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Real honest conversations about coaching, parenting, player development, travel ball, recreational ball, college recruiting and other topics related to amateur sports.

Real honest conversations about coaching, parenting, player development, travel ball, recreational ball, college recruiting and other topics related to amateur sports.
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United States

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Real honest conversations about coaching, parenting, player development, travel ball, recreational ball, college recruiting and other topics related to amateur sports.

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English

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740-591-4605


Episodes

9: Coach Austin Dunfee - Getting Recruited to Play In College

9/16/2019
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Joining us for Episode 9 is Austin Dunfee. Austin comes on the show to speak as one who fully understands the value of "development." Austin attended Shawnee State University. As a pitcher for the Bears, he still holds the University’s records for career wins (27), strikeouts in a season (82), and complete games in a season (13). During his time playing at Shawnee, his teams brought home one conference title and one championship title. Austin also played summer ball in the Great Lakes Summer...

Duration:01:02:56

BONUS Episode - Strength Training Young Athletes

9/12/2019
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Our second BONUS episode comes from receiving several requests to go into more detail about strength and conditioning. So, Chris and Pat sat down and discussed their thoughts on strength training young male and female athletes. The guys talk about everything from training 7 and 8 year olds to outlining a sample high school softball and baseball strength program. Please reach out to us at TheCoachingLifePodcast@gmail.com. You can also comment or direct message us on Twitter @TheCoachingLife....

Duration:01:04:28

8: Brock Stewart - From Youth to College

9/9/2019
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Our first guest on The Coaching Life Podcast is Brock Stewart, the son of co-host Chris Stewart. Brock is a college baseball player at Alderson Broaddus University, an NCAA DII school in Philippi, WV. Some of the conversation topics Pat and Chris discuss with Brock are: Enjoy! And please SUBSCRIBE and SHARE the show with others. You can do so through social media, word of mouth, or whatever means possible. And, if you would be so kind as to leave a review in whatever podcast app you use,...

Duration:00:49:20

7: PDP - Calendar Year In Player Development (November-July)

9/5/2019
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BONUS EPISODE: This is Part Two of mapping out a sample year in the life of a Player Development Program. In this episode Chris and Pat continue walking through the calendar months of November through July, discussing the various things that might be occurring organizationally in a Player Development Program. Please SUBSCRIBE and please SHARE the show with others. You can do so through social media, word of mouth, or whatever means possible. And, if you would be so kind as to leave a review...

Duration:00:48:11

6: PDP - Calendar Year In Player Development (August-October)

9/2/2019
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This is Part One of a two-part episode in which Chris and Pat map out a sample year in the life of a Player Development Program. In this episode the guys begin in the month of August and walk us through various activities that would be offered through October. Be sure to look for Part 2 (Episode 7) for discussion on what would happen in the months of November through July. Please SUBSCRIBE and please SHARE the show with others. You can do so through social media, word of mouth, or whatever...

Duration:00:36:43

BONUS Episode - Mistake Avoidance

8/29/2019
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Chris and Pat join in a remote conversation about how teams, families, businesses, etc. can tend to create a culture of mistake avoidance. This idea for a quick, raw BONUS episode came after watching an interview on WOUB Bobcat Sports Showcase. To see the full interview and a lot of other great coverage of the Ohio University Bobcats athletic teams, visit @BobcatShowcase on Twitter. Also, in this episode we discuss Chris's book, Building Champions: Coaching, Parenting and Playing To Win in...

Duration:00:24:34

5: PDP - Unstructured Free Play and Other Practice Ideas

8/26/2019
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Pat shares a theory that may help explain part of the problem with today's youth ball structures. Something is missing, an important piece of the natural maturation process as kids are learning to play sports. The guys discuss some ideas for how to help bring some of those missing dynamics back into today's practices and team activities. If you are enjoying listening to the show, please be sure to SUBSCRIBE and please be sure to SHARE it with others, through social media, word of mouth, or...

Duration:00:32:22

4: PDP - Coach Collaboration, Working Together for the Kids

8/19/2019
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Chris and Pat discuss the value of coaches working together in a Player Development Program in order to train themselves to be the best they can be... for the kids' sake. Whenever we keep in the forefront of our minds that everything we do is to help the kids have the most meaningful and memorable experience playing youth sports that they can possibly have, then we are living out the mission of PDP.

Duration:00:37:35

3: PDP - Practice Coaching vs Game Coaching

8/12/2019
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Chris and Pat continue the conversation about the Player Development Program by emphasizing a major component of the motivation behind PDP: LOVING PRACTICE. Being energized by practice. Coaching practice well. But this one is not just conceptual. In this episode Chris and Pat describe a very specific way to make a common part of practice more effective and engaging.

Duration:00:36:45

2: PDP - Training the Coach

8/5/2019
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PDP = Player Development Program. Chris and Pat begin laying the foundation for a Player Development Program model for youth baseball and softball.

Duration:00:32:32

1: Introduction to The Coaching Life

7/29/2019
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Pilot episode for The Coaching Life Podcast. Chris Stewart and Pat Martin discuss a plan for helping to improve the landscape of youth sports, especially youth baseball and softball. It starts with providing support and training for coaches as well as parents, and it continues with generating an energy and love for the development of young players. This is just the beginning. Come join the conversation with us.

Duration:00:31:16