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Brian Kaplan

General Manager / 17u Head Coach

As a player, Kaplan was a two-year High School captain and regular member of the pitching staff on Father Lopez HS teams that won four conference and regional titles while garnering national rankings during his freshman-junior seasons, earning All-Conference and All-State honors. Set school record for wins, going 26-5 during his final three season with over 100 strikeouts in each season and a career ERA of 1.62.

Cressey Performance Bio

“Kaplan chose to attend and play for the University of Notre Dame. A nagging injury, incurred during his high school senior year, eventually shortened his career. That experience has been the motivation for Brian to develop and implement individualized training and throwing programs geared towards elite baseball players, primarily pitchers. Brian is the co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Florida. CSP is a nationally renowned high performance training facility that specializes in baseball players from high school all the way up to Major League Baseball. The core principles of his training program are to create strong and stable athletic movements and an efficiency of the kinetic chain to achieve an elite level of performance.”

His experiences in the gym and coaching on the field have allowed him to build an extensive network amongst upper tier college coaches and professional scouts. In just a few short years Brian has helped over 50 players achieve the dream of playing college baseball, which will always be his #1 mission.


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Spencer Dickinson 

Collegiate Camp Director / 17u Assistant Coach


As a former Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast standout, Spencer has experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. Dickinson played at Florida State University and St. Petersburg College, where he was named to the All-Suncoast Conference First-Team in 2010. Dickinson spent time with the Cincinnati Reds from 2010-2012, consistently posting averages around the .300 mark with his respective teams. Currently, he serves as the Collegiate Camp Director for the FTB Rockets, where he will also start his 4th season as coach of the 17u team.


“HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first team All-Conference honors, Rawlings first team All-Region and Rawlings third team All-America accolades during his senior year at South Fork…participated in Team One High School All-American Game…batted .432 as a senior with seven home runs and eight doubles in leading South Fork to the state finals…was the team’s most valuable infielder…named MVP of the Treasure Coast All-Star Game…in the summer of 2006 and 2007, played outfield and was a utility infielder for the #1 nationally ranked All-American Prospects…earned a 4.0 GPA during his senior year.”



Max Rios 

16u Head Coach / Youth Camp Director


Max Rios will start his 3rd Summer as the head Coach and Manager of the 16U FTB Rockets Baseball program. Max was a standout player at Northwood University, earning team accolades such as “Rookie of the Year”, 2 “Gold Glove” awards while also being named team Co-Captain during the 2007-2008 season. He followed his collegiate career by playing professionally with the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League in 2011.

Rios brings 5 years of coaching experience to the Rockets, 3 of which he has spent coaching high school baseball in Palm Beach County. Coach Rios frequently works with talented high school and college players to help develop hitting and fielding skills required to excel at the next levels. 



Corey Cooke 

16u Assistant Coach


Corey Cooke will start his 3rd season as a Rockets coach this Summer. Corey is the Head Coach of the Varsity baseball program at Jensen Beach High School, his home for the past 2 years. As a Treasure Coast native, Corey earned All-Area honors at St. Lucie West Centennial High School before joining the Northwood University team in 2005.
 During his collegiate career, Corey totaled over 200 career hits and over 100 career RBI’s for the Seahawks as a four-year starter. With a .368 career BA, Cooke was selected to the All-Sun Conference and All-Region teams in both of his Junior and Senior seasons while adding a Sun Conference Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2007.