About Us

About Us

For more than 10 years, Full Count has drawn athletes from around New Jersey to enjoy the sports of baseball and softball more than they did before they worked with the Full Count Team.  Play Better - Enjoy More is easy to understand when you see it in action.  The founder Matt Belford  had a vision and now it's a reality.  Thanks to multiple successful programs this reality is quickly spreading throughout the state.
Who Is Matt Belford?

 Matt Belford is a devoted husband to his beautiful bride Rita.  Matt is the proud father to two sons Matty and Justin who both share the love for baseball.  Matt has the perspective of a parent, coach and supporter of Little League, Club baseball Middle School baseball High School and College.  He may be the only person in the state who is actively involved in EVERY LEVEL of the sport from Little League  up to the semi-pro level (including helping families connect with all college recruiters D1 - D3    to date, 158 players from full count teams have committed to play baseball in college... not bad for our first 10 years ).

 Coach Belford is the owner and director of programs for Full Count Baseball and Softball academy since 2001. Due to steady growth in the programs, they have expanded the facility three times.  The team of experts at Full count has changed his responsibilities to keep the focus on:

   • Overseeing 39 coaches / Instructors , 2 General Managers, 4 Facility Staff Members
   • 12 National and Regional Competing Club Teams Ages 12u-18u
   • Administering 13 local community camps annually since 2001

 Matt was the Head Baseball Coach of Bloomfield College Baseball as well as a associate head coach with Monclair State University and Kean University. He has NCAA and NJAC championships on his resume'.  He also served as the Athletic Department Recruiting Coordinator, and is an Adjunct Professor of Exercise and Fitness courses in Physical Education.  Coach Belford is currently the Head Coach for Elizabeth High School since 2010. Matt has earned 2 Masters Degree's - one from Montclair State University, in Physical Education w / a Coaching Administration and Sport Biomechanics in 2003. The other Masters Degree in educational leadership from Kean University in 2015.

 Coach Belford is a firm believer in continuing education and learning something from everyone. He has held numerous certifications and affiliations with the nation’s leading associations of health, fitness, sports medicine, and baseball.  Matt possesses a unique skill of using his educators background to connect with all the players and coaches which allows them to maximize their potential... and then some.  The trophy cases around full count are full of proof that his systems work.

Coach Belford may be the only one to have the pleasure of watching one of his players get their first hit it little league and the same day watch one of his players Alex Reyes, pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals.  He makes a difference on EVERY level.

Full Count Builds the Complete Athlete

Full Count Specialties

Full count offers baseball instruction, baseball clinics, hitting, pitching, catching lessons, video analysis and cage rentals.

Work with individuals, small groups and teams to get the players ready for the next level.

One of New Jersey's most comprehensive club programs: 

   -Perfect Game 25 Board of Directors Member

   -Showcase Tournament Competition (Perfect Game, Diamond Nation, Baseball Heaven, etc.)

   -Invites to top tournaments in the Northeast including Perfect Game East Cobb, GA, Super 17 Invitational, Syracuse Sports Zone Invitational, Binghamton University Team Camp, etc

   -College Level Instruction/Coaching

   -College Campus Mini-Camp workouts (2013 Summer was held at Rutgers, SetonHall, Monmouth U, and The College of New Jersey)

   -Recruiting Process Advisement

   -Academy Workouts

   -Academy Program Discounts

   -Exclusive Access to Club Team Gear (Sponsored By Wilson)

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