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The Baseball Drive is a show for students of the game who are dedicated to providing a better baseball experience for their player(s). Hosted by Tim Banos, The Baseball Drive explores current trends and topics throughout the game of baseball, and discusses how they might impact the next generation of athletes. We talk to leading experts in the field with a focus on the growth of the game, both in the development of the individual player, and in striving to increase overall participation rates. Come "steal" from some of the games top baseball minds.

The Baseball Drive is a show for students of the game who are dedicated to providing a better baseball experience for their player(s). Hosted by Tim Banos, The Baseball Drive explores current trends and topics throughout the game of baseball, and discusses how they might impact the next generation of athletes. We talk to leading experts in the field with a focus on the growth of the game, both in the development of the individual player, and in striving to increase overall participation rates. Come "steal" from some of the games top baseball minds.
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The Baseball Drive is a show for students of the game who are dedicated to providing a better baseball experience for their player(s). Hosted by Tim Banos, The Baseball Drive explores current trends and topics throughout the game of baseball, and discusses how they might impact the next generation of athletes. We talk to leading experts in the field with a focus on the growth of the game, both in the development of the individual player, and in striving to increase overall participation rates. Come "steal" from some of the games top baseball minds.

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English


Episodes

EP.26 Joe Ferraro (KWBRadio, 1% BETTER, & Bronxville HS ) on Bringing the Classroom to the Field

3/2/2017
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On this episode Coach Joe Ferraro joins up to dive deep into the parallels between the classroom and the playing field. We discuss best teaching practices and the current trends in education, and how those strategies can be applied to coaching the game of baseball. We dive deep into practice planning, structure and routines, communication […]

Duration:01:27:23

EP.25 Greg Brown (NOVA SOUTHEASTERN U.) on Relationships as the True Championships

2/23/2017
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On this episode, Greg Brown shares what it means to be a servant leader, and how to coach individuals from the inside out. Brown explains how important it is to focus on developing your players habits to achieve personal goals, with winning as a by-product. In addition, Brown takes us into his program, explains their […]

Duration:01:03:26

EP.24 Nunzio Signore (RPP/Pitching Lab) on Designing a Road Map for Your Arms

2/9/2017
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On this episode, Nunzio Signore shares how to design individualized training programs for pitchers, and how to establish a high performance environment. Nunzio digs deep into detail about The Pitching Lab, a closed-loop training program that he developed alongside episode two guest, Jim Wladyka. We talk weighted balls, mobility assessments, core activation, bullpen sessions, video […]

Duration:00:55:22

EP.23 Jeff Bradley (Bradley Baseball) on Being Glove Obssessed

1/26/2017
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EP.23 Jeffrey Bradley (Bradley Baseball Gloves) on Being Glove Obsessed On this episode, we talk baseball gloves. Jeffrey Bradley, shares what goes into the design and construction of a baseball mit, and how to go about properly breaking in a glove. In addition, Bradley shares the inspiration behind starting a glove line that is 100% […]

Duration:00:59:11

EP.22 Bryan Eisenberg (Best-Selling Author) on Grokking Baseball One Resource at a Time

1/12/2017
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EP.22 Bryan Eisenberg (Best-selling Author) on Grokking Baseball One Resource at a Time On this episode, Bryan Eisenberg shares the strategies and resources that he has found to help him support his son, and help him grow each day. Bryan discusses the importance of communication and goal setting, and also how he has used to […]

Duration:00:59:17

EP.21 Dean Ehehalt (Monmouth U.) on Creating an Edge with Team Offense

12/29/2016
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EP.21 Dean Ehehalt (Monmouth U.) on Creating an Edge with Team Offense On this episode, Dean Ehehalt defines the keys to implementing an offensive system and team playbook. Dean shares his programs offensive goals, his thoughts on having a good approach or plan at the plate, and the importance creating your offense with every practice […]

Duration:00:44:54

EP.20 Nick Mingione (U. of Kentucky) on Building Your House

12/15/2016
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On this episode, Mingione shares the process that coaches go through in order to develop a complete program. Nick emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with a great staff, spending time with your players, and developing them both on and off the field as well. And when Coach talks about development, he lists them in […]

Duration:00:40:58

EP.19 Phil Cundari (Seton Hall U.) on To Be an Athlete Is to Be a Performer

10/11/2016
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On this episode, Phil shares what it takes to build a successful staff in the Northeast. Phil also discusses how important is to get our best athletes on the mound, and how to go about supporting them as they learn the position. In addition, Coach Cundari details the parallels between an athlete, and an actor, […]

Duration:01:04:13

EP.18 Scott Bradley (Princeton U.) on Being Willing to Lose Today in Order to Win Tomorrow

9/22/2016
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On this episode, Scott shares his philosophies on player development and discusses some of the approaches that are prohibiting our players from truly meeting their potential. He gives you practical advice for managing games and designing practice plans that will promote individualized player development. Scott also provides advice on how to raise quality ballplayers, detailing […]

Duration:00:59:46

EP:17 Karl Kuhn (U of Virginia) on Being In It with Your Players

9/8/2016
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On this episode, Karl Kuhn discusses the importance of being an authentic and consistent communicator. Karl walks us through his world-renowned mound visits by detailing how he structures each meeting, and he even shares a quick story about one of the mound visits he had in the College World Series. In addition, Karl explains additional […]

Duration:00:53:21

EP:16 Scott Brown (Vanderbilt U) on Paying Attention to What Matters Most

8/25/2016
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On this episode, Coach Brown reveals his keys to being a successful coach and player no matter the level of play. He discusses the importance of staying in the moment, and how important it is to always be in search of new resources. In addition, if you are interested in talking pitching, Scott shares the […]

Duration:00:38:09

EP:15 Ed Blankmeyer (St. John’s U.) on Raising a Ball Player: Reflections of a Baseball Coach

8/11/2016
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On this episode, we discuss the dynamic between players, coaches, and parents, and dive deep into his experiences of raising a ball player. Coach Blankmeyer shares strategies for how to successfully coach your own kid, and how he set parameters and also his process for making it a family decision. In addition, Coach Blankmeyer shares […]

Duration:01:05:14

EP:14 – Jeremy Sheetinger (ABCA) on Being a Resourceful Coach and Parent

7/28/2016
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On this episode, we discuss the importance of being a resourceful coach and parent. Coach Sheets and I dive deep into life-long learning, and share some of the valuable experiences and teachable moments that have shaped us as coaches, parents, and men. Coach Sheets also discusses his role within the American Baseball Coaches Association, and […]

Duration:01:12:58

EP: 13 – Hitting is a Conversation with Pro Hitting Consultant Kevin Wilson

7/14/2016
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On this episode, we discuss how and why the best tool that can be used to help players become successful is, conversation. Kevin shares how important it is to ask questions and to be a good listener, how to “trick” your players into success. Kevin also explains the role of a hitting consultant to […]

Duration:01:04:01

Episode 12: An Overview of the College Recruiting Process w/ Steve Ditrolio of Diamond Nation/Super 17

6/30/2016
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In this episode, we are going to try something a little different, I am joined by my friend, Coach Steve Ditrolio of the Diamondjacks Super 17 Program. Steve and I met when we both were getting our starts in coaching. Together we coached at Bloomfield College, a small division II school in NJ, for Matt […]

Duration:00:54:02

Episode 11: Justin Su’a (Boston Red Sox/Mental Performance Coach) on Strategies for Improving Your Player’s Mental Performance

6/16/2016
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We bring you Justin Su’a, Author, Speaker, and Mental Skills Coach in the Boston Red Sox Organization. We discuss how coaches and parents can better develop their players’ mental performance. Justin shares strategies on how to focus and motivate our players, and explains how we could help our players deal with anxiety and the fear […]

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 10: John Peabody (Professional Hitting Coach/Peabody Baseball) on Supporting Your Hitters

6/9/2016
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On this episode, we focus our discussion around the ways that we can support players during competition. We discuss the dynamic between a player, their team coach, and hitting coach, and ways to make the relationship a positive one. We also talk about the necessary balance between mechanics and approach, and John shares the things […]

Duration:00:48:58

Episode 09: Bob Barth (MLB Scout/ Perfect Game Director) on The Benefits of Travel Baseball and Identifying the Attributes of a Successful Travel Baseball Program

5/26/2016
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On this episode we discuss the benefits of travel ball and dive deep into why it is such an attractive option at all age levels. Bob give us a brief history of travel ball and Perfect Game and shares with us what he thinks are some of the attributes of a strong travel baseball program. […]

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 08: Brian Chapman (ABCA HS Coach of the Year) on Building a Successful Baseball Program

5/19/2016
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On this episode we bring you 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association High School National Coach of the year, Brian Chapman, of Millburn High School Baseball. Coach Chapman shares how he quickly built one of the most successful high school baseball programs in the state of New Jersey. Brian discusses the importance of empowering assistant coaches, […]

Duration:01:01:47

Episode 07: Ryan Faer (Professional Strength Coach) on Maintaining Peak Performance During the Baseball Season

5/12/2016
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On this episode we are joined by professional strength and conditioning specialist, Ryan Faer, of the Deland Bulldogs and formerly of the New York Mets. We discuss the importance of ensuring that our athletes maintain peak performance during the baseball season. Ryan shares why it is important for coaches and parents to be advocates for […]

Duration:01:00:38