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Upper Hand Sports Podcast

Episode 17: Coach Sheets & Coach Bart on the ABCA Convention

on Dec 27, 2017 3:20:50 PM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Coach Bart and Coach Sheets from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) join the Upper Hand Sports Podcast to talk about their 11 years of coaching experience, as well as their current positions in the ABCA National Office. Learn about the upcoming ABCA convention here in Indianapolis and what your sports organization has to gain from this year’s convention and showcase. More than 6,000 baseball coaches and 330 exhibiting companies are expected for the 2018 Convention and Sheets and Bart share how you can make the most of this networking and educational event. 
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Episode 12: Power Alley Baseball Academy Instructor Matt Pulley

on Nov 22, 2017 7:10:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Power Alley Baseball Academy Director of Operations and Lead Hitting Instructor Matt Pulley joins the Upper Hand Sports Pod. Matt was a catcher in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League System for 7 years and spent 5 Seasons as a Hitting Coach for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League in Independent Professional Baseball. He has 12 years of experience in Professional Baseball and over 10 years of academy teaching.   
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Episode 10: FBK1 Baseball & Training Owner Kasey Olenberger

on Nov 8, 2017 7:00:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
After more than 10 years playing college and pro baseball, Kasey Olenberger started his coaching career in 2012. Today, Kasey owns FBK1 Baseball & Training where he runs private lessons, clinics and leagues with youth baseball players. Kasey’s most recent project is a Sonoma/Napa Fire Benefit Baseball Clinic through FBK1 where 100% of proceeds will go back into the baseball community, supporting players who have been displaced or lost baseball equipment as an outcome of the fires. Hear about his efforts to give back to the community as well as his experience working with youth baseball players.
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Episode 7: Positive Coaching Alliance - Jason Sacks

on Oct 18, 2017 7:30:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports. Upper Hand is proud to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance to help bring PCA’s extensive knowledge base of sports resources to more trainers and coaches. We sat down with PCA Director of Business Development, Jason Sacks, to talk more about their mission and work helping those involved in youth sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture. Jason, a native of Southern New Jersey, has been with PCA since April 2006. Prior to joining PCA, Jason worked in sports television production, working for the production arm of International Management Group (IMG). He also worked in the Basketball Operations Department for the New York Knicks during the 2005-06 season. He has served as an assistant coach for the Men's Basketball Team while at NYU, and his other previous coaching stops include Egg Harbor Township High School (NJ) and Perspectives Charter High School (Chicago).
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Episode 6: Woodall Baseball Academy Owner Brad Woodall

on Oct 11, 2017 7:40:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Brad Woodall is the owner, and director of player and coach development at Woodall Baseball Academy. Brad’s career includes 10 years as a professional player (Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs) and 4 years as coach (Tampa Bay Rays, Madison College). For over 20 years, Brad has mentored athletes all over the world, motivating and inspiring players to become better players through hard work and preparation.  Brad joins the Upper Hand Sports pod to talk keys to Woodall Baseball Academy's success, methods for managing the parent-coach relationship to give young athletes the best playing experience possible, as well as the act of balancing the business end with on-field time with athletes.
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