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Host Jonathan Gelnar and an array of guests from differing backgrounds discuss how to develop the complete baseball player. This will be your source for the most up to date coaching strategies for baseball player and coach development.

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    Kellen Lee- Mental Skills Coach, San Francisco Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 62:59

    This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio All-American Baseball Player and National Gold Glove Winner (Catcher) at UC San Diego Played 1 season of Independent Professional Baseball Master's Degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University PhD in Performance Psychology from Grand Canyon University Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Previous Positions Assistant Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara University Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert (MRT-PE) Mental skills training and instruction for the US Army Current: Adjunct Faculty for Sport and Performance Psychology Master's Degree Program at Holy Names University Current: Mental Skills Coach for the San Francisco Giants Time Stamps 01:00- Where do we start with the mental game 11:00- Self Talk 26:00- In Dugout Needs 38:00- In Dugout Questioning 43:00- What do players want more of? 50:00- Quick Hitters Contact https://twitter.com/MentallyPerform  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kevin Graber- Head Baseball Coach, Phillips Academy- Andover (MA)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 62:05

    This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio Two-time Northeast Region Coach of Year and two-time finalist for National Coach of the Year Kevin Graber has led Phillips Academy Andover to 12 consecutive Central New England Prep Final Four appearances, winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013, the school's 10th Central New England Prep Championship in 2016, and another -- the program's 11th -- in 2018. And just this week they dogpiled again to finish first in 2022! In 2021 and 2018, Graber was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), New England Coach of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association, and finalist for National Coach of the Year by both organizations. He's also a featured presenter each year at the World Baseball Coaches Convention at Mohegan Sun, and he's also presented at last year's ABCA National Convention in Chicago. On the show we discuss Time Stamps 01:00- First 100 days on the job 05:00- Dogpile stories 13:00- The art of communication 21:00- Standards/Core Values 25:00- Promotion of the program 38:00- Offseason Program 45:00- In Season Practices  50:00- Post Season Contact https://twitter.com/real_PAbaseball https://www.instagram.com/bigbluebaseball/ kgraber@andover.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Barry Rose- Head Baseball Coach, Rockwall HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 66:34

    Bio Barry Rose is the head baseball coach at Rockwall High School and has been coaching for 25 years (19 as a head coach) and has a career record of 400-227. Rose has led his teams to the playoffs for 12 consecutive years including 2 state final fours (2010, 2017), 5 regional finals, 7 regional semifinals, and 8 regional quarterfinals. Before coming to Rockwall, he was the head coach at Frisco Wakeland from 2009-2018 where he posted a 248-93 record in 9 years. Coach Rose also coached for DBAT in the summer from 2011-2020, and from 2008-2010 Rose coached the Coppell Copperheads in the Texas Collegiate League.  Barry is a native of Coppell, TX, where he played 4 years under Coach Dave Curliss from 1989-1992. Following high school, Coach Rose played baseball at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, TX. After playing there he graduated from the University of North Texas ('97) in Denton. Coach Rose has been married to his beautiful wife Jessi for 21 years and has 2 sons, Barrett (20) who plays baseball at Northern Oklahoma College and Mac (17) who is a junior P/1B for Rockwall.   Time Stamps 02:00- Vision for Rockwall  10:00- Coaching "todays kids" 12:20- Changing Behavior 17:00- Consistent Messaging throughout the program 20:00- The meaning behind JFND 23:00- Fall Program 30:00- Pre Season 33:00- "small ball" execution 36:00- In season practice design 53:00- "dealing with" parents 57:00- Coaching your own kids Resources  Presentation https://www.jdrf.org/ Contact https://twitter.com/BRose2344 barry.rose@rockwallisd.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tim Held- Head Baseball Coach, Moeller HS (Ohio)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 56:24

    Bio The 2022 season will be Tim Held's 15th as the Varsity Head Baseball Coach and his 26th year at Moeller. In Coach Held's first fourteen seasons, the Crusaders made seven trips to the state final four including the 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015 State Championships.Coach Held is an eight-time GCL Coach of the Year; three time City Coach of the Year, the 2009 Bob Sumerel Greater Cincinnati Coach of the Year, the 2010 State Coach of the Year, 5 time Defiance College Alumni Coach of the Year, the 2013 Cincinnati Reds/MSA Sport Coach of the Year, and the 2015 NFHS Coach of the Year for the state of Ohio. Coach Held was also selected as the Head Coach for the East team in the 2015 Perfect Game All-American game and an assistant coach for the East team in the 2017 game in San Diego, CA. Prior to being the head coach, Tim spent six seasons as an assistant with the varsity baseball team under Mike Cameron. He was part of three GCL championships, five sectional championships, four district championships, one regional championship, two city poll championships, one state poll championship, and the 2004 state championship. In addition, three of these teams ended the season nationally ranked.  On the show we discuss the tradition and culture at Moeller which includes Hall of Famers Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr. and we take a ton of time on how to conduct in season, basically everything which includes video, in dugout conversations, practices and much more. Here is Tim Held! Time Stamps 01:00- Moeller Tradition 02:00- Transitioning from assistant to head coach 06:00- First 100 days on the job 08:30- Fall Program 12:00- Pre-Season 15:00- In season practices 20:00- in Game Video 25:00- In game coaching 29:00- Baserunning 33:00- Preparing for a post season run 38:00- Developing coaches 40:00- What is a Moeller baseball player? 44:00- Behavior change 50:00- Quick Hitters Resources ABCA Ohio State Baseball Clinics 108 Performance  Contact theld@moeller.org https://twitter.com/timheld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dave Turgeon on "respect the rep", skill acquisition, individualizing parts of practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 32:14

    Bio This week I got the pleasure of interviewing Dave National Team Head Coach at IMG Academy. Dave has enjoyed a career in baseball that includes thirteen years of professional playing experience that has spanned the globe combined with decades of managing and coaching experience at the professional and collegiate levels. Dave was drafted out of Davidson College in North Carolina in the 1987 by the New York Yankees and on to play thirteen seasons of professional baseball.  As a Coach, Turgeon has managed and coached at the professional level as well as coached at the collegiate level. His first stop was in the Cleveland Indians organization in 1999. After which he spent time in various college coaching roles with Boston College, UConn, Duke and Virginia Tech. His passion for working with professional players steered his career to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010. Dave is also a contributing blogger on USA Baseball's website. Show Notes 01:00- Ramping up from skill work 04:00- "respect the rep" 10:00- Skill Acquisition  15:00- Individualizing parts of practice  20:00- Training Decision points 35:00- Legacy Question Contact https://twitter.com/davidturgeon45 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Green on flipping the switch into the season, bucketing pitchers and 2K approach

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 29:51

    Bio https://wsucougars.com/staff-directory/brian-green/1458 Brian Green is in his third season leading the Cougars after being named the 17th baseball coach in Washington State history June 3, 2019. If you know one thing about Coach Green, his teams can hit. In the 2021 season they lead the Pac-12 and fifth in the country in doubles-per-game (2.4), second in the conference in hitting (.302), third in extra-base hits (101) and third in scoring (7.2 runs/g) while pacing the league with 74 doubles in conference games.  So on the show, we discuss how they spend the first third of the fall on culture, and we go over his process of developing hitters during the fall.  Part 2: 01:00- Flipping the switch into pre season 05:00- Bucketing pitchers 13:00- 2K Approach 20:00- Quick Hitters Resources Gary Ward ABCA Mental Game of Baseball- HA Dorfman Heads up baseball- Ken Ravizza The Winner Within- Pat Riley Contact b.green@wsu.edu https://twitter.com/coachbriangreen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Robert Woodard on ramping up pitchers for the season, what 9 ATC means and the "On Season"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 38:09

    Bio https://charlotte49ers.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/robert-woodard/846 On July 1, 2019, Robert Woodard returned home to the Queen City as the fifth Head Coach of the Charlotte 49ers Baseball program. He does so coming off of being an assistant coach at his alma mater, North Carolina, for three seasons. Woodard, a Charlotte native, has also served as pitching coach at UNCW and Virginia Tech. In his first full season of 2021, Woodard guided the 49ers to a 40-win season, Conference USA Regular Season Championship and berth back into NCAA Postseason play for the first time since the 2011 season. Woodard, also took home C-USA's Keith LeClair Coach of the Year honors Time Stamps 01:00- "On Season" 03:00- Ramping up pitchers for the season 07:00- Technology Use 10:00- Listening and communication 22:00- "9 ATC" 37:00- Players Favorite Drills 40:00- Legacy Question Contact Email- charlottebaseball@uncc.edu Twitter- @rwoodardCLT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jesse Michel- CEO, Mindset for Excellence

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 69:57

    Bio Jesse is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He was the Mental Skills Coordinator for the 2017 MLB World Series and 2019 & 2021 AL Champion Houston Astros. Prior to working in professional baseball, Jesse spent four years working for the United States Army as the Lead Master Resilience Trainer – Performance Expert at the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Training Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Where he provided hands-on training and self-development tools so that members of the Army family were better able to cope with adversity, perform better in stressful situations, and thrive on and off the battlefield.  On the show we discuss how to get started in mental training, different pillars we can use in our programs, and practical tips to integrate them on field. This episode is so good with Jesse Michel.  Time Stamps 01:00- How he got started in Mental Training 05:00- How he got into professional baseball 08:30- Defining "mental game" 16:00- Pillars of the mental game 24:00- "good, better, how?" 34:30- World Series Champion 40:00- Getting Buy in 50:00- What do players wish coaches did more of? 56:00- Quick Hitters Resources https://www.mindsetforexcellence.com/ Heart Rate Variability Learned Optimism- Martin E. P. Seligman  Mental Game of Baseball- Harvey Dorfman Mind Gym- Gary Mack Blink- Malcolm Gladwell Contact  https://www.mindsetforexcellence.com/ https://twitter.com/JesseDMichel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kevin Kimball on in season game-planning and scouting

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 38:14

    Bio Kevin Kimball enters his 11th year at the helm of the Bears Baseball program. In July of 2010 Kimball was hired after two years as an assistant at Gateway Community College. At the time, the Phoenix College baseball program had only one winning season since 1993. Since Kimball took the reins his teams have produced 3 of the top 5 win totals in school history.  Kimball's 2015 Bears squad was a few outs away from a World Series birth after eliminating the defending national champions in the Region I semifinals. In 2017 Kimball finally did break through and won a region championship. That 2017 team also broke the school record for wins in a season and was ranked in the top 20 for 9 consecutive weeks – which was another first for the program Time Stamps 01:00- Flipping the script from Offseason 07:00- Gameplanning and scouting 14:00- Focus discussion 16:00- Neutral Mindsets 26:00- Oppo Taco Tuesdays 30:00- Legacy Question Contact Phone: 602.285.7293 Email: kevin.kimball@phoenixcollege.edu https://twitter.com/kimballk11 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tom Marker on Training Game-like Environments and In-Game Data to track

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 31:50

    Bio The 2021 season was the 3rd as head coach at Olentangy Orange for Tom Marker. During his tenure Marker has turned the Pioneers into a state and district power, leading Orange to a number one State Ranking and top 50 National Ranking last season.  Marker's record of 48-11 (.814) is first all-time in winning percentage at Orange. In his career as a head coach Marker is 247-143 (.633). Marker's efforts have paid off in the win column and across the board as Prep Baseball Report has tabbed Orange as the top program in the state in the final State Poll Rankings. Over the last seven seasons, Marker has led his teams to five district final appearances, winning the district in 2021. Marker was named Ohio State Baseball Coach of the Year, Central District Baseball Coach of the Year, and Ohio Capital Conference Coach of the Year in 2021. Time stamps 01:00- Pre Season 05:00- Training Gamelike Environments 10:00- In Game Data they track 25:00- Scouting 30:00- Resources Contact https://twitter.com/coachmarker thomas_marker@olsd.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jay Uhlman- Hitting and Infield Coach, Tulane University

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 67:00

    Time Stamps 01:00- Highlights from the fall 05:00- Player Evaluation 10:00- Pre Season Focus 19:00- Vision in hitting 23:30- Teaching an approach 30:00- In Season Routines / Psychology 45:00- In Dugout Conversations 50:00- Gameplanning 57:00- Last Things Bio https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/jay-uhlman/3440 A veteran with over 25 years of experience as both an assistant and head coach, Jay begins his third season on Travis Jewett's staff this spring.  Uhlman arrived at Tulane after he spent the previous eight seasons as a member of the University of Oregon staff where he was the associate head coach for the last three seasons.  On the show we go over some of their highlights from this fall, what they're doing to prepare the team for the season, and how we can develop in season. Here is Jay Uhlman! Contact juhlman@tulane.edu https://twitter.com/jezk1010 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michael Earley (Texas A&M) and Toby DeMello (University of Arizona) on Pre-Season and In-Season Hitting Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 35:05

    Michael Bio Michael Earley is in his first season as the hitting coach at A&M and arrives in the Brazos Valley after five seasons at Arizona State. Earley has built a reputation for developing hitters with his most notable work being the rise of Spencer Torkelson to the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. who went Undrafted out of high school. In the 2020 MLB Draft, four of Earley's hitters were selected as Arizona State was the only school in the country to boast five players chosen in the shortened, five-round draft.  Toby Bio DeMello joined the Wildcats after spending three seasons at Sacramento State from 2019-21. He began his tenure with the Hornets serving as the program's Director of Operation and Analytics in 2019 before moving into the volunteer assistant role for the 2020 and 2021 campaigns. While at Sacramento State, DeMello's primary duties included serving as the team's catching coach, assisting with the hitters, aligning the defense, and coaching first base. Under his direction, the Hornets posted a record of 84-54 (.609) and improved their team batting average from .235 in 2019 to an impressive .283 in 2021. DeMello's coaching journey has also seen him make stops at Southern Illinois (2018), Occidental College (2017), and Sierra College (2016-17) Michael Time Stamps 01:00-20:00 Toby Time Stamps 21:00-34:00 Contact https://twitter.com/earleybaseball https://twitter.com/tobydemello Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Derin McMains- Mental Skills Coach, Arizona Diamondbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 61:12

    Bio 21 years in professional baseball: 7 years - professional baseball player in the SF Giants organization 5 years - coaching in the SF Giants organization (3 years hitting/infield coach in Short-Season A, 1 year hitting/infield coach in Rookie-league, 1 year managing in Rookie-league) 9 years - mental skills coach (5 years with Giants, 2 years with Mariners, 2 years (currently) with Diamondbacks in mental performance consultant role) Spent one year as the Director of Mental Conditioning at the University of Notre Dame Show Notes 05:00- Intro 10:00- Trevor Moawads impact 14:00- How would you have coached yourself as a player? 17:00- Mental skills: The ability to focus on the right thing at the right time. 27:00- What you measure you can manage 31:00- Setting process goals 35:00- Pillars of peak performance  42:00- Consistency of presence  50:00- The importance of good body language (as coaches) 55:00- Resources  Resources Derin's Podcast The Obstacle is the Way- Ryan Holiday Contact https://twitter.com/McMainsDmac Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Justin James on pre-season and in-development

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 24:14

    Bio https://plnusealions.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/justin-james/1020 Justin James is in his third season as the head coach of the Point Loma baseball team in 2021. James returned to his alma mater to take over as the head coach of the Sea Lions in the summer of 2018. He has over 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, including two as the pitching coaching at UC San Diego, where he helped lead the Tritons to back-to-back NCAA West Regional Championships.   In his first season as the leader of the program, James guided PLNU to a 32-21 record, a pair of postseason victories and into the final game of the NCAA West Regional #2. The Sea Lions ranked as high as No. 2 in the West Region poll, and reached No. 14 in the national rankings.     James' second season was cut short due to the COVID pandemic. At the time, the Sea Lions were playing their best baseball. PLNU finished conference play 3-1 (9-8 overall) and in second place in the PacWest standings.   On the show we discuss how to get arms ready for the season, how they develop in season and how to prepare teams for post season run. Here's Justin James!   Time Stamps 01:00- Pre Season 06:00- How to get arms ready for the season 11:00- In Season Development 20:00- Post season and beyond. Contact justinjames@pointloma.edu https://twitter.com/CoachJames_3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Micah Franklin on pre-season training, in dugout conversations, and gameplanning / approach.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 25:56

    Bio Today we have on hitting coach, Micah Franklin. Micah has spent a total of 28 years in professional baseball, 15 years as a player. In 1997 he made his MLB debut with with the St Louis Cardinals. He then spent 2 seasons in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters and Hanshin Tigers and 2 seasons in Korea with the Hyundai Unicorns He actually started his career as a scout for 8 years, 5 years  for the Diamondbacks and then 3 years MLB pro scout Seattle. then has spent the last 5 years MILB Hitting Coach with the Diamondbacks Time Stamps 01:00- Flipping the mental switch to pre season/ in season 04:15- Mental side of hitting 10:40- In Season Development 14:00- Timing/Gameplanning/Approach Contact https://twitter.com/micahf56 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Rachel Folden- MiLB Hitting Coach, Chicago Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 64:44

    Bio Rachel Folden is a minor league Hitting Coach in professional baseball, the first female to hold such a position in her organization. Folden also recently launched EliteFastpitch.tv, the most comprehensive hitting drill library available for softball players. Now players from around the world can train with Rachel and her team. Rachel is a former professional softball player in National Pro Fast-pitch. She was drafted out of Marshall University after being a 4-time NFCA Division I All-American. Folden currently holds Marshall career records in batting average, hits, home runs, RBI, total bases, and walks. On the show we discuss what the transition into professional baseball was like, we discuss coaching male athletes and female athletes, and we take an in depth dive into training timing and adjustability. You're gonna love this episode with Rachel Folden! Show Notes 01:00- Being one of the first women in professional baseball 06:00- Trying to solve the "rise ball" problem 11:00- Coaching Male athletes vs coaching female athletes 14:00- Pre season, getting ready for the season 26:00- Tech Discussion 31:00-"it all starts with relationships" 37:00- Timing Discussion 45:00- Gameplanning and Approach 50:00- Lightning Section Resources Elitefastpitch.tv https://www.elitebaseball.tv/liveclasses/elitebaseball-tv-elite-baseball-talk-podcast-episode-4-sit-down-with-rachel-folden/ Contact https://www.foldenfastpitch.com/ https://twitter.com/foldenfastpitch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jason Thompson on practice plans, team drill concepts and getting ready for a playoff run.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 29:18

    Bio Today we have on Jason Thompson, head baseball coach at Brennan HS. a few highlights, Jason has Over 250 Career Wins, Was the Texas 5A State Runner Up (2016), they Set Alamo Heights School Record for Wins in a Season (28 in 2015) and Reached the Texas Regional Semi-Finals Part 2: We go over pre season through playoffs. Which includes practice plans, team D/O, and his process on getting his team ready to make a run through playoffs. Here's Jason Thompson! Show Notes 01:00- Pre-Season Thoughts 08:00- Preparing an offense for games 10:30- Drills his players love 18:30- Priming a team for playoffs 22:00- Legacy Question Contact https://twitter.com/CoachJ_Thompson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shawn Stiffler on how he prepares his team from pre-season through post season play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 27:52

    Bio https://vcuathletics.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/shawn-stiffler/551 Head Coach Shawn Stiffler enters his 10th season at the helm of VCU baseball for the 2021-2022 season. Over his tenure, the Rams have climbed back into national prominence. VCU stands as one of just eight programs in the country with 34-plus wins over the last seven full seasons.  Stiffler was named the the sixth head coach of the VCU Baseball  Stiffler was named the the sixth head coach of the VCU Baseball program in December 2012 following the passing of his mentor Paul Keyes. Stiffler was promoted after serving as the associate head coach for the first half of the 2012 campaign and serving as the interim head coach for the remainder of that season. Prior to being named head coach, he spent five seasons on Keyes' staff as the Rams' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator and was promoted to Associate Head Coach prior to the 2012 season.  Timestamps 01:00- Game Ready (pre-season) 10:00- Putting together a process that helps us win games 22:00- Getting ready for post season Contact https://twitter.com/ShawnStiffler29 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dane Fujinaka- Head Baseball Coach, Hawaii Pacific University

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 53:34

    Bio Dane comes to HPU from coaching in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system since 2019, and spent the last season as manager of the Blue Jays Dominican Summer League team.  He was an assistant coach at Illinois State in 2019 where he helped the Redbirds to a Missouri Valley co-championship and an NCAA Tournament berth before joining the Blue Jays. He also coached at Sacramento State, William Jessup and Menlo. As a player, the new Sharks skipper was an Academic All-WAC performer as a catcher at Sacramento State, where he started 135 of 152 games at catcher for the Hornets. He finished his collegiate playing career at Menlo where he started all 54 games and was second on the Oaks with a .280 batting average with four home runs, nine doubles and 22 RBIs.  Time Stamps 01:00- First 100 days on the job 12:00- Building the culture 18:00- Fall Training 32:00- Defensive Sets 40:00- Staffing and what he has learned lately 48:00- Resources Resources Talent Code- Daniel Coyle Culture Code- Daniel Coyle Top Dog- Po Bronson  How to win friends and influence people- Dale Carnegie Contact https://twitter.com/_danejah_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Green- Head Baseball Coach, Washington State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 38:25

    Bio Brian Green is in his third season leading the Cougars after being named the 17th baseball coach in Washington State history June 3, 2019. If you know one thing about Coach Green, his teams can hit. In the 2021 season they lead the Pac-12 and fifth in the country in doubles-per-game (2.4), second in the conference in hitting (.302), third in extra-base hits (101) and third in scoring (7.2 runs/g) while pacing the league with 74 doubles in conference games.  So on the show, we discuss how they spend the first third of the fall on culture, and we go over his process of developing hitters during the fall. Here's Brian Green! Time Stamps 2:00- Vision of the program 7:00- Staff Development 21:00- Fall Outline 27:00- "hitting talk" Resources Gary Ward ABCA Mental Game of Baseball- HA Dorfman Heads up baseball- Ken Ravizza The Winner Within- Pat Riley Contact b.green@wsu.edu https://twitter.com/coachbriangreen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Toby DeMello- Hitting Coach, University of Arizona

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 49:16

    Bio DeMello joined the Wildcats after spending three seasons at Sacramento State from 2019-21. He began his tenure with the Hornets serving as the program's Director of Operation and Analytics in 2019 before moving into the volunteer assistant role for the 2020 and 2021 campaigns. While at Sacramento State, DeMello's primary duties included serving as the team's catching coach, assisting with the hitters, aligning the defense, and coaching first base. Under his direction, the Hornets posted a record of 84-54 (.609) and improved their team batting average from .235 in 2019 to an impressive .283 in 2021. DeMello's coaching journey has also seen him make stops at Southern Illinois (2018), Occidental College (2017), and Sierra College (2016-17)  Time Stamps 01:00- New Staff/new players and the transition  07:30- Fall Foundation 12:30- "coaches are translators" 20:00- Fall Drills and 2K Tuesdays Resources Pitch Decision Chart-https://twitter.com/Tyler_Coolbaugh/status/1450933903867330561?s=20 https://www.theprogram.org/ Contact https://twitter.com/tobydemello Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Robert Woodard- Head Baseball Coach, Charlotte

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 35:13

    Bio https://charlotte49ers.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/robert-woodard/846 On July 1, 2019, Robert Woodard returned home to the Queen City as the fifth Head Coach of the Charlotte 49ers Baseball program. He does so coming off of being an assistant coach at his alma mater, North Carolina, for three seasons. Woodard, a Charlotte native, has also served as pitching coach at UNCW and Virginia Tech. In his first full season of 2021, Woodard guided the 49ers to a 40-win season, Conference USA Regular Season Championship and berth back into NCAA Postseason play for the first time since the 2011 season. Woodard, also took home C-USA's Keith LeClair Coach of the Year honors So on the show we discuss his first steps in year one, we talk building the foundation and we go over what theyre doing this fall! You're gonna love this episode with Robert Woodard! Time Stamps 01:00- Intro 05:00- Building the foundation 12:30- Recruiting 17:10- Offseason Schedule 26:50- Building the culture on a daily basis Contact Email- charlottebaseball@uncc.edu Twitter- @rwoodardCLT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bobby Magallanes- Assistant MLB Hitting Coach, Atlanta Braves

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 62:43

    Bio Bobby's pro career began when the Seattle Mariners selected him in the 50th round of the 1989 MLB draft. He played in professional baseball for 12 years, with six of them in the Mexican League. Bobby's coaching career started in the Los Angeles Angels' organization in 2002. And since, he been a manager or hitting coach in the MiLB until he was brought up to the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves. In 2020, the Braves promoted him to the major league coaching staff as assistant hitting coach. and most recently he was a member of the 2021 World Series champions. On the show we discuss what separated this Braves club and we take a deep dive into what makes a great hitter and a great hitting coach. Time Stamps 01:00- What makes a world series champion 05:43- Relationships are huge 10:00- Peak Performers and how they separate themselves  12:00- Blocked and Random Practice 20:00- On Field BP and Routines 26:00- Pressure filled moments in the World Series 34:30- 2K Approach 41:00- Team Chemistry and Makeup 45:16- Quick Hitters Resources Mindset- Carol Dweck Motor learning and performance- Schmidt and Lee https://thelearnerlab.com/train-ugly/ The Bible Contact (Instagram) @magallanesbobby @SwingUgly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kevin Kimball- Head Baseball Coach, Phoenix College (AZ)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 45:39

    Bio Kevin Kimball enters his 11th year at the helm of the Bears Baseball program. In July of 2010 Kimball was hired after two years as an assistant at Gateway Community College. At the time, the Phoenix College baseball program had only one winning season since 1993. Since Kimball took the reins his teams have produced 3 of the top 5 win totals in school history. Kimball's 2015 Bears squad was a few outs away from a World Series birth after eliminating the defending national champions in the Region I semifinals. In 2017 Kimball finally did break through and won a region championship. That 2017 team also broke the school record for wins in a season and was ranked in the top 20 for 9 consecutive weeks – which was another first for the program Time Stamps 01:00- Intro 03:00- Changing the culture 06:00- BP Rounds 24:00- Mentality / Mental Game 34:00- There are always exceptions to the rule 38:00- Swing Decisions and Timing Contact Phone: 602.285.7293 Email: kevin.kimball@phoenixcollege.edu https://twitter.com/kimballk11 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dave Turgeon- National Head Coach, IMG Academy (FL)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 30:28

    Bio This week I got the pleasure of interviewing Dave National Team Head Coach at IMG Academy. Dave has enjoyed a career in baseball that includes thirteen years of professional playing experience that has spanned the globe combined with decades of managing and coaching experience at the professional and collegiate levels. Dave was drafted out of Davidson College in North Carolina in the 1987 by the New York Yankees and on to play thirteen seasons of professional baseball.  As a Coach, Turgeon has managed and coached at the professional level as well as coached at the collegiate level. His first stop was in the Cleveland Indians organization in 1999. After which he spent time in various college coaching roles with Boston College, UConn, Duke and Virginia Tech. His passion for working with professional players steered his career to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010. Dave is also a contributing blogger on USA Baseball's website. Show Notes 01:00- Intro 05:00- Ins and outs of IMG Academy 15:00- A day in the life at IMG 19:00- Fall Instructs  Contact https://twitter.com/davidturgeon45 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tom Marker- Head Baseball Coach, Olentangy Orange HS (OH)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 36:38

    Bio The 2021 season was the 3rd as head coach at Olentangy Orange for Tom Marker. During his tenure Marker has turned the Pioneers into a state and district power, leading Orange to a number one State Ranking and top 50 National Ranking last season.  Marker's record of 48-11 (.814) is first all-time in winning percentage at Orange. In his career as a head coach Marker is 247-143 (.633). Marker's efforts have paid off in the win column and across the board as Prep Baseball Report has tabbed Orange as the top program in the state in the final State Poll Rankings. Over the last seven seasons, Marker has led his teams to five district final appearances, winning the district in 2021. Marker was named Ohio State Baseball Coach of the Year, Central District Baseball Coach of the Year, and Ohio Capital Conference Coach of the Year in 2021. Along with that, he was named Central District Baseball Coach of the Year in 2013. He also served as President of the Central District Coaches Association and is currently a member of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association staff. Several players from Orange have gone on to play at the next level, including a 2021 roster with commitments to Vanderbilt, Wright State, Toledo (3), King University, West Liberty University and Ohio Northern University. Marker teaches sixth grade math at Olentangy Orange Middle School and lives in Lewis Center with his wife (Amie) and three children (McKenzie 9, Jackson 4, and Lainey 1). He has been on numerous podcasts including most recently being asked to be on the “Making Math Moments” podcast. Time stamps 01:00- First 100 days 09:00- Offseason Outline 15:00- Videoing Practice  18:22- Rules and Standards 21:30- Parent Communication 31:00- Very intentional with time Resources Greg Canvel Podcast Contact https://twitter.com/coachmarker thomas_marker@olsd.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Justin James- Head Baseball Coach, Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 46:17

    Bio https://plnusealions.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/justin-james/1020 Justin James is in his third season as the head coach of the Point Loma baseball team in 2021. James returned to his alma mater to take over as the head coach of the Sea Lions in the summer of 2018. He has over 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, including two as the pitching coaching at UC San Diego, where he helped lead the Tritons to back-to-back NCAA West Regional Championships. In his first season as the leader of the program, James guided PLNU to a 32-21 record, a pair of postseason victories and into the final game of the NCAA West Regional #2. The Sea Lions ranked as high as No. 2 in the West Region poll, and reached No. 14 in the national rankings. James' second season was cut short due to the COVID pandemic. At the time, the Sea Lions were playing their best baseball. PLNU finished conference play 3-1 (9-8 overall) and in second place in the PacWest standings.   On the show we discuss how they approached this fall, we go over their program standards, and how they utilize gamelike practice to steal reps and get ready for the season. Here's Justin James! Time Stamps 01:00- Vision of the program 04:00- First 100 days 09:30- Standards 18:00- How to build culture 28:00- Offseason Calendar Contact justinjames@pointloma.edu https://twitter.com/CoachJames_3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michael Earley- Hitting Coach, Texas A&M

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 52:46

    Bio Michael Earley is in his first season as the hitting coach at A&M and arrives in the Brazos Valley after five seasons at Arizona State. Earley has built a reputation for developing hitters with his most notable work being the rise of Spencer Torkelson to the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. who went Undrafted out of high school. In the 2020 MLB Draft, four of Earley's hitters were selected as Arizona State was the only school in the country to boast five players chosen in the shortened, five-round draft.    On part 1 of the show we discuss his transition to College Station, their player evaluation process for this fall and he shared with us some video of their Fall Training Sessions Time Stamps 01:00- Transitioning to College Station 05:00- Nolan Arenado Discussion 12:30- Player Evaluation Process for this fall 18:00- Fall Training Sessions and Video Contact https://twitter.com/earleybaseball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jason Thompson- Head Baseball Coach, Brennan HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 44:13

    Bio Today we have on Jason Thompson, head baseball coach at Brennan HS. a few highlights , Jason has Over 250 Career Wins, Was the Texas 5A State Runner Up (2016), they Set Alamo Heights School Record for Wins in a Season (28 in 2015) and Reached the Texas Regional Semi-Finals This offseason he took his current job at Brennan, so On the show we discuss his first 100 days on his new job, how he goes about relationships with parents, and how they plan out the fall by backwards planning from round 3 of the playoffs Show Notes 01:00- First 100 days of his new job 06:00- Core values as a program 19:45- Parents being a part of the program 29:50- Fall Outline 37:30- Blending to Pre-Season Contact https://twitter.com/CoachJ_Thompson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Micah Franklin- Professional Hitting Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 35:48

    Bio Today we have on hitting coach, Micah Franklin. Micah has spent a total of 28 years in professional baseball, 15 years as a player. In 1997 he made his MLB debut with with the St Louis Cardinals. He then spent 2 seasons in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters and Hanshin Tigers and 2 seasons in Korea with the Hyundai Unicorns He actually started his career as a scout for 8 years, 5 years  for the Diamondbacks and then 3 years MLB pro scout Seattle. then has spent the last 5 years MILB Hitting Coach with the Diamondbacks On the show we talk player evaluation, what hes doing with players this fall for training, and how we need to approach swing problems using the what, why, and how method. You're gonna love this episode with Micah Franklin! Time Stamps 01:00- Player Evaluation 07:15- Developing trust with players 13:40- Fall Development Contact https://twitter.com/micahf56  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shawn Stiffler- Head Baseball Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 39:47

    Bio https://vcuathletics.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/shawn-stiffler/551 Head Coach Shawn Stiffler enters his 10th season at the helm of VCU baseball for the 2021-2022 season. Over his tenure, the Rams have climbed back into national prominence. VCU stands as one of just eight programs in the country with 34-plus wins over the last seven full seasons.  Stiffler was named the the sixth head coach of the VCU Baseball program in December 2012 following the passing of his mentor Paul Keyes. Stiffler was promoted after serving as the associate head coach for the first half of the 2012 campaign and serving as the interim head coach for the remainder of that season. Prior to being named head coach, he spent five seasons on Keyes' staff as the Rams' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Time Stamps (part 1) 01:00- First 100 days 09:00- Standards/Core Values 23:00- Offseason Calendar  33:00- What does success look like at VCU? (what style of players) Contact https://twitter.com/ShawnStiffler29 smstiffler@vcu.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kerrick Jackson- Inaugural President of the MLB Draft League and former head coach at Southern University.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 67:25

    Bio Jackson's first college coaching job came as an assistant for the Fairfield Stags baseball program in 2001. The next season, Jackson became an assistant coach at Emporia State University. Jackson spent the 2003 season as an assistant at Coffeyville Community College before moving on to Jefferson College for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Jackson coached at Nicholls State University from 2006–2007 and St. Louis Community College in 2008. Jackson left college baseball to become a professional scout for the Washington Nationals from 2008 to 2010. On August 14, 2010, Jackson was named the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers baseball program under coach Tim Jamieson. On May 27, 2015, Jackson left his position with Missouri because of his wife's promotion. Jackson spent his two year hiatus from coaching as an agent. On July 25, 2017, Jackson returned to coaching as the head coach of the Southern Jaguars baseball team. In 2019, Coach Jackson led the Southern Jaguars baseball team to the SWAC Baseball Tournament championship and a berth in the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament. Southern was eliminated after losses to the Mississippi State University Bulldogs in their first game, 11-6, and the University of Miami Hurricanes, 12-2, in the losers bracket elimination game on the following day. On November 30, 2020, Jackson resigned as head coach of the Southern Jaguars to accept a position as the President of MLB Draft League. Time stamps 01:00- MLB Draft Job and his vision for it in year 2 05:00- Several different roles 15:00- Being a generalist vs being an "expert" in one field. 18:00- Diversity Committee 28:00- Worst (2018) to first (2019) 40:00- Building Alignment within the coaching staff 50:00- Building "teams" 52:00- Lightning Section Resources - It takes what it takes- Trevor Moawad  - Lead for Gods Sake- Todd Gongwer Contact https://twitter.com/im_that_dad_kj Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Trevor Flow on building a championship high school program.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 66:43

    Bio Trevor Flow- Head Baseball coach, North Hall HS in Gainesville GA Since he arrive at North Hall, he has been a part of a 193-64 overall record. In his first year as head coach of the Trojans, they finished 24-7 and made it to the Sweet Sixteen, in year 2 the Trojans finished 21-16 and made it to the Final Four, in year 3 the Trojans were 12-4 and ranked #1 in AAA before the Covid shortened season. and this past season, the Trojans won the 3 AAA State Championship for second time in school history and set a school record for wins in a season. Coach Flow earned Region Coach of the Year honors during the 2018 season and AAA Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2021. On the show we go over the vision of the program, how he stays on top of things by being extremely organized, and how to teach "attention to detail." Time Stamps 01:00- Vision of the program 18:00- Rules/Standards 25:00- Favorite team building activities 29:00- Offseason Outline 32:00- Pre Season Outline 37:00- Attention to detail  42:00- In Season Practice 54:00- Last Things Resources Obstacle is the way- Ryan Holiday Good to great- Jim Collins Extreme Ownership- Jocko Contact https://twitter.com/TrevorFlow https://www.trojansbaseball.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tom House and Jason Goldsmith founders of the Mustard App

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 39:24

    Bios Jason is a globally recognized Performance Coach, who emphasizes the mental aspects of optimal performance in high pressure environments. In addition to golf, where he has coached 6 Major champions, multiple top 10 players, and taken two golfers to World #1, Jason has worked in many major sports including MLB, NFL, NBA, USTA, NCAA (DI/DII), and with athletes and coaches from the U.S. and Great Britain Olympic teams, including the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist in Golf and 2018 FedEx Cup Champion, Justin Rose.   Tom has been called the "father of modern pitching mechanics," and a "professor of throwing." and has live his best life, as the kids say these days. some highlight he caught Hank Aaron's 715th. Maybe most famous for working with Nolan Ryan, was portrayed in the million dollar arm, then decided to jump into football to work with 2 guys you've probably never heard of in Tom Brady and Drew Brees, among others.   On the show we discuss how the mustard app will change the landscape of coaching baseball pitchers, we talk about internal drives and motivations, and we get into some stories about some of the aforementioned athletes.   Website https://teammstrd.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dr. Bryan Moses on program building, team management and practice design

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 67:44

    Bio In the fall of 2021 Dr. Bryan Moses will enter his sixth season as the McPherson head baseball coach and ninth overall as a collegiate head coach. His school record entering the season is 144-92, while his career record is 226-148.  Moses also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations and is the lead play-by-play broadcaster for football and basketball. In 2021 the Bulldogs accomplished their highest winning percentage in Bulldog baseball history, compiling a record of 38 – 15 (.717).  38 wins was also a Bulldog record.  During the campaign, the Bulldogs landed on the national stage after being ranked #17 in the country.  In the conference tournament, the Bulldogs knocked off the number 1 seed in route to advancing to the championship game.  After the conclusion of the conference tournament, the team was award a regional berth in O'Fallon, Missouri as a number 4 seed.  The Bulldogs won two games in O'Fallon and were one game away from the championship round.  The Bulldogs fell just short of reaching the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.  During the season, the Bulldogs shattered the following team records: Single Season Wins, Team Winning Percentage, Seven All-KCAC Award Winners, Batting Average, RBI per game, Slugging, Runs scored per game, Hits per game, Doubles per game , Home Runs per game, Opponents' Batting Average, Strike Outs per game, Shut Outs, and Team Fielding Percentage.  Time Stamps 01:00- Vision of the program 07:00- "what do we have to do to win, here." 12:00- All About Culture 20:00- Team Building 30:00- Fall Program 40:00- Pre season to In Season 53:00- Last Things Resources Geno Speech- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_wgb3OREQ The Score Takes Are of Itself- Bill Walsh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Perry Husband on training effective velocity for pitchers and hitters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 68:47

    Bio Perry Husband is a pioneer in the world of Baseball Science. He introduced many modern hitting metrics to baseball, including Exit Velocity and Launch Angle.  Through the groundbreaking discovery of Effective Velocity, there were countless pitching breakthroughs, including Ev Pitch Tunnels, Location Adjusted Speed (True Reactionary Speed) and many, many other Deception Metrics. Perry Husband is also the Author of the Downright Filthy Pitching Series, including 4 books. The Foreword is by Dr. Tom House, who helped bring the science to light introducing Ev to both Japan and Korea. Ev has also been adopted by hundreds of university coaches/players in both softball and baseball, including many NCAA champions These same advanced mindsets helped the Back to Back National Champions in softball, University of Oklahoma and UCLA softball programs to become two of the most potent offenses in the game this past season. So on the show, Perry presents an introduction to what effective velocity is, how we can train it, and how to combat it as a hitter. Let me introduce Perry Husband! Resources/Contact https://hittingisaguess.com/ https://twitter.com/evperryhusband Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Justin Haire on program building, competitive practices, and player led standards.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 96:21

    Bio Justin Haire is in his sixth season as head coach of the Campbell University Fighting Camels and his 13th as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff. After spending seven seasons as recruiting coordinator, assistant coach, and eventually associate head coach under former skipper Greg Goff, Haire was named the 10th head coach of Campbell baseball (senior college era) on June 6, 2014. Haire has coached dozens of all-conference players, over 20 all-region players, seven conference players of the year, two region players of the year, and 15 All-Americans. Haire has recruited or coached every baseball All-American in Campbell history. and He is one of four head coaches in program history to reach triple-digit wins. On the show we discuss program building, competitive practices, and player led standards. And with that heres Justin Haire! Time Stamps 01:00- Transitioning from the assistant to head coach 13:00- "what did you start, stop, and continue doing when you transitioned?" 19:00- Standards within the program (player led) 30:00- Victory in the margins  43:00- Fall Outline 54:00- Pre Practice Meetings 1:01:00- Chaos BP 1:24:00- Quick Hitters Resources Barnstormers Video www.Stealbases.com Matt Riser ABCA Talk Daily Stoic- Ryan Holiday Contact Website/Email https://twitter.com/jhaire03 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dylan Nasiatka on player evaluation, developing the mental game and pre-game preparation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 63:28

    Bio Dylan was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. His playing career started at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield before moving to Bakersfield College for three years, Hofstra University for a year and the University of South Carolina Beaufort for a year. Dylan started coaching in the summer of 2012 at Bakersfield College and remained there until the spring of ‘20 when he was hired by the Dodgers. At BC he worked as the hitting coach every year and also had duties working with catchers, infielders, outfielders, and baserunning. He was slated to work in Ogden last year before covid, and this year he is in Rancho Cucamonga. he and his wife Jacqueline are expecting our first baby girl at the end of July. On the show, we talk about his passion for helping high school hitters, which led him to write his book (linked below, We go over his assessment process and his advice on training hitters to compete in todays high velo high spin environment. •And with that here's Dylan Nasiatka Time 00:30- Info on his book 04:00- Assessment Process 12:00- Training Hitters 24:00- Training Adjustability  34:00- Technology Best Practices 40:00- Mental Side of the Game 54:23- Last Things Resources - Dylans Book - Chase the Lion- Mark Batterson - Who moved my cheese Contact https://twitter.com/d_nasiatka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    JT Gasso on building a championship offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 78:46

    Bio 2021 national champion JT Gasso has spent the past 6 seasons as Oklahoma's assistant coach. His primary responsibilities are focused on working with OU's outfielders and the Sooner offense. During Gasso's tenure, the Sooners have had one of most potent offenses in the country, and in 2021 broke almost every offensive category you can think of The Sooners broke the NCAA single season home run record, the single season runs record. and OU also broke the record for runs and home runs at the Women's College World Series.  So on the show, we go over how they developed into national champions and the offensive juggernaut they were in 2021  Here is JT Gasso! Time Stamps 01:00- Intro 03:00- Closet Talks/Meetings during games 14:00- Elimination Games and the thought process. 21:00- Setting up the fall 42:00- mental/Tactical side 50:00- Training Adjustability 1:05:00- Last Things Resources https://hubermanlab.com/ http://www.onbaseu.com/ Gamechanger- Fergus Connolly  Contact https://twitter.com/jtgasso Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ryan Dupic on building championship culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 76:08

    Bio Formerly Buena Vista University's associate head coach/pitching coach, Ryan Dupic was named Concordia University Head Baseball Coach prior to the 2015 season. He just completed his seventh season as head coach in 2021. Dupic has made an immediate positive impact, leading the program to its winningest seven-year stretch in program history. The 2021 season continued the upward trajectory of the program as the Bulldogs advanced to the NAIA World Series for the first time ever. Not only that, Concordia broke school single-season records for wins, home runs, runs scored , hits and pitcher strikeouts . As part of the greatest season in program history, Dupic's squad won the Bellevue Bracket of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round and swept GPAC regular season and postseason championships. Prior to Dupic's arrival in Seward, the program had not produced a winning season since 1979. Concordia's most recent conference baseball title had come in 1986. Under Dupic, the Bulldogs reset the school single-season wins standard three years in a row (2015 through 2017 and again in 2021 So on the show we spend a bulk of our time on changing behavior and culture, but we also go over increasing leadership opportunities with players and coaching staff alignment, Here's my conversation with Ryan Dupic!  Time Stamps 01:00- Vision of the program 02:30- Changing behavior and culture 21:00- Increasing Leadership Opportunities 30:00- Increasing Alignment 42:00- Building Teams 50:00- Offseason Calendar 55:00- In Season Advice 1:00:00- Lightning Round Resources Susan Fowler Books Culture Code Legacy Thinking fast and slow Contact Ryan.Dupic@cune.edu https://twitter.com/RyanDupic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jonas Fester on creating a culture of feedback and building command

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 65:26

    Bio Jonas Fester is in his third season as LVC's head baseball coach in 2021. He is LVC's 33rd head coach in the program's 125-year history. Before Lebanon Valley, Fester most recently served as the associate head coach at Division III powerhouse Johns Hopkins. From 2008 to 2010, he served as an assistant coach before returning to the program in a more prominent role in 2012. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Fester served as the top assistant at Catholic University for two years. Under his guidance, the Cardinals secured their first NCAA Tournament appearance and defeated the No. 1 team in the nation. In addition to his time at JHU, Fester was also the head coach for the Baltimore Redbirds Youth program from 2015 to 2017. There, he oversaw their development as both players and young men. Today, he continues to assist them in placement in college baseball programs. Jonas also has international experience, as he was head coach of Switzerland's Hunenberg Unicorns in 2013.  The Dallas, Texas native was the first player in Johns Hopkins baseball history to reach the College World Series as both a player and coach. On the show, Jonas talks about why its important to have a culture of feedback, His system for accumulating command, and why he only has 1 rule and thats "dont cross your arms" Time Stamps 01:00- Vision/First 100 days 05:00- Team Rules and building culture 12:00- Fall Offseason Calendar  19:30- Feedback 34:00- The command system 40:00- Pre-season/In season 50:00- Last Things Resources - Harvey Dorfmans Mental keys to hitting Contact - https://twitter.com/jonasfester - fester@lvc.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Caleb Longley on training game-like environments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 66:33

    Time Stamps 1:00- Schedule/Time/Goals 10:00- Fall Practice  15:00- Spring Practice Schedule 25:00- Training using game-like environments Resources https://marvtraining.com/ Contact coachlongley@gmail.com https://twitter.com/CalebLongley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Travis Kerber on assessments, movement and decision training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 116:58

    Bio Travis is the  Director of Player Development for Elite Baseball Training in Chicago, Ill. A little background on him, he played at Madison Area Technical College, his team was ranked #1 in the country throughout the entire 1998 season. During the 2000 season he was named a Pre-Season All- American. He continued catching until his senior year in college, when he converted to pitching. Travis played 6 years of professional baseball and then worked for 10 years with the Chicago White Sox Academy, with 5 years being spent as Academy Director.  Travis is one of the most sought after instructors in the Midwest for his ability to teach several facets of baseball at a high level. So on the show we dive deep into movement prep and assessments. We also spend some time at the end of the show discussing decision training and some of Travis's favorite drills. Theres a ton to unpack this episode and it will take more than 1 listen to get it all. Here is Travis Kerber! Time Stamps 1:00- Assessment process  25:00- How to bucket players in the team setting.  40:00- How to help players move better 58:00- Decel  1:18:00- Drills Contact - Tkerber@elitebaseballtraining.com - https://twitter.com/TravisKerber Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Eric Horner on how the JUCO grind develops better players, people and students.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 59:32

    Bio Eric Horner is in his first season as head coach of the Johnson County Community College baseball team, and his 18th with the program. He is just the fourth head coach in the 47-year history of the program. He replaced NJCAA and ABCA Hall of Fame coach Kent Shelley who retired at the end of the 2020 season. Horner served 17 seasons as an assistant coach with the Cavaliers, 13 as the top assistant to coach Shelley, and was instrumental in the success of the program that racked up incredible numbers. In 17 years, Horner helped guide Johnson County to five 30-win seasons, eight 40-win seasons and one 50-win campaign. In 2020 the Cavaliers were on pace to add to that list before the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short with a 20-3 mark. In his 17 years as a recruiting coordinator, Horner recruited and coached 123 all-conference selections, including a record 14 in 2017, 27 All-Region VI selections, 10 NJCAA All-Americans, one Region VI Player of the Year, three conference Players of the Year, one conference Pitcher of the Year, two JUCO All-Stars, two Rawlings Big Stick Award winners, two Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 2020 three Baseball Blog All-Americans, including the National Player of the Year. Additionally, seventy-six players went on to the NCAA Division I level, 87 to the NCAA Division II level, 20 have gone to NAIA programs, and another 20 have gone on to professional baseball.  So on the show we go over his transition from being an assistant at Johnson to being the head coach, we tallk the JUCO grind and how that develops baseball players, and then we dive deep into developing the person, the player, and the student.  Time Stamps 1:00- Transitioning from Assistant to Head Coach 3:00- Preparing for a playoff run 4:50- Preparing for the fall 11:00- What the fall looks like at JCC 14:30- Whats a Cavalier look like? 19:00- Pitching Development in the Fall 23:00- Team Development  32:00- Pre season/In season and Practice Plans 44:00- After Season Wrap-ups 47:00- Quick Hitters Resources www.ABCA.org Contact https://twitter.com/jcccathletics/ ehorner1@jccc.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Adam Enright on practice organization and creating competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 79:24

    Bio Adam Enright just finished his third year as head coach after taking over the Viking baseball program prior to the 2019 season. In his first season at the helm, Enright guided the Vikings to the opening round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament for the first time since 2016.  Previously, Enright served as assistant coach at Trinity Christian College, and was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2018 season, Adam also spent the 2013 season as an assistant coach for NCAA Division I University of Arkansas-Little Rock, serving as hitting coach after starting his coaching career at Enright started his coaching career in 2012 at Chicago State. On the show we talk about lessons he has learned from being a young head coach, how he will be constructing the fall, and change he is making from this past season to next and we spend most of the latter half of our talk on organizing practice and drills. here is Adam Enright Time Stamps 1:00- First 100 Days/Vision 7:15- Standards/Rules/Culture 17:00- Fall Program 29:30- Transition from Fall Season to Pre Season 37:00- Developing an Offense (dynamic) 44:00- In Season Advice 55:00 - Last Things Resources - Headway App - ABCA.org Contact Email: enrighta@moval.edu Phone: 660-831-4113 https://twitter.com/baseballvalley https://twitter.com/adamenright17 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Eric Borba on championship standards and individual player development.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 75:18

    Go to WhatAboutBaseball.com/curve to get your special offer. Thats 20% off AND free shipping.    Bio Today we have on Eric Borba, head baseball coach at Orange Lutheran High School.  Eric is in his 13th year there after leaving a very successful program at De LaSalle High School where he was the head coach from 2004-08.  Over 13 years, Borba has proven himself to be one of the elite coaches and programs in high school baseball. He has also been a frequent coach for several teams for team USA. On the show we discuss the standards that it takes to be a player and a coach at Orange Lutheran, and we dig heavily into player development. Resources - FCA Coaches Bible - Leading with the heart- Coach K   Contact https://twitter.com/coachborbs23 eric.borba@lhsoc.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Derek Sullivan on a year of individualized player development

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 81:08

    Go to WhatAboutBaseball.com/curve to get your special offer. Thats 20% off AND free shipping.      Bio Derek Sullivan begins his eighth season as the Head Coach of the Panthers, his 16th year as a member of the coaching staff, and his 19th involved in the City College program. In addition to his coaching duties, he also teaches full-time in the Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics Division. In his seven years as the head coach, Coach Sullivan has had 90 players transfer to four-year universities. Having a commitment to prepare for the next level, both on the field and off, is a huge part of becoming a “Sac City Guy”. While at City, Coach Sullivan has amassed an overall record of 191-108 (.639 winning %). The Panthers have qualified for the postseason in six of his seven years, won three Super Regionals two Sectionals and finished 3rd in California in 2019 and as the State Runner-Up in 2018!  “Sully” returned to the coach for the Panthers in 2005 after playing for ABCA Hall of Fame coach, Ed Blankmeyer, at St. John’s University in 2003 and 2004. On the show, Derek fills us in on what a "sac city guy" is and we spend a bulk of our time on going through a year of individual player development. This episode is so good with Derek Sullivan!     Time Stamps 1:00- Sac City History 6:20- First 100 days/Vision of the program 12:30- "Sac City Guy" Standards 20:00- "Whats a big leaguer look like?" 28:20:- Team Building activities 35:00- Outline of Player Development 43:00- Offseason-Pre Season 48:30- In season-Post Season 1:00:00- Self Reflection after the season 1:05:00- Last Things    Resources Sleep Research and studies Mans Search for meaning- Victor Frankl Heads Up Baseball 2.0 Old School vs New School- Eugene Bleecker   Contact https://twitter.com/dsullivanscc sullivd@scc.losrios.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mitch Thompson on culture, practice design and making the big time where you are.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 57:42

    Go to WhatAboutBaseball.com/curve to get your special offer. Thats 20% off AND free shipping.    Bio Among the most highly respected coaches and recruiters in college baseball, Mitch Thompson is beginning his 8th year as head coach at McLennan Community College. Thompson was named McLennan head coach before the 2014 season and immediately began rebuilding the program to prominence, National Runner Up in 2015. 5th place in 2017. Had the top JUCOMLB Draft pick in two of the last three years.  They are also one of only 7 Division 1 JC’s to have 40 or more wins in each of the last 5 years.   Before being named McLennan head coach, Thompson spent one season as the South Texas area scouting supervisor for the Kansas City Royals organization after spending nearly two decades on staff at Baylor University (1995-2012) where he was the Bears’ hitting instructor and primary recruiter.  Mitch also began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for legendary coach Ron Polk at Mississippi State. on the show we discuss building the culture at a JUCO, we talk practice development/design, and how to make the big time where you are.   Time stamps 3:00- Vision of the program 5:00- Big time is where you are 10- Rules and s 13:30- Building the culture at McLennan 23:37- Offseason Calendar 30:00- Developing a team offense. 34:05- Pre Season- In season Practices 46:00- Last Things   Resources Ron Polks Baseball Handbook ABCA Conventions The Travelers Gift- Andy Andrews   Contact 254-299-8148 mthompson@mclennan.edu

    Mitch Thompson on culture, practice design and making the big time where you are.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 57:42

    Go to WhatAboutBaseball.com/curve to get your special offer. Thats 20% off AND free shipping.    Bio Among the most highly respected coaches and recruiters in college baseball, Mitch Thompson is beginning his 8th year as head coach at McLennan Community College. Thompson was named McLennan head coach before the 2014 season and immediately began rebuilding the program to prominence, National Runner Up in 2015. 5th place in 2017. Had the top JUCOMLB Draft pick in two of the last three years. They are also one of only 7 Division 1 JC’s to have 40 or more wins in each of the last 5 years.   Before being named McLennan head coach, Thompson spent one season as the South Texas area scouting supervisor for the Kansas City Royals organization after spending nearly two decades on staff at Baylor University (1995-2012) where he was the Bears’ hitting instructor and primary recruiter.  Mitch also began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for legendary coach Ron Polk at Mississippi State. on the show we discuss building the culture at a JUCO, we talk practice development/design, and how to make the big time where you are.   Time stamps 3:00- Vision of the program 5:00- Big time is where you are 10- Rules and s 13:30- Building the culture at McLennan 23:37- Offseason Calendar 30:00- Developing a team offense. 34:05- Pre Season- In season Practices 46:00- Last Things   Resources Ron Polks Baseball Handbook ABCA Conventions The Travelers Gift- Andy Andrews   Contact 254-299-8148 mthompson@mclennan.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Larry Vucan on holistic championship program building.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 67:38

    Go to WhatAboutBaseball.com/curve to get your special offer. Thats 20% off AND free shipping.    Bio Larry Vucan- Head Baseball Coach, Southlake Carroll (TX)Larry took over in 2017 as the head coach at Carroll since he took over, they reached the final four 3 times in his first 4 years and won back to back Texas High School 6A State Baseball Championships in 2018 and 2019 He was Named Dallas/Ft. Worth High School Coach of the Year 2017 and 2019 A little background on Larry He is a native of El Paso. Played Collegiately at New Mexico Highlands University. and Played professionally in the Italian Baseball League in Trieste, Italy and then Coached and Managed there. On the show we discuss how to communicate throughout a large program (they have 5 total HS teams) Larry goes in depth over his player evaluation system and we discuss how to get teams ready for post season play Here is Larry Vucan   Timestamps 0:30- Playing in Italy 2:30- Vision of the program 26:35- Developing a player evaluation system 37:34- Pre-Season 42:03- In-Season Advice 55:00- Last Things   Resources Lincoln on Leadership BF Skinner- Operant Conditioning John Wooden Augie Garrido   Contact Twitter  

    Larry Vucan on holistic championship program building.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 67:38

    Go to WhatAboutBaseball.com/curve to get your special offer. Thats 20% off AND free shipping.    Bio Larry Vucan- Head Baseball Coach, Southlake Carroll (TX) Larry took over in 2017 as the head coach at Carroll since he took over, they reached the final four 3 times in his first 4 years and won back to back Texas High School 6A State Baseball Championships in 2018 and 2019 He was Named Dallas/Ft. Worth High School Coach of the Year 2017 and 2019 A little background on Larry  He is a native of El Paso. Played Collegiately at New Mexico Highlands University. and Played professionally in the Italian Baseball League in Trieste, Italy and then Coached and Managed there. On the show we discuss how to communicate throughout a large program (they have 5 total HS teams) Larry goes in depth over his player evaluation system and we discuss how to get teams ready for post season play Here is Larry Vucan   Timestamps 0:30- Playing in Italy 2:30- Vision of the program 26:35- Developing a player evaluation system 37:34- Pre-Season 42:03- In-Season Advice 55:00- Last Things   Resources Lincoln on Leadership BF Skinner- Operant Conditioning John Wooden Augie Garrido   Contact Twitter   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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