YSPN360.com Adds Division 1 Collegiate Coach Andy Stankiewicz to Its Coaching Lineup
Youth sports training web site builds baseball and softball roster with more sports planned.
December 26, 2016 – Studio City, CA; We are pleased to announce that Grand Canyon University Baseball Coach Andy Stankiewicz has joined the YSPN360 sports coaching and education team. Stankiewicz will continue at the helm of the GCU Antelopes baseball program. He begins his 6th season at GCU where he guided the team to NCAA Division I level and the 2015 Western Athletic Conference championship.
Stankiewicz will bring his experience and advice to YSPN360 for younger players, parents, and coaches. He joins Oakland A’s pitching coach Curt Young, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, and other professional and collegiate coaches in this role. YSPN360 is a free on-demand multi-sport instructional venture dedicated to improving youth skills to make team sports more fun for all. The web site is being launched by Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc.
“This is the kind of give-back that means so much for someone like me”, Stankiewicz noted. “Kids need to start out learning the fundamentals and improving their innate skills. That always makes playing the game more fun. The Internet makes teaching so much easier and more complete.”
YSPN360 CEO Lou Birdt made the announcement. “YSPN360.com is about educating and inspiring the next generation of athletes, their parents and coaches,” Birdt said. “There are more than 2 million volunteer coaches and nearly 40 million athletes in team sports at the youth level. Our coaching and mentoring team offers players and parents valuable professional advice any time at no cost.”
More information is available by signing up at www.yspn360.com. It’s easy and free. Subscribers will be kept posted as more sport and additional coaches join the site.
About Andy Stankiewicz
Andy Stankiewicz begins his sixth season at the helm of Grand Canyon’s baseball program after becoming the fourth head coach in the history of the program in 2012. After two successful seasons at the Division II level in 2012 and 2013, Stankiewicz guided the GCU baseball program to the Division I level where the Antelopes claimed the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. Seven of Andy’s players have been selected in the MLB First Year Player’s Draft with two selections coming in the first 10 rounds.
Andy was drafted by the Yankees in 1986 out of Pepperdine University and made his Major League debut on April 11, 1992. He played in parts of seven Major League seasons, with the Yankees (1992-93), Houston Astros (1994-95), Montreal Expos (1996-97) and the inaugural season of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998.
Prior to joining Grand Canyon, Stankiewicz was a minor league field coordinator for the Seattle Mariners. He previously was a member of the Arizona State coaching staff from 2007 to 2009. He helped guide the Sun Devils to three Pac-10 championships and two appearances in the College World Series. Andy was manager of the New York Yankees NY-Penn League Class-A team in Staten Island, guiding the squad to the league championship in 2005.
YSPN360.com is the on-demand sports instruction and training web site of Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc. (YSM). The mission of YSPN360.com is to be the premier youth sports training and education resource for coaches, young players, and their families by offering a unique 360 degree approach to developing the whole player, parent and coach.YSPN360.com is a free subscriber-based website with content presented in an age and skill appropriate manner that parents and coaches have told us they prefer. Information for practice, skills development and team play can be taken right to the field or court via mobile apps, tablet video presentations, and printouts. For example, youth coaches can use YSPM360.com as a comprehensive interactive reference for hitting and pitching from elite professional and collegiate coaches.
YSM’s goal is to make sports more fun for kids of all ages by providing free high quality tools and instruction, like baseball mentoring from high profile collegiate and professional coaches who are eager to share their knowledge and tested coaching techniques with the next generation of young players. YSPN360.com will seek to offer a balance between proven techniques and new ideas for teaching, coaching, fitness and strength training, nutrition and psychology appropriate for young athletes, their parents, and coaches.
The company has been able to build the site through the generosity of the contributing coaches, who want to give something back to the sports they love. The goal is to help raise the overall level of play, coaching and parental interaction. YSPN360.com will initially provide instruction in Baseball and Softball and will soon add Soccer and Volleyball, among other sports. YSM is based in Studio City, California.