Name: Pat Gorman
Team: Head Coach for the Rockland Rampage; Head Coach for Albertus Magnus High School
In May, head baseball coach at Albertus Magnus, Pat Gorman, was asked to join the Rockland Rampage Little League baseball 11-under travel team. A position he couldn't pass up.
"I embrace the opportunity because the game is very pure and innocent at this age. Kids don't take the game for granted when they're this young. I feel with the right discipline and direction, we can be highly competitive," said Gorman.
Gorman joined coach Ken Brenner, who played baseball for Princeton University, and assistant coach Mike Bloch.
After some brainstorming sessions, the trio decided to open the league up to all Rockland players going as far as to change the name from the Ramapo Rampage to the Rockland Rampage.
The team is holding open tryouts to all Rockland players who are 11 years old after May 1, 2012.
Tryouts will be held at Rella Field in Airmont on Sunday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The team will play in either Westchester or New Jersey from September through November this fall.
"I was approached by Ken Brenner who has a son who has been a part of the Rampage since it started three years ago. They are looking to bring in a coach with my experience to help the kids develop and prepare them to play baseball at a high level," said Gorman.
Gorman graduated from Albertus Magnus High School where he was a standout baseball player. He went on to play for the Baltimore Orioles then the New York Mets. His experience and knowledge will be priceless to these young players.
Recently Gorman took the mound at Boulder Stadium to play for the Irish National team against the the FDNY.
"Pitching for the Irish National Team at Boulders Stadium was a great experience that I will remember for a long time. Not only to get back out on the mound and compete but to do it representing your heritage was very special."
Gorman has played baseball in high school, college and professionally. He opened a few training facilities such as Batter Up and the K-Zone where he provided training for players. He was also offering lessons at the Rock and private lessons as well. His expertise has him in high demand and he is sure to be an asset to the Rockland Rampage.
If you have a baseball player interested in playing for a Rockland 11 year old travel team make sure you go to the tryouts. Any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Place: Rella Field in Airmont