Coach Caliendo brings on Coach Jerry Weinstein!


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Coach Caliendo asks Jerry about building a winning program. Where do you start, how much pitcher/catchers/umpire development and relationships is important and why, Start with catchers, catcher characteristics, calling games, giving catchers ability to make decision, control game. When to let catchers call pick offs, pitch outs and more. Setting up a plan to pitch to hitters and how can teams do this if they do not face a team many times. Pitching plan, using multiple pitchers. Why Jerry believe’s he has been successful at all levels. They discuss the game evolving with science and we get Jerry’s thoughts on how to use it to your benefit. Also how and when to discipline players. How to deal when a manager believes the umpire made a mistake. The importance of practice to a winning program, meetings after games and so much more. Explosive interview with lots of great teaching learning information.

Jerry Weinstein co-authored Baseball Coach's Survival Guide: Practical Techniques and Materials for Building an Effective Program and a Winning Team, with Tom Alston. Weinstein began his coaching career in 1966 as a UCLA freshman coach. He served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000 and 2001. He then coached at Sacramento City College. He led the school to 831 wins across 23 seasons, and led the team to the California Community College Athletic Association state title in 1988 and 1998. The Colorado Rockies added Weinstein to their major league staff before the 2012 season. After the 2013 season, the Rockies reassigned Weinstein, putting him in charge of player development in the minor leagues. He served as the assistant coach for Team USA in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He coached Team USA in the 1996 Summer Olympics, along with Skip Bertman, and the team won a bronze medal. He coached Team USA to a gold medal at the 2005 Maccabiah Games. Weinstein managed Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifier, leading them to a perfect 3-0 record, qualifying Israel for their first World Baseball Classic appearance. He returned as the head coach in the main tournament, managing Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic main tournament in South Korea and Japan in March 2017. Weinstein is a member of the Sacramento City College Athletic Hall of Fame, the California Community College Hall of Fame, and the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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