Turning Today’s Young Players

Into Tomorrow’s Stars!

Be a part of one of the premier baseball programs in Connecticut, Rise Above Baseball.

Rise Above Baseball will be fielding teams for the fall 2017.  Come experience our team-first atmosphere, core beliefs of instilling respect for the game and teaching solid fundamentals. Rise Above Baseball and its professional staff goal is to develop players to play baseball at the collegiate level and beyond. Our main goal is to develop players to and give them a clear path to play at the highest level. Our players on our showcase teams will have the opportunity to be seen by many college coaches and professional scouts. We recruit student/athletes from Connecticut that are exceptional players, exhibit excellent attitudes, and excel in the classroom as well. The Rise Above Baseball program demands a team oriented attitude that is displayed on and off the field. Rise Above Baseball will play excellent competition and are showcased in some of the nation’s top sports facilities and Tournaments.

At Rise Above Baseball we look to maximize the baseball experience for all of our players and to help them reach their full potential both on the field and off.

Rise Above Baseball Staff

Joe Iannucci – Owner of Rise Above Athletics

Ian Thoesen – Head Coach Newtown High School Baseball

Wayne Mazzoni – University of Sacred Heart Baseball Assistant Coach

Ted Hurval  – University of Fairfield Baseball Assistant Coach

Frank Fedak- Former Iona Player

Jeff Slane -Assistant Baseball Coach Newtown High

Greg Larnerd – Former University of Plattsburg Player

Rise Above Baseball Includes:


Indoor Athletic Facility

·         Rise Above Athletics-  The home of Rise Above Baseball

·         15,000 sq ft indoor facility with batting cages and indoor infield

         Rise Above Baseball Field

·         Rise Above Baseball field right next to the indoor facility

·         Practices and games will be played there

Top Class Professional Instruction

·         Focusing on building the foundation for future success

·         Drills, Stations, Video Analysis

Membership to Rise Above Athletics

·         Includes use of the 15,000 Sq Ft Facility Cages and Field

·         Discounts on lessons, clinics and camps.

·         September thru November

Team Practices

·         Outdoor at Rise Above Baseball Field

·         Indoor at Rise Above Athletics

·         2 team practices per week during the season

Speed and Agility Training

·         8 Weeks

·         One hour a week

15 game Schedule

·         Weekends Only


10u, 11u, 12u, 13u

Cost – $1,100

Tryouts at Rise Above Athletics  August 12th 9:00am – 1030am

                         10u Team                                                                 11u Team




                                 12U Team                                                                  13u Team