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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 • 202 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.

    Adam Williams- Head Baseball Coach, Pickens HS (GA)

    Adam Williams- Head Baseball Coach, Pickens HS (GA)

    Adam Williams is enter his 12 year as a head coach and his 7th at Pickens.   Last season he lead the Dragon to the first ever region championship in school history, and  has won the schools only playoff series.  Adam has coached travel baseball for 10 with Nelson Baseball School.  Last summer coach Williams help pick the Gold medal winning 12u team as a trials coach.   This year Adam is looking forward to repeating the successes of the previous season as he continues to grow the Pickens Baseball program
    Time Stamps
    01:00- Summer "Stuff"
    04:00- Fall Development 
    10:30- 4 on 1 time
    17:00- Rules and Standards
    23:00- Spring season 
    38:00- Culture 
    49:00- Last Things



    • 57 min
    Max Price- Head Baseball Coach, South Salem HS (OR)

    Max Price- Head Baseball Coach, South Salem HS (OR)


    Head Baseball Coach, South Salem High School (Oregon), 2017-present
    Career record: 96-58 (10th head coach in program history, 69 years)
    Collegiate commitments: 14
    Drafted players: 2 (Aaron Zavala, Ryan Brown)
    Semifinal appearances: 2
    Host, High School Coaches Club

    Time stamps
    04:00- below .500 to setting a wins records in 1 year
    18:00- fall development season
    24:00- first 100 days/new head coach
    27:30- rules/standards
    37:00- individual player meetings
    41:00- offensive culture 
    50:00- post season advice
    56:30- quick hitters

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Rudy Darrow- Pitching Coach, Kansas State University

    Rudy Darrow- Pitching Coach, Kansas State University

    With 10 years of Division I coaching experience in addition to a decorated collegiate and professional playing career, Rudy Darrow was named K-State pitching coach on July 7, 2022.
    Known for his relentless work ethic and charismatic leadership, Darrow has improved each pitching staff he has been a part of and saw records fall at each stop at Nicholls State, Oklahoma, New Orleans and Central Oklahoma while sending multiple arms to the next level.
    Darrow played four-years as a professional, reaching Double-A Eerie within the Tigers’ organization in 2008 and Double-A Mississippi in 2009 with the Atlanta Braves’ system.
    On the show we discuss chaos bullpens, throwing programs, recruiting and we dive deep into the mental game. You're gonna love this episode with Rudy Darrow!
    Time stamps
    02:00- reflection on season 1
    04:00- bullpens routines and warmups
    08:30- fall throwing programs
    11:40- chaos training
    19:20- throwing through fatigue vs injury
    23:00- recruiting trail observations
    25:30- preseason/in season ramp up
    35:00- mental game
    47:00- quick hitters

    • 53 min
    Ryan Phillips- Head Baseball Coach, Yukon HS (OK)

    Ryan Phillips- Head Baseball Coach, Yukon HS (OK)

    On todays show we have on Ryan Phillips at baseball coach at Yukon high school. Ryan was drafted by the Red Sox and played 4 seasons in the Red Sox minor league system and decided to retire and get into coaching. He took his first job at Southmoore high school as an assistant coach before getting his first head coaching position at Edmond Santa Fe. He was a Head Baseball Coach- at Santa Fe for nine years making the state tournament 5 times. Reaching the finals twice and winning the state championship once. He then decided this last summer to take the Yukon High School job. Last year they finished at the semi finals and the 6A state tournament in Oklahoma, which is the highest class in the state. On the show we can go over building culture in a new program, the changes he made moving from Santa Fe to Yukon, and we take a deep dive into leader.. here is Ryan Phillips
    Time Stamps
    01:30- Transitioning jobs in 2022
    08:30- Reflection from 2022, transitioning to fall 2023
    10:30- Fall Development 
    20:00- Getting the community involved 
    28:00- Structuring the fall
    32:00- Pre Season / In Season Practices
    40:00- Post Season Play
    45:00- Quick Hitters
    twitter- @ryanphillips25

    • 51 min
    Dr. Ismael Gallo AKA Flows Doc

    Dr. Ismael Gallo AKA Flows Doc


    Dr. Gallo is a former professional baseball player and current doctor of Physical therapy. Dr. Gallo is a renowned expert in the field of baseball and softball training, dedicated to empowering players, coaches, and parents to take charge of their training. With a strong mission in mind, he seeks to revolutionize the training industry by challenging the status quo and offering innovative solutions for on-field performance and overall well being.
    Driven by a commitment to accessibility, effectiveness, and affordability, Dr. Gallo and his team strive to provide comprehensive programs, educational resources, and user-friendly technology that revolutionize the way coaches, parents, and individual players approach player development. The goal is to simplify training methods, making them accessible to individuals and teams of all ages and levels of expertise.
    With a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices, improving on-field performance, and a commitment to simplicity, Dr. Gallo’s mission is to empower individuals to take control of their training and fully embrace the joy of every moment spent in training and on the field.
    Follow Dr. Ismael Gallo on Twitter: @flowsdoc
    Contact him at: www.baseballflows.com

    • 37 min
    Anthony Gilich- Head Baseball Coach, Central Arizona College

    Anthony Gilich- Head Baseball Coach, Central Arizona College

    Anthony Gilich just finished his 10th season as Head Coach and 17th overall at Central Arizona College.
    The Vaqueros finished 2023 season as the conference champions for the 3rd consecutive year and the 47-12 record ranks 4th best winning percentage All-time in the history of the program. He was also voted as ACCAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time. 
    Coach Gilich guided the 2022 Central Arizona baseball team to an NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP defeating Cowley (KS) 4-2 in the title game.  The National Championship is the 4th in school history and 2nd under Gilich's leadership.  Along the way, Gilich earned ACCAC Coach of the Year, West District Coach of the Year, ACCAC Coach of the Year, the Walter "Bus" Bergman Coach of the World Series and the ABCA National Coach of the Year.  The 59-13 record was he most wins in school history. On the show we discuss how to get buy in, what advice he would give to new head coaches, and why they make a big deal over "the small stuff"
    Time Stamps
    01:00- Summer Ball Plans
    06:40- 4 F's of buy in (Fear, failure, follow, faith)
    14:17- New head coach advice
    19:00- Fall Development 
    26:00- Pre Season Meetings
    35:00 - Pre season and in season load management
    37:00- Preparing for the post season
    42:00- “whip it” drill
    47:00- quick hitters
    59:00- contact info

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

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