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February 25, 2021  

Jamey Carroll on blending the art and science of coaching

February 25, 2021
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Today we have on Jamey Carroll from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jamey Grew up in Evansville Indiana, graduated from the University of Evansville, and after earning all-american honors at SS, he was drafted in the 14th round by the Montreal Expos. Jamey made his Major League Debut in 2002 and in 2004, scored the Expos final run in their history before moving to Washington DC. Besides playing with the Expos/Nationals franchise, Jamey also played for the Rockies, Indians, Dodgers, Twins and Royals franchises. Jamey retired and got into coaching in 2015 as a Pirates front office assistant.
On the show we discuss what his role with being a Defensive Coordinator entails, we go over how coaching has changed since  he played and what he has implemented, and he gives us us a ton of drills we can take to practice tomorrow.
Here is Jamey Carroll!
Time Stamps
  • 2:10- What does a Defensive Coordinator do?
  • 6:02- Discussion on Shifts
  • 11:32- How to scout infielders.
  • 16:00- Unique skills per position
  • 21:40- Unique skills that are innate and we can teach.
  • 27:15- What can amateur players get better at?
  • 32:56- Teaching the game within the game
  • 44:40- Practical ways to use sports psychology
  • 48:40- Tao Training
  • 51:40 Blending Science and Art of coaching
  • 56:20- Pushback with trying new things
  • 58:05- Last things