PRO PROSPECTS TRAINING CENTER, one of the most respected baseball and softball skill development academies in the northeast, opened its facility at The Sports Factory in December of 2015. Founded in 1997 by former minor league hitting coach Steve Pinto, Pro Prospects has trained more than 10,000 ballplayers and helped more than 1,000 reach the collegiate level through its college marketing program.
Pro Prospects offers private, semi-private, small-group and team skill development for all levels of play. For More Information about Pro Prospects, call (570) 352-3800 or visit them at www.pro-prospects.com & www.athleticsymmetry.com.
NEXT LEVEL SOCCER, headed by Director Scott Bonagura, offers technical and tactical, individual, group and team training, goal-keeper training, striker training, travel team opportunities and tournaments for ages 3 through 18.
Coach Bonagura holds both a National and State Soccer Coaching Diploma from the NSCAA and has his USSF “D” Soccer Coaching License. This fall, he starts his thirteenth season as head coach for the Wallenpaupack Area High School varsity boys program. Previously Coach Bonagura spent seven years coaching boys and girls soccer at Delaware Valley School District at the middle school and high school level. Coach Bonagura has traveled overseas with the People to People Sports Ambassador Program to coach USA youth teams in Europe. He is the director of Buckhorn Soccer Academy, which runs youth soccer camps and clinics and is also the Director of Coaching for the Wallenpaupack Youth Soccer League.
Next Level Soccer’s staff also includes Erin M’Liss Bonagura, Shawn Knash and Katie Schkolenko. Coach Erin M’Liss Bonagura, a former assistant women’s soccer coach at East Stroudsburg University, will be starting her ninth season coaching girls soccer at Wallenpaupack Area Middle School. Coach Knash was a goalkeeper at Kutztown University and is assistant varsity, head junior varsity and goalkeeper coach at Honesdale High School. Coach Schkolenko holds NSCAA Level 1 and Level 2 goalkeeper certifications and is in her ninth year coaching soccer at Wallenpaupack. For more information on Next Level Soccer training, tournaments and programs, visit: www.nextlevelsoccernepa.com or call (570) 570-3801
PURSUIT FIELD HOCKEY joined The Sports Factory’s team of training services in December of 2015. Pursuit Co-Directors Rebecca Maciejewski and Grace Manzione offer comprehensive training services and club teams for players of all ages and levels. Coach Becca just finished her 14th season coaching at the Varsity level at Honesdale High School. Under her guidance, 21 of her players have moved on to play at the collegiate level and Honesdale earned its’ best record in 32 years in 2012, making the district championship game. Coach Becca, a Certified Level 2 USA Field Hockey coach and USA Field Hockey-certified Futures Coach, played at East Stroudsburg University and in 2001, as her team’s Most Valuable Player and a 1st team All-American, helped ESU earn a National Championship berth. She was inducted into the ESU Hall Of Fame in 2012. Coach Grace was a four-year starter at East Stroudsburg University and is a former high school coach. Her playing experience includes a trip to the NCAA tournament and playing against professional players in Holland and Europe. For more information on Pursuit and their training programs at The Sports Factory visit www.pursuitfieldhockey.com or e-mail them at email@example.com
FACTORY FITNESS opened at The Sports Factory in November of 2017 and offers a variety of fitness classes out of its 1,600-sq foot studio, including Spin and “Turf Burn” Cardio Boot Camp. Headed by Angela Booths, Factory Fitness provides our athletes additional fitness options and parents of athletes training for other sports at the complex a convenient opportunity to get and stay fit with private, semi-private and group sessions, including speed and agility training.
The Sports Factory of NEPA is a 45,000-square foot multi-sport training complex, currently located at located at 8 Riverside Drive in White Mills. Follow The Sports Factory of NEPA on Facebook for updates or visit www.sportsfactorynepa.com . For more information, please contact The Sports Factory at (570) 352-3801.