The S.L.I.D.E. - Youth Baseball Podcast
23 - Developing and Mentoring Athletes -Carl Brice & Darius Kendrick

Join Aaron, Allie and Jenn on The S.L.I.D.E. Podcast as they dive into the world of youth baseball with their, Darius Kendrick, and Carl Brice. This episode is all about player development and positive recognition for players, coaches, and parents. Darius shares his playing experience and how he got into coaching while Carl shares his own story and impressive pitching speed of 96 miles per hour. The hosts discuss their coaching experience and the challenges of coaching kids at different age levels, as well as the importance of individual player development and creating a positive environment for young athletes.

The podcast then delves into the impact of parental conversations on young players and the need for accountability in travel ball. The speakers share their insights on the pressures of coaching and parental involvement in youth sports and how this has affected coaching decisions. They also discuss how training techniques have evolved to focus on movement and positioning, leading to more talented and physically advanced young athletes.

The speakers also share their approach to teaching young players how to shift and control their body, starting with the basics of foot positioning and breathing. They emphasize the importance of natural movements, relaxed batting stance, and tailoring coaching styles to each individual athlete. The episode ends with the guests sharing their walkout songs and social media information.

Don’t miss out on this exciting and informative episode of The S.L.I.D.E. Podcast, featuring expert insights on developing young baseball players and creating a positive environment for youth sports. Follow the podcast on social media and stay updated on future episodes.

[00:00:02] Improving Player Development and Managing Parent Involvement
[00:03:47] Coaching Travel Ball Teams at Different Age Levels
[00:07:10] Challenges of Coaching Young Athletes
[00:10:35] The Importance of Accountability and Teamwork in Travel Ball
[00:13:31] Travel vs. Recreational Baseball: Making the Right Choice
[00:16:28] Effective Coaching Strategies for Young Baseball Players
[00:19:39] Developing Young Baseball Players with Confidence
[00:22:31] Overcoming Failure and Developing Passion in Baseball
[00:25:36] Challenges of Parental Influence in Youth Sports Coaching
[00:28:59] Revolutionizing Youth Baseball Training
[00:32:24] The Evolution of Baseball Hitting Techniques
[00:35:34] Natural Swing Techniques
[00:38:43] Effective Coaching Techniques for Baseball Players
[00:41:53] Favorite Baseball Players & Walkout Songs

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