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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.

Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar Jonathan Gelnar

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    • 4.8 • 190 Ratings

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.

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

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tim Held- Head Baseball Coach, Moeller HS (Ohio)

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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
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    • 38 min
    Jesse Michel- CEO, Mindset for Excellence

    Jesse Michel- CEO, Mindset for Excellence

    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
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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