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About Team Valle Rochester, NY Youth Travel Baseball

President Dave Valle

From Our President

Team Valle is a travel baseball organization based out of Rochester, NY. Team Valle, Inc. is also a NY not-for-profit corporation and a NY Registered Charity (44-20-35). We currently have eight travel baseball teams (11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 15u, 17U, 17u Showcase, and 18u). Our goal is to provide low-cost, competitive sports (travel baseball) opportunities for youth aged 18 and under by providing teaching, training, tournament opportunities, as well as hosting, and/or providing indoor and outdoor baseball field facilities for, practices, scrimmages, games, tournaments and/or leagues. Furthermore, we use baseball to help instill good work ethic, sportsmanship, integrity, personal character, and to build leadership skills that will enable our players to have a positive impact in their community.

Today, elite baseball travel teams have become the primary way young athletes can get the best instruction, play top competition, and gain exposure (for college or beyond). Because of this, most make running a baseball travel team into a profitable business. However, when the main focus is turning a profit, the determining factor when looking at players is no longer how talented, how well they do in school or even the players’ personal character, but how much money the players’ parents make. As a non-profit organization, Team Valle puts the focus back on the players; giving them the best instruction, playing the best competition, providing professional coaches that not only invest time getting to know each player individually, but hold them accountable, and helping them with decisions inside and outside of baseball. Unfortunately, there are still significant costs involved with running a travel baseball organization. Our goal, with the help of sponsors and donors, is to provide low player fees and never have to turn down a qualified player due to his/her family’s financial situation. Please consider joining us in making this goal a reality!

Dave Valle
President, Team Valle, Inc.

TEAM VALLE ADVANTAGES

All Team Valle players will enjoy...

6-7 TOURNAMENTS PER YEAR

6 SCRIMMAGES PER YEAR

12 PLAYERS (OR LESS) PER TEAM

TEAM VALLE GEAR*

UNIQUE TEAM VALLE UNIFORM**

PROFESSIONAL (NON-PARENT) COACHING

STATE-OF-THE-ART STREGTH & CONDITIONING ROOM

WINTER STENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM***

LARGE IN-DOOR TURF PRACTICE FIELD

2 PRACTICES PER WEEK

PITCHING LANES

MULTIPLE BATTING CAGES

GAME ROOM & CLUB HOUSE****

FULLY EQUPPED CONFERENCE/STUDY ROOM

AND SO MUCH MORE...
* Helmet, Practice Shirt, Cap, Bag, Practice Glove & Hoodie (Bag & Glove are as-needed)
** Jersey, Pant, Belt, Stirrups, Socks & Cap
*** Program Supervision by Rock Strength (3 Sessions per Week per Team)
**** Large Screen LCD TV, Play Station

Team Valle Coaching Staff

Coaching for Team Valle Since 2015

Greg Emerson

After Greg graduated from HFL High School he continued his education and athletic career at the University of Rochester as a baseball and football player. His baseball coaching career began when he became the Head JV coach at Pittsford Sutherland HS, where he stayed for seven years. Greg is also the acting Treasurer for the board of Team Valle Inc.

Coaching for Team Valle Since 2015

Dan Christner

Dan was an infielder at Monroe Community College before transferring to Rochester Institute of Technology to finish up his athletic and academic career.

Coaching for Team Valle Since 2014

Yimy Rodriguez

Yimy came to the United States from Cuba when he was a sophomore in high school and attended Greece Arcadia. After high school he went to Gennesee Community College for two years and then transferred on a baseball scholarship to Peru State College in Nebraska. His senior year he was drafted as a pitcher in the 27th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers and in 2012 he made the Double A roster as a middle relief pitcher. He ended his career with a 4.03 minor league earned run average. After retiring Yimy became the pitching coach at GCC and stayed there for three years.

Coaching for Team Valle Since 2016

Alex Rodriguez

Alex graduated from Greece Arcadia High School in 2016 and is a current college baseball player at Niagara County Community College. He is a proud Team Valle Alumni with a passion for coaching and giving back to the organization that helped form him into the college player he is today.

Coaching for Team Valle Since 2011

Dave Valle

Dave was a two time 1st Team All-State and AGR player in high school he received a scholarship to pitch and play outfield at Cedarville University, a NAIA Div 1 school in Ohio at the time. He also spent a year playing at SUNY Brockport and is currently working as a NY Mets Associate Scout. He also works as a professional hitting instructor at Next Pro Training and is the founder and acting president of Team Valle Inc.

Coaching for Team Valle Since 2011

John Valle

John was drafted in the 2nd round by the Detroit Tigers organization at the age of 17 and over the course of his 13-year career, also played with the Reds and Orioles organizations. His name is in the Baseball Hall of Fame for playing in the longest game in baseball history (33 innings) and still ranks tied for 10th on the Rochester Red Wings all-time home run list. Since his retirement, he was a High School coach of the year, professional instructor, and has worked as an MLB scout.

Team Valle Board of Directors

David J. Valle, President

David acts as President for the Team Valle, Inc. He currently owns Next Pro Training and brings extensive experience in coaching and mentoring of youth. Dave Valle has been a professional hitting and fielding instructor since 2010 and has worked with over 250 students ranging from ages 4-65. He also has been working with and coaching baseball teams since 2012. David is paid a nominal amount as an independent contractor to manage the entire Team Valle organization.

James Pavone, Vice President

Jim acts as Vice President for Team Valle, Inc. He is currently the CFO for YPC Media Inc. as well as, Executive Producer for Faith Street Films.  After working in the marketplace as a business owner for the last twenty two years, he has been led to step into the ministry of Christian writing and film making, sharing God’s message to stand firm in our faith and know that He loves us more than we can ever imagine. ( www.kingsfaith.com, www.wildflowerthemovie.com.) He has coached girls’ basketball, 12U and 13U baseball and is excited to be with Team Valle in a supporting role, as well as a mentor to our youth. Jim is a non-paid officer. 

Ashley Valle, Treasurer

Ashley acts as Treasurer for Team Valle, Inc. She is currently the owner of Cinderella’s Touch, a business that provides residential cleaning services in the Monroe County area. After owning her own business for over five years, Ashley brings a knowledge of finance and book keeping to the Team Valle, Inc. organization. Ashley is a non-paid officer.

Randall Wayland, Corporate Secretary

Randall acts as Corporate Secretary for Team Valle, Inc. He is currently employed by Dugan & Dugan, PC as an attorney, and brings legal knowledge regarding contracts, organizations, non-profits, 501(c)(3) filings, NY charities, as well as skills in fundraising, organization, and business planning. Randall is also experienced at organizing and running baseball tournaments. His baseball background includes coaching Little League, Babe Ruth, and travel baseball for youth. Randall is a non-paid officer.

Hans Blatter, Senior Associate

Hans Blatter is currently acting as Senior Associate to Team Valle, Inc. Hans is the President of Castle Products, Inc., a company offering a broad line of professional cleaners, lubricants, and dressings. Hans brings a wealth of business, management, and marketing expertise to the organization. His baseball background includes coaching travel baseball. Hans is a non-paid officer.

Player Representative

Dave Valle is currently acting player representative advocating for players and resolving conflicts.