Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar

Host Jonathan Gelnar and an array of guests from differing backgrounds discuss how to develop the complete baseball player. This will be your source for the most up to date coaching strategies for baseball player and coach development.

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This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio Brenton Del Chiaro is in his sixth season with the Brewers and first in his current role as hitting coordinator after spending the previous two seasons as assistant hitting coordinator.   He joined the organization in 2016 as a hitting coach with the Arizona Brewers, a role he continued through the 2021 season in addition to his duties as assistant hitting coordinator.   Prior to joining the organization, Del Chiaro spent nine seasons (2008-16) with the Los Angeles Angels organization. This included roles as a coach at Rookie Orem (2008), hitting coach (2009-10) and manager (2011) at Class-A Cedar Rapids, manager with the Rookie Arizona Angels (2012), hitting coach at Class-A Inland Empire (2013-15) and hitting coach at Double-A Arkansas (2016). He also spent time with the Major League team as a bullpen catcher in 2007 after retiring following a seven-year playing career in the Angels system (2001-07). On the show we discuss his role as a hitting coordinator, we talk hitting environment, and how he goes about having conversations when making swing changes. This episode is so good with Brenton Del Chiaro!   Time Stamps 01:00- Mike Trout 07:30- Role of a hitting coordinator 13:00- Training Environment  21:30- What are some of the first things you do when evaluating what a player needs to work on? 30:00- Conversations when making swing changes 36:30- Gameplanning and approach 42:20- In dugout conversations 54:40- Quick Hitters   Resources Mike Trout Article https://theathletic.com/3346131/2022/06/03/mike-trout-minor-leagues/   Contact https://twitter.com/BDel_Chiaro  

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio: 13 years as an assistant – 6 years HS and 7 years collegiately 10 years as Head Coach 144-120              7 at Arcadia HS in Phoenix AZ (state playoffs 4 years – Semifinals in 2017)              Just finished 3rd year at Chaparral in Scottsdale AZ 34-25 covid shortened record (State tournament quarter           finals 2021 and Semifinals 2022)  USA Baseball since 2012              2018 15U National Team assistant coach – Won the Gold at the World Championships in Panama.              2022 12U National Team assistant Coach – Will compete for Gold in Taiwan @ World Championships in August   Time Stamps 01:00- Vision of the program 06:00- Standards and Non Negotiables 16:30- Offseason Calendar 25:20- Communication with players in the pre season 46:00- Conducting in season practices 55:00- Quick Hitters   Contact https://twitter.com/gerlach13

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Check out www.seventy8sports.com   Bio Jose joined the Houston Astros in December 2019 as a minor league hitting coach, He is currently the Low A hitting coach in the Astros Organization. He coached at the high school level since 2006, most recently at MacArthur High School and Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas. He was an assistant coach Steele High School from 2007-2012 and an assistant at Wagner High School in 2015-2016. He owned and operated a select organization named San Antonio Cardinals from 2007-2010   Time Stamps 01:00- Journey to Pro Ball 04:00- Helping players through a professional season 11:00- What separates professionals from amateurs 17:40- Game Prep 26:30- Mental Game 30:00- In Between AB's conversations 50:00- Quick Hitters   Contact https://twitter.com/JosePuentes04

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com   Bio Head Coach at Patrick Henry CC Fall 2019-Present 2021 season- Won region for first time in program history, finished 4th in the JUCO D2 World Series, 43-17 record 2021 Region COY, South Atlantic District COY, ABCA South Atlantic COY USA Baseball 2021- PDP League Manager 2019, 2021, 2022 USA Task Force Member for 16U and 17U   Time Stamps 01:00- Vision and first 100 days on the job 08:00- Rules and Standards 18:00- Fall Program 23:00- Feedback 26:00- Winning the fall 34:00- Winning the preseason/In Season 50:00- Quick Hitters   Contact https://twitter.com/PHCC_Baseball https://twitter.com/CoachCodyEllis

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com   Bio All-American Baseball Player and National Gold Glove Winner (Catcher) at UC San Diego Played 1 season of Independent Professional Baseball Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University PhD in Performance Psychology from Grand Canyon University Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Previous Positions Assistant Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara University Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert (MRT-PE) Mental skills training and instruction for the US Army Current: Adjunct Faculty for Sport and Performance Psychology Master’s Degree Program at Holy Names University Current: Mental Skills Coach for the San Francisco Giants   Time Stamps 01:00- Where do we start with the mental game 11:00- Self Talk 26:00- In Dugout Needs 38:00- In Dugout Questioning 43:00- What do players want more of? 50:00- Quick Hitters   Contact https://twitter.com/MentallyPerform 

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio Two-time Northeast Region Coach of Year and two-time finalist for National Coach of the Year Kevin Graber has led Phillips Academy Andover to 12 consecutive Central New England Prep Final Four appearances, winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013, the school’s 10th Central New England Prep Championship in 2016, and another -- the program's 11th -- in 2018. And just this week they dogpiled again to finish first in 2022! In 2021 and 2018, Graber was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), New England Coach of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association, and finalist for National Coach of the Year by both organizations. He’s also a featured presenter each year at the World Baseball Coaches Convention at Mohegan Sun, and he’s also presented at last year’s ABCA National Convention in Chicago. On the show we discuss Time Stamps 01:00- First 100 days on the job 05:00- Dogpile stories 13:00- The art of communication 21:00- Standards/Core Values 25:00- Promotion of the program 38:00- Offseason Program 45:00- In Season Practices  50:00- Post Season Contact https://twitter.com/real_PAbaseball https://www.instagram.com/bigbluebaseball/ kgraber@andover.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

Bio Barry Rose is the head baseball coach at Rockwall High School and has been coaching for 25 years (19 as a head coach) and has a career record of 400-227. Rose has led his teams to the playoffs for 12 consecutive years including 2 state final fours (2010, 2017), 5 regional finals, 7 regional semifinals, and 8 regional quarterfinals. Before coming to Rockwall, he was the head coach at Frisco Wakeland from 2009-2018 where he posted a 248-93 record in 9 years. Coach Rose also coached for DBAT in the summer from 2011-2020, and from 2008-2010 Rose coached the Coppell Copperheads in the Texas Collegiate League.  Barry is a native of Coppell, TX, where he played 4 years under Coach Dave Curliss from 1989-1992. Following high school, Coach Rose played baseball at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, TX. After playing there he graduated from the University of North Texas ('97) in Denton. Coach Rose has been married to his beautiful wife Jessi for 21 years and has 2 sons, Barrett (20) who plays baseball at Northern Oklahoma College and Mac (17) who is a junior P/1B for Rockwall.   Time Stamps 02:00- Vision for Rockwall  10:00- Coaching "todays kids" 12:20- Changing Behavior 17:00- Consistent Messaging throughout the program 20:00- The meaning behind JFND 23:00- Fall Program 30:00- Pre Season 33:00- "small ball" execution 36:00- In season practice design 53:00- "dealing with" parents 57:00- Coaching your own kids Resources  Presentation https://www.jdrf.org/ Contact https://twitter.com/BRose2344 barry.rose@rockwallisd.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

Bio The 2022 season will be Tim Held’s 15th as the Varsity Head Baseball Coach and his 26th year at Moeller. In Coach Held’s first fourteen seasons, the Crusaders made seven trips to the state final four including the 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015 State Championships.Coach Held is an eight-time GCL Coach of the Year; three time City Coach of the Year, the 2009 Bob Sumerel Greater Cincinnati Coach of the Year, the 2010 State Coach of the Year, 5 time Defiance College Alumni Coach of the Year, the 2013 Cincinnati Reds/MSA Sport Coach of the Year, and the 2015 NFHS Coach of the Year for the state of Ohio. Coach Held was also selected as the Head Coach for the East team in the 2015 Perfect Game All-American game and an assistant coach for the East team in the 2017 game in San Diego, CA. Prior to being the head coach, Tim spent six seasons as an assistant with the varsity baseball team under Mike Cameron. He was part of three GCL championships, five sectional championships, four district championships, one regional championship, two city poll championships, one state poll championship, and the 2004 state championship. In addition, three of these teams ended the season nationally ranked.  On the show we discuss the tradition and culture at Moeller which includes Hall of Famers Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr. and we take a ton of time on how to conduct in season, basically everything which includes video, in dugout conversations, practices and much more. Here is Tim Held! Time Stamps 01:00- Moeller Tradition 02:00- Transitioning from assistant to head coach 06:00- First 100 days on the job 08:30- Fall Program 12:00- Pre-Season 15:00- In season practices 20:00- in Game Video 25:00- In game coaching 29:00- Baserunning 33:00- Preparing for a post season run 38:00- Developing coaches 40:00- What is a Moeller baseball player? 44:00- Behavior change 50:00- Quick Hitters Resources ABCA Ohio State Baseball Clinics 108 Performance  Contact theld@moeller.org https://twitter.com/timheld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Thursday Apr 07, 2022

Bio This week I got the pleasure of interviewing Dave National Team Head Coach at IMG Academy. Dave has enjoyed a career in baseball that includes thirteen years of professional playing experience that has spanned the globe combined with decades of managing and coaching experience at the professional and collegiate levels. Dave was drafted out of Davidson College in North Carolina in the 1987 by the New York Yankees and on to play thirteen seasons of professional baseball.  As a Coach, Turgeon has managed and coached at the professional level as well as coached at the collegiate level. His first stop was in the Cleveland Indians organization in 1999. After which he spent time in various college coaching roles with Boston College, UConn, Duke and Virginia Tech. His passion for working with professional players steered his career to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010. Dave is also a contributing blogger on USA Baseball’s website. Show Notes 01:00- Ramping up from skill work 04:00- "respect the rep" 10:00- Skill Acquisition  15:00- Individualizing parts of practice  20:00- Training Decision points 35:00- Legacy Question Contact https://twitter.com/davidturgeon45 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

Bio https://wsucougars.com/staff-directory/brian-green/1458 Brian Green is in his third season leading the Cougars after being named the 17th baseball coach in Washington State history June 3, 2019. If you know one thing about Coach Green, his teams can hit. In the 2021 season they lead the Pac-12 and fifth in the country in doubles-per-game (2.4), second in the conference in hitting (.302), third in extra-base hits (101) and third in scoring (7.2 runs/g) while pacing the league with 74 doubles in conference games.  So on the show, we discuss how they spend the first third of the fall on culture, and we go over his process of developing hitters during the fall.  Part 2: 01:00- Flipping the switch into pre season 05:00- Bucketing pitchers 13:00- 2K Approach 20:00- Quick Hitters Resources Gary Ward ABCA Mental Game of Baseball- HA Dorfman Heads up baseball- Ken Ravizza The Winner Within- Pat Riley Contact b.green@wsu.edu https://twitter.com/coachbriangreen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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