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Josh Cuozzo enters his 8th year on the 21CS Training Team, serving as a Camp Director for the past six seasons. Coach Cuozzo arrived to 21CS via Mt. St. Vincent’s College in Riverdale, N.Y., where he was a 3-time Captain, an impressive and rare feat.
“Josh is mature beyond his years, always has been”, said Consiglio. “Years ago, at the age of 25, he was serving as a Camp Director for us, the youngest we’ve ever had. It’s a great testament to his maturity, responsibility and natural ability to lead others, both players and staff alike.
“At the same time, he has a knack for establishing fun, positive relationships with campers of all age and ability levels, while actively maintaining child safety as the camp’s top priority. What’s more is that over the years parents have told us how outstanding a communicator he is. When you hear that from the parents themselves, you know you have something special.
“There’s a reason we assigned Josh to the post in New Castle for the summer of 2017. Simply put, he may be our best. As a credit to Coach Kearns, the baseball families in New Castle have come to expect a high standard of care for this summer baseball program. Fortunately, we’ve produced over 100 weeks of summer baseball camp, dating back to 2006, in other local towns such as Mamaroneck, Rye and Yorktown. Moving forward, we are genuinely excited to continue the same standard of excellence to which we’ve always held ourselves accountable for the New Castle baseball community.”
During his playing career, Coach Cuozzo garnered the 2009 Skyline Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, earned a N.Y.S. Region Gold Glove at 3rd base and ranked 3rd as the school’s all-time career hits leader. Cuozzo also pitched for the Dolphins before sustaining an injury his junior year that prevented him from competing on the mound during the rest of his career. Prior to his stint atMt. St. Michael, Cuozzo was a state champion at Clarke High School in Long Island, captaining the squad to the N.Y.S. Class A championship in 2005 while winning All-Conference honors. In 2011, Cuozzo elevated to the college ranks, serving as the Head Assistant Coach at Lehman College (CUNY). In 2015, he was named the pitching coach at Salesian High School, helping lead them to within one out of winning their first League Championship in nearly 50 years.
Currently Coach Cuozzo is in the process of obtaining his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Lehman College (CUNY).
“My son loved every minute of camp!”
“My son is a 15u competitive travel baseball player who was looking to get additional instruction and I came across Coach Bill Consiglio through a camp over a year ago. My son has since worked with Coach Consiglio on many aspects of his game and I have to say that since then, my son has elevated his game and has become more confident. Coach Bill has a unique way of communicating with the kids so they understand what needs to be done. He has coached at the highest levels, including Division I and can very readily see things that other coaches do not. He understands what each child needs in order to succeed, improve and move onto the next level. If you are looking for a coach who understands the game and can help your child improve, I highly recommend Coach Consiglio.”
What do you do when your son wants only a Baseball Birthday Party for his 7th b’day?! I NOW KNOW – YOU CALL 21ST CENTURY SPORTS! Their staff was a HOME RUN! From the first time I contacted them to the last minute of the party it was a fantastic experience! Their baseball party team kept my son and his friends not only engaged but excited the entire time! In fact, when the party was over the dads were so inspired that they began their own post-party game! Weeks later parents were still approaching me and saying that my son’s baseball birthday party was one of the best parties their child has ever been to! Thanks so much to the staff at 21st Century Sports for making my son’s birthday party a day he will never forget….AND EVEN COMING UP WITH AN AUTOGRAPHED BALL OF HIS FAVORITE PLAYER! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY & UNEXPECTED!!! We can’t thank your team enough 🙂
The staff at 21st Century Sports has done an excellent job working with all of the baseball programs in our town – from TeeBall to Little League to Babe Ruth & up through the Varsity program – over the last few years. They take a comprehensive approach to the ‘well-being’ of our baseball feeder programs and have helped us instill a systematic instructional program to pass on to both our youngsters and coaches. More imporantly, they have established personal relationships and connections with each of the different baseball programs in our town. This comprehensive approach enables everyone in our baseball community, from the time they are first able to throw a ball until they leave for college, with the feeling that not only have they been provided with the very best possible instruction, but have worked and interacted with our children and parents – as people who sincerely care about the game of baseball as well as each individual’s skill development.
Coach Consiglio opened my eyes to the possibility of playing college baseball. He helped me in all aspects of my game; helping me to improve my skills on the field, my mental makeup about the game, and how to handle the college recruiting process. He was always there to offer honest and straightforward advice and continues to check up once my collegiate career began.
Coach Consiglio does a great job in developing the young player. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about the game and takes a lot of pride in seeing his players progress. I have no doubt he will lead his staff to undertake this same mission.
Thank you for the fabulous baseball birthday party you organized and ran for our son Thomas! As parents who have hosted over a dozen outsourced birthday parties in the past, you should be proud to know that your company threw the most enjoyed and professionally organized party of any company we have ever worked with!
To quote the birthday boy: “My baseball party was the best birthday party I have ever had and ever been to!
“Both of my boys raved about the camp. I’ve never seen them so excited every morning to go to camp!”
Just wanted to let you know that, once again, your guys were awesome.
Professional, kind, and the kids had an absolute blast!
“Great program, well organized! Our son learned all about the game. Made lots of new friends. Highly recommended!”
I fully appreciate the enthusiasm Bill and his staff have in communicating the sound principles of baseball. Far too often in the college recruiting process we see young players who have no understanding of how to play the game. Yet, they are unrealistically in pursuit of a college scholarship. I am not saying that every player who participates in 21st Century Sports will receive a college scholarship to play baseball. What I will say is that Coach Consiglio and his staff will provide players with the proper techniques to give them the best chance to have a positive baseball experience, no matter what level they aspire to play – college, high school or Little League. And as a parent myself, that’s all you can ask.