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Chief Executive Officer and Found...

Factory Athletics
Build Your Way to Greatness, 9212 Berger Rd Ste 200
Columbia , Maryland 21046
United States

Company Description: Factory Foundation, Baseball Factory and Softball Factory's charitable arm, was started during the company's inception in 1994. The importance of giving back and...   more

Employment History


  • University of Pennsylvania
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Having a staff that is 100% ..., 24 June 2014 [cached]
Having a staff that is 100% committed and continually pushes the envelope to come up with new ways to helps student-athletes is the essence of the Factory brand," said Steve Sclafani, CEO and Founder of Factory Athletics.
Steve Sclafani had the same ..., 14 Feb 2014 [cached]
Steve Sclafani had the same dream, but he settled for being a baseball scout. Now he owns his own business, which appears to be pretty successful.
He is the chief executive and founder of the Baseball Factory, an $11 million Columbia-based company whose main mission - and core business - is helping kids to develop their talent and make it to the college level.
Sclafani and Baseball Factory President Rob Naddelman, both former infielders for the University of Pennsylvania, are equal partners.
"I had to beg the coach to come out and see me play," Sclafani said.
Sclafani was recruited as a walk-on second baseman for Villanova, which means he played but received no financial aid for his efforts. He stayed one year before transferring to Penn, where he attended the Annenberg School for Communication and started as the team's second baseman.
The payoff, according to Sclafani, is that he knows how to play the game - that is, the game of grabbing college coaches' attention. And he has parlayed that into a baseball business for him and Naddelman.
"The fact that it was so hard for me to get recruited was the impetus for the business," Sclafani said.
After graduating in 1993 from Penn, where he was strong on defense but an average hitter, he sold advertising for a publishing company and spent his personal time giving coaching lessons and scouting players for Mike Toomey, who was then with the Texas Rangers.
Sclafani was living in an apartment in Elkridge, not making much money but doing something he loved.
Sclafani and Naddelman used their contacts in Maryland and New Jersey, visiting various coaches and baseball programs to find players to mentor.
"We were scrambling to figure out how to service everybody, doing videotaping, evaluation, talking to colleges," Sclafani said.
Sclafani hasn't hit a financial home run yet, but he certainly is making contact with the fastball.
Designed by Baseball Factory Founder and ..., 17 June 2013 [cached]
Designed by Baseball Factory Founder and CEO, Steve Sclafani, GTPT offers players a training experience and a basis from which to improve.
"The goal of Game Time Pressure Training is to help players overcome game-time stressors so their true ability can come out and they can enjoy playing the game they love to the fullest extent," said Sclafani, Baseball Factory Founder and CEO.
The findings, which are published in "Stressors in Youth Batting Performance," co-authored by Sclafani and Driskell, identify five key stressors that affect batting performance: performance pressure, competition demands, time pressure, task load, and noise.
The training is comprised of the following four key elements which are incorporated into the published "Game Time Pressure Training Manual" (co-authored by Sclafani and Driskell): & Baseball Factory Join Forces to Create Strategic Alliance :: Softball Factory, 28 Nov 2011 [cached]
"We are excited to partner with and name them as the official EyeBlack of Baseball Factory," said Steve Sclafani, CEO and Founder of the Baseball Factory.
Baseball Factory ( was founded in 1994 by Steve Sclafani to provide a service that would advise and educate players on the college recruiting process.
"Proper balance is such an important ..., 13 June 2011 [cached]
"Proper balance is such an important part of the game and a key to success on the field," said Steve Sclafani, CEO and Founder of Baseball Factory.
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