additional opportunities for players to enhance their skills to make them more game-ready and to improve their overall experience and that of the coaches and families. It is an outgrowth of our coaches’ support programs — programs intended to help our volunteer-parent coaches enjoy their dual role as player-parents and team coaches, and to impart meaningful lessons to all their players.

On the travel side of our programs, we also acknowledge that the level of instruction needed by our players soon eclipses the knowledge and experience of most parent coaches. We also acknowledge the need to provide a means for more objective decision-making when allocating playing time and positions in such a competitive environment.

David Robinson

David Robinson

We are lucky to have obtained the leadership and participation of David Robinson to help us create and run clinics and training. David has been involved in the education and physical training of children for more than fifteen years. Many of our parents and kids know David because he was the Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher for a public elementary/Middle school located in the Carroll Gardens area from 1998-2006.

  • Director of Clinics and Training, 78th Precinct Youth Council
  • MSEd School Counseling
  • Over 20 years experience in the NYC Public school system as a Health and Physical Educator
  • 7th Degree Black belt (Vee Arnis Ju-jitsu )
  • A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
  • Kettlebell Concepts Certified Instructor
  • E.C.I.T.S Certified Children’s Fitness Specialist
  • E- Advisory Board Member for The American Association of Bariatric Counselors
  • NASM Certified Youth Fitness Specialist
  • CPR/AED Certified

David teaches Jujitsu and Aerobic Thai boxing. Additionally, he develops self defense, and violence prevention seminars for children and adults and creates and conducts adult fitness boot camp classes.

Aside from his personal training and martial arts work, he is currently a Guidance Counselor for a Alternative public high school in Manhattan.

marc-lussier-2-bulldogsMarc Lussier II

  • Director of Baseball Operations, 78th Precinct Youth Council
  • Camp Bulldog, Director
  • Director of Baseball Instruction, 2010 to Present
  • Director of Baseball Operations, 2016 to Present
  • Brooklyn Bulldogs Manager, 2011 to Present
  • Pitching Instructor since 2004
  • St Francis College, Division 1 Baseball Team, Pitcher, ranked 20 in league in 2005, 18 games, 52.1 innings, WHIP 1.43.
  • Brooklyn Bulldogs Legend and Member of first Brooklyn Bulldog team
  • Currently playing semi-pro baseball

luis-monell-bulldogsLuis Monell

  • Director of Brooklyn Bulldogs Travel Baseball
  • Camp Bulldog Elite, Director
  • Brooklyn Bulldogs Manager, 2013, 12u Orange team, Finalist in USSSA 12u World Series, VA.
  • Head Coach, Norman Thomas High School, 2009-2012; NY Post Voted Manhattan High School Coach of the Year, 2012
  • BS, St Johns University, Sports Management
  • St Johns University, Division 1 Baseball Team, 2006-2008 Relief Pitcher, 34 games, 55 innings, ERA 5.07, WHIP 1.48, K/Inn: 9.5. Drafted in 2008 California Angels
  • El Paso CC, Baseball Team 2004-2005: Helped team to No. 11 national ranking … was named his conference’s Outstanding Pitcher and was a first-team All-Conference choice … went 8-2 with a 3.49 ERA and 105 strikeouts. Drafted in 2005 by the Toronto Blue Jays. MLB draft comments “Smooth, effortless delivery. FB has usually late life. CB falls off table, goes away from LHH. Deceptive change w/ FB arm speed and late fade. Solid competitor and good composure.”
  • Currently playing semi-pro baseball

Karenga ArifuKarenga K. Arifu

  • 20 years of youth sports/fitness experience
  • Elementary PE teacher, coach, municipal recreation director,
  • YMCA program director.
  • BS in Sports Management and MSW, both from Rutgers University.
  • Consultant to Morgan Stanley, facilitating teambuilding/sports activities during incoming analysts’ orientations

 Joe HonanJoe Honan Head Shot

  • Brooklyn Bulldogs Manager, 2013, 11u Orange team
  • Over 20 years travel baseball coaching experience in Brooklyn
  • Varsity level High School baseball coach for 10 years at Xaverian High School.
  • Umpire and camp director for NY Travel Baseball league.

Charles LalaneCharles-Lalane2

  • Brooklyn Bulldogs Manager, 2013, 9u Orange team
  • Former assistant coach at Bushwick High School
  • Norfolk State University, BS Engineering. Division 1 Baseball Team, Shortstop, 2004-2007. Named to 2007 MEAC Baseball All-Tournament team. College career batting average .293 (Senior year batting average.335) Play 176 games with 610 at bats
  • Math Teacher
  • Currently playing semi-pro baseball

Rich-Mauro-2011Rich Mauro

  • Pitcher/Outfielder, St. John’s University
  • High School Varsity Pitching coach to high school players at Horace Mann, Riverdale, Fieldston, Poly Prep, Friends, Beacon, UNIS, Telecommunications, Cardinal Spellman, St. Savior, Molloy, Berkley Carroll, Stuyvesant, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Prep, Marymount, and Loyola.
  • Pitching Coach, woman’s fastpitch, division 1 college players at such colleges as the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts, Catholic University, Trinity, Oberlin, Yeshiva University.
  • New York Diamond Queens travel organization as pitching and hitting instructor

John H. Boyd

  • Brooklyn Bulldogs Player Development Coordinatorimage1
  • Norfolk State University, National HBCU Player of The Week and 1st Team All-MEAC Selection.
  • Former Assistant Hitting Coach/Catching Coordinator at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

 

Corin “Tiny” Adamstiny

  • Professional Basketball Player (Puerto Rico, Portugal, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Chile, Switzerland and Poland)

  • Certified Physical Educator

  • Recently released her auto-biography. “Tiny Setbacks, Major Comebacks” September 1, 2015.

  • All-time leading scorer (male or female) at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD

Allie Mooganwbball4

  • Current member of Brooklyn College Women’s Basketball Team and defending ECAC Champions
  • 78th Precinct Youth Council Basketball Instructor 2013-Present

 

 

Michael Pierre

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  • Certified personal trainer with over 10 years of experience.
  • Prior to serving as a personal trainer Mike enjoyed a career as a professional baseball player in the Canadian-American League and Central League.

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the contact form and send a message to Bulldogs Academy for baseball or Basketball Academy for basketball.

These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.

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