Steve Springer (from QualityAtBats.com) gives us his story on how he became a 14-year professional and talks about competing with confidence, getting rid of batting averages and playing everyday likes it Opening Day. He also coaches us on how to study pitchers, how he would run batting practice and goes over 2-strike approach plus much more!
John Porter (lead evaluator for MAC Umpires) covers ways to get involved with umpiring & the MAC association, the training process to become an ump, why umpiring can be a rewarding hobby or side job and how learning the names of coaches and umpires can make a world of difference plus much more!
Jake Moon (Director of Baseball/Softball at St James, former professional player) covers topics including youth player development and training, what coaches should focus on when they develop youth pitchers, throwing mechanics, arm care, player progression, practicing indoors and an inside look into the St. James plus much more!
On this episode with former MLB outfield Eric Crozier, we get into segments on hitting and outfield play, diving into specifics on drills and what players need to do to be successful at the plate and in the field. We also get into his playing career and talk about some memorable moments and teammates plus much more!
Former MLB pitcher Pete Schourek joins our EDU podcast to talk arm care, competing on the mound and proper mechanics. Pete also talks about moments from his pro career including his debut, his season finishing 2nd to Greg Maddux in the Cy Young voting, the time he threw a knuckleball to Barry Bonds and his home run off Curt Schilling, plus much more!
Scott Rowland (Centreville HS head coach) lays out the groundwork he put in a year ago to establish certain expectations & create a winning culture, goes over what a year-round schedule looks like in his program, how playing other sports help shape mental & physical toughness, his solution to fixing the college recruiting process, a great story on his state championship run with the Cougars in 2000 & preview of the 2019 Wildcats plus much more!
Former professional pitcher Shane Halley discuss a common issue he sees with young pitchers and what he does to combat it, the towel drill and why he uses it with his players, how he teaches pitcher to self-correct their mechanics on the mound, a couple of great drills to work balance and breaking pitches, his pregame routine and how he mentally prepared for each outing, and some off-season workouts. Shane also dives into his UVA playing days and the impact Coach Karl Kuhn had on him, his experience playing at Omaha - both at the old Rosenblatt Stadium and today’s TD Ameritrade Park, the time the Cavs beat Stephen Strasburg and his three years in China working for the MLB and how he was able to sign a 16-year-old to a professional contract with the Brewers, plus much more!
Aaron Tarr (Marshall head coach) covers all things technology in baseball with what gadgets he likes to use with his players and why, we discuss a quote from Rob Gray and how the impact of receiving immediate feedback can expedite player development, how utilizing tech has made him a better coach and an interesting situation with a local college star and how tech helped him become a more complete hitter plus much more!
Former professional catcher Chris Berset discusses what he likes to focus on when working with catchers, his favorite drills, how young catchers can throw out more runners and reflects on his playing days and talks about some of the great coaches he has had the pleasure to play for. He also shares his experience playing for the Great Britain National team in 2012 plus much more.