A absolutely great episode with youth baseball coach, Justin Sherman. This was recorded as everything with COVID-19 was just unfolding in the US. Justin Sherman, youth baseball coach, is from the New Rochelle area, which was greatly impacted early on with the outbreak. Justin has put his coaching on hold during this time so our country can practice social distancing and stay healthy. Instead he will be partaking in virtual lessons with his youth baseball athletes. This allowed him to chunk out some time with us to chat.
Justin provided a great lens to the current state of youth baseball and how coaches can navigate working with parents. As a coach there are always challenges navigating at the youth level of how to engage parents. Some like to be super involved and others not so much. On the flip side we discuss how parents can also step in and be great parent coaches at the little league level. He often does guest speaking at little leagues to help parent coaches teach their kids to have fun while also building structure and work ethic. Absolutely great listen with plenty of tid-bits for all coaches. Get your notepads out!
A conversation about being an ultimate competitor with Maryland Hitting Coach Matt Swope. Previously the Director of Baseball Operations for 5 years and 2nd All Time in Hits in his career at Maryland. Matts practical simplicity he brings to hitting is extremely refreshing in a hitting world full of noise. The discovery work is the process, and coaches should be truly authentic to build the proper culture.
Welcome back for another phenomenal episode for baseball coaches of any level with our interview with Cincinnati Reds Hitting Coach, Jordan Stouffer! Jordan is an amazing hitting coach and the owner of Rounding Third Baseball Performance(www.twitter.com/hittingforpower). His sports performance and nutrition background gives him an excellent lens into the biomechanics of hitting at a high level. Jordan also gives some fantastic advice for creating transparency and culture in the dugout. This is a must listen. Hope you guys enjoy! Tell us what you think!
Dugout Therapy is BACK with Jay Pryor, coach and trainer at San Diego Stars Baseball Academy! We talk about Jay’s background in organizational leadership, as well as his philosophies for 1 on 1 training . Very informative episode!