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New Director of Baseball Announcement - Collin Cacchione
by posted 08/19/2020

 

Raptors Nation - 

 

Hello, my name is Collin Cacchione and I am honored to be taking on the role as the Director of Baseball for Raptors Athletics. I have an extensive background in youth sports and I know my unique experiences can provide a fun and exciting environment for your kids to excel.

My journey in baseball started at the age of 6 with the Sedalia Sluggers as part of the High Plains Youth League and have many great memories of competitions played at the fairgrounds, Larkspur, Louviers and more fields being used by AYL and Raptors to this date.

I was also given the opportunity to be on the silver medal winning United States Junior Olympic baseball team in 1994 in Rome, Italy. This led to the opportunity to play collegiately at Western State University while earning degrees in Marketing, Finance and Psychology. After school, I played for three years in a local wood bat baseball league where I had the role of player/coach for our team. From that time in 2003 to the present, I have had a multitude of experience in coaching and leading many youth sports teams. My coaching background extends to coaching Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf and Hockey.

On top of my coaching experiences, I also have provided a great deal of volunteer hours to youth development throughout Castle Rock for several years. One of my greatest passions in life is helping to shape and teach children on how to become better at every aspect of life. I believe through baseball we can teach our kids many life lessons including commitment, integrity, attitude, teamwork, trust, accountability, patience, persistence, passion and fun.

In accepting the role of Director of Baseball, I am hoping to continue the great program that Meagan has spent many years cultivating. I hope to be able to rely on the foundation she has built to help expand Raptors and make it into the premier AYL baseball club that every other AYL club will want to emulate.

I am very open to communication and will do my best to personally answer every email or phone call with the success of your child and Raptors Baseball at the forefront of my mind. I can be reached at collin@raptorsathletics.org

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 Spring Baseball Registration - Update
by posted 01/15/2020

 

Raptors Nation -

Thank you so much for your continued support!! I have been going through registrations, teams, speaking with coaches and parents, working closely with AYL board to find better ways to enhance your experience, coordinating meetings, scheduling events, gearing up for the season, and along with my team we could not be more excited to see all of our returning players/coaches as well as meet all of our new Raptors athletes.        

2020 Spring Baseball will remain open until teams are full/capacity.  At this time, returning players are not guaranteed a roster spot if they have not yet registered.  It is imperative to not wait until the last minute.  I did move the late fees to begin as of February 1st.  Click the link to register today: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=130852&org=raptors-baseball.org  AAA parents, please make sure to coordinate with your coach for your team link.

Upcoming Important Dates (AA only):

  • Draft NOP's (Notice of Participation) to AYL: 1/20/20
  • Uniform Fitting: Early Feb - TBD
  • Schedules Posted: 3/18/20
  • AA Jamboree/ 6/7U Season Opener: 4/3/20-4/5/20
  • AA 8U-14U Season Opener: 4/11/20
  • Team/Individual Picture Schedule Posted: 4/18/20

If you are interested in coaching for the upcoming season at 6U/7U/9U/10U, please reach out to Meagan at meagan@raptorsathletics.org, or 303-503-7363.   

Sandlot Sports Academy is hosting our indoor winter training program for 2020.  This will give your athlete the opportunity to work on fundamentals and mechanics during the winter time to help prep them for the season.  You can find additional information under information under our winter training link.  There is still some availability and can prorate.  Please reply if interested.   

GO RAPTORS!!

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Coaches Needed
by posted 09/30/2019

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