"If you are looking for quality baseball instruction, I highly recommend Craig Szado and his collection of coaches at NE ELITE. I coached Craig professionally while he was a pitcher with the Chicago White Sox. He was highly competitive, passionate, and knowledgeable about pitching and baseball. He will influence the players he coaches with these same attributes. I know he will draw on his professional experience to provide the best coaching and instruction for players serious about their development. I am confident Craig and his staff will attract some of the best talent in the area and provide high level, experienced coaching for the development of each player. Through their lessons, camps, and clinics the players will be taught the fundamentals of the game in all areas. In addition, the players will gain valuable experience playing in tournaments that will provide exposure to the next level of baseball. So if you are looking to maximize your baseball ability, put your trust in Craig Szado and his staff at NE ELITE."

- Sean Snedeker Former Chicago White Sox Pitching Coach/Current Oral Roberts University Pitching Coach

"Coach Szado was a huge help when it came to being recruited to play college baseball. He had a lot of good insight into the recruiting process and helped my family and I out immensely when it came time to make a decision. I can't thank him enough for helping me through the recruiting process."

- Tyler Wilson, Pitcher University of Rhode Island Class of  2018


"Craig Szado was one of the most prepared and intense competitors that we have had @ UMASS. He was a guy that we always relied on to give us a great effort on the mound each outing. He paid attention to the details of preparation and is continuing to do so as he coaches young people in the Western Mass. area. All ballplayers will benefit from his mentoring and instruction."

- Mike Stone, Head Baseball Coach UMass/Amherst

"Craig Szado is one of the most knowledgeable and intense players I have come across in my 13 years in professional baseball. My hope is that any player I represent from New England comes through NE ELITE and Craig Szado."

- Nik Lubisich, Certified Agent, MLBPA 

"I have had the opportunity to know Craig Szado since his days as a player at UMASS in the late 90's. He was a pleasure to coach because of his talent, work ethic and competitiveness. Craig has learned a great deal during his time as a successful college and professional player. I have now seen Craig share his knowledge as a coach. I know players will respond to him. Craig will be a valuable asset to New England baseball."

- Raphael Cerrato, Assistant Coach URI Rams