Mark A. Cinelli, MS, CSCS, LATC, CNM
Global Director of Sports Performance & Coaching
Mark A. Cinelli has been serving as the Associate Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Breakers for the past 5 years.
His CATZ facility is located in Needham, MA. The Competitive Athlete Training Zone is a Sports Performance Training Facility that helps people of all ages and abilities realize their athletic potential. He is also currently serving as the Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Cannons (MLL).
Mark began his career with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Following his stint with the Falcons, Mark was hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization to work as the head strength coach for one of their minor league affiliates (Hickory Crawdads). He subsequently accepted a position as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the San Diego Padres. In this role, Mark managed the strength and conditioning program for all six minor league affiliates within the Padres organization.
Mark has coached athletes from MLS, WPS, US Women’s National Soccer Team, US Men’s National Soccer Team, MLB, NBA, NFL, MLL and US Women’s pro tennis. Currently, Mark is on the Board of Advisors for the Sports Science Department, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Sports Science Department at Lasell College (Newton, Ma.) where he teaches the Essentials of Strength and Conditioning. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for New England Sports Partners, a baseball specific sports performance-training organization. His expertise is in athletic sports performance enhancement and injury prevention and management. Mark currently writes a blog for the BostonHerald.com called “Mr. Fit”. Mark is also a regular contributor to Our Game Magazine.
Mark received his BS in Athletic Training from Salem State College and MS in Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention and Management from Springfield College. He is a licensed/certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Certified Nutrition Manager.
Tracy True USAW-L1
Assistant Performance Director
Tracy True has been serving as the Associate Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Breakers for the past 4 years.
Tracy True comes to CATZ from the University of New Hampshire. A 2007 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration, Tracy returns home having grown up in Westwood. While at UNH, Tracy competed for the Wildcats their Women’s Ice Hockey Team. During her sophomore season the team captured the Hockey East Championship.
In addition to being an athlete at UNH, Tracy joined the Strength and Conditioning Department at the university by working as a strength coach. It was in Durham, NH where Tracy found her passion to help athletes recognize their goals. “Working with athletes to improve their performance on the field, or in the rink is exhilarating for a coach,” said True.
UNH’s Director of Strength and Conditioning Department recognized Tracy’s skills as a coach and her work ethic by assigning her to the Varsity Weight Room. In the Varsity Weight Room Tracy worked exclusively with UNH’s best athletes. As an assistant strength and conditioning coach, Tracy independently developed and implemented strength programs for the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams, the Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing teams, the Women’s Swimming and Diving team, and the Women’s Varsity and Novice Crew teams. Tracy trained two American East Championship teams, Men’s Cross Country and Women’s Swimming & Diving. Additionally, Tracy assisted the Director and Assistant Head of Strength and Conditioning with implementation of strength programs for the Women’s Field Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Basketball teams.