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The American Baseball Coaches Association "Calls from the Clubhouse" podcast runs the gamut of baseball coaching topics, from pitching, to hitting, to the mental game, practice planning, recruiting and more. The podcast was started in 2016 and is hosted by Jeremy "Sheets" Sheetinger. It is accompanied by #ABCAchat sessions on Twitter. The American Baseball Coaches Association is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level, with over 11,000 members represen ...
 
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This week’s podcast welcomes in Andy Schatzley, assistant coach at Harding University in Arkansas, who has proven to be one of the best teachers and developers of defenders on the small college level. Schatzley delivers countless ideas, language, drills, and mentalities that will make all of us better teachers on the infield. Schatzley always h ...…
 
We're back in the junior college ranks as Steve Dintaman, head coach at Sinclair Community College in Ohio, joins our show and we get to unpack the special program he has built there. JC baseball is such a special level, providing opportunity and development for so many players from exceptional teachers and coaches who see the bigger picture. W ...…
 
We dive headfirst into the summer baseball world and connect with Jesse Cole, the man in the yellow tux and owner of the Savannah Bananas and their manager, loyal ABCA member Tyler Gillum. This organization is known thinking outside of the box and the results cannot be denied, with 70+ sold out crowds since 2016, averaging 4,200 fans per game. ...…
 
This week’s guest is Joe Ferraro, the pride of Brookfield, Connecticut and curator of the 1% Better Project. He is a four-year continuous member of the ABCA, a dedicated lifelong learner and thriving member of our podcast community. Many of our listeners have heard Ferraro referenced many times on this very show or out at the Barnstormers Clini ...…
 
With some of the USA Development Programs in close-by Cary, N.C., we visited some of our loyal members: Butch Chaffin from Cookeville High School in Tennessee, Wes Brooks from Oxford High School in Alabama and Tanner Vesely from Corona Del Sol High School in Arizona as well as Doug Creek, former MLB pitcher and now owner of The Barn in Southern ...…
 
For this week’s episode, we make a call to the bullpen and bring in Twitter sensation and MLB contributing analyst Rob Friedman, "The Pitching Ninja". We unpack Friedman's journey through coaching and his commitment to lifelong learning, questioning his thoughts on the game and bringing an open mind to the ballpark - and to Twitter - which help ...…
 
This week we chat with Webster University head coach and 20-year ABCA member Bill Kurich about the building of the championship program he has in St. Louis and within NCAA Division III. Here’s the statline: in 13 years, they have won 13-straight conference championships, made four World Series appearances. We open up the first few months on cam ...…
 
We make a call to the bullpen to bring in this week’s guest with Brent Kemnitz, former pitching coach at Wichita State University and a lifetime ABCA member of 40 years. Kemnitz, who might be the winningest pitching coach in college baseball, served under another coaching legend in Gene Stephenson and helped build Wichita State into a national ...…
 
Recorded live from Lewiston, Idaho, we connect with Tennessee Wesleyan University skipper Billy Berry just one day before he and Bulldogs would dogpile just a few feet from where we sit. Boasting 18-straight regular season conference championships, 11-straight bids to the NAIA Tournament, five World Series appearances, an average of over 43 win ...…
 
This week’s show finds us heading back into the Buckeye State to connect with Defiance College head coach and 23-year continuous member Derek Woodley. He has a terrific story in 2019 as Defiance was picked to finish last in the conference which gave Woodley’s squad all of the ammunition they needed finishing third in their conference tournament ...…
 
In this week’s episode, we welcome Alan Jaeger from Jaeger Sports back into the studio to open up a moving dialogue on the importance of bringing Mental Practice into your practice plans and into the culture in our program. Jaeger has mentioned countless times on social media “you become what you practice” and he is calling for coaches to bring ...…
 
Buckle in for this week’s episode as we connect with Travis Hergert, the head coach at North Iowa Area Community College and take a transparent walk n his journey in the game. Coming off his presentation at our Dallas Convention, Hergert jumps on the podcast with us and opens up his growth as a learner and how he has never allowed low budgets t ...…
 
This week’s podcast focuses on Travel Baseball with the Orlando Scorpions Baseball Club, an organization that has made a huge shift in how they provide value for their players moving forward. We sit down with President and CEO Bob Rikeman and Director of Baseball Operations Matt Gerber to hear what these positive changes will be and what that m ...…
 
In this episode, connect with Driveline Baseball’s CEO and friend of the ABCA Mike Rathwell to cover a plethora of topics, but mainly focusing on the parallels between running an organization and being a coach. It’s a deep dive into the life of an entrepreneur but also directly comparable to the life of all of us in the trenches as coaches. We ...…
 
In the midst of their 2019 campaigns, both Butch Thompson from Auburn and John Savage from UCLA jump on the call with us this week to open up a myriad of topics in the pitching space. Utilizing our social media, we gave our followers and loyal listeners an opportunity to submit their pitching questions and posed them to both Thompson and Savage ...…
 
We touch down in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a town with deep ABCA ties, to connect with the first-year skipper Jordan Bischel of Central Michigan University. He is leading one of the best turnarounds in college baseball this season and we open with Bischel on the details, including the new energy and focus on development that he feels has made t ...…
 
In this week’s show, we head back to the Buckeye State and sit down with Denison University head coach and proud ABCA member Mike Deegan. It is amazing how much humility and transparency comes through the airwaves from Deegan and his contagious spirit to learn, grow and get better each day. Listeners will have an easy time finding themselves mo ...…
 
This week’s episode is a tremendous discussion on the offensive side of the baseball with Rob Ruiz, head coach at Westmont College, and Brett Thomas from Blast Motion, one of our proud ABCA partners and presenter of our Barnstormers Clinics. Both stop by to break down their approaches to developing and grooming elite level swings and the detail ...…
 
In this week’s episode, we connect with Ashley Bratcher, the Senior Director of Baseball Operations at USA Baseball and Mary Marandi, who serves as the Assistant Director of Corporate Communications for Minor League Baseball as we spotlight women who are blazing their own trails inside of this game. They help us answer the bell of celebrating W ...…
 
We head back into the high school ranks to connect with Danny Hignight from Providence High School and Greg Simmons from Charlotte Christian School, both in North Carolina. Hignight and Simmons were paired up at this past fall’s Barnstormers Clinic in Charlotte and our staff felt that the entire listenership needed to hear from them. In this ep ...…
 
We go back on the base paths as we connect with the coaching staff at Fordham University in head coach Kevin Leighton and assistant coach Rob DiToma. Fordham led all of NCAA Division I in stolen bases a year ago with 169 did so with an impressive 78 percent success clip. We invite Leighton and DiToma to detail out the decision to make base runn ...…
 
After attending the 2019 ABCA Convention, Dusty Baker joins this week’s show with 40 years of perspective from his MLB playing and managing experience. Baker, a first year member of the ABCA, recounts his experience in Dallas with over 6,500 coaches, attending our first Diversity in Baseball Committee Meeting and how impressed he was with the a ...…
 
Connecting with two-time NCAA Div. II national champ Jad Prachniak from West Chester University and three-time NJCAA national champ Marc Rardin from Iowa Western Community College helped us bring together a truly unique perspective on practice planning. In this episode, both Prachniak and Rardin detail how they have learned over the years to se ...…
 
Dan McDonnell dials in from the offices at Jim Patterson Stadium at the University of Louisville to break down his journey through baseball. McDonnell, our ABCA 2nd Vice President this year, has built the Cardinals program into a perennial powerhouse, owning the best winning percentage in college baseball over the past 12 seasons. In this episo ...…
 
This week, we connect with NCAA Umpires Scott Kennedy and Mark Winters to hear their perspectives on the field. Both Kennedy and Winters have taken impressive journeys throughout baseball, working into various levels of the professional ranks and now serving within the ACC, Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences. In this dialogue, we unpack countl ...…
 
Our first live interview of 2019 finds us dialing into Athens, Georgia to connect with University of Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin, a 22-year continuous ABCA member. Stricklin, two-time speaker at the ABCA Convention, jumps on our podcast to walk through his journey as a baseball coach and the lessons he has learned along the way that have ...…
 
It was so good the first time around that we had to run back another episode! Recorded from the floors of our Dallas Convention where 6,500 baseball coaches converged to bring ‘4 Days of Baseball Heaven’ to life! We connected with a number of former podcast guests and even some future guests to hear the positive spirit, find out why the annual ...…
 
Our first episode of 2019 takes us through the largest ABCA Convention to date as 6,650 coaches joined us in Dallas. The convention was highlighted by over 60 clinics with terrific presentations on our Main Stage, the Expo Theater and our Youth Coaches Session, coaches walking the floor of the world’s largest baseball trade show, Hot Stoves, an ...…
 
It’s that time of the year again, coaches! In the ABCA National Office, we are putting the final touches on our upcoming ABCA Convention in Dallas and this is our preview episode to all of the great things happening at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. We have a few special treats as we connect with Billy Owens, the co-founder of Turn Two For You ...…
 
Almost everyone will know our guest as a seven-time MLB All-Star and one of the best closers in baseball history, but we invite him in as Billy Wagner, the head coach at Miller School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one of the newest members of the ABCA. Entering his seventh season as skipper of the Mavericks, Wagner has captured back-to-back ...…
 
This is an episode cloaked with new uniforms for our guests as Jeff Albert, the newly named MLB hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals and Dillon Lawson, the newly hired hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees join our podcast. We find out very quickly that both of these guys are deep thinkers. Our listeners will be challenged as they t ...…
 
Broadcasting directly from the Vanderbilt University baseball classroom, we connect with skipper Tim Corbin for a face-to-face interview with one of the best in our game. Known for his masterful way of teaching and developing his players, Corbin will be a featured clinician at our upcoming ABCA Convention in Dallas this January, was also chosen ...…
 
We go back into the strength and conditioning world with DJ Edwards from Push Performance in Colorado and Blaine Kinsley from the University of Arkansas baseball program with this week’s episode. Topics include coming back from injuries and the rehab process, coaching specific movements, player assessments and creative ways to train if you don’ ...…
 
Episode 108 finds us in Fort Worth, Texas, to connect with TCU’s Associate Head Coach Bill Mosiello, one of the key figures behind the construction of one of the elite college baseball programs in the country. Following the lead of his head coach, ABCA Fourth Vice President Jim Schlossnagle, Mosiello joins our show to break down his extensive a ...…
 
This week’s show takes back on the infield grass as we connect with the Cleveland Indians’ Lower Level Infield Coordinator Kainoa Correa and the Associate Head Coach at Yale University Tucker Frawley to cover a myriad of topics that will challenge listeners across multiple fronts. Both Correa and Frawley open up with ideas as to how they have r ...…
 
This week’s show takes us across the Canadian border to visit with Allen Cox from the Okotoks Dawgs Academy in Alberta and Mike Steed from the Ontario Blue Jays right outside Toronto. We find out what is going on inside two of the top Canadian amateur baseball programs and put a spotlight on two of our most loyal international members. They bot ...…
 
This week's episode connects us with Micah Gibbs from LSU and Russ Steinhorn from Clemson University, both of the Directors of Player Development within their respective programs. In this conversation, we find insight into the day-to-day activities for these guys, discussing the various technologies that each program is utilizing, the strength ...…
 
Looking at the demographics of ABCA membership, high school coaches make up around 40 percent of our base. We love to bring those guys into the spotlight and hear about their journeys inside the game. This week, we dialed up Eric Borba, head coach at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California, to hear about his unique story in coaching, ...…
 
This week, we connected with Larry Owens, head coach at Bellarmine University, and Wright State University assistant coach Matt Talarico to talk about the battle on the base paths between the pitcher and the base runner. They take us into their specific plans to limit steal attempts but then also blow those numbers up. Owens, a longtime ABCA me ...…
 
We touch down in Austin, Texas, for episode 102 to connect with proud ABCA member and University of Texas head coach David Pierce. We talk through his journey in baseball and there are some terrific reflections from 30 years in the dugout. This was special episode for us since Pierce and his staff will be jumping up on the main stage in Dallas ...…
 
This week’s show connects with past podcast guest Greg Brown, the head coach at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. The return trip opens up a great dialogue on developing the catcher position and how Brown has challenged himself to find ways to bring athleticism to the forefront for his guys. We open this conversation up as a precursor to ...…
 
It took us two and a half years to get here, but we couldn’t be any more excited about reaching this milestone. Here are the stats after 100 shows: 134 guests, 85 state or national championships, 300+ state or World Series appearances and well over 7,500 minutes of “Certified Audio Gold”. What a perfect way for us to celebrate this accomplishme ...…
 
We release this show on September 11th, a day that gives all Americans a reason to reflect, so we connected with Mike Kazlausky from the Air Force Academy, Jim Foster from Army West Point and Paul Kostacopoulos from the Naval Academy to pull back the curtain on the college baseball programs affiliated with our United States Armed Forces. In thi ...…
 
This week's show connects us with another 2018 national champion coach: Adrian Dinkel of Southeastern University and the NAIA. A longtime ABCA member, Dinkel opens up about his path in baseball and the inner details about program he is running. In this show, Dinkel will detail out how his coaching philosophies have shifted over the years, how h ...…
 
This episode features NCAA Div. I champion coach Pat Casey of Oregon State University. Casey will be the lead-off clinic speaker at the ABCA Convention in Dallas in 2019, a tradition of our 75 years of ABCA Conventions. In this show, we connect with Casey to focus on the championship culture he has in Corvallis, how he has built one of the prem ...…
 
As coaches, we are always searching to find consistency in our program so that when you start playing your best baseball late in the year, the game can turn your way and you’re in a position to make that dogpile a reality. That is exactly what has happened for this week's guest Tim Huber, a 15-year continuous ABCA member and the leader of NCAA ...…
 
For all of us in the baseball community, no matter what level or involvement you have, it has been obvious that the game and how it can be coached has shifted towards technology and new verbiage, embracing data and numbers. This alone has had its own effect on coaches around the world. We connect with Driveline Baseball’s Director of Hitting, J ...…
 
This week we connect with University of Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor, a perfect choice as Rawlings Sporting Goods begins its support of our Dugout Chatter episodes. We walk back through his ultra-successful career in the dugout and his experience coming off a summer coaching for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, sharing the dugou ...…
 
Getting the call to lead your own program is a special time in your baseball career but you cannot stay in that moment for too long - there is plenty of work to be done! This week’s show connects with three loyal ABCA member coaches who recently earned opportunities to sit in the big chair at their respective programs as we chat with Jeff Merce ...…
 
This week, we head to the high school ranks to connect with Kimberly High School (WI) head coach Ryan McGinnis. A 24-year continuous member and past speaker at the ABCA Convention and Barnstormers Clinics, McGinnis opens up about his path in baseball and the details of how he is finding success on the baseball field and preparing his players to ...…
 
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