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Championship Thinking In Sports – Thanksgiving

As you enjoy time with family and friends and carve Mr. Gobble, I hope you also carve out time to reflect on the origin, meaning and value of this wonderful American holiday. Below is the story of the 103 Pilgrims who set sail from England 393 years ag...

27 MIN2014 DEC 1
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Championship Thinking In Sports – Thanksgiving

Championship Thinking in Sports – How Safe is Your Baseball/Softball Culture from Legal Liability?

Today, more and more baseball and softball programs find themselves in lawsuits or expensive out of court settlement for lack of teaching, supervising and enforcing best safety practices. True, in sportsinjuries happen. However, if an major injury is litigated and it is ruled that a coach and/or the school or program administrator was negligent, abusive or reckless, the costs can easily be in 7 figures. And the bigger cost: a coach has to live with the haunting truth that a player’s catastrophic injury that happened to a player under his/her watch. On this is a growing issue, I’ve asked John Pinkman, Legal Consultant specializing in catastrophic baseball injuries, to be my guest on a three part series designed to increase the odds of prevent player injuries. As a Legal Consultant, John teaches the language and nuances of baseball and softball to lawyers including unsafe issues/practices that (can) occur in practices and games. John also writes for and speaks to schools, little lea...

59 MIN2014 NOV 17
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Championship Thinking in Sports – How Safe is Your Baseball/Softball Culture from Legal Liability?

Championship Thinking in Sports – John Altobelli, Orange Coast College Head Baseball Coach, on Championship Leadership

This is the sixth and final show in a series with the head baseball coaches of the teams that won their division: D I, II, II, CC and California CC plus the DI runner up. Our driving question is: How do championships. The core theme is this: a head coach must have strong leadership skills in addition to game know-how and technical skills/X's & O's player development. Championships do not occur randomly. They happen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles that are practiced and communicated daily team among assistant coaches players and other staff that work with the team Tune in to hear Orange Coast head coach John Altobelli, share his brand and approach to leadership. A leadership formula that produced a perfect 9-0 postseason record and the school's fifth state baseball championship (1956, 1960, 1980, 2009). John is in his 23rd season as the head coach of the Orange Coast baseball program with nearly 600 wins. He is only the 24th coach in the hi...

48 MIN2014 NOV 10
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Championship Thinking in Sports – John Altobelli, Orange Coast College Head Baseball Coach, on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sports -The NCAA’s Perspective on Collegiate Baseball Toda

Tune in to hear Damani Leech, NCAA’s Director for Baseball and Football, share insights about hisperspective on Collegiate Baseball Today. Key topics are: A. The noteworthy reduction in overall offense statistics throughout the 2014 season and at the College World Series, B. Expansion of the post season beyond 64 teams, and, C. Pros and cons of allowing a player to have an agent. Also, Damini and your host, touch on the breaking story about academic fraud and bogus classes that involved 3,100 students (49% student athletes from a student population where 4% are athletes) from 1993-2011 at the U. North Carolina. The last 10 minutes of the shows overviews just what sports psychology is and how, I, as a sports psychology professional teach and approach it. Damani began his career at the NCAA in 1998 in the Membership Services group, prior to joining the baseball and football staffs in 2003. He is a former football student-athlete at Princeton University, earning third-team All-America...

33 MIN2014 OCT 27
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Championship Thinking in Sports -The NCAA’s Perspective on Collegiate Baseball Toda

Championship Thinking In Sports – Tim Corbin, Head baseball Coach Vanderbilt University on Championship Leadership

Tune into this show to hear guest Tim Corbin, the 2014 DI National Coach of the Year, share lessons he learned from the 2014 championship season. Tim discussion: 1. Himself as a leader 2. Leading and leaning on assistant coaches 3. Leading players on and off the field 4. Building a team, 5 The importance of trust among peers 6. Planning, preparation and teaching, and 7. The game including how it has changed and I've changed with it. Tim has coached collegiately 27 years: 12 at Vanderbilt 9 as an assist at Clemson 6 at Presbyterian College. In 2002 at Clemson he was named 2002 National Assist Coach-of-the-Year. He has also been recognized three times as SEC coach of the year. In 2006 he was the head coach of the USA National Team and assistant coach of the team in 2000, both of those teams gold medals.

61 MIN2014 OCT 13
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Championship Thinking In Sports – Tim Corbin, Head baseball Coach Vanderbilt University on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking In Sports – Championship Leadership

4th in a series: How do championships happen?Thisleadership seriesbrings you, the listener,guests that are proven winners.Of course a head coach,must havegame know-how andthe ability to teach technical skills/X's& O's for player development.However, he must also possessstrong leadership skills.Why; because championships do not occur randomly. Rather, theyhappen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles practiced and communicated daily with all team members: assistant coaches, players, conditioning, sports psychology, academic advisor andadministrative staff.Tracy Archuletahas led the U Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles to two NCAA Division II national championships in his eight years at the helm. He also has beenrecognized as the 2010 and 2014 Division II ABCA National Coach of the Year and the 2011 and 2014 GLVC Coach of the Year since taking over the program in 2007. He alsois fast becoming the most winning coach in the history of the program with...

61 MIN2014 AUG 18
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Championship Thinking In Sports – Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sports – John Vodenlich, Head Baseball Coach-U. Wisconsin-Whitewater on Championship Leadership

This is the 3rd show in a series on how do championships happen because of quality leadership. Of course a head coach, must have game know-how and the ability to teach technical skills/X's & O's for player development. However, he must also possess strong leadership skills. Why? Because championships do not occur randomly. Rather, they happen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles practiced and communicated daily with all team members: assistant coaches, players, conditioning, sports psychology, academic advisor and administrative staff. A few highlights about coach Vodenlich's 11 years coaching career with the U. Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks...his alma mater: 402 wins and 75.8 winning percentage. 2005, 2014 NCAA Division III National Champions 2005, 2014 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 WIAC Coach of the Year 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014 NCAA Regional Coach of the Year2005 WBCA Man of the Year and ...

66 MIN2014 AUG 11
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Championship Thinking in Sports – John Vodenlich, Head Baseball Coach-U. Wisconsin-Whitewater on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sport – Brian O’Connor-Head Baseball Coach, U. of Virginia on Championship Leadership

How do championships happen? This is the first in a series on how championships happen with guests that are proven winners. The core theme is that a head coach must have strong leadership skills in addition to game know-how and technical skills/X’s & O’s player development. Championships do not occur randomly. They happen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles daily practiced and communicated daily with all team members. Key among the team is: assistant coaches, players, conditioning staff, sports psychologist, administrative staff and academic advisors. Tune in to learn U. of Virginia Head Baseball Coach Brian O'Connor’s* brand of leadership. * Selected 2009 National Coach of the Year, 5-time ACC Coach of the Year, in Brian’s 12 years at U. of Virginia he has lead the Cavaliers to 3 College World Series appearances in ’09, ’11 and a 2nd place finish this year. In the last 7 years, UVA has recorded 351 wins in the last seven years - the mos...

50 MIN2014 JUL 14
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Championship Thinking in Sport – Brian O’Connor-Head Baseball Coach, U. of Virginia on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sports – How to Manage the Long Season

Guest Andy Green, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Mobile BayBears Southern League manager, shares ways he prepares for and works through the long baseball season. Why listen? You’ll learn and re-learn nuggets of gold from a former major leaguer, 2013 league manager of the year and Kentucky Wildcats all-time leader in games, starts, at-bats, runs and hits and first team Academic All-American. Key topics discussed are a) the grind, b) team cohesion, c) passion, energy and fun, d) dealing with physical and mental stress, e) adversity, f) adjusting, g) personality insights and assessment, h) and more. Andy loves to learn. Although only 36 years old, he’s in his 4th year as a professional manager. After doing this interview (which could have been hours given his insights), I have no doubt why the Diamondbacks trust him to get the job done. Simply said, Andy knows his focus must be on developing players. And to do that, he knows using his baseball knowledge, skills and abilities must be on them ...

64 MIN2014 MAR 18
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Championship Thinking in Sports – How to Manage the Long Season

Championship Thinking in Sports – Update from ABCA: Preview of The 2014 ABCA Convention

Dave Keilitz, 20 year Executive Director*, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) previews the upcoming 70th Annual convention scheduled Jan 2-5 in Dallas. Dave, who has been to every convention the past 44 years, has seen it grow from his first one in ’69 with 250-300 coaches in attendance to last year w/ nearly 5,500 coaches soaking up the learning and contact. 29-30 clinics are slated which will address a wide range of technical skills, the mental game and strength and conditioning. Dave also discusses the value of informally networking with other coaches and teachers in the game as well as how the wide mix of vendor displays have grown from 3 in ’69 to over 300 occupying 150,000 square feet. *Dave Keilitz: 1964 1st team All-American, 14 year head coach Central Michigan U. (69% winning %), 51 players advanced to pro ball, recipient of numerous baseball awards. Dave will retire from the Ex. Dir. position in June. However, he will continue to serve on ABCA’ board.

42 MIN2014 JAN 6
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Championship Thinking in Sports – Update from ABCA: Preview of The 2014 ABCA Convention

Latest Episodes

Championship Thinking In Sports – Thanksgiving

As you enjoy time with family and friends and carve Mr. Gobble, I hope you also carve out time to reflect on the origin, meaning and value of this wonderful American holiday. Below is the story of the 103 Pilgrims who set sail from England 393 years ag...

27 MIN2014 DEC 1
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Championship Thinking In Sports – Thanksgiving

Championship Thinking in Sports – How Safe is Your Baseball/Softball Culture from Legal Liability?

Today, more and more baseball and softball programs find themselves in lawsuits or expensive out of court settlement for lack of teaching, supervising and enforcing best safety practices. True, in sportsinjuries happen. However, if an major injury is litigated and it is ruled that a coach and/or the school or program administrator was negligent, abusive or reckless, the costs can easily be in 7 figures. And the bigger cost: a coach has to live with the haunting truth that a player’s catastrophic injury that happened to a player under his/her watch. On this is a growing issue, I’ve asked John Pinkman, Legal Consultant specializing in catastrophic baseball injuries, to be my guest on a three part series designed to increase the odds of prevent player injuries. As a Legal Consultant, John teaches the language and nuances of baseball and softball to lawyers including unsafe issues/practices that (can) occur in practices and games. John also writes for and speaks to schools, little lea...

59 MIN2014 NOV 17
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Championship Thinking in Sports – How Safe is Your Baseball/Softball Culture from Legal Liability?

Championship Thinking in Sports – John Altobelli, Orange Coast College Head Baseball Coach, on Championship Leadership

This is the sixth and final show in a series with the head baseball coaches of the teams that won their division: D I, II, II, CC and California CC plus the DI runner up. Our driving question is: How do championships. The core theme is this: a head coach must have strong leadership skills in addition to game know-how and technical skills/X's & O's player development. Championships do not occur randomly. They happen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles that are practiced and communicated daily team among assistant coaches players and other staff that work with the team Tune in to hear Orange Coast head coach John Altobelli, share his brand and approach to leadership. A leadership formula that produced a perfect 9-0 postseason record and the school's fifth state baseball championship (1956, 1960, 1980, 2009). John is in his 23rd season as the head coach of the Orange Coast baseball program with nearly 600 wins. He is only the 24th coach in the hi...

48 MIN2014 NOV 10
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Championship Thinking in Sports – John Altobelli, Orange Coast College Head Baseball Coach, on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sports -The NCAA’s Perspective on Collegiate Baseball Toda

Tune in to hear Damani Leech, NCAA’s Director for Baseball and Football, share insights about hisperspective on Collegiate Baseball Today. Key topics are: A. The noteworthy reduction in overall offense statistics throughout the 2014 season and at the College World Series, B. Expansion of the post season beyond 64 teams, and, C. Pros and cons of allowing a player to have an agent. Also, Damini and your host, touch on the breaking story about academic fraud and bogus classes that involved 3,100 students (49% student athletes from a student population where 4% are athletes) from 1993-2011 at the U. North Carolina. The last 10 minutes of the shows overviews just what sports psychology is and how, I, as a sports psychology professional teach and approach it. Damani began his career at the NCAA in 1998 in the Membership Services group, prior to joining the baseball and football staffs in 2003. He is a former football student-athlete at Princeton University, earning third-team All-America...

33 MIN2014 OCT 27
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Championship Thinking in Sports -The NCAA’s Perspective on Collegiate Baseball Toda

Championship Thinking In Sports – Tim Corbin, Head baseball Coach Vanderbilt University on Championship Leadership

Tune into this show to hear guest Tim Corbin, the 2014 DI National Coach of the Year, share lessons he learned from the 2014 championship season. Tim discussion: 1. Himself as a leader 2. Leading and leaning on assistant coaches 3. Leading players on and off the field 4. Building a team, 5 The importance of trust among peers 6. Planning, preparation and teaching, and 7. The game including how it has changed and I've changed with it. Tim has coached collegiately 27 years: 12 at Vanderbilt 9 as an assist at Clemson 6 at Presbyterian College. In 2002 at Clemson he was named 2002 National Assist Coach-of-the-Year. He has also been recognized three times as SEC coach of the year. In 2006 he was the head coach of the USA National Team and assistant coach of the team in 2000, both of those teams gold medals.

61 MIN2014 OCT 13
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Championship Thinking In Sports – Tim Corbin, Head baseball Coach Vanderbilt University on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking In Sports – Championship Leadership

4th in a series: How do championships happen?Thisleadership seriesbrings you, the listener,guests that are proven winners.Of course a head coach,must havegame know-how andthe ability to teach technical skills/X's& O's for player development.However, he must also possessstrong leadership skills.Why; because championships do not occur randomly. Rather, theyhappen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles practiced and communicated daily with all team members: assistant coaches, players, conditioning, sports psychology, academic advisor andadministrative staff.Tracy Archuletahas led the U Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles to two NCAA Division II national championships in his eight years at the helm. He also has beenrecognized as the 2010 and 2014 Division II ABCA National Coach of the Year and the 2011 and 2014 GLVC Coach of the Year since taking over the program in 2007. He alsois fast becoming the most winning coach in the history of the program with...

61 MIN2014 AUG 18
Comments
Championship Thinking In Sports – Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sports – John Vodenlich, Head Baseball Coach-U. Wisconsin-Whitewater on Championship Leadership

This is the 3rd show in a series on how do championships happen because of quality leadership. Of course a head coach, must have game know-how and the ability to teach technical skills/X's & O's for player development. However, he must also possess strong leadership skills. Why? Because championships do not occur randomly. Rather, they happen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles practiced and communicated daily with all team members: assistant coaches, players, conditioning, sports psychology, academic advisor and administrative staff. A few highlights about coach Vodenlich's 11 years coaching career with the U. Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks...his alma mater: 402 wins and 75.8 winning percentage. 2005, 2014 NCAA Division III National Champions 2005, 2014 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 WIAC Coach of the Year 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014 NCAA Regional Coach of the Year2005 WBCA Man of the Year and ...

66 MIN2014 AUG 11
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Championship Thinking in Sports – John Vodenlich, Head Baseball Coach-U. Wisconsin-Whitewater on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sport – Brian O’Connor-Head Baseball Coach, U. of Virginia on Championship Leadership

How do championships happen? This is the first in a series on how championships happen with guests that are proven winners. The core theme is that a head coach must have strong leadership skills in addition to game know-how and technical skills/X’s & O’s player development. Championships do not occur randomly. They happen because the head coach has and uses sound leadership principles. Principles daily practiced and communicated daily with all team members. Key among the team is: assistant coaches, players, conditioning staff, sports psychologist, administrative staff and academic advisors. Tune in to learn U. of Virginia Head Baseball Coach Brian O'Connor’s* brand of leadership. * Selected 2009 National Coach of the Year, 5-time ACC Coach of the Year, in Brian’s 12 years at U. of Virginia he has lead the Cavaliers to 3 College World Series appearances in ’09, ’11 and a 2nd place finish this year. In the last 7 years, UVA has recorded 351 wins in the last seven years - the mos...

50 MIN2014 JUL 14
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Championship Thinking in Sport – Brian O’Connor-Head Baseball Coach, U. of Virginia on Championship Leadership

Championship Thinking in Sports – How to Manage the Long Season

Guest Andy Green, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Mobile BayBears Southern League manager, shares ways he prepares for and works through the long baseball season. Why listen? You’ll learn and re-learn nuggets of gold from a former major leaguer, 2013 league manager of the year and Kentucky Wildcats all-time leader in games, starts, at-bats, runs and hits and first team Academic All-American. Key topics discussed are a) the grind, b) team cohesion, c) passion, energy and fun, d) dealing with physical and mental stress, e) adversity, f) adjusting, g) personality insights and assessment, h) and more. Andy loves to learn. Although only 36 years old, he’s in his 4th year as a professional manager. After doing this interview (which could have been hours given his insights), I have no doubt why the Diamondbacks trust him to get the job done. Simply said, Andy knows his focus must be on developing players. And to do that, he knows using his baseball knowledge, skills and abilities must be on them ...

64 MIN2014 MAR 18
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Championship Thinking in Sports – How to Manage the Long Season

Championship Thinking in Sports – Update from ABCA: Preview of The 2014 ABCA Convention

Dave Keilitz, 20 year Executive Director*, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) previews the upcoming 70th Annual convention scheduled Jan 2-5 in Dallas. Dave, who has been to every convention the past 44 years, has seen it grow from his first one in ’69 with 250-300 coaches in attendance to last year w/ nearly 5,500 coaches soaking up the learning and contact. 29-30 clinics are slated which will address a wide range of technical skills, the mental game and strength and conditioning. Dave also discusses the value of informally networking with other coaches and teachers in the game as well as how the wide mix of vendor displays have grown from 3 in ’69 to over 300 occupying 150,000 square feet. *Dave Keilitz: 1964 1st team All-American, 14 year head coach Central Michigan U. (69% winning %), 51 players advanced to pro ball, recipient of numerous baseball awards. Dave will retire from the Ex. Dir. position in June. However, he will continue to serve on ABCA’ board.

42 MIN2014 JAN 6
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Championship Thinking in Sports – Update from ABCA: Preview of The 2014 ABCA Convention