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 Jul 28, 2022

This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio In just its fourth year as a collegiate program, the Mid Michigan College baseball team did exactly that in 2022. As it was the Lakers turned in the best season in program history this past spring as they went 31-8 overall and finished third in the conference. The Lakers also earned their first-ever postseason berth under head coach Scott Pickens. Pickens took over the program near the end of the 2021 season, a season that ended with an overall record of 4-22. The 1998 Mt. Pleasant graduate and former CMU catcher and assistant coach earned MCCAA Western Conference ‘Coach of the Year’ honors after leading the Lakers to their best season ever. So on the show we discuss what it took to go from 4 wins in 2021 to 31 in 2022, we take a deep dive into player ownership on the field,  Time Stamps 01:00- Vision and First Steps 10:00- Standards/Rules 33:00- Pre season to In Season 43:00- Player Ownership 50:00- Quick Hitters    Contact https://twitter.com/PickenBaseball https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqhWasnhpWDcRNoOX56YFA  

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

Bio Matt Swope just finished his 6th season as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Maryland and is his 11th season overall on staff at Maryland after serving as the Terps' director of operations for five seasons from 2013-2017. Swope has been a vital part and played key role in Maryland’s rise to national prominence both as a player,  and coach.   In the 2022 season they set program records for: Home Runs, Hits, Runs, RBI’s, Slugging %, Walks, and doubles.  So on the show we discuss what led to such a successful year this spring and i one work "relentless. We also go over what hes planning this fall. I loved this episode and i think you will too. Here is Matt Swope!   Time Stamps 02:00- Offensive Culture 08:00- Fall Outline 15:00- Prep Work / Routines 22:00- Pre Season Focus's 27:30- Game-planning in season 37:00- Non Everyday players 42:00- Quick Hitters   Resources https://beteyah.com/ Cant Hurt me- David Goggins   Contact mswope@umd.edu https://twitter.com/mdmadehitting  

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

This Episode is brought to you by www.seventy8sports.com Bio Evan Burk is an author, keynote speaker, leadership coach, and podcast host specializing in leadership, high performance, and building winning team cultures. Coach Burk has spent nearly two decades coaching elite athletes and leaders within top sports organizations. As a former NFL and college football coach, he knows how to bring teams together, overcome adversity, and elevate high performers to achieve at their highest level. Now he uses his unique football coaching background to educate and inspire leaders, high performers, and teams for corporate clients and organizations by teaching the principles and practices learned from coaching teams at the highest levels of football. In 2022, Evan Burk released his first book, Finding Intangibles, in which he helps organizations identify the hidden traits that drive elite performers and championship teams. He also hosts a weekly leadership podcast, The Highest Level with Evan Burk Time Stamps 1:00- Intro 6:00- "The Best Teams" 9:00- Character Evaluation 17:00- The Talent Paradox 26:00- Measuring team chemistry 31:00- Body Language Discussion 36:00- Importance of clarity of role and goals 44:00- 6 questions to ask   Contact https://twitter.com/CoachEvanBurk https://www.coachevanburk.com/

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

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

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