Indoor sports training center opens in Greencastle

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Chuck and Anne Ricci, center, and their children Ryan, 14, and Gabby, 8, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 10 to announce the opening of The Athlete’s Edge, located at147 N. Antrim Way. They were joined by members of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce. The indoor sports training center caters to baseball, softball, and strength and conditioning workouts for individuals and groups.

An indoor sports training center opened in Greencastle recently. The Athlete’s Edge is owned by Chuck and Anne Ricci. It is located at 147 N. Antrim Way, the former site of Hicks Truck Center, and before that, Fox Buick.

The facility has five baseball/softball tunnels and a weight room. The 5,000 square foot space can be opened up when the cage netting is pulled back, to allow open turf for a wide variety of sports trainings.

Individuals and teams may use The Edge for instruction, batting practice, personalized classes and camps.

Holiday baseball and softball camps are scheduled for boys and girls, ages 7 to 12, and 13 to 18, during the week of Dec. 27.

During the year, the baseball and softball instruction will be overseen by former professional athletes, including Bob Kline and Casey Brookens of Greencastle. Training will be be conducted by specialists from Shippensburg Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.

Chuck Ricci is currently a scout for the Cleveland Indians. Prior to that, he was a fourth round pick by the Baltimore Orioles in 1987, and played for 11 years with the Orioles, Phillies, Red Sox, A’s, and Expo’s organizations. In 1995 he reached the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched over 1,000 innings during his professional career.

The Athlete’s Edge is open Monday through Friday, 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The telephone number is 597-1374.