Information and advice for coaches of youth baseball teams, targeted primarily at 12-16u teams. This podcast follows the course of the season. So, each episode is relevant to a particular point in the season. If you start listening in mid-season, be sure to check out the early episodes during next offseason and preseason.
Episode 18 - Statistics That Matter
This entire episode is focused on the baseball statistics in youth baseball that can be used to teach players how to win and how to play the game right. Both team and individual hitting and pitching statistics are covered.
Episode 17 - Pitch Selection From Pitcher’s Perspective
We focus on pitch selection - from a pitcher's perspective. Our guest is Matt Whiteside, former big leaguer with 17 years of professional baseball experience. Matt talks about the "on or out in 3" approach to pitching. This is a great interview for every youth coach and pitcher.
Episode 16 - Pitch Selection from Hitter’s Perspective
We focus the entire episode on pitch selection, from the hitter's perspective. Steve Hacker, former college baseball All-American and professional hitter with the Braves and Twins organizations, is our guest once again. This is a great interview, full of information that coaches can directly apply to help their hitters improve.
Episode 15 - Coaching Behavior and Statistics That Matter
We discuss two great topics in this episode of Coaches Corner. First, we discuss coaching behavior during games. To be an effective coach, your behavior during needs to be consistent with your team mission and philosophy. A recipe for controlling your behavior is provided.
Second, we discuss how to use statistics to help you develop young baseball players. This is a controversial topic, because I recommend that you throw out the most common stats and develop an completely new language of statistics with your team. The shownotes of more details on this subject.
Special - What is Select Baseball??
The listener feedback has caused me to re-think what is meant by “select baseball”.
Episode 14 - Effective Bullpen Sessions
We discuss what coaches and players need to do to have effective bullpen sessions - both practice bullpens and pre-game bullpens.
Matt Whiteside is our guest and provides another great interview, full of information for both coaches and players.
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These podcast are great for select coaches and how to handle parents, and put yourself as coach in the best possible light.
Great for all coaches
Love this stuff - great for all coaches or parents of ball players. Keep 'em coming. The associated webcast for the kids is great also.
Superb podcasts support youth baseball coaches. Though pitched to "select" team coaches, any coach at any level interested in developing their skills should find it useful.
Player focus is on both physical and mental skills of the game. Team focus is on mission, expectations, communication, and organization. Interesting guests provide valuable tips. Great core values--developing young ballplayers, importance of team, and lessons for life.
Parallel podcasts for teenage players at Diamond Edge. Have a great 2007 season!