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Richard French
Richard French is the CEO and Founder of the NYC Baseball Club, a premier indoor baseball training center currently launching in New York City.

The NYC Baseball Club provides an environment of learning and training for every level of athlete, from the first-time youngster to seasoned MLB pros and every level in between. While baseball is the sport that is practiced, the NYC Baseball Club is about much more than that. We challenge our players to the next level in all areas of their lives and teach fundamentals of baseball and life...teamwork, dedication, integrity, trust, respect, accountability and responsibility.

Previously, Richard was the Director of Operations for The ELEV|8 Sports Institute, formerly The Bucky Dent Baseball School in Delray Beach, FL. Prior to joining ELEV|8, he enjoyed a successful career in residential mortgage banking and most recently was Director of Strategic Projects for Vantage Capital Group. In 2006, Richard earned the prestigious Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.

Richard has been actively involved in community service work throughout South Florida. He has volunteered for many non-profit organizations and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, Board member for ArtServe and serves on the Education Advisory Board in the City of Parkland, FL where he resides with his wife Joanne and their daughters, Alyssa and Jillian.

Entries by Richard French

Bottom of the Ninth for 'The Right Way'

(4) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 9:01 AM

As the sun sets on the storybook career of New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and the world waits to see what the future holds for this future first-ballot Hall of Famer, we find ourselves in the bottom of the ninth inning of "the right way."

Over the course of...

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Is a Touch of Reverence Too Much to Ask?

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:46 AM

There was a time, not that long ago, when kids would spend hours watching a pro baseball game on television. Before smartphones and cable TV and video games, we watched sports on television constantly and marveled at the players and their skills.

Growing up in suburban New Jersey, our...

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Baseball: The Best Leadership Trainer Ever

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 4:21 AM

Baseball is hard. Harder than just about anyone realizes, and the number of youth players in baseball has been declining over the last several years. It's hard. You hit a round ball with a round bat and it's a game of attrition and failure. There is no place to hide...

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Is Volunteering in Exchange for Debt Forgiveness Still Volunteering?

(12) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 12:34 PM

The idea of using community service or volunteerism in exchange for debt forgiveness is still a very new concept, so much so that it's rarely used. While we're trying hard at Raise the Roof to bring this concept to life with defaulted second mortgages, the question has been asked more...

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A New Approach to America's Mortgage Crisis: Innovation and Collaboration

(3) Comments | Posted December 1, 2010 | 1:43 PM

Dancing with the Stars and WikiLeaks may be dominating the headlines these days, but the mortgage crisis persists as one of the biggest challenges plaguing America.

The implosion of the residential mortgage market has caused millions of second mortgage liens to enter default status, placing homeowners in a financially...

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