About Us

MISSION
The CORE Training Academy exists to provide quality athletic, academic, and leadership services to amateur athletes and volunteer coaches in a community-based model.

KIDS FIRST INITIATIVE
In programming for baseball players ages 5-12, we’ve created services designed to teach both players and coaches how to fall in love with the game. Volunteer coaches and youth league players who enjoy talking about it, studying it, and practicing it, in addition to playing the games are those who ultimately stay in the game longer.

COACHING STAFF

BASEBALL STAFF
Joe Tonelli, Mike Delellis, Scott Szturma, Bob Studley, Vin Guglietti, Dom Severino, Greg Nappo, Miles Sheehan, Tom LaDore, Rick Lasky, Mike Pascarella, Anthony Capozziello, Dan Martin

SOFTBALL STAFF
Amanda Bickford, Yesenia Everisto, Allie Baker, Leah McIntosh

POWERCORE STAFF
Dave Tortora, Anthony Faggiana, Brett Hart

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Bill Asermely
Bill currently serves as the Founder/Executive Director of the CORE Training Academy a local not for profit community-based organization dedicated to the development of student-athletes in Connecticut. Bill founded the CORE in 2010 as he and a coaching staff of 8 amazing clinicians began teaching the finer points of baseball and softball to athletes ages 5-18, as well as hundreds of local youth league coaches primarily from the towns of Milford, Orange, Woodbridge, West Haven, New Haven, Stratford, and Shelton. Since 2011 the CORE coaching staff has grown to more than 30 coaches with a current membership exceeding 1500 aspiring athletes and volunteer coaches. In eight short years, the CORE has produced more than 150 all-area and all-state high school baseball and softball selections with more than 75 players moving on to compete collegiately at institutions including Yale University, Princeton University, Williams College, Haverford College, Trinity College, UCONN, and Davidson College.

Prior to the CORE Bill served as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at Yale University between 1999 and 2009 where he was mentored by two of the finest athletic administrators in the country. John Stuper, Head Baseball Coach at Yale since 1993 and former Director of Athletics, Tom Beckett have been two of the strongest influences in Bill’s professional career. In Bill’s 9-year tenure at his alma mater, a great number of his Bulldogs achieved significant recognition with 16 players chosen in the MLB draft, and 36 players selected as all-league players, 14 of which were 1st team All-Ivy selections.

Prior to Yale, Bill served as the Program Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Teen Center, a dedicated 6,000 square foot facility located in downtown Pawtucket, RI. In his time there the club saw unprecedented growth with a 300% increase in membership in only three years. In his brief stint at the Club, Bill helped pioneer both a successful strength and conditioning program, as well as a summer baseball program for teens who had never played baseball. In total, both programs served more than 75 Pawtucket teens.

Athletically, Bill played professionally in both the Baltimore Oriole organization and the Swedish Baseball Federation after a very successful baseball career at Yale, where he was the captain during his senior season and an all-league selection each of his four seasons. Between 1990-1993 his teams amassed a total of 99 wins against only 53 losses gaining two NCAA regional births in Mississippi State and Texas A & M.

Bill is dedicated to the overall betterment of his local community particularly in the areas of athletics, academics, and citizenship. He’s a Milford resident and father’s 11-year-old twin boys, Danny and Eddy.

REFUND POLICY
There are no refunds granted for CORE Training Academy programs.  In general cases of injury or scheduling conflict a full program credit will be granted.  In cases where players or parents are dismissed from a CTA  program no credit will be granted.