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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Thursday Aug 10, 2023

Adam Williams is enter his 12 year as a head coach and his 7th at Pickens.   Last season he lead the Dragon to the first ever region championship in school history, and  has won the schools only playoff series.  Adam has coached travel baseball for 10 with Nelson Baseball School.  Last summer coach Williams help pick the Gold medal winning 12u team as a trials coach.   This year Adam is looking forward to repeating the successes of the previous season as he continues to grow the Pickens Baseball program
Time Stamps
01:00- Summer "Stuff"
04:00- Fall Development 
10:30- 4 on 1 time
17:00- Rules and Standards
23:00- Spring season 
38:00- Culture 
49:00- Last Things

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

Head Baseball Coach, South Salem High School (Oregon), 2017-present
Career record: 96-58 (10th head coach in program history, 69 years)
Collegiate commitments: 14
Drafted players: 2 (Aaron Zavala, Ryan Brown)
Semifinal appearances: 2
Host, High School Coaches Club
Time stamps
04:00- below .500 to setting a wins records in 1 year
18:00- fall development season
24:00- first 100 days/new head coach
27:30- rules/standards
37:00- individual player meetings
41:00- offensive culture 
50:00- post season advice
56:30- quick hitters

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

With 10 years of Division I coaching experience in addition to a decorated collegiate and professional playing career, Rudy Darrow was named K-State pitching coach on July 7, 2022.
Known for his relentless work ethic and charismatic leadership, Darrow has improved each pitching staff he has been a part of and saw records fall at each stop at Nicholls State, Oklahoma, New Orleans and Central Oklahoma while sending multiple arms to the next level.
Darrow played four-years as a professional, reaching Double-A Eerie within the Tigers’ organization in 2008 and Double-A Mississippi in 2009 with the Atlanta Braves’ system.
On the show we discuss chaos bullpens, throwing programs, recruiting and we dive deep into the mental game. You're gonna love this episode with Rudy Darrow!
Time stamps
02:00- reflection on season 1
04:00- bullpens routines and warmups
08:30- fall throwing programs
11:40- chaos training
19:20- throwing through fatigue vs injury
23:00- recruiting trail observations
25:30- preseason/in season ramp up
35:00- mental game
47:00- quick hitters

Thursday Jul 20, 2023

On todays show we have on Ryan Phillips at baseball coach at Yukon high school. Ryan was drafted by the Red Sox and played 4 seasons in the Red Sox minor league system and decided to retire and get into coaching. He took his first job at Southmoore high school as an assistant coach before getting his first head coaching position at Edmond Santa Fe. He was a Head Baseball Coach- at Santa Fe for nine years making the state tournament 5 times. Reaching the finals twice and winning the state championship once. He then decided this last summer to take the Yukon High School job. Last year they finished at the semi finals and the 6A state tournament in Oklahoma, which is the highest class in the state. On the show we can go over building culture in a new program, the changes he made moving from Santa Fe to Yukon, and we take a deep dive into leader.. here is Ryan Phillips
Time Stamps
01:30- Transitioning jobs in 2022
08:30- Reflection from 2022, transitioning to fall 2023
10:30- Fall Development 
20:00- Getting the community involved 
28:00- Structuring the fall
32:00- Pre Season / In Season Practices
40:00- Post Season Play
45:00- Quick Hitters
twitter- @ryanphillips25

Dr. Ismael Gallo AKA Flows Doc

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Gallo is a former professional baseball player and current doctor of Physical therapy. Dr. Gallo is a renowned expert in the field of baseball and softball training, dedicated to empowering players, coaches, and parents to take charge of their training. With a strong mission in mind, he seeks to revolutionize the training industry by challenging the status quo and offering innovative solutions for on-field performance and overall well being.
Driven by a commitment to accessibility, effectiveness, and affordability, Dr. Gallo and his team strive to provide comprehensive programs, educational resources, and user-friendly technology that revolutionize the way coaches, parents, and individual players approach player development. The goal is to simplify training methods, making them accessible to individuals and teams of all ages and levels of expertise.
With a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices, improving on-field performance, and a commitment to simplicity, Dr. Gallo’s mission is to empower individuals to take control of their training and fully embrace the joy of every moment spent in training and on the field.
Follow Dr. Ismael Gallo on Twitter: @flowsdoc
Contact him at: www.baseballflows.com

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

Anthony Gilich just finished his 10th season as Head Coach and 17th overall at Central Arizona College.
The Vaqueros finished 2023 season as the conference champions for the 3rd consecutive year and the 47-12 record ranks 4th best winning percentage All-time in the history of the program. He was also voted as ACCAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time. 
Coach Gilich guided the 2022 Central Arizona baseball team to an NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP defeating Cowley (KS) 4-2 in the title game.  The National Championship is the 4th in school history and 2nd under Gilich's leadership.  Along the way, Gilich earned ACCAC Coach of the Year, West District Coach of the Year, ACCAC Coach of the Year, the Walter "Bus" Bergman Coach of the World Series and the ABCA National Coach of the Year.  The 59-13 record was he most wins in school history. On the show we discuss how to get buy in, what advice he would give to new head coaches, and why they make a big deal over "the small stuff"
Time Stamps
01:00- Summer Ball Plans
06:40- 4 F's of buy in (Fear, failure, follow, faith)
14:17- New head coach advice
19:00- Fall Development 
26:00- Pre Season Meetings
35:00 - Pre season and in season load management
37:00- Preparing for the post season
42:00- “whip it” drill
47:00- quick hitters
59:00- contact info

Wednesday Jun 28, 2023

Barry and Eddie Youtube Video 
2008-2016 Head Coach – Belton High School 
2016-Present Head Coach – Midway High School 
THSBCA Regional Director for Region 1 and Region 2 
All Star Committee 
Assistant Baseball Coach – Team Texas in the Sun Belt – Norman Oklahoma 2 years- Head Coach Tom Collins 
Head Baseball Coach – Team Texas in the Sun Belt – Norman Oklahoma 3 years 
Time Stamps
05:00- First 100 days on the job
09:00- Mental Game
24:00 Leadership Group
30:00- Core Covenants
37:00- Fall Development
45:00- pre season meetings
50:00- in season practices
54:00- post season preparation
57:00- quick hitters
1:04:00- contact info

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Phil Cebuhar - Assistant Coach / Hitting Coach at Charlotte.  Going on his third season at Charlotte where he has helped develop and assisted Charlotte's vision in being a college program centered around Player Development and building teams that compete in June.  Coming off Charlotte's Conference USA Championship and their 2nd NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three years, Cebuhar and company at Charlotte look to continue to build that vision.
Cebuhar has had previous stops at the University of Arkansas as a Graduate Assistant and time in professional baseball with the Cleveland Guardians. 
Time Stamps
02:00- Offensive Culture this past season
08:00- Fall Pillars of Development
10:00-  Styles of Batting Practice
12:00- Prep Work 
20:00- Getting into the pre season
25:00- Discussion on timing 
33:00- Training Tools
41:00- Training in small spaces
48:00- Simplifying Information 
53:00- Quick Hitters
56:00- Contact Info

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

19 years (18 seasons) as head coach at Noblesville High School 1 state championship 4 conference championships 2final fours 4 sectional championships Probability & Stats Teacher at noblesville high school.  Member of the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association leadership Council.
Time Stamps
01:00- Sustained success at Noblesville
06:00- Standards
22:00- Summer Wrap Up and Fall Training
38:00- Player meetings 
48:00- Post Season Play
53:00- Player/Parent Meetings
58:00 -Quick Hitters
1:09:00- Contact Information

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Today were welcomed by Matt Denny head baseball coach at Casteel high school in Arizona. Matt was the former guest of the show and one that I knew I had to bring back. Matt is in his fourth year at Casteel and took over the reins after being at Greenway high school, and Mountain Pointe HS. In 2023 they won the Arizona 5A State championship.
On the show, Matt and I discussed implementing culture at a brand new high school, we talk about standards of behavior, and we take a deep dive into implementing the mental game and what it takes to win at a high level. 
Time Stamps 
01:00- building the brand
04:00- compete 
08:00- Getting/Creating buy in
22:00- Dugout Behavior
27:00- Standards of behavior
36:00- Fall Development 
50:00- Kangaroo Court
1:07:00- post season play
1:15:00- contact information
Compete by Bruce Brown

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