Our Team

Manto Sports Group does not just deal with your children’s performance on the field, but off the field too.  In today’s competitive environment, expectations for our youth are exceedingly high.  Our Manto Sports Group can help your child keep their eye on the ball, as stay on the ball in their academic and social arenas.  We have a proven team of professionals who can help your child reach their full potential, so that they can “get to the next level.”

Jeff Manto

A native of Bristol, Pennsylvania, Jeff made his dreams come true when he turned an outstanding college baseball career at Temple University into a sustained tenure at the Major League Baseball level. Jeff is now heads-up the team of hitting coaches for the Chicago White Sox minor league system. Additionally, Manto’s work in the community, both as a coach in youth leagues, as well as mentoring to kids throughout the community, has put him in a unique position to know the challenges that our children face in today’s society. His personable and professional skills will help your kid reach the next level.

Robert A. Kleckner, Jr.

Robert is the PGA Course Pro at Linfield National Golf Course in Pennsylvania. Not only a great golfer, but a incredible event producer, as well, Robert organizes and manages as many as 70 outings a year at the Linfield facility. He is also dedicated to giving back to the community, as well. Along with Jeff, he is directing the 2nd Annual Hit with the Prosgolf outing at Commonwealth, where they will raise money to help the Major League Baseball Alumni Association, as well as the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America. For his efforts, Robert has been nominated as a 2010 PGA Professional of the Year finalist.

Robert is used to rubbing elbows with VIPs. Here he is with Manto (left) and US Representative Patrick Murphy (center) from a nearby Pennsylvania district.

PT TransformationsPatrick Mulhern

As the President of Personal Training Transformations, LLC, Patrick knows how to improve your physical health. His dedicated staff and state of the art facilities are where Manto Sports Group sends our clients to help loose some weight, get stronger, and get the hearts pumping, so that they can endure the rigors of athletics and academia! Patrick will prepare the body, so that the mind will follow!

Michael Gossner

Mike Gossner is Co-Owner and President of Scholastic Performance Group, LLC. Scholastic Performance offers personalized college athletic recruiting and admissions support through its comprehensive program, The Game Plan. This program is designed to guide the student-athlete and family through the challenging and sometimes overwhelming process of finding the right college. The key elements of this program focus on gaining the attention of college coaches and admissions offices through self-evaluation, research, outreach, and communication, The Game Plan is carried out as a team effort by the student-athlete, parents, and a personal Scholastic Performance Advisor.

Dr. Lee Picariello

Dr. Lee is the principal at MindFlex, LLC, where he specializes in providing a no-nonsense approach to encountering the things that hold us back from reaching our true potential. His ability to evaluate your child’s current psychological approach, discuss it with your kid, and then offer useful, practical, and beneficial strategies will transform your kid into a more mature, balanced individual. Dr. Lee’s specialty is in Sports Psychology, where he has helped athlete’s from around the country gain greater confidence in their abilities. And once that is achieved, then we are truly on our way to helping your kid get to the next level!


Contact Manto Sports Group now to find out how we can help your child realize their dreams–on and off the ball field!