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Trenton Thunder baseball academy

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The Mission

The Central Jersey Rebels\Trenton Thunder Baseball Academy is a youth travel baseball organization located in Mercer County, NJ, with a passion for the game of baseball, and a love of developing talent. The organizations' mission is to help players develop and improve baseball skills, create a positive environment for players to grow, and to build leaders who will be able to model strong character on and off the field.  The goal is to have all players in the organization to have presence and positive impact on their community. Quality instruction, building humble, confident competitors who enjoy establishing their place on the fields of local and regional competitions is at the forefront of the organizations overall focus on player development.

As a registered Non-Profit Organization, the Central Jersey Rebels Baseball\Trenton Thunder Baseball Academy program is guided by an experienced team of program founders, coaches and dedicated families. The overwhelming support from all involved, allows the organization to grow, secure additional partnerships and provide an experience that will provide memories that will last a lifetime. 


In late 2019, the Central Jersey Rebels established a partnership with the Trenton Thunder to form the Trenton Thunder Baseball Academy. This partnership provides a unique experience for players 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U looking to play a high level of baseball in an environment conducive to learning and personal growth.  

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REBELS staff

Kevin Tylus

Matt Sweeney

Ken Saganowski

Gary Leonardo

Brian Attardi

Darren Pandolfini

Michael Septak

Sam Cannizzaro

Justin Bucchianico

Mike Marino

Mike Vasil

Stan Klek

Larry Watson

Our Families

"Our experience with the Rebels has been spectacular! The coaching staff is top-notch. My son has gained so much confidence and always leaves with a smile."


February 2019

"The Rebels have created a program that includes extensive training combined with positive reinforcement to motivate kids to continue to improve and reach their fullest potential."


February 2019

"The CJ Rebels has everything we are looking for in a travel baseball program for our sons. Highly experienced coaching staff, structured training, and practices, clear communication regarding schedules and costs, the right amount of team building events, and a manageable game schedule. The coaches and families are all kind, fun, and professional. We have seen noticeable growth in our sons since starting on the teams last fall. Highly recommend for anyone interested in a travel baseball program that gets it and keeps the focus on the kids."


February 2019




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Trenton thunder baseball academy

Contact us for more information regarding tryout dates, sponsorship's, partnerships and all other inquires, 

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Gary Leonardo/Matt Sweeney

Hamilton, NJ 08620


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