Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast
Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast
Sports Info Solutions
ENCORE- Conversations about Coaching with Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec
28 minutes Posted Jan 10, 2022 at 10:03 am.
This is an encore edition of an interview we did last January.On Monday, the Yankees named Rachel Balkovec as the manager of the Class-A Tampa Tarpons minor league baseball team. She is the first woman to manage a minor league baseball team. On this episode of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast from January 2021, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) was joined by Rachel (@_rachelbalkovec), who was in Australia working as a coach with the Sydney Blue Sox.Rachel talks about how she came to be coaching in Australia
She then addresses the progress that women have made in baseball and other sports and the challenges women face in light of the Mets firing of their GM
Rachel also talks about the way she connects with players
the hardest thing to coach athletes on
and what she studied when she worked with Driveline
She also speaks about her favorite mentoring story
and provides perspective on how she viewed 2020
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This is an encore edition of an interview we did last January.On Monday, the Yankees named Rachel Balkovec as the manager of the Class-A Tampa Tarpons minor league baseball team. She is the first woman to manage a minor league baseball team. On this episode of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast from January 2021, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) was joined by Rachel (@_rachelbalkovec), who was in Australia working as a coach with the Sydney Blue Sox.Rachel talks about how she came to be coaching in Australia (1:46). She then addresses the progress that women have made in baseball and other sports and the challenges women face in light of the Mets firing of their GM (5:24).Rachel also talks about the way she connects with players (11:21), the hardest thing to coach athletes on (13:36), and what she studied when she worked with Driveline (14:51). She also speaks about her favorite mentoring story (20:43) and provides perspective on how she viewed 2020 (25:12).Thank you for listening. Please rate and review the podcast if you can. You can also find Rachel at RachelBalkovec.com or on Instagram at @Rachel.Balkovec