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Steve has been an educator for over 10 years, earning his B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Loyola University (Maryland) in 2008 and his M.S. in Instructional Technology in 2012 from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia). Coach Rinaldo’s primary roles with 21CS include serving as a Camp Director as well as assisting George McShane, 21CS’ Tech Director, with the research, development and acquisition of on-field technologies that target player development.
“With respect to coaching, Steve possesses tremendous knowledge about what makes today’s players, a.k.a. 21st Century learners, tick”, said Consiglio. “He has an incredibly keen sense of the things emerging athletes – children ages 10-12, 13 – not only seem to want to know, but more importantly, how to transfer that knowledge in a way that is well-received by them – particularly once he weaves in the technology aspect, an area of expertise for Steve. Thus, his athletes keep coming back for more, they remain motivated. That is one of the marks of a great educator, being able to peak and satisfy learners’ interests. Coach Rinaldo has that down pat. It’s truly awesome to see.”
A catcher by trade, Coach Rinaldo competed on multiple travel, summer and spring league teams up until the time he graduated high school. Currently, his coaching duties include mentoring up-and-comers in the White Plains Junior Bowling league and coaching boys’ and girls’ softball for Yonkers Public Schools with 21CS Staff Member Jake Epprecht.
If asked, his philosophy on coaching any sport is simple, “Teaching sound fundamentals to players at any age leads to the development of smarter, more versatile athletes – which ultimately leads to their success.”
“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.”
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.
“Both of my boys raved about the camp. I’ve never seen them so excited every morning to go to camp!”
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 🙂
“My son loved every minute of camp!”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!”