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Listen every week for insights into baseball recruiting from current and former college baseball players. Learn more at officialvisitpod.com.

    Episode 16 - Coach Jordan Lucks (Parkland College)

    Episode 16 - Coach Jordan Lucks (Parkland College)

    The third episode of our 5 part coaching series features Parkland  College (Champaign, Illinois) Hitting Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Jordan Lucks. Parkland College is a junior college whose alumni include current MLB players Kevin Kiermaier, Nick Wittgren, and Dan Winkler. 

    In this episode we go over:

    - Why is it beneficial to attend a junior college? (1:22)

    - Why junior colleges are gaining more traction with top level recruits. (5:00)

    - Program goals for their players. (8:36)

    - Social Media as a recruitment tool (17:40)

    And much more!



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    Episode 15 - Jeremy Sheetinger (Georgia Gwinnett College)

    Episode 15 - Jeremy Sheetinger (Georgia Gwinnett College)

    The second episode of our 5 part coaching series features Georgia Gwinnett Head Coach Jeremy Sheetinger.

    In this episode we go over:


    What he looks for in a player (1:30)
    The transfer process for NAIA (17:05)
    The uses of social media (19:50)
    The differences between NAIA and NCAA (26:15)
    And much more!

    Coach Sheetinger became the second head coach in Georgia Gwinnett College history for the 2020 season. Prior to joining Georgia Gwinnett, Coach Sheetinger served as the college division liaison for the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and as an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves. 

    Coach Sheetinger previously coached at Spalding University, University of Kentucky, St. Joseph's college, Brescia University, and Georgetown College (Ky.).  You can read a full bio of Coach Sheetinger here: https://ggcathletics.com/staff-directory/jeremy-sheetinger/110.

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    Episode 14 - Coach Scott Laverty (Chapman University)

    Episode 14 - Coach Scott Laverty (Chapman University)

    The first episode for our coaching series begins with Chapman University Head Coach Scott Laverty. 

    In this episode we go over:


    What he looks for in a player (1:14)

    The recruiting process at the Division III level (7:40)

    Making Division III schools more affordable without athletic scholarships (17:35)


    Coach Laverty has spent the past 8 years at Chapman University, leading the team to a 2019 National Championship. He was the ABCA 2019 DIII National Coach of the Year, the 2019 West Region Coach of the Year, and 2019 SCIAC Coach of the Year.

    You can read a full bio of Coach Laverty here:

    https://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/coaches/laverty?view=bio

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    • 32 min
    Episode 13 - Felix Minjarez (University of Redlands)

    Episode 13 - Felix Minjarez (University of Redlands)

    Felix Minjarez (University of Redlands) talks about his journey from Rubidoux High School to Redlands, before signing with the San Diego Padres.

    The University of Redlands is a D3 school in Redlands, California with an undergraduate enrollment of close to 3,000 students.

    Felix goes into:


    Making the most out of opportunities in high school (1:18)

    His parent’s influence on mindset and values (5:45)

    Gaining exposure in an affordable way (10:20)

    Making Division III schools more affordable (18:21)


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    • 31 min
    Episode 12 - Nolan McCarthy (Occidental College/Georgetown)

    Episode 12 - Nolan McCarthy (Occidental College/Georgetown)

    Nolan McCarthy (Occidental College/Georgetown University) talks about his process to Occidental. Nolan goes into D1 v. D3, scholarship money, and changing his mechanics to increase velocity.

    Occidental College is a D3 school in the SCIAC conference, located in Los Angeles, CA.

    Nolan goes into:


    D1 or bust environment in high school (3:15)

    Scholarships at the D3 level (6:47)

    Talent at the D3 level (15:20)

    Social Media’s Impact on Recruiting (21:10)

    Changing Pitching Mechanics for more velocity (25:10)


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    Episode 11 - Alex Hernandez (Nova Southeastern University)

    Episode 11 - Alex Hernandez (Nova Southeastern University)

    Alex Hernandez (Nova Southeastern University) talks about the culture at Nova under former Head Coach Greg Brown and the importance of connections throughout the recruiting process. Nova Southeastern University is a Division II school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alumni include JD Martinez, Miles Mikolas, and Mike Fiers. In the last 10 years, Nova Southeastern has had 27 alumni move on to play professional baseball.

    Alex goes into:


    Journey to Nova Southeastern (1:28)

    Championship Culture at Nova (4:10)

    Learning from current pro baseball players at Nova (12:23)

    D2 to the Pros (16:10)

    Connections in high school (19:00)

    What advice would you give to yourself if you could do it again? (23:55)

    Life Lessons at NSU (25:25)


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