The Baseball Drive
By Tim Banos with Baseball Minds / DRIVEBALL Media
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The Baseball Drive is a show for students of the game who are dedicated to providing a better baseball experience for their player(s). Hosted by Tim Banos, The Baseball Drive explores current trends and topics throughout the game of baseball, and discusses how they might impact the next generation of athletes. We talk to leading experts in the field with a focus on the growth of the game, both in the development of the individual player, and in striving to increase overall participation rates. Come "steal" from some of the games top baseball minds.
||CleanEP.26 Joe Ferraro (KWBRadio, 1% BETTER, & Bronxville HS ) on Bringing the Classroom to the Field||On this episode Coach Joe Ferraro joins up to dive deep into the parallels between the classroom and the playing field. We discuss best teaching practices and the current trends in education, and how those strategies can be applied to coaching the gam||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.25 Greg Brown (NOVA SOUTHEASTERN U.) on Relationships as the True Championships||On this episode, Greg Brown shares what it means to be a servant leader, and how to coach individuals from the inside out. Brown explains how important it is to focus on developing your players habits to achieve personal goals,||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.24 Nunzio Signore (RPP/Pitching Lab) on Designing a Road Map for Your Arms||On this episode, Nunzio Signore shares how to design individualized training programs for pitchers, and how to establish a high performance environment. Nunzio digs deep into detail about The Pitching Lab,||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.23 Jeff Bradley (Bradley Baseball) on Being Glove Obssessed||EP.23 Jeffrey Bradley (Bradley Baseball Gloves) on Being Glove Obsessed On this episode, we talk baseball gloves. Jeffrey Bradley, shares what goes into the design and construction of a baseball mit, and how to go about properly breaking in a glove.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.22 Bryan Eisenberg (Best-Selling Author) on Grokking Baseball One Resource at a Time||EP.22 Bryan Eisenberg (Best-selling Author) on Grokking Baseball One Resource at a Time On this episode, Bryan Eisenberg shares the strategies and resources that he has found to help him support his son, and help him grow each day.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.21 Dean Ehehalt (Monmouth U.) on Creating an Edge with Team Offense||EP.21 Dean Ehehalt (Monmouth U.) on Creating an Edge with Team Offense On this episode, Dean Ehehalt defines the keys to implementing an offensive system and team playbook. Dean shares his programs offensive goals,||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.20 Nick Mingione (U. of Kentucky) on Building Your House||On this episode, Mingione shares the process that coaches go through in order to develop a complete program. Nick emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with a great staff, spending time with your players,||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.19 Phil Cundari (Seton Hall U.) on To Be an Athlete Is to Be a Performer||On this episode, Phil shares what it takes to build a successful staff in the Northeast. Phil also discusses how important is to get our best athletes on the mound, and how to go about supporting them as they learn the position. In addition,||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP.18 Scott Bradley (Princeton U.) on Being Willing to Lose Today in Order to Win Tomorrow||On this episode, Scott shares his philosophies on player development and discusses some of the approaches that are prohibiting our players from truly meeting their potential. He gives you practical advice for managing games and designing practice plan||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP:17 Karl Kuhn (U of Virginia) on Being In It with Your Players||On this episode, Karl Kuhn discusses the importance of being an authentic and consistent communicator. Karl walks us through his world-renowned mound visits by detailing how he structures each meeting, and he even shares a quick story about one of the .||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP:16 Scott Brown (Vanderbilt U) on Paying Attention to What Matters Most||On this episode, Coach Brown reveals his keys to being a successful coach and player no matter the level of play. He discusses the importance of staying in the moment, and how important it is to always be in search of new resources. In addition,||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP:15 Ed Blankmeyer (St. John’s U.) on Raising a Ball Player: Reflections of a Baseball Coach||On this episode, we discuss the dynamic between players, coaches, and parents, and dive deep into his experiences of raising a ball player. Coach Blankmeyer shares strategies for how to successfully coach your own kid,||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP:14 – Jeremy Sheetinger (ABCA) on Being a Resourceful Coach and Parent||On this episode, we discuss the importance of being a resourceful coach and parent. Coach Sheets and I dive deep into life-long learning, and share some of the valuable experiences and teachable moments that have shaped us as coaches, parents,||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP: 13 – Hitting is a Conversation with Pro Hitting Consultant Kevin Wilson||On this episode, we discuss how and why the best tool that can be used to help players become successful is, conversation. Kevin shares how important it is to ask questions and to be a good listener, how to “trick” your players into success.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: An Overview of the College Recruiting Process w/ Steve Ditrolio of Diamond Nation/Super 17||In this episode, we are going to try something a little different, I am joined by my friend, Coach Steve Ditrolio of the Diamondjacks Super 17 Program. Steve and I met when we both were getting our starts in coaching.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Justin Su’a (Boston Red Sox/Mental Performance Coach) on Strategies for Improving Your Player’s Mental Performance||We bring you Justin Su’a, Author, Speaker, and Mental Skills Coach in the Boston Red Sox Organization. We discuss how coaches and parents can better develop their players’ mental performance. Justin shares strategies on how to focus and motivate our||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: John Peabody (Professional Hitting Coach/Peabody Baseball) on Supporting Your Hitters||On this episode, we focus our discussion around the ways that we can support players during competition. We discuss the dynamic between a player, their team coach, and hitting coach, and ways to make the relationship a positive one.||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09: Bob Barth (MLB Scout/ Perfect Game Director) on The Benefits of Travel Baseball and Identifying the Attributes of a Successful Travel Baseball Program||On this episode we discuss the benefits of travel ball and dive deep into why it is such an attractive option at all age levels. Bob give us a brief history of travel ball and Perfect Game and shares with us what he thinks are some of the attributes o||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08: Brian Chapman (ABCA HS Coach of the Year) on Building a Successful Baseball Program||On this episode we bring you 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association High School National Coach of the year, Brian Chapman, of Millburn High School Baseball. Coach Chapman shares how he quickly built one of the most successful high school baseball||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07: Ryan Faer (Professional Strength Coach) on Maintaining Peak Performance During the Baseball Season||On this episode we are joined by professional strength and conditioning specialist, Ryan Faer, of the Deland Bulldogs and formerly of the New York Mets. We discuss the importance of ensuring that our athletes maintain peak performance during the baseba.||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating the Cage – A closer look at the baseball lesson experience||In this episode, I share with you some of my thoughts on how to successfully execute a hitting or pitching lesson by providing your players with a valuable experience. If you are a parent, this will be a great listen as well,||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00: Welcome to The Baseball Drive||Whats up everyone, I’m Tim Banos, and I want to thank you for checking out The Baseball Drive. Each week, I will bring you a discussion with some of the most inspiring baseball minds of today. Each interview will be designed to bring you value,||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for anyone who knows the game or has been around it… I have known Tim for quite some time now and he knows what he is talking about. He helped my son get recruited to play in college and is always there for his players and their family. Each podcast contains loads of information and is easy to listen to!
Great podcast, great guy!
Tim has been my coach for three years and I have learned so much from him! He has made me the player I am proud to be. His knowledge and passion for the game are like no other and I am honored to have had the ability to work with him. After listening to the podcast I felt like he was in the room with me. Everything he says he means and he truly intends to get the best out of every player he coaches.
The Baseball Drive Podcast is a Home Run!!!
A great listen for players, coaches, and parents!!! Tim's love and knowledge for the game is apparent. Informative for every level of play. Can't wait to listen to new episodes. His guests are very experienced and smart! Tim's passion for the game and everything involved with it are at the forefront of every topic discussed!!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.