The Pro Advantage

The Pro Advantage is an approach to training that encompasses 4 generations of professional playing, scouting, instructing and managerial experience. It stems from a continuous education being around the best players and coaches in the game. Developed by our Director of Instruction, Matt Merullo, it’s the cornerstone for what our Training Staff teaches and how they connect with each player.  As the grandson of a major league player / scout, the son of a minor leaguer and father of a recent pro, the game is in Matt’s blood. He’s experienced it all as a professional, yet also has the perspective of a young player as well as that of a parent. It’s this experience that provides the basis for all of our training and what makes it so special. We can evaluate, teach what works for the individual, and have empathy for the players, parents and coaches involved.  


Built on the principles of Balance, Rhythm and Vision, 

The Pro Advantage is simple, it’s genuine

and most importantly, it’s fun!

Training Staff

Nick Hahn


  • Coach Nick Hahn is the Head Varsity Coach at Old Saybrook High School in Old Saybrook, CT.  He got his start coaching baseball in his hometown of Guilford, CT in 2007.

  • From 2011 to 2017, he was the Assistant Varsity Coach and Pitching Coach for Guilford High School. Hahn has also coached over 20 travel baseball teams from 14U to 21U, winning six Championships. 

  • In addition, Coach Hahn has worked with shoreline Little League organizations training both players and coaches in all aspects of the game through clinics and individualized instruction.

  •  As a player, Coach Hahn was Co-captain of his State Championship high school team and went on to play college baseball at the University of Southern Maine where he was selected First Team All Little East Conference as a Pitcher. 

  • Coach Hahn works at Valley Regional High School in Deep River in the Special Education Department and coaches Unified Sports

Matt Merullo

Director of Instruction


•Attended Fairfield Prep

•Attended UNC- Chapel Hill

•Played in Cape Cod and for Team USA

•7th rd. Draft Chicago White Sox

•Catcher for 6 MLB Seasons

•Minor League All-Star all Levels

•AAA Batting Champion

•12 Year Scout Arizona Diamondbacks

•3 Seasons Managing in Orioles System

•Instructor, Coach & Mentor since 1998

Nick Merullo


  • 2 time All- State selection as a catcher at Daniel Hand HS

  • Attended James Madison University. Team Captain

  • Played for Baltimore Orioles rookie level affiliates Gulf Coast League Orioles & Aberdeen Ironbirds

  • Varsity Asst. Coach at Daniel Hand.  Helped team to school record 19 wins & SCC championship game appearance in 2018

  • 4 Years of coaching experience at 14U, 16U, & 18U AAU levels

  • 4th Grade Teacher in Madison Public Schools System

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Maggie Maguire


  • Gettysburg College, Class of 2014

  • year starter; 2011-2014 (3rd Base)

  •  Captain in 2014

  • All Centennial Conference Team Member, 2011-2013

  • Set Single Season and Career home run records

  •  Career Slugging Percentage .562%

  •  3rd Highest Career RBI

  • Daniel Hand High School, Class of 2010

  • 4 Year Starter; Co-Captain 2010 (Shortstop)

  • SCC All-Division 2009/2010 Seasons

  • 2010 SCC Champions

  • 2010 Southeast CT Umpire’s Association Player of the Year

  •  ESPN Radio Player of the Game;  April 2010

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