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.
Jamey Carroll on blending the art and science of coaching
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Today we have on Jamey Carroll from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jamey Grew up in Evansville Indiana, graduated from the University of Evansville, and after earning all-american honors at SS, he was drafted in the 14th round by the Montreal Expos. Jamey made his Major League Debut in 2002 and in 2004, scored the Expos final run in their history before moving to Washington DC. Besides playing with the Expos/Nationals franchise, Jamey also played for the Rockies, Indians, Dodgers, Twins and Royals franchises. Jamey retired and got into coaching in 2015 as a Pirates front office assistant.
On the show we discuss what his role with being a Defensive Coordinator entails, we go over how coaching has changed since he played and what he has implemented, and he gives us us a ton of drills we can take to practice tomorrow.
Here is Jamey Carroll!
2:10- What does a Defensive Coordinator do?
6:02- Discussion on Shifts
11:32- How to scout infielders.
16:00- Unique skills per position
21:40- Unique skills that are innate and we can teach.
27:15- What can amateur players get better at?
32:56- Teaching the game within the game
44:40- Practical ways to use sports psychology
48:40- Tao Training
51:40 Blending Science and Art of coaching
56:20- Pushback with trying new things
58:05- Last things
Keep Chopping Wood- Kevin DeSchazo
Minisode Monday: Leadership Lessons from Ernest Shackleton
What can we learn from a ship captain that got his ship stranded in the ice 80 miles the coast of Antarctica? Find out next.
Alan Jaeger- Mastering the Mental Game
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Today we have on Alan Jaeger- founder of Jaeger sports. Alan founded Jaeger Sports on the principle that athletes need to develop both their physical and mental skills in order to be successful in game situations.
Since 1991 Alan Jaeger, as a personal trainer and consultant, has worked with over 200 professional players, including 2002 Cy Young Award Winner Barry Zito, and All-Stars Dan Haren and Andrew Bailey. Alan, has also consulted with many schools and professional organizations.
Alan’s intention is to help athletes merge the “mechanics” of the Western athlete with the “insight” of the Far Eastern mind, to position athletes to best realize their potential on and off the playing field.
On the show we extensively cover all things mental game. Including meditation, visualization, routines, self talk, and awareness. Not only do we go over the methodology behind it, Alan puts it all on the table for us with countless practical drills and scenarios that you can take to practice tomorrow.
Heres Alan Jaeger!
2:00- Defining the mental game
11:20- What separates the good team from great teams?
16:40- Where do we start?
26:40- Getting players to buy in
36:40- Practical Strategies to use
42:40- Routines and process oriented
50:30- Failure Recovery
52:10- Mindfulness Plans and Breathing
1:03:10- Last things
Minisode Monday: Make Data Relevant
How do we make data relevant? By giving in the story or experience. In order to gain attention from players using data. We have to show that we can connect with them in meaningful and useful always. And we use data to positively influence an outcome, one way or another.
Ryan Harrison on how to improve sports vision
Ryan has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis and he has worked on improving athlete’s visual performance on the field since 1999. Through the years he has worked hundreds of baseball stars. He has also worked with the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Philadelphia Phillies 2009-2012 as well as 9 other Professional Baseball Organizations. Collegiately he has worked with the 2016 NCAA Champion Coastal Carolina, the 2012 NCAA Champion Arizona Wildcats, the 2013 NCAA Champions UCLA Bruins, as well as Oregon State, Wichita State, Kentucky, and Long Beach State. Ryan has worked with many Collegiate Softball programs
On the show we go over several drills you can take and implement in practice tomorrow. We talk balance, depth perception, and one of my favorite discussions was over when, where and how to look
Here is Ryan Harrison!
3:00- Where do we start?
6:30- Cognition tests
15:50 When, where and how to look
23:50- Setup to see
29:10- Depth Perception
33:00- Balance and its effect on vision
36:60- "mechanics are a result of proper vision"
40:30- In game discussions
47:30- Reaction time vs predictive vision
55:50- Perception/Action Coupling
58:30- The Barry Bonds drill
1:13:00- Last Things
Minisode Monday: Developing players while developing the team
Most of us are transitioning from offseason to in season this time of year. So I wanted to put some thoughts together from things I've learned and some thoughts on what I would do different.
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JG is a first class human who’s main goal is to help us all grow together in the baseball community. He continues to bring on top notch guests, asks great questions, and I guarantee all his listeners grow after each show! Keep it up man 👊🏻
guests? interesting but not learning
lots of opinions, not so much facts
A very informative Baseball Genius. Sad that he not making anymore episodes