Michael Schlact Former 3rd round MLB Draft pick and currently the pitching coach for the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks shares how playing professionally has helped him coach both high school and professional players
Definition of Coach
Mentor- walks with the kid and is there for them weather they win or lose
Being able to have an impact on a kids life
Helping guys realize their dreams
Thought for the day
If it’s not you then who, there needs to be a purpose behind everything you do.
Continued to make mistakes as a professional that cost his team the game or brought them down
Pitching, it begins with a mindset, have a plan and a purpose. Aim for a repeatable delivery. Don’t be afraid to pitch inside, and change speeds.
Recognize when it’s time to lay off the arm
Coaching Tool Box
Empathy, remember they are just kids, the sport your coaching may not be #1 to them
Video – let them see it then say it
Jon Gordon any of his books
The ABC’s of Pitching