Episode 5: Karl Carswell (MLB Scout/ Hitting Coach) Who is to blame? The Impact of Travel Baseball (Part 1)

On this episode we are joined by professional hitting coach and Major League scout, Karl Carswell of the KC Barnstormers and Damage Hitter.  We discuss one of the most important trends in the game of baseball – the travel baseball scene.  We examine the impact that travel baseball is having on our young players, specifically […]

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Episode 04: CJ Beatty (STL Cardinals and Motivational Nuggets) on How to Engage and Relate to Today’s Players

CJ Beatty, St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals Coach/Scout and Founder and CEO of Motivational Nuggets joins us to discuss the impact that social media and baseball swag is having on players all the way from little league to the big leagues.  We also share tips and strategies for how to successfully connect with today’s players, the […]

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Episode 03: Ryan Hurba (Binghamton U) on Don’t Overkill the Drill

Ryan Hurba, Division I hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Binghamton University Bearcats, joins The Baseball Drive to discuss how to properly implement drill work into practices and lessons. We also talk a lot about a three letter word, FUN, and how incorporating it, along competition, into our practice and workout routines will have […]

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Episode 02: Jim Wladyka (Wladyka Baseball/ USA Baseball) on The Pitching Lab and How to Build Successful Pitchers

Jim Wladyka, co-owner of the nationally recognized Wladyka Baseball program and TEAM USA pitching instructor, introduces us to The Pitching Lab and shares the benefits of “closed-loop” training programs.  In addition, Jim shares some of his experiences and thoughts on players making their transitions to the “big” field, and we talk velocity, arm care, and […]

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Episode 01: Darren Fenster (Boston Red Sox) on The Rise of the “K” and The Decline of the Bunt

Darren Fenster, minor league manager of the Greenville Drive and Coach Your Kids CEO, joins The Baseball Drive to discuss the rise of strikeout rates and the decline of bunting at the professional level.  Darren shares his philosophy on both, and we discuss what the potential impact could be on the next generation of players.  […]

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