Two local Long Island Professionals have started travel baseball teams called Pro Diamond Select. Zach Goldstein of Merrick and Matt Soren of Roslyn will each be coaching a team come this spring to give professional instruction to dedicated baseball players.
Pro Diamond Select will have 7u-9u development teams and 10 -12u travel baseball teams. Zach Goldstein will be coaching the 10u team while Matt Soren will be coaching the 12u team. Both, Goldstein and Soren will be running professional practices along with other professional guests developing 7u-9u players using professional and collegiate drills.
“The main goal is to teach young players the game using our professional and collegiate experiences. They will see improvements and also benefit the life lessons this game has to offer”. -Zach Goldstein
. Goldstein and Soren are big on teaching the life lessons of the game as it has helped them through their professional baseball careers. “The values that we learned from baseball have taught us so much. Not only in baseball, but for life ahead. We want to be role models and emphasize the importance of leadership, responsibility, dedication and battling adversity”. - Matt Soren
Zach Goldstein Played Professionally for the Long Island Ducks and San Rafael Pacifics in 2017. He completed his collegiate career at Southern New Hampshire University, where following the 2017 season, he saw many accomplishments. Goldstein was named, D2CCA East Region Player of the Year Northeast-10 Player of the Year, D2CCA All-Region First Team, NCBWA First Team honors, D2CCA All-America Honorable Mention and Graduated with a 3.75 GPA. Goldstein is now a coach at Adelphi University developing college ball players for the next level.
“I love what I do and so happy to make an impact on young baseball players. I love seeing my players work hard and get the results they want. I also love to win and that is the culture we want here. A winning culture where we get better every day”. – Zach Goldstein
att Soren was Drafted in the 19th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2013 MLB Draft. He played Professionally for the Philadelphia Phillies (13’), New Jersey Jackals (14’), Long Island Ducks (15’), and Washington Wild Things (15’) Soren completed his Collegiate career at the University of Delaware where he made the dean’s list (09-13). Soren has also has plenty of coaching experience as he has traveled overseas to promote the game of baseball. Soren coached the Maitland Giants of South Africa (16’-18’) and also the Glenelg Tigers in Australia (15’).
“My time overseas coaching was a great experience, I got to coach kids at all levels from so many different cultures. It was very satisfying seeing everyone come together for baseball and the enjoyment it brought to everyone”- Matt Soren
Pro Diamond Select is looking for dedicated baseball players that want to learn the game, advance their skills and be the best player they can be.
“We are Coached by only professional and collegiate baseball players, Pro Diamond Select will be run like a professional team. We are really excited to get started and can’t wait to teach the game of baseball the right way”. -Zach Goldstein
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