Ryan Leahy, Founder
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,not on fighting the old, but on building the new"
Angels Showcase softball is about the journey. The transformation of young and promising early teen softball players into confident athletes and proven talents who are great students and leaders, on and off the field.
The primary mission of our program is taking great high school players and making them even better - with a focus on being competitive on a collegiate level.
This is achieved by a measured off-season program where positional skills, hitting, softball IQ and situational training are applied and in the fall and summer, tested with stiff competition on a national level. In addition, we stress a proper physical training regimen, nutritional assistance, and mental strength training.
In addition, the Angels are focused on leveraging their skills on the diamond to achieve their goals of playing softball in college, at schools that are academically and athletically a good fit for the player and student.
Ryan was a standout player at St. John's Prep where he earned MVP honors his senior year and was inducted into the Saint John’s Prep Hall of Fame in 2010. In college, he played one year at the University of San Francisco, and finished his college career at Boston College where he was team captain for two years and earned All-BIG EAST Second Team as well as All-BIG EAST Academic Team in 2003.
He was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a free agent and spent five years in their minor league system, winning a Texas League championship in AA with the Arkansas Travelers and a Pioneer League championship in 2004 with the Provo Angels.
As a coach, Ryan spent two years at the University of Pittsburgh and from 2010 to 2011 he was in charge of the entire Bobby Valentine (former Boston Red Sox Manager) All American national showcases. Ryan also spent 2 years as Director of player development for Legends Baseball LLC. Currently, Ryan serves as the Area Scout for the LA Angels.