My Exclusive, Candid Interview with Doc Gooden

Dwight “Doc” Gooden – A Tragic Hero of Gotham City. By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) YANKEE STADIUM, NY- Hundreds of fans, clutching sentimental memorabilia anxiously awaited Dwight Gooden’s arrival to suite 7, the “Mantle Suite”, at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  The private, VIP event, organized by Mint Pros and J.Irwin Productions, featured many other Yankees…

3 Takeaways: Building a Championship Culture

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) MONTCLAIR, NJ- In an intimate setting, coaches, parents, and athletes interacted with a panel of experts from high school, collegiate, and professional levels.  Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr., Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale, and former New York Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Snee discussed ways to…

Citi Procamp: Didi Gregorius

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) MOUNT VERNON, NY- 160 young athletes, a plethora of outstanding high school and college coaches, and one Major League Baseball superstar converged on Sports Underdome on August 25, 2016. The occasion? New York Yankees star shortstop Didi Gregorius hosted his inaugural Citi Procamp. Gregorius, who told me he idolized players like Derek…

Citi Procamp: Noah Syndergaard

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BROOKVILLE, NY- Noah Syndergaard, ace starting pitcher for the New York Mets, can now add another title to his resume: coach.  On August 8th, 2016, 250 kids (grades 1-8) attended Syndergaard’s inaugural Citi baseball Procamp at Long Island University’s Post campus.  While throwing batting practice, he even challenged one of the campers…

New York Jets Tackle Bullying: A Symposium

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) FLORHAM PARK, NJ- The New York Jets are doing their part to tackle an off-the-field epidemic: bullying.  On any given day, 8% of students, afraid of being bullied, stay home from school (STOMP Out Bullying). On August 22, 2016, the Jets invited 150 Tri-State area educators, bullying coordinators, and administrators to an inaugural…