The Broxmeyer field at Portledge School offers the premier location for learning all aspects of baseball. Players will work on fundamentals in fielding, hitting, throwing, and base running, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the many intricacies of baseball. Each day concludes with an afternoon game. Indoor facilities will be provided in case of inclement weather. Our goal is to improve each child's baseball skills and comprehension of how the game is played. Meet the Coaches: Coach Rob Gates has been a varsity baseball coach for 10 years. He is currently the varsity assistant at North Shore High School. Before joining the North Shore baseball staff, Rob worked as the head varsity coach at Elmont High School. Rob has also coached with two of Long Island’s top travel programs (LI Titans and Next Level Baseball). During his playing career, Coach Gates was an award winning pitcher at Molloy College. He was chosen as a NY State All Star in 1998. Coach Gates also works as an instructor at the Cove Sports Academy in Glen Cove. John Givargidze, a native of North Massapequa, completed his collegiate career in 1998. As a four year starter and three year captain at Molloy College, John finished his collegiate career among the school’s top 10 in many offensive categories such as AVG., OBP., triples, and SB. John has coached at all levels from middle school to the collegiate level, and helped lead the Molloy College Lions to their first ever conference championship in 2001. Currently, John is the Head Varsity baseball coach at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School and is the Head Coach of the 2016 Next Level summer team. Previously, John was a varsity assistant on the North Shore HS staff of Dom Gatti and Head JV coach at Jericho High School. John is currently a second grade teacher in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District where he has been employed for the past 12 years.