Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar

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April 8, 2021  

Freddy Hilliard on defining and teaching core values and having a “no rules” rule.

April 8, 2021
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Freddy Hilliard is in his 11th season as Head Baseball Coach at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania.  

In his time at Malvern Prep, he has amassed a school record for wins with a 282-71 record and has led the Friars to 7 league championships  and 6 State titles including the previous 3 in a row to go along with 8 straight seasons of making the state final.  Coach Hilliard has been named Coach of the Year 3 separate times during his tenure, and his teams have been nationally recognized both with preseason and postseason national rankings in several publications 7 times.  

Coach Hilliard has helped mentor over 65 players onto the collegiate baseball ranks including 40 that have gone on to play at the division one level.  He has also had a player of his selected by MLB in 3 of the previous 4 drafts. 

On the show we discuss the meaning behind Malvern having "no rules",  defining and teaching core values, and practice organization.
Time Stamps
1:00- Vision of the program
7:00- Making the switch from assistant to head coach
10:20- "Our rule is we have no rules"
13:50- Core Values
20:00- Offseason Calendar
30:00- Practice Design
50:00- Lightning Section