At Play Ball we firmly believe that a quality program starts with quality people.
Our staff is comprised of not only the highest quality instructors, but also the highest quality people who take pride in helping our athletes become better players and citizens. We are dedicated to providing the best approach to playing the game of baseball and softball from a technical and mental standpoint.
 
Dean Borrelli
email: dean@goplayball.com
  • Dean's primary expertise is in the areas of catching, hitting and pitching.
  • Dean also played 1st base, third base and outfield while in the professional ranks
  • Graduate of Central Catholic HS , All MVC, MVP, All Eastern Mass All-State, All Scholastic
  • Winner of Michael Garvey Award for most outstanding student athlete at CCHS (85)
  • Division 1 recruit for hockey and baseball while at CCHS (MVP for both sports)
  • Inducted into CCHS Hall of Fame (96)
  • Graduate of UMASS at Amherst, Captain, All New England
  • 8 years professional baseball player (7 years Oakland Athletics, 1 year Texas Rangers)
  • Attended 4 Major League spring training camps (3 with Oakland, 1 with Texas)
  • Former Assistant Coach at UMASS Amherst
  • ASA Softball Head Coach for The Northeast Hurricanes
Al Mottram (Pitching, Hitting, General Fielding)
email: al@goplayball.com
  • 4 Year varsity player at Central Catholic
  • 3 time All MVC
  • Massachusetts All-State (99)
  • Former U-mass Lowell Standout
  • Helped UML to two Division II World Series Appearances (2001, 2002)
  • Holds 7 hitting records at UML
  • 4 time All-New England
  • Division II All-American (2002)
  • Northeast-10 Player of the Year (2003)
  • Northeast-10 tournament MVP (2003)
  • Recipient of the William Allard/Marty McDonough Sportsmanship Award (2003)
  • Drafted in the 24th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003
  • 5 seasons of professional experience.
  • 2 time All Star (Midwest League 2005, Northern League 2006)
  • Participant in Midwest League Home Run Derby (2005)
  • Member of two championship teams at pro level (South Bend Silverhawks 2005, Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks 2006)
  • Current Head Coach of the 16U Northeast Hurricanes
David Wendt (Catching, Hitting, Pitching, General Fielding)
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  • 3 year starter at Methuen High School behind the plate and one year at shortstop
  • 2 time all MVC
  • 4 year starter at Division 2 Dowling College in Oakdale, NY
  • 3 time all East Coast Conference
  • Helped Dowling to three NCAA regionals in four years
  • Helped Dowling to first ever Div 2 College World Series appearance in 09'
  • In the top 10 on the program's all-time records list for hits, RBI's, at-bats, doubles, triples, and stolen bases.
  • Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009
  • Has played two seasons in the minor leagues and currently still playing in the Rays system.
Mike Chambers (Hitting, Fielding)
email: mike@goplayball.com
  • Former Londonderry high school standout
  • 3 time All-State 1st team
  • Legion All-Star
  • Former Franklin Pierce Standout
  • Helped FP to two Division II College World Series Appearances (2003, 2006)
  • 3 time All Conference (Northeast-10)
  • 3 time All New- England
  • Coastal Plain League All-Star (2005)\
  • Coastal Plain League Player of the Year (2005)
  • Named to the Coastal Plain League's All-Decade Team
  • Drafted in the 32nd round by the Boston Red Sox in 2006
Steve Palazzolo (Pitching)
  • Former North Reading High School and Umass Lowell standout
  • Led NRHS to a 44-4 record over final 2 seasons
  • Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic
  • Helped UML to Division 2 World Series in both 2001 and 2002
  • Northeast-10 Tournament MVP and NCAA Northeast Regional MVP
  • 6 Years Professional Baseball, playing in the Milwaukee Brewers and currently San Francisco Giants organizations
  • Member of two championship teams at the pro level (Worcester Tornadoes 2005, Nashua Pride 2007)
  • In 2009 played for Triple A Fresno Grizzlies
Chris Mosher (Hitting, Pitching, General Fielding, Speed and Agility)
email: chris@goplayball.com
  • Member of American Baseball Coaches Association
  • Former Methuen Legion Baseball coach
  • 1st place 16U AAU Nationals 2010 (Head coach
  • 2nd place 16U AAU Nationals 2009 (Head coach)
  • 6 Year Little League Coach (Babe Ruth, District, PONY)
  • Former player at Springfield College
  • Graduate of St. John's Prep
  • Current Head Coach of the 13U Northeast Hurricanes
 
Shawna Bellaud (Softball Pitching)
  • Former All-State player at Manchester West High School (2003, 2004)
  • first Team All Conference at New Hampshire Technical Istitute. (2006)
  • 2 time team MVP for NH Tech. (2005, 2006)
  • Former Standout at Lock Haven University
  • As a player helped Lock Haven to two Nationals Appearances (2007,2008)
  • Asssistant coach for NCAA Division II National Champions Lock Haven University (2009)
  • Current assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University
  • Current head coach of the 18U Northeast Hurricanes
 
Jill Gagnon (Pitching, Hitting and General Softball Skills)
email: jill@goplayball.com
  • Former All-State player at Manchester Memorial High School (2004, 2005).
  • Former Merrimack College standout
  • 1st Team All-Conference Selection 2009 (NE-10)
  • 2009 All-Championship Team
  • Division II All-American (2009)
  • Led the NE-10 in strikeouts per inning with 150 strikeouts in 142 innings pitched (2009)
  • Lead the NE-10 with a .403 batting average (2009)
  • Current pitching coach at Umass-Boston
  • Current Head Coach of the 18U Hurricanes
 
Billy Mottram
  • 4 year star at Dowling College
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs
  • Played 2 years in Cubs organization
  • Current pro for Pittsfield in Can-am League
 

Dave Weaver New England Catching Camp

  • Nationally recognized catching instructor baseball/softball

  • Founder of New England Catching Camp

  • Presenter at Mohegan Sun World Coaches Clinic

 

Jay Weaver New England Catching Camp

  • Senior Instructor for New England Catching Camp

  • NCAA Division 2 Catcher

 
Dan Keleher (Salem, NH High School Baseball Coach)
Jim Bail (Atlanta Braves Scout)
Brent Demas (Londonderry HS Baseball Coach)
Ryan Kearney (Cleveland Indians)
*** In loving memory of our coach and friend Larry Keber  ***
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