Players Edge has been around developing baseball players to be prepared for high school, college and even at the professional level. Now, the NJ Axemen Baseball Association in a partnership with Players Edge has developed a truly elite travel baseball team and training program under the direction of Dan Gilligan & Glenn Polansky. We aim to deliver an elite caliber baseball team that prepares players to perform at the highest level. Our primary focus is on player development and understanding how to play the game of baseball. If your son is ready to move to the next level and has passion, excitement and commitment to play baseball, then the NJ Axemen travel baseball organization can help take your son’s skills to the next level. "We have created a baseball organization unlike any other program where the focus is truly player development - Dan Gilligan & Glenn Polansky"
Dan Gilligan - Coach
Known by many as New Jerseys top hitting coach, Dan in high school was 3 time All League, 3 time All Conference, 3 time All County and 3 time All State. Dan’s senior year he was selected All American by USA Today and was also rated best hitter in the 1990's by Bergen Records All Decade team. In college, Dan was a 2 time All Region/All American. Dan went on to play professional baseball for the Allentown Ambassadors and the Evansville Otters of the Indi Minor leagues. After Dan’s playing days he was a hitting coach for a div 2 college, scouted for the Cleveland Indians and currently hitting instructor for Paramus Catholic High School and head instructor of Players Edge Training Facility, located in Hawthorne, NJ.
Glenn Polansky - Coach
Like most young boys, Glenn played a variety of sports and baseball and tennis was part of his. As a two-sport athlete, Glenn received a tennis scholarship to play for Rutgers University, a Division 1 Collegiate School. During college, Glenn went on to play professional tennis on the pro-tour and was sponsored by Mizuno tennis, Tourna-Grip and Dunlop Sports. He later went on and was the Head Tennis Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Glenn has since came back to his passion for baseball and played 3 years in the men's NJ ABA league and has been coaching travel baseball. Glenn is certified by Ripken Baseball for Advanced Baseball and Certified by the Babe Ruth Baseball League. Glenn is also certified in first aid, CPR and in the Heads-Up Concussion in youth sports. Glenn considers it his job to develop great athletes. Nothing gives him more pleasure than placing an athlete he has nurtured over a number of years. It is this development focus that is at the core of his program and he measures his success on the success of the players he coaches and their passion for the game.
Luis Colón - Coach
Lou is an infield specialist and hitting instructor with 9 years of baseball training experience, currently doing lessons out of Players Edge Training Facility. He is well respected not only for his knowledge of the game, but more importantly for the relationships he builds with his players due to his intense passion for baseball. He uses baseball as a vehicle to teach life lessons, build discipline and confidence, teach respect and responsibility, while mentoring young athletes not only to excel on the ball field, but more importantly in life. Currently, Coach Colón is the Varsity Assistant at Bergen Catholic HS under Jim Burt, he has coached at the high school level for 7 years in all, 5 at BC & 2 at PC. He has spent the past 5 summers in Southern California as the Assistant Coach and Assistant GM for the Orange City Pioneers NonProfit/LA Brewers Baseball Club, of the California Collegiate League (the CCL is the #2 ranked collegiate summer league in the country) his team is affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball. There he coaches current collegiate players who are legitimate pro prospects from top Division 1 programs in the country, many of his players have gone on to play or are currently playing professional baseball. He travels coast to coast developing players and helping them get to the next level. As a player born and bred in the Bronx, Colón was an All City shortstop in New York, he played junior national ball in the Caribbean for Puerto Rico, was a four year letterman & two-year captain at Caldwell College where he received his Bachelor's Degree and played overseas professionally for two years. He is also a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer specializing in strength, conditioning, speed, agility and flexibility training.