Coach Mike Nassisi

Founder & Head of Positional Player Development

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Michael Nassisi, Founder of Breathe Baseball.  A Rockland native born and raised in Nyack, NY.  At Nyack High School, Nassisi earned all-league shortstop as a sophomore and all-section SS as a senior. He went on to play at D-II Rockland Community College, where he played 6 positions as a freshman and finished the season as the team’s closer. He would convert 7-of-7 save opportunities with a 1.50 ERA.   As a sophomore, Nassisi made all-region honors in center field, helping lead Rockland to back-to-back conference championships. Following his stint at Rockland, Nassisi moved on to Chico, CA to earn a B.A. Degree in Kinesiology and a Teacher Credential in Physical Education and Health Education.

Coach Nassisi also serves as Assistant Baseball and Strength Coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY.  Prior to Breathe Baseball & Breathe Fit, Nassisi coached 7 seasons of College Baseball.  (3) Seasons as Hitting and Strength Coach at Dominican College, (2) Seasons as Pitching Coach at SUNY Purchase and (2) Seasons as Assistant Coach at Nyack College.  Dominican College compiled 18 conference championships and 2 World Series appearances. Coach Nassisi helped Purchase achieve their first 20 win season (23-19), their best record (12-4) in the Skyline Conference and their first trips to the Skyline Conference Semi-Final and Metro E.C.A.C. Championship games. Nassisi also served as assistant coach for the Las Cruces Vaqueros of The Independent Pecos League.  Las Cruces broke Pecos League team records for runs scored, hits, RBIs, 2Bs, 3Bs, BA, SLG and OPS.  In the process, Las Cruces would make its first trip to the Pecos League Championship Series.

Breathe Baseball provides the best positional player and pitcher training programs for all ages.  Our comprehensive approach includes every component of human kinematic movements and its application to the act of baseball player dynamic movements.  Our approach to baseball player training emphasizes maximum muscular power and dynamic athletic performance through the works of scientific research, biomechanical analysis and anthropometric data used by the top sports medicine experts.  Our goal is not only to help players unleash their maximum potential, but to provide them an opportunity to play at the highest level possible and most importantly, play injury free for a lifetime and develop as human beings.  Our team has backgrounds in sport science, biomechanics, player development, personal training and of course the game of baseball.  We consult with Orthopedic Surgeons, Biomechanics Specialists, Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Experts.

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