Podcast #33: Baseball Movement Flow Training With Dr. Ismael Gallo

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My guest today is former professional baseball player and Dr. of Physical of Therapy Ismael Gallo. We’re going to discuss how to maximize baseball specific movements through a “problem solving” system of exercises created by Dr. Gallo himself. This one’s a real eye opener and something that can be done at home without any equipment. The whole podcast is a great discussion on the body as it relates to ball players.

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Podcast #32: Transition from College to Pro Ball and Back with Iowa’s Sean McGrath

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My guest today on the podcast is Sean McGrath, who recently joined the University of Iowa baseball program as pitching coach and player development analyst.  I have known Sean for nearly 10 years, and I can say that he is as forward thinking a coach as there is.  He is a student of the game, who is always looking to expand his knowledge and grow as a person and a coach. In today’s podcast we discuss variety of topics, including:

    • Getting freshman up & running in regard to higher workloads
    • Some non-negotiables for a college ball player looking to get drafted
    • One of my biggest steals I stole from Sean to improve transfer to the mound

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5 Best Received Blog Posts of 2022

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In keeping with our year-end Best of Series,  below is a listing our “5 Best Received Blog Posts of 2022”.  These are all great reads on a variety of topics.

    1. Why Am I Not Getting any College Baseball Offers
    2. What are the Most Effective Tilt Axes for Various Pitch Types
    3. What is a Seam-Shifted Wake Pitch (in simple terms)
    4. What to Expect after Tommy John Surgery
    5. The “Not-So Secret”, Secret to College Baseball Recruiting

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5 Best Received Podcasts of 2022

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In keeping with our year-end Best of Series, I thought it would be great to kick off the new year with the “5 Best Received Podcasts of 2022”. These are new for me this year and I must say, I am having a great time doing them, not to mention how much I’m learning in the process. So, without further ado, here are the 5 best received “Behind the Seams” podcasts of 2022.

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Podcast #31: Power of Positive Thinking With Georgia Gwinnett’s Jeremy Sheetinger

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Today, we’re sitting down with Coach Jeremy Sheetinger, head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett (“GG”). I met Coach Sheets years ago at a conference, where we were both presenting. To put it mildly, he is Mr. Positivity which I absolutely love. In a world, where it’s easy to be negative and many are, Coach Sheets always focuses on the positives which is the underlying theme of this podcast.

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Podcast #30: Recognizing the Qualities of a Great Prospect with Texas A&M’s Nate Yeskie

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Today we’re sitting down with nationally renowned Texas A&M pitching Nate Yeskie. Having joined the Aggies in June 2021, he has long history of coaching at the highest echelons of college baseball. Before Texas A&M, he was with Arizona after coaching for 11 seasons with Oregon State.

During his nearly 18-year career, he has chiseled out a reputation as one of the elite pitching coaches in the country. He has taken his pitching staff to the College World Series with Oregon, Arizona and Texas A&M, which is quite an accomplishment. He has twice earned National Pitching Coach of the Year recognition from Collegiate Baseball and was tabbed the D1 Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017.

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Podcast: Takeaways from The Bridge Seminar at Wake Forest University

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This one is coming to you live from The Bridge Seminar at Wake Forest University, where I presented this weekend. In today’s podcast I’ll be summarizing many (not all) of the great presenters at this year’s player development seminar. It was a blast speaking with, as well as listening and learning from some of, the best in the business of baseball player development.  Topics include:

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How to Get Better at Stealing Bases by Improving Your Running Technique

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When I think of some of the biggest bangs for the buck, I often think of my time studying the principles of speed and quickness with Lee Taft. Many of the principles that I learned from Lee have been implemented into our Speed Program which we run in Jan and Feb. Below is a brief summary of some of the principles that we incorporate on base stealing in our speed program to help our athletes become faster on the field.

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Podcast: Applying Data to Player Development w/ Wake Forest’s Mike McFerran

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Today’s podcast is with Mike McFerran, Director of Player Development for the Wake Forest Baseball program and Coordinator of the Wake Forest Pitching Lab.  Join us as we discuss a variety of topics, including:

    • Marker vs marker-less mocap systems
    • The pipeline from data testing to actual training
    • Interpretation VS misinterpretation when using data
    • Deciding when a mechanical issue is a mobility problem

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