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The "Power" is an elite travel team coached by Charlie Karstedt under Full Circuit Athletics, LLC. The goal of this program is not only to develop great baseball teams, but more so to develop great young men. The team participates in Summer League play, as well as tournaments outside New York State and the Buffalo area. The Power train close to 10 months out of the year improving their skills on the field, and within the weight room to increase strength and speed.
In 2014 as a Showcase Team, the FCP program particpated in various Showcase level tournaments from Notre Dame University, Maryland University, Towson University, Slippery Rock University, Mercyhurst University, Johnstown PA (Flood City Elite Prospect Wire), as well as local events in the Buffalo and Rochsester area. The team finished with a 32-17-2 overall record in a highly competitive 18u schedule. More importantly the team was able to see a lot of college campuses which helped in their decision on where to pursue their academic future. After their Showcase seasons, a majority of the FCP team will have the opportunity to go on to play collegiately. Some have already verbally committed to play from the D1, D2, D3, and JUCO levels. The list of college commitments will be posted shortly. "I could not be more proud of the time and effort these boys have put into both their academics and athletics throughout the past few years. They've proven to not only be standout ball players in the WNY area but also class act young men and dedicated students in the classroom. I'm excited to see where these young men will end up. I just hope they take the lessons they've learned on the baseball diamond and apply them to their lives moving forward." -Owner Charlie Karstedt
In their 2013 Season, the Power competed at the showcase level as only a 16u team and had a great summer. Not only did they manage to advance to the finals day in every tournament they participated in but they won the Lancer Classic in Lewiston NY, and finished 2nd in the Battle of the Falls.
In 2012 as a 15u team, the Power proved itself to be one of the premier teams in the area at their age group. They finished 2nd after losing in the Championship game of the "WNY Boys of Summer" league. They also proved to themselves that they could compete with the best talent from both the East Coast and Mid-West regions in the 3 out of state tournaments they competed in.
Coach Karstedt uses his experience and contacts to showcase his players to as many colleges both locally and out of state as possible. The Power will begin it's off-season training through the winter, leading into it's 2014 season as a Showcase team.
Full Circuit Power 18u Fall Team
Coach Karstedt also runs a fall team beginning in September and running through Mid-October for high school juniors and younger.
During the 2014 Fall season the FCP crew competed against Onondaga CC, Monroe CC, Niagara CC, Jamestown CC as well as an 18u schedule of teams from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas.
During the Fall of 2013 the Power not only competed against local college competition such as MCC, NCCC, JCC, and Gannon University, but also traveld to South Bend Indiana to play in a showcase tournament at Notre Dame which they were able to win their bracket outright.
Full Circuit Power Showcase Team 2015
Head Coach: Charlie Karstedt
Assistant: Chris Gresham
Garrett Baugher St. Joes 2016
Dawson Broad West Seneca West 2016
Griff DeMayo Hamburg 2016
Brandon Weber Orchard Park 2016
Peyton Gattie West Seneca West 2016
Chris Gresham St. Mary's 2016
Brendan Sheehan Grand Island 2016
Austin O'Shei Hamburg 2016
Zach Tojek Amherst 2017
Matt Staszak Orchard Park 2017
Mitchell Rosati Canisius 2017
Troy Hattala Orchard Park 2017
Mike Mazzara Canisius 2017
Jake Zurat Williamsville North 2017
Full Circuit Power 14u 2015
Head Coach: Eric Dietrick
Assistant: Dale Podlas
Jack Arnold St. John Vianney
Tyler Regan Orchard Park
Jake Podlas Canisius
Brett Kochanski Cleveland Hill
Mike Staszak Orchard Park
Parker Ziemann Lancaster
Jake Johnson Canisius
Nathan Wereski St. John Vianney
Liam Obrochta Canisius
Jack Collins Canisius
Dylan Crowley Hamburg
Brian Herrmann Hamburg
Orchard Park Field house
Full Circuit Power 18u College Prep Team 2015
Head Coach: Gordy Karstedt
Assistant Coach: Bob Schneider
Dominic Cecere Williamsville North
D.J. Schiersing West Seneca East
Joshua Kuderian Lakeshore Catholic CA
Cameron Ringo Hamburg
Brett Guay Starpoint
Michael Nappo Clarence
Joe Milkowski St. Francis
Matt Schneider St. Mary's
James Brnik West Seneca East
Austin Greene Williamsville East
Matt Wright Orchard Park
Walker Green Pioneer
Jeff Biddle Orchard Park
*If you or someone you know is intersted in trying out for a position on the College Prep team please get in touch ASAP. This team is designed for players who plan to play college baseball and want to continue to get proper off season practice as well as quality work throughout the summer in preperation for their Fall season at college.