Meet Our Commissioners
At Arlington Little League, we have a commissioner for each level of play. Contact your commissioner with questions, concerns or compliments regarding your division.
We asked the commissioners to tell us a little bit about themselves and their involvement with ALL. Please meet these dedicated gentlemen!
Junior Tee Ball Commissioner Sal Fazio
Tee Ball Commissioner Seth Robbins
Your day job
I'm in sales
Fun fact about you
My family enjoys going to many Nationals games each season. Our seats this season are behind the Nat's dugout.
Your favorite baseball memory
As a player: Winning the Vienna (VA) Little League Championship in 1987.
As an adult: Seeing Jayson Werth's walk-off HR in Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS live and in-person.
Best piece of baseball parent advice
Make sure the younger players have fun - don't over-coach them, and they'll learn to love the game as much as you do.
How long have you been with ALL?
I started coaching my son JD's tee ball team in Fall of 2013 and have been a commissioner since Spring of 2014.
Why volunteering for ALL rocks?
Three things: It's a chance to give back to an organization that provided so many of my best memories as a youth, to help kids learn to love the greatest game on earth, and to meet new people!
All About You
I grew up in Johnstown, PA, and studied Electrical Engineering at Gannon University. I live in Clarendon in the Arlington Science Focus School neighborhood with my wife, Dena, and three kids, Patrick, Henry, and Grace, and occasionally, I get to write software.
Fun Fact About You
When I was a kid, I played Little League baseball and coded a D&D game on the Commodore 64. Now, as an adult, I'm coaching Little League baseball and I'm still coding a D&D game.
Your Favorite Baseball Memory
I remember playing wiffle-ball as a kid for hours every day. When I was 12, we won our Little League playoff championship and in the deciding game I had 2 out, come-from-behind, game-winning, walk-off, bases-loaded hit.
Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, we listened to the Pirates on the radio every night, and I loved the We-Are-Family Buccos, led by my favorite player, Willie Stargell.
Best Baseball Advice
I want kids of all abilities to play and develop an understanding that it takes practice, hard-work and discipline to succeed at something difficult, like hitting a fast ball from an opposition pitcher who is trying to strike you out. I try to tell the kids that its OK to fail, and when you do, fail with grace. And at the same time, enjoy and celebrate your successes and those of your teammates.
How long have you been with ALL?
I coached my son Patrick in t-ball when he was a kindergartener in the spring of 2014, and have been coaching his and Henry's teams ever since. I started as the AA Commissioner in the fall of 2016, and have really enjoyed being a part of ALL.
Why You Love Volunteering for ALL
It is great to be around baseball and meet other people who love baseball while helping the next generation discover this fantastic game.
AAA Commissioner Joe Mazel
Majors Commissioner Usbaldo Angel
Challengers Commissioner John Makara
This is my sixth year with the Arlington Little League, Challenger Division, three years as a parent, and three years as a parent/Commissioner. The wonderful part of being the Commissioner for the Challengers is the fun of working with a lot of the same players year after year, getting to know the parents, and going on field trips with our "family" team.
My favorite baseball memory is being at the 2012 NLDS Game when Jayson Werth hit a walk-off home run. I never heard the stadium rock so loud!