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.
Lance Zawadzki on the lower half function in the swing, training adjustability and using technology efficiently
Today we have on Lance Zawadski, Minor League hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox. Lance played at San Diego State University and Lee University. He also played for 6 different organization and indy ball before getting into coaching.
On the show we talk about the lower half function in the swing, training adjustability in the swing and using technology efficiently
2:30- Player Evaluation.
10:48- Exploring the lower half.
19:50- Training vs preparation
28:00- Lower half adjustability
35:00- Bill Belichick on technology and Technology best practices
Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by A. Mark William
Keith Law on scouting, developing talent, and preventing cognitive bias
On todays show
Keith is currently a senior baseball writer for the Athletic. He previously wrote for ESPN.com and ESPN Scouts, Inc. and for Baseball Prospectus. Keith also worked in the front office for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2002-2006.
On the show, we discuss scouting and its role in player development which includes a discussion on what traits can be taught, and what cant. Then we take a deep dive into analytics and what Keith thinks could be the most impactful information for the next decade.
2:30- How Keith started in baseball
11:30- Future Trends
34:30 cognitive Biases
40:00 Traits that we can develop and traits that are innate
47:35- Acquiring players with traits you can develop
55:30- Last Things
Thinking Fast and Slow- Tversky and Kahneman
Inside Game- Keith Law
Smart Baseball- Keith Law
Whistling Vivaldi- Steele
Geoff Rottmayer and Darrell Coulter on individualized player development plans and in-game strategy
Today we have on the Athletic Mission Baseball Academy staff Geoff Rottmayer and Darrell Coulter. AMBA is located in Tulsa Oklahoma and specializes in helping two way baseball players develop a strategic advantage mindset so they can deliver on game day.
Geoff is the owner of AMBA, was Drafted by the Florida Marlins out of High School 2003 but went on to sign at Seminole State College 2003 and later Florida Gulf Coast University 2004. He has 15+ years of coaching and mentoring hundred of player through the college recruiting and pre-draft and draft process and is the Creator of “The Command Hitting System”
Darrell signed with the Philadelphia Phillies out of High School in 1986 and played 4 years in Phillies Minor League System. Darrell has more than 15 years of College Recruiting Consulting and Advising for Parents & Players. he has Consulted with over 100+ College and Professional Pitchers. and he is the Owner of S.T.A.R.T.T. Pitching and theCreator of “The Strategic Pitcher Program”
They both also Co-Host of The Strategic Baseball Podcast.
On the show we go dive into what player development consists of, how to create strategic in game advantages, we talk game-planning, assessments and much, much more.
Trevor Burmeister on technology, challenging training environments and constraints training
Today we have on Trevor Burmeister, MiLB hitting coach for the Colorado rockies.
Trevor started his coaching career at UW-La Crosse in 2014 as Outfield and Assistant Hitting Coach. In his second year at the school the team went on to take second place in the NCAA World Series.
The following season, Burmeister started pursuing his Master’s Degree at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and in his first season there, they also had the third best batting average and second best home run totals in NCAA DII.
Before getting hired by the Rockies, Trevor was an assistant coach at Madison College. And In 2019 he was named the NJCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by the ABCA and Baseball America
on the show, we discussed how to best use technology, how to create a challenging training environment, and Trevor goes in depth with implements and constraints training.
Old School vs New School
Kyle Stark on coaching and feedback, culture and why conversations need to start with clarity, connectedness and consistency
On todays show we have on Kyle Stark who is a leadership and coaching consultant. Kyles went to ball state, got his law degree from Toledo but he always knew he wants to be in baseball, so much so that in grad school he also serves as the pitching coach for St. Bonaventure, where he got his masters in business administration. He started as an intern with the Cleveland Indians and then he was hired by the pirates and worked his way up to be the assistant GM until 2019. On the show we discuss coaching and feedback, we take a deep dive into culture and we discuss why conversations need to start with clarity, connectedness and consistency.
Bhrett McCabe on practical mental game strategies, classroom sessions and how we can coach in game strategy to players.
Today we have on Bhrett McCabe Clinical and Sports Psychologist. Bhrett has worked with professional athletes including 12+ PGA and LPGA Tour players whose rankings have reached #1 in the world. He has been a consultant and Sports Psychologist for The University of Alabama Athletic Department, working with all teams and coaching staffs and he has been a featured speaker to numerous Fortune 500 companies and organizations.
On the show dive deep into his experiences at LSU playing for Skip Bertman, we go over practical mental game strategies, and we discuss "how to win awareness" which includes classroom sessions and how we can coach in game strategy to players.