Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar

Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar

Jonathan Gelnar
Host Jonathan Gelnar and an array of guests from differing backgrounds discuss how to develop the complete baseball player. This will be your source for the most up to date coaching strategies for baseball player and coach development.
Chase Rowe- CEO of the Battleground and owner of the Marucci Spikes
This episode is brought to you by Motor Preference Experts   "Ready to elevate your performance? Meet Motor Preference Experts, the premier authority on natural motor preferences in North America. Discover how understanding your innate balance and coordination can optimize your performance and minimize injury risks. Whether you're passionate about playing, coaching or strength and conditioning, dedicated experts will guide you to respect and enhance your body's natural motricity. Join us today. Explore more at motorpreferenceexperts.com. Motor Preference Experts: Helping you become the best version of yourself. "   Today we have on Chase Rowe CEO of the Battleground Baseball Group, owner of Respect The Game and the Marucci Spikes Baseball Club. His extensive experience as a player, coach, and entrepreneur demonstrates his deep involvement and impact in the baseball community. His success at La Roche University, along with his contributions to professional baseball and his entrepreneurial ventures, reflects a well-rounded and influential career in the sport.     Time Stamps 04:00- Travel Ball Development 16:00- Long term player development 26:20- Evaluation Process 40:00- College / Recruiting advice 45:15- Game planning / In game talks   A little background on Chase He played one season at Gulf Coast Community College under Coach Darren Mazeroski and three seasons at Slippery Rock University under legendary head coach Jeff Messer. Coaching Career at La Roche University: At the age of 23, Chase took over as the head coach of the La Roche University Baseball program in the fall of 2006. Under his leadership, the program has achieved a remarkable record of 340-180-1, boasting a .654 winning percentage over twelve seasons. Notable achievements from his program include 8 All-Americans, 35 All-Region selections, 89 players named to the AMCC All-Conference Team, and 79 players named to the AMCC All-Academic Team. Five players from his program have signed professional contracts. Chase has been recognized as the AMCC Baseball Coach of the Year eight times. Pro Baseball Experience: Chase has held several roles in professional baseball, including serving as a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Hitting Coach for the Detroit Tigers organization. He has also been involved in scouting for the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies. Entrepreneurship: In addition to Battleground Baseball Group, Chase is the owner of Respect The Game LLC. He also owns the Pittsburgh Spikes Baseball Club. Resources https://battlegroundbaseballgroup.com/
Jul 11
54 min
Chris Razo- Head Baseball Coach, Heartland Community College (IL)
This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc.     Bio Chris is fresh on leading the Heartland Community College baseball team to a national title this past season. Chris Razo also was named the 2023 ABCA NJCAA Division II Coach of the Year. Under Razo’s leadership, the Heartland baseball team has made two appearances in the NJCAA DII National Tournament, and won the tournament this past season. Razo joined the Heartland staff in 2018, serving as pitching coach, and became Interim Head Coach in the winter of 2020. As a player, Razo spent two years as a Heartland Hawk before moving to Illinois State University where he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 24th round in 2013. While at ISU, Razo was selected to the MVC All-Conference first team, and also won Pitcher of the Year in the Missouri Valley Conference. On the show we discuss the national championship run from last year, what it was like being named interim head coach at semester, and why the value winning first and development next. Here is Chris Razo!   Time Stamps 02:00 National Champs 04:00- Being named interim head coach at semester, and during COVID 08:30- Past summer agenda 11:30- Culture over Everything  18:30 - Fall Development 27:30- Pre Season to In Season 41:00- Post Season 45:00- Quick Hitters   Contact [email protected]
Jan 4
50 min
Scott Steltz- Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director, Chatham Central HS (N.Y.)
This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc.   Bio Scott is coming off back to back state championships in class C in New York State . He is 3X ABCA Regional High School Coach of the Year, a 15+ year member ABCA Selects the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) Region 1 High School All-Americans for the Northeastern states.   On the show we discuss how he turned the program from a .500 ball club to competing for state championships, we go over how he adjusts his practice and development for multi sport players and how they contribute to get better as the season goes on. This episode is so good with Scott Steltz!     Time stamps 02:30- state champs 08:00- offseason development 17:00- culture and standards 28:00- pre season structure 36:00- arm health with multiple sport and multiple position athletes 41:00- in season practices 52:00- quick hitters   Contact Email- [email protected] Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/hangingcurve5
Dec 28, 2023
1 hr 7 min
Tyler LaTorre- Head Baseball Coach, Westmont College (CA)
This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc.   Bio Tyler, in his first year  leading his team, led them to the first NAIA National Championship in program history. The  Warriors went 48-9 last season, which culminated in a 7-6 victory over Lewis & Clark State in the 66th Avista NAIA World Series.   LaTorre  came to Westmont from Sacramento State where he served as pitching and catching coach. He also previously coached at San Jose State and San Francisco State. While at San Jose State, LaTorre was honored as both the 2018 San Jose Assistant Coach of the Year and the 2019 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year.     On the show we discuss last years national championship run, how they are attacking the transition from NAIA to division 2, and we go over lessons learned in his first season that set them up for success. You’re gonna love this episode with Tyler LaTorre.   Time stamps 01:00- national champs 07:00- fall development and the transition to d2 20:00- year 1 reflections 28:00- fear of failure 33:00- Pre season 42:00- in season / post season 50:00- quick hitters Contact EMAIL [email protected] PHONE 805-565-7092 Twitter-@tylerlatorre
Dec 21, 2023
1 hr 10 min
Robert Valli- Head Baseball Coach, Rowan College at Gloucester County South Jersey (NJ)
Bio Rob Valli has amassed 30 plus years of experience educating students and has worked at every level of baseball from youth to Major League Baseball. Coach Valli is entering his 24th season of collegiate baseball with 20 years of experience as head coach That span includes an impressive 650+ wins, averaging 35 wins per season, 12 of 13 trips to the NJCAA World Series, and 1 NJCAA National Championship. Regarded among the finest player development experts in college baseball; 28 of his players have been named All American, 72 advanced to professional baseball, including 7 major leaguers. The vast majority Gloucester players are receiving high value baseball scholarships at prominent universities. In 2019; 7 of alumni began professional baseball careers. As a Major League Baseball Scout for 9 years; Valli served five with the Colorado Rockies and four with the Miami Marlins. Working primarily in the Northeast; his role was to identify and evaluate top high school and college prospects being considered for the amateur draft. Additional responsibilities included evaluating minor league players in opposing organizations and administering personality evaluations to top prospects. Valli and his wife Sara have two children, Sophia and Alex. Contact Phone: 856 468 5000 Ext. 2213 Email: [email protected]
Dec 14, 2023
1 hr 2 min
Brook Cupps- Head Basketball Coach, Centerville HS (OH)
Referral link: https://www.neweracap.com/aotc   This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc. Bio Brook Cupps is the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Centerville High School in Ohio.  Brook graduated from Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio near Springfield in 1995, and following a 4-year playing career at Capital University in Columbus, he returned to Graham.  He became the head coach in 2000 and spent 12 seasons at Graham.  In 2012, following his time with the Falcons, including a trip to the state semifinals, Coach Cupps left his alma mater to become the head coach at Centerville High School where he has earned several coach of the year honors while guiding the Elks to multiple sweet 16 and elite 8 appearances. His 2021 team recorded a school record 26 wins on the way to the Division I State Championship in Ohio, the first in school history.  His 2022 team was the state runner-up. Brook is the author of the book “Surrender the Outcome”, teaches two leadership courses at Centerville and also writes a weekly blog on bluecollargrit.com   On the show we discuss installing culture, how to live out and establish core values, and we take a dive into application of roles and parent advice! You’re gonna love this episode with Brook Cupps!   Time stamps 01:00- intro 02:30- off season personal growth 10:30- installing culture 21:20- core values 43:00- application of roles 49:10- parent advice 53:00- Quick hitters   Contact Twitter Blog
Dec 7, 2023
59 min
Kevin Brooks- Head Baseball Coach, Angelo State University (TX)
Referral link: https://www.neweracap.com/aotc   This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc.   Bio Kevin Brooks has guided the Angelo State baseball program to six NCAA Division II College World Series appearances with six South Central Championships and has compiled an impressive 742-333 overall record since starting the ASU program in 2005. In 2023, the Rams claimed the Division II National Championship for the first time in program history.   The only coach in ASU baseball history, he has recorded 10 trips to the NCAA postseason. The Rams are the only Lone Star Conference team to ever make the College World Series and Brooks has taken them there six times in 19 seasons at the helm, including back-to-back appearances in 2015-2016 and three consecutive seasons in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The Rams have also won the Lone Star Conference tournament championship six times, including sweep­ing the competition in 2015, 2021, 2022, and while also winning in 2007 and 2012. The Rams have never had a losing season under Brooks and have compiled 40-plus wins in 10 seasons. He has coached 125 All-Lone Star Conference selections, 55 All-Region picks and 28 All-American selections. Brooks has also prepared his players for the next level as 51 former Rams have played or are currently playing professional baseball.   On the show we discuss his messaging to his team after coming off of a National Championship, what they are doing this fall, and his advice on how to win in the post season. Here is Kevin Brooks!   Time Stamps 01:00- national champs 11:00- Fall Development 27:00- pre season 34:00- in season advice 45:00- developing coaches 48:00- Post Season Advice 52:00- Quick Hitters   Contact EMAIL: [email protected]
Nov 30, 2023
1 hr 3 min
Rob Stacy- Head Baseball Coach, Clinton HS (TN)
Referral link: https://www.neweracap.com/aotc This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc. BioRob is the head baseball coach and co-athletic director of Clinton High School (TN). Before Clinton Played college baseball 2 years at Brevard College, 2 years at the University of Pikeville and coached 2 years at the University of Pikeville. He then got into personal training Director of Personal training at Lifestyles Fitness Center And Part owner and founder of CrossFit East 10  for 9 year before getting back into coaching as an assistant coach Assistant Baseball at David Crockett High School on the show we discuss his journey to being the head coach at Clinton, and Rob shares his plan for building better baseball player but more importantly better men. Time stamps02:00- Journey to head coach11:00- fall development27:00- standard and rules35:00- player meetings and winter break48:00- pre season to season55:00- quick hitters ContactFollow Rob on Twitter
Nov 22, 2023
1 hr 8 min
Brad Stoll- Head Baseball Coach, Lawrence High School (KS)
Referral link: https://www.neweracap.com/aotc   This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc.     Bio Brad has been the Head Baseball Coach for Lawrence High School since 2005. In 2009 6A State Champions (Largest Class in Kansas) Team finished ranked #27 in Baseball America's final rankings. In that same year he was the Kansas 6A Coach of the Year, Region 6 National Coach of the Year, National Coach of the Year Finalist. The Chesty Lions have 2 Alumni in the MLB:  Garret Cleavinger (Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay) and Bryce Montes de Oca (New York Mets) and in Brads tenure they have had 73 college baseball players.   So on the show we talk through they use the in season for development, his 6 ways to steal an out, and how Tshirt designs have made an impact in their program. This episode is so good with Brad Stoll!   Show Notes 02:00- intro 06:00- fall leadership development 19:00- ABCA presentation highlights and drills 45:30- post season advice 55:00- last things   Contact @coachstoll @lionbaseball
Nov 16, 2023
1 hr 6 min
Dr. Barry Davis- Head Baseball Coach, Rider University (NJ)
Referral link: https://www.neweracap.com/aotc This episode of Ahead of the Curve is brought to you by New Era. New Era is the official headwear provider of the MLB, NFL, and NBA. If you love to rock New Era Caps as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear what the players wear AND get 15% off when you go to NEW ERA CAP DOT COM/AOTC and use code aotc at checkout. That's 15% off your order using promo code aotc.   Bio Head Coach Barry Davis begins his 20th season at Rider University in 2024. During his tenure, Davis has transformed the program into a consistent contender in the Metro-Atlantic Conference (MAAC), winning four conference tournament championships, two regular-season championships, and qualifying for twelve conference tournaments. The 2023 season was one of unprecedented success. Rider Broncs tied a school record with 36 wins, highlighted by regular season wins on the road over 2022 national runner-up Oklahoma and nationally ranked Duke. The Broncs won their second Liberty Bell Championship and captured its second conference tournament championship in three years. Davis also picked up his 1000th win this past season.   In his first 11 years, he led Gloucester County College (Rowan College of South Jersey) to unmatched success, followed by four years at NAIA (now Division II) Georgia Southwestern State University. He was named Rider's eighth head coach in July 2004 and has been only Rider's s third head coach since 1960.   On the show. we discuss his PhD over coaches and great teams in regards to leadership and leadership development, we go through their   Show Notes 02:00- PHD Research in Sports Leadership 08:00- leadership development 18:00- fall development phase 27:00- new head coaches 33:00- January schedule 43:00- team cohesion 50:00- in season development 59:00- quick hitters   Contact https://twitter.com/BarryDavis42 http://www.drbarrydavis.com/
Nov 9, 2023
1 hr 11 min
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