Join Coach Jenn and Coach Aaron as they take you inside the chalk lines to discuss Little League Baseball throughout the country! Each episode will include conversations with players, coaches and experts in the world of Little League. Submit questions and guest nominations through social media. Catch You On the SLIDE!!!
Ready for Battle with Ben Jenkins from Warstic
In this episode, CEO / Founder of Warstic, Ben Jenkins joins us to talk about the brand Warstic. Hear Ben talk about how the brand has grown over the past 5 years. Also learn about the Warrior Mentality of Warstic and how their signature baseball bat design allows you to take the field ready for battle. Ben talks about how he approaches his own children loves and passions as well shares a few nuggets for parents and coaches out there! Check out www.warstic.com to learn more about products and accessories to get you ready for your next tournament!!
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Catching Up With Chase Andrews
During episode 25 we had the opportunity to talk with Stronghold Catching owner / Trainer Chase Andrews. You might know Chase from his YouTube / TikTok / Instagram video's that take you through the world of catching and how to coach and train the position.
This is a great conversation about the catching position and how to learn the role.
Chase talks to us about how he got his first opportunity at catcher, and then takes up through his journey and his Instagram fame that wasn't on purpose.
A previous guest, Ryver Gray joins us to ask Chase questions about learn how to catch.
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Getting Funky with the Monkeys
A BananaBall inspired team, The Funky Monkeys, out of the Charlotte North Carolina area join the show in a fun pact Banana crazy episode. Special guests hop in to surprise the players and talk about what it means to be a Savannah Banana. Guests include Head of Baseball Operations Coach Viro, catcher Dalton Cornett, and outfielder Breland Almadova from the Savannah Bananas.
This episode walks you through some of the whacky BananaBall rules and we also get to hear the Funky Monkeys talk about their experiences playing on this team. They also have some hidden talents on the field just like the actual Savanah Bananas. We also talk to one of their star catchers, Stella about what its like playing the game of baseball as a young girl. Also, look out Billy Ray, there’s a new MULLET in town. You’ve got to hear this!!!!
This episode is as entertaining as you would expect and is a must listen.
Funky Monkeys: @funkymonkeybaseball
Dominating the Diamond with Duke Baxter
What an episode we have in store with Duke Baxter! You will learn very early on that by the end of the episode you will want to run through a brick wall for Coach Duke. The show has many stories about respect and how parents and coaches can instill respect in their kids from a very young age.
Duke talks about ways that he helps both coaches and young athletes to reach the upmost respect for the game and the people involved in the game. He also talks about his book, “Taking on the Title of Coach”. This book is a must read for coaches on any level. Players make sure to listen and hang on to every word Duke says about “not dropping the mic”. One of the main points of our conversation with Duke was about the 24-hour rule. Also, a conversation was had about what age is a good time for travel ball.
This episode is instructional, entertaining, and exciting all at the same time, which is exactly who Duke Baxter is. The inspiration in this episode runs very deep and each coach or player that listens to this episode will be fired up about getting back in between those chalk lines.
Late Nite Chalk Talk with Aaron & Bryson
In today’s episode of the Slide Podcast, coach Aaron and Bryson have a late night talk about baseball as we learn more about Bryson, the baseball manager for USC in Columbia. He started in high school playing and looking for schools to go to. That, along with the worries of getting recruited or not, lead to the stress mounting up. Eventually, he realized he was meant to be at USC.
Daily life for Bryson is on the pitch from 1:00 to 1:30PM to get things set up for the team and practice. Bryson says that the experience has helped make long-lasting connections with coaches and players. Next, Aaron and Bryson discuss the end of the season for Aaron’s team and why they don’t let the kids know the scores until the end. It’s about fostering camaraderie and teamwork and development over winning.
The two go on to talk about the similarities and differences of their childhoods in baseball and also learning to let go of losing games. Things have changed since the sandlot days and it is a shame that fields are controlled by the local government with nowhere for kids to just go and play without having to rent a field at a specific time, weeks ahead.
In the future, Bryson has thought about the possibility of coaching youth baseball but worries that his competitiveness with the younger kids could cause problems. You have to tailor expectations to the ages of kids. Teach your kids sportsmanship over competitiveness.
If you are thinking of becoming a coach, remember that kids follow the lead of the adults around them. Smile, have fun, and have patience.
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Softball Stars, pt. 2
In this episode, we’re continuing our conversation with Addison, Riley, Julianna, Melody, Casey, and Bella as well as coaches Tanya Meder and David Steinman. We’re getting into athleticism, softball, and how to be the best player you can be.
Bella begins by talking about recovery and how important it is. Sleep is so important for recovery, and the team has a nutritionist that helps them with their diet, hydration, and vitamin and mineral contents. Then, David asks about skills training and how much time Bella and her team spend on it.
Tanya then talks about the biggest turn aways for players. It’s not just about playing, it’s about how you hold yourself, your character, and how you treat others. Grades are also important. If you want to go into sports, you need to work on your mental game and strength from the get-go. Bella writes in a journal as a way to work through her issues. Failure is part of the game, and you don’t have to be upset by it.
After, David adds that you need to know your team and be understanding of what players, especially kids, are feeling or going through. Bella then talks about balancing her social life and softball. Her teammates are her best friends, and while it’s difficult with to balance, they do make time for each other and activities.
When it comes to preparing for not only softball, but life, coach David makes the point to teach his players that teamwork will be a factor throughout their whole life. Understand that not everything is about you, and looking at the world around you will help you in life.
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Little League Rules
Love to hear from the players in youth sports talk about their dreams and memories!!
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This podcast is great all around, delivering charisma and inspiration. Whether you’re into little league baseball, or baseball at all, Aaron and Jen make you feel welcomed when listening and takes you back to what it feels like to be a child. This is such a sweet podcast, and you can definitely feel the love for the sport of baseball and simple things such as teamwork, determination, & humbleness. Highly recommend getting on this listening train!