Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar

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43: Clyde Keller- Assistant Baseball Coach, Florida State University (FL)

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  • Having played for Jerry (Weinstein) and coached with 11 (Mike Martin), its a constant learning experience with those guys and both have an uncanny ability to know whats going to happen in the game before it happens
  • Communication and having a plan in the fall is vital, especially with incoming freshmen. We tell them 'If you’re going to be successful for your team you have to do A,B,C. And in the mean time we need to increase D,E,F.’ Just to make sure were on the same page.
  • As long as everyone is on the same page, player development plays right into team development.
  • One of our first conversations is “why do you swing like this?” We’re trying to figure out their process but also whether they’re analytical or they just see the ball and hit it.
  • The biggest things we see between HS hitters and college is adjusting to velocity, adjusting to differences in velocity and hitting when they’re uncomfortable. So we have to train in an environment that mimics the game.
  • Winning teams don't win unless they’re developing their players.
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