Let's Talk Baseball
Every week, husband and wife team Ron & Jill Wolforth (www.TexasBaseballRanch.com) talk, debate and argue with each other and the experts about America’s Favorite Pastime. It’s all about baseball – Big Leagues, Youth, on the field and behind the scenes. Is the coach of your kid’s baseball team driving them too hard? Or is Dale Sveum not driving those Cubs hard enough? Hear advice on good nutrition – and about the latest “non-steroid steroid” in circulation. Catch it all here with the Wolforths, America’s “First Family of Baseball”.

As Spring Training for Major League Baseball comes to a close and the regular season begins, it also marks a transition for the Texas Baseball Ranch.  On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth will update you on several of the story lines many people have been following with interest and also provide a look ahead at the changes, additions and innovations happening at The Ranch.

In the Classroom Segment, Coach and Jill will discuss some strategies on how to keep centered in a very fickle, vapid and self-absorbed world.  Coach Wolforth calls it, "Pulling Your Own Strings".

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On this week's show, Coaches Ron and Jill Wolforth talk about several baseball things that have occurred so far this Spring including their son Garrett's college debut, the Florida Baseball Ranch grand opening and another professional Ranch athlete attempting a Major League comeback.  They also take a quick look ahead on what's new at the Texas Baseball Ranch.

In the "Classroom Segment", Coach and Jill discuss a great habit to develop for responding to most bad news.  It's definitely unusual and they'll explain.

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Things are up and running in 2016 at the Texas Baseball Ranch.  The group took their annual trip to the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention and held their final Elite Pitchers' Boot Camp for the season earlier this month.  Coach Wolforth is taking the coaching staff to Chicago, Indianapolis and Minneapolis for "Ranch on the Road" clinics over the next several weeks.  With all this activity, you may very well ask, "What's new at The Ranch for 2016?"  Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth will share with you those new things on this week's show. 

In the Classroom Segment, they are going to discuss a major reason why most players' behavior in practice or training is EXACTLY the opposite of what should be occurring.  They will explain in detail.

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Twas the week after Christmas and all through the Ranch, EVERYBODY is stirring, in fact, it's crazy!  Coaches Ron and Jill Wolforth have a lot to catch you up on including their trip to Sweden, the Coaches Boot Camp and the things they have been blessed with over this year.  They'll cover it all on this week's show.

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach Wolforth shares what he thinks is the best news about training.  He calls it "What works is actually what's best.".  He'll explain.

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Coach Wolforth and the Texas Baseball Ranch staff have definitely been on the move with the Ranch on the Road camps in Santa Clarita, CA, Alexandria, LA, and Chicago, IL over the past month.  Coach Wolforth will share some insights and lessons from those trips.

In the Classroom Segment Coach and Jill talk about focusing on what you have and what you can do versus focusing on what you don't have and can't do.

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Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth just returned from Washington D.C. where Coach Wolforth gave one of his corporate presentations to a group of attorneys at Ben Glass's Great Legal Marketing Summit.  The presentation was entitled "Building Championship Teams and World Class Performers". Coach & Jill also got to spend an extra day touring D.C., taking in many of the memorials, and will discuss some of the take-aways from both days.

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach Wolforth shares one of the critical differences he sees between the good and great coaches and players.

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On this week's show, Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth talk about Lawrence Peter Berra, known to most as Yogi Berra, his passing, his amazing career, his legacy and of course many of his famous sayings.

In the Classroom Segment, they discuss "Generosity" and why its is so crucial for long term success.

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ESPN's article and ESPN.com's interview of The Texas Baseball Ranch aired this past week. If you didn't get to read the article or listen to the interview, email info@texasbaseballranch.com and we will send you the links.   You really don't want to miss them.  They are really good, if we say so ourselves.  On this week's show, we're going to discuss the article and you may be surprised by Coach Wolforth's perspective on both the article and the interview.

Then in the Classroom Segment we're going to be reviewing a past classroom topic entitled, "Compared to What?"  It will give you some very good food for thought.

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Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth are back with Let's Talk Baseball after a short summer hiatus.  This week they provide a summer review, as many things have taken place at The Texas Baseball Ranch over the past couple months.  They also give a teaser on some new and exciting things to come as well.

In the "Classroom" segment they dive into a very interesting topic titled, "Mistaking Difficult for Impossible". 

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Once again, Major League Baseball is considering tweaks to the game of baseball.  It seems we, as a society, just can't help ourselves from constant tinkering in terms of rule chanes, regulations and modifications. Coach Wolforth refers to it as the "slow death of discernment and common sense."  On this week's show, Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth of the Texas Baseball Ranch talk about several present issues and the inherent dangers of our current path.

In the "Classroom Segment", Coach and Jill disucss how one can utilize common sense in designing and monitoring progress.

Direct download: week1519-Death_of_Common_Sense.mp3
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What do the events in Baltimore have to do with Homer Bailey tearing his UCL and requiring season ending surgery?  Well, nothing directly, but there are some real life lessons available to us on how so called "experts" respond to such events.  On this weeks show, Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth of the Texas Baseball Ranch are going to discuss what Coach Wolforth refers to as "The 10¢ Solution" and why it is so dangerous.

In the "Classroom Segment", Coach & Jill take a look at what Steve Adams, Managing Partner of 27 Pet Supplies Plus Franchises, calls "The Entropic Principle" and how it relates to baseball and training.

Direct download: Week1518-The_10_Cent_Solution.mp3
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It seems like the world is ablaze, with the Middle East in huge turmoil, riots around the United States and the Kansas City Royals getting in more fist fights than Friday night hockey in the National Hockey League.  On this week's show, Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth are going to discuss these baseball altercations and what they mean to the society at large.

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach & Jill takle the topic of "Inconvenience & Uncomfortability" and their relationship to real growth and development.

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It's that time of year at the Texas Baseball Ranch with the first Spring/Summer Elite Pitchers Boot Camp taking place this weekend.  In fact, this weekend is a special event as it's the first ever 8-12 year old camp held at The Ranch.  Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth receive a lot of questions regarding boot camps and the difference between those and their Summer Intensive Program so this week they discuss those common questions and share what is new at The Ranch.

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach & Jill talk about how to handle struggles or failure while IN the game itself.

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Major League Baseball's 2015 season is under way.  Texas Baseball Ranch pitchers got off to a very good start in opening week.  On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth will give a quick review on the first outings of six of the most prominent professional "Ranch Hands".

In the Classroom Segment Coach & Jill disuss the subject "arousal state" and how critical it is to an athlete's performance.

Direct download: week1515-Ranch_Hands_MLB_Opening_Week.mp3
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In the March 30th issue of Sport's Illustrated, which is also the Baseball Preview issue, an article entitled "Speed Kills" was written by Tom Verducci.  The article highlights the Ranch and the work of Coach Wolforth.  If you haven't seen it, you're encouraged to go get it.  On this week's show, Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth discuss parts of the article.

In the "Classroom Segment", they will talk about throwing related injuries from a perspective rarely shared by the main stream press and medical community.

 

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Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth have just returned from a trip to Spring Training in Arizona. It was a jammed pack couple of days.  They will share the hilights on this week's show.

And in the "Classroom Segment", Coach & Jill will discuss the precarious balance between assessment and interpretation and why you must be actively involved in any process that affects your future.

 

 

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On this week's show Coaches Ron and Jill Wolforth discuss Coach Wolforth and the Texas Baseball Ranch being featured on CBS 60 Minute Sports, which is airing this month on Showtime.  They'll also talk about their trip to High Point University in High Point, North Carolina where they spent a day with the school's president, Dr. Nido Qubein, gaining some insight on both his and the University's success.

Then in the classroom segment, Coach & Jill focus on the important interatction between parents at high school baseball games and the keys to making it a positive experience for every one.

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Regular listeners to the radio show know Coach Wolforth sometimes gets on his soapbox.  This week he's at it again.  His topic is the absolute need for checks and balances.  Coach Wolforth will use some recent events inside and outside of baseball to make his case.

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach & Jill talk about "appreciation" and how valuable it is to personal and professional growth.

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Coach Wolforth and Jill have returned from Europe where Coach Wolforth presented at a coaches clinic in Bratislava, Slovakia.  They had a great trip and will share the highlights. Also, The Ranch had a special visitor this past week; Sports Illustrated feature sportswriter, Tom Verducci, spent two days in Montgomery, TX in preparation for an article he is doing on how the more progressive methods of training pitchers is affecting Major League Baseball. 

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach Wolforth and Jill ask and discuss the question "Is that who you are?"

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Coach Wolforth & Jill recently returned from the American Baseball Coaches Association annual convention, held this year in Orlando, Florida.  This year's overriding theme was on research and creating evidence based instruction.  This sounds good.  Who would be against research?  Well, like many things in life, much of this wasn't exactly what it was purported to be.  On this week's show, Coach & Jill discuss this year's event and what coach refers to as "The Research Ruse".

In the "Classroom Segment" they talk about throwing programs in the pre-season and what pitchers should be concerned about going into the season.

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It's Christmas week and things are anything but "quiet as a mouse" at the Texas Baseball Ranch.  The Ranch hosted the 15th Annual Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp recently and it was again a huge success. On this week's show, Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth give a quick recap of the major "takeaways" of the four-day symposium.

In the "Classroom Segment" Coach & Jill discuss the Secrets of Allison Levine and her climbing of Mount Everest, not once but twice, sharing valuable lessons for everyone.

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The USSSA is at it again, this time banning a young athlete in Arizona from participating in their events.  It again proves that bigger is almost always worse when it comes to government, coporations and other bureaucracies that attempt to regulate people's lives.  On this week's show Coaches Ron and Jill Wolforth are going to discuss the danger of Big.

The subject of Yoga comes up a lot in the offseason so in this week's Classroom Segment, Coach and Jill are going to address "when to yoga" and when to focus on something else.

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On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth discuss the effects social media and new forms of communications such a texting, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumbler, Snapchat and YouTube have on athletes, their organizations, team chemistry and team culture.

In the Classroom Segment, Coach & Jill revisit the concept of "Integrity", what exactly it means, why it's important and how it is developed and/or destroyed.

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Around the country last week it was "Early Signing" for Division I and Division II colleges and universities for baseball and softball.  Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth had several of their long time students sign their National Letter of Intent including their own son Garrett.  On this week's show, Coach and Jill are going to discuss college recruitment as a whole and offer some suggestions on the process.

In the Classroom Segment they are going to talk about "Measurement" and the vital role it plays in development.

Direct download: week1445-National_Signing_Day_and_What_it_Means.mp3
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Baseball season is officially over.  The San Francisco Giants won the series in seven games and for elite select baseball players like Coach Wolforth and Jill's son Garrett, the recent wood bat World Series in Jupiter, FL ends travel ball for hundreds of seniors in high school.  On this week's show, they'll discuss a little of both.

In the Classroom Segment, Coach & Jill are going to talk about planning and goal setting for the off season and why they don't recommend pie in the sky optimism nor being realistic in that process. 

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If you rember the Atlatnta Braves of the 1990's and early 2000's, you'd agree they were a team built to win the 162 game marathon and did it better than anyone in MLB history.  Yet, they only won one World Series during that time.  In retropsect they were not designed to win in playoffs. Flash forward to 2014, gone are the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles, teams specifically built to win the division.  Remaining are the Royals and Giants, teams seemingly taylored for the urgency of playoff baseball.  On this week's show, Coaches Ron & Jil Wolforth discuss and ponder the topic "What exactly are you 'built' for?"

In the Classroom Segment they examine the "mechanics-a-holic".  They'll discuss the signs of this affliction and see if it fits you or the players with whom you work. 

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In the news we hear every day how people and systems let us down.  In the world of sport we have icons such as Tom Brady, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout being criticized severely for underachievement.  So for us, the mere mortals who are simply trying to develop, grow and advance in levels, what should we do?  Where should we look?  What strategies should we use?  On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth will discuss this topic.

In the Classroom Segment they are going to address the concept of "Down time or taking time off" and what that might mean to you.

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A new book recently came out from Mitchell Zuckoff titled "13 Hours".  It is a harrowing inside account of what really happened in Benghazi. The overall lesson from the book, from Coach Wolforth's perspective, is how we make very poor, unwise and inefficient decisions when we get distracted or off course.  In Benghazi the distractions were primarily geo-policitcal.  In the world of sports and especially in our own personal development, those distractions, although usually not geo-political, can be just as detrimental to growth and development.  On this week's show coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth will discuss the book and apply its lessons to baseball/softball training and development.

Then in the Classroom Segment they will continue their discussion on "Off-Season Strength and Conditioning" with this weeks focus on the common mistakes made by many programs.

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Things in our culture today seem to change so quickly, in fact, sometimes those changes can be detrimental to the well being and development of an athlete.  For example, in baseball, Perfect Game and travel/select baseball have grown exponentially over the past five years.  Some of the changes have been beneficial to the development of many young athletes while some of it has been downright scary.  On this week's radio show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth discuss when parent's must learn to say NO!  Learning to say No may save the physical AND mental health of your child. 

In this week's "Classroom Segment" they will talk about the keys to off-season strength development.

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On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth discuss what the Ray Rice/Adrian Peterson incidents and the latest troubles in the NFL say about our view of athletics and our culture as a whole.

Then in the "Classroom Segment" they will talk about the real enemy of our training and advancement. It might surprise many Let's Talk Baseball listeners.

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It's the time of year where the big leaguers prepare for the playoffs, the minor leaguers head to fall instructional leagues and fall baseball is in full swing for high school and youth players.  The word frequently used during this time of year is "Development" - but is it really?  On this week's radio show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth will discuss the most frequent results created by these traditional processes and why you probably don't want any part of them.

Then in the Classroom Segment they will revisit the theme of "Watch your Coffee" and talk about why you should become acutely aware of what influences your thinking and daily behavior.

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The Wolforth family recently made a big decision regarding Garrett, Coach Wolforth and Jill's 16-year-old son.  Garrett has chosen to forgo his junior year in High School and graduate one year early.  Coach and Jill debated sharing the particulars of this decision on the radio show but decided the mechanics of the process that lead to it might be valuable to other parents. So, on this week's show they will share those details with you.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill address the concept of "Accurate Thinking" and how absolutely critical it is for development and how it is a cornerstone at the Texas Baseball Ranch.

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The Wolforth's are back.  They've had quite a summer traveling to Atlanta, Ft. Myers, Phoenix, Long Beach, San Diego and New York for baseball activities.  On this week's show, they'll fill you in all the details and some specific observations from the last two months.

Then in the classroom segement they're going to talk about "Body Language" and specifically how it can impact the views of college coaches and professional scouts.

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Recently a High School baseball team was eliminated from their state playoffs, not because they lost on the field, they actually won.  They were ruled ineligible and had to forfeit the game.  Did this team use an ineligible player; either he failed to meet his academic requirements or there were some irregularities on where he lives, in essence a possible recruiting violation?  No, this team's sin, taking BP with wiffle balls prior to the game.  On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill use this story to offer an opinion on the state of youth sports today in America. 

Then in the classroom segment they will dive into Cog #2 of the new Durathro Training System, Arm Care and Recovery.  They's discuss why its is so crucial and unfortunatley so rare.

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Coach Wolforth flew up to Cleveland for the Indians recent series with the Detroit Tigers, specifically to watch Trevor Bauer pitch against Justin Verlander.  Coach will fill everyone in on the details of that trip.

In the classroom segement this week, recently a high school pitcher in Washington threw 194 pitches in a high school game.  The game recevied national attention when Tampa Rays pitcher David Price tweeted that the coach should be fired.  This week Coach & Jill will use this incident to educate everyone on the values and limitiation of pitch counts.

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Another week in Major League baseball and another pitcher has gone down with a UCL injury.  This time it's Miami Marlins' 21 year old starter, Jose Fernandez.  As a result, the armchair quarterbacks are out in full force telling everyone what is causing all these injuries.  On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill will offer their opinions on this subject and then discuss the second most controversial topic in baseball this year, what many are calling the over obsession with "the shift" on defense.

In the Classroom Sement, Coach and Jill are going to start sharing and talking about the "9 Cogs" of The Texas Baseball Ranch's new "Durathro System", this week focusing on Cog #1, The Wake up/Warm up.

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The NBA playoffs are in full seing, the NFL draft is front page news and the Houston Astros are losing a lot of one run games.  What do they all have in common?  Coach Wolforth and Jill will discuss it on this week's show.

And in the Classroom Segment, Coach and Jill are going to revisit a concept they've talked about before "The Power of Slight Edge" but with a slighlty different twist, along with what it means to your training and your life.

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All the sports channels are abuzz with news of the comments of an NBA owner.  On this week's show Coach Wolforth & Jill discuss how this situation, and how various people's reactions to it, are quite telling with regards to our current American culture.

And in the Classroom Segment, this week Coach & Jill dedicate it to their daughter Samantha, sharing some of the lesons they've learned while raising her.

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Bryce Harper gets benched and the NCAA is on it's way to irrelevance.  This week Coach Wolforth and Jill look at the details and have a lot to discuss on these issues.

In the Classroom Segment they talk about conditioning for pitchers and why running long distance is a poor choice.

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Anther week down in the MLB season and another starting pitcher down as well, heading for Tommy John surgery.  This time it's Tampa Bay star Matt Moore as the latest casualty.  Sports Illustrated writer Tom Verducci wrote an article where he weighed in on this recent rash of injuries and the possible causes.  On this week's show, Coach Wolforth & Jill take a look at what they think he got right and also where it seems everyone misses the elephant in the room.

Then in the classroom segment, they will discuss the common inclination we all have, which is the desire to have everyone agree with us and the problems that arise from such a perspective.

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Baseball is in full swing and Brent Strom and Anthony Bass are trying to rejuvinate the Astros.  Coach Wolforth and Jill will catch you up on them as well as the latest on Scott Kazmir, CJ Wilson, Raul Ibanez, Tyson Ross and Trevor Bauer.  They will also weigh in on the recent comments by Henry Aaron.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill discuss a topic called "Compared to What" which comes from mindset coach Brian Cain.

 

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Opening week has come and gone for the 2014 Major League Baseball season and Coach Wolforth and Jill have returned from a very eventful trip in San Juan, Puerto Rico and several other Eastern Carribean islands.  They'll share their experience.

In this week's classroom segment, Coach and Jill discuss "The 80/20 Rule", how it specifically applies to baseball/softball training but also to every day life.

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Coach Wolforth has returned to the friendly confines of The Texas Baseball Ranch after being at Spring Training in both Arizona and Florida.  There are a lot of stories to tell and Coach is going to share some of them.

Recently there have been a rash of Tommy John surgeries in major league startersIn the classroom segement, Coach & Jill are going to talk about the keys to injury and the incredible complexity of this issue.

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As Spring Training begins in earnest, one thing is very apparent to anyone who follows baseball, this is not your grandfather's MLB.  Sabermetrics has changed the game.  Mostly for the good, but some bad.  On this week's show Coaches Ron and Jill Wolforth are going to discuss the evolution of sabermetrics into the culture of baseball and what it means to young players.

In the classroom segment, they will discuss "The Power of Routines".

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Spring Training has begun in earnest in Florida and Arizona.  Brent Strom is trying to help rebuild the Astros and Trevor Bauer is trying to make the five-man rotation of the Cleveland Indians.  Coach Wolforth has been to Spring Training for seven consecutive years and it is NOT what most people think.  This week Coach and Jill will give you an insider's view.  

In the Classroom Segment they will discuss the importance of and critical difference between development and performance.

 

 

 

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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill use the Winter Olympics as a backdrop to discuss stories coming out of Sochi and what they can teach us about our training as baseball and softball athletes.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill cover the topic "Self Talk" and how it can positively or negatively affect us as athletes.

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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about the retirement of three baseball icons of the past fifteen years, what they meant to the game and how they will be remembered.

In the classroom segment, they continue the conversation on legacy with a topic they refer to as "Act as If". 

 

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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the Super Bowl from a perspective not typically found on ESPN or other sport shows.  They will talk about Peyton Manning from the perspective of a valuable role model. 

And in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill discuss a concept they refer to as "Matchup" and what it means to you in your training and in your life.

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The Superbowl is set, A-Rod is suspended for a year and Kershaw is baseball's first 30 million dollar a year guy... but this week Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to talk about winter showcases and the apparent death of common sense and what it means to you or your athlete.

In the classroom segment, with the season right around the corner, Coach & Jill discuss the importance of managing preseason expectations. 

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With 2013 coming to a close Coach Wolforth and Jill take a look back on the year, hilighting some of the important moment's that occurred for The Ranch family.

And in the classroom segment they discuss what they call "The Art of the Grind".  It's a great topic for everyone looking forward to a successful 2014.

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It's a special time of year and most people think that would refer to Christmas.  That is true but on this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to talk about what makes it such a special time of year at The Texas Baseball Ranch.  They refer to it as their end of the year December Dash and they'll share the details.

Then in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill are going to talk about an oldie but goodie, "The Golden Rule" and why they beleive it's so important to have as a guiding principle in your life.

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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill are goig to discuss Scotty Kazmir's new home and contract as well as Hall of Fame first ballot opportunities for Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina and Jeff Kent.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill talk about the Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp, its origin, its 14-year evolution and how important it is to The Ranch and its development.

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On this week’s show Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about their recent trip to Europe, specifically Belgium and France where Coach spoke at the European Baseball Coaches Association Annual Clinic and then to the French National Team Coaches.   They’ll talk about the experience and it might just surprise you what's occurring with baseball abroad.  Closer to home, they comment on the A-Rod saga and what it could mean to the future of baseball.

Then in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill discuss the subject of "Off-Season Training" and share the potential dangers with it that can adversely affect your in-season performance.

Direct download: week1347-Baseball_Abroad.mp3
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The playoffs are in full swing and who could have predicted that good pitching is once again beating good hitting.  That one is an easy prediction but on this week's show Coach Wolforth & Jill will discuss three elements that become exponentially more important and much more prevelant in the post-season.


In the classroom segment, they dive into a fundamental principle at The Ranch referred to as "Behavior Never Lies".

Direct download: week1342-Behavior_Never_Lies.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the playoffs and give you some things to look for that you otherwise might miss.  And on the subject of missing, the New York Yankess and specifically Mariano Rivera are absent from the playoffs.  Coach & Jill will share some thoughts on Mariano's touching farewell in Yankee Stadium.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill use some recent examples to demonstrate the complex nature of pitching performance and how understanding these things can be of great benefit to players, parents and coaches.

Direct download: week1340-Farewell_Mariano_Rivera.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach & Jill are going to discuss the many items inside and outside of sports that point to a real vacuum of TRUE leadership in our culture.  They'll discuss the costs of such a vacuum and the potential for gain if you can become THAT guy or gal with true leadership.

In the classroom segment, Coach and Jill are going to talk abut patterns of deceleration, how important they are and debunk the recent criticisms by several gurus who claim it's a "non-teach".

Direct download: week1336-The_Buck_Stops_Anywhere_But_Here.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about the Little League World Series that just concluded in Williamsport, PA.  They will share a couple Little League stories including what Coach Wolforth doesn't like about it as well as tell you nine athletes who participated in the Little League World Series and now are playing in professional baseball and three athletes who played and turned pro in another sport.

In the classroom segment, they are going to discuss the importance of measurement and review the ways simple measurement can help separate you from the herd.

Direct download: week1334-Little_League_World_Series_II.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the recent suspensions of twelve Major League baseball players and what that means for those like the Texas Baseball Ranch who train pitchers.

In the classroom segment they will take a look at showcases and help people understand the difference between getting exposure and being exposed. 

Direct download: week1332-Exposure_or_Exposed.mp3
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The Major League baseball season is half way through and the All-Star Game has been completed.  So, on this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to share their opinions on some of the interesting story lines that developed.

And in the classroom segment they are going to look at "Distractions".  Everyone has to deal with them. Coach and Jill will discuss specifically how they can affect your training.

Direct download: week1329-All_Star_Break_Update.mp3
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It's Major League draft time and Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to channel their best Charles Dickens and talk a little about past drafts, future drafts and this year's draft. 

Then in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill will talk about perspective and detail a concept they refer to as "The Best Ice Hockey Player in Mexico". 

Direct download: week1324-The_Draft_Past_Present__Future.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the recent scandal at Disney as well as the media's handling of an interaction between Yankee teammates and then use these stories as lessons for everyone as they head into summer baseball. 

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill talk about arm pain and explain the connection between where the pain is located on your body and where in the delivery that specific pain may be coming from.

Direct download: week1321-Lessons_for_the_Summer.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill are going to talk about Trevor Bauer's and Scott Kazmir's Major League Debuts with the Cleveland Indians; the good, the bad and the ugly.  They'll also take a brief look at the rash of injuries already plaguing Major League baseball. 

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill will discuss the difference between playing in what Coach calls the "Feel good/try hard league" versus the "Do good league".

Direct download: week1318-Bauer__Kazmir_Debuts.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth will share his experience at Spring Training in the Cactus League.  Coach along with his son Garrett attended a World Baseball Classic game, USA vs. Canada, and visited the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A's facilities, so he'll be bringing some insightful details to this week's show.  In the "We're Talking Baseball" segment, Coach Wolforth and Jill are joined by The Ranch's own Samantha Parrish who is in to share with everyone all that will be going on at The Ranch this summer.

In the classroom segment this week, Coach and Jill will discuss the concept of "useful idiots" and the role they play in retarding the game of baseball.

Direct download: week1311-Spring_Training_Update.mp3
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As Spring Training begins to ramp up in earnest, Coach Wolforth and The Texas Baseball Ranch are getting a lot of calls from newspapers and magazines.  Exactly what do these reporters and writers want to know?  Since The Ranch is known for velocity creation, most conversations begin and end with velocity.  On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill will share with you the latest on these inquiries.

And in the Classroom Segment, with Coach having just finished his last players camp for the winter in Indianapolis, the discussion turns to the most common mistakes that players made in the 15 bootcamps Coach led the last eight months around the country.

Direct download: week1309-Calls_From_the_Media.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss how everyone is gearing up for the 2013 baseball season and that one by one their professional pitchers are heading to Arizona and Florida.  This week has been a milestone of sorts for the Wolforth family as Garrett recorded his first high school varsity win as a pitcher and also his first hit, as the high school baseball season is under way in Texas.  Coach Wolforth has one final camp in Indianapolis before he too will be headed to Spring Training where plenty of stories are yet to come.  And you many not know it but if you are a fan of The Texas Baseball Ranch, you're also a fan of the Cleveland Indians and they'll share why.

This week's classroom segment will dive into the question "Are you 'dabbling' or 'pretending' to practice or is your practice 'deep, deliberate and productive'"?  Listeners will have a better idea where they stand after today's discussion.

Direct download: week1308-Empty_Nesting_at_the_Ranch.mp3
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So much has happended since Coach Wolforth and Jill's last show and this week they bring everyone up to date.  They just returned from Rome and share the details of their eight days in Italy and their time with the Italian Baseball Federation.  It was an amazing trip in many ways and listening to their discussion of climbing to the top of St. Peters as well Coach's interaction with his interpreter is quite entertaining.

This week's classroom segment talks about how to deal with a situation when no one seems to believe in you or think you are capable.  This is a problem everyone faces and Coach and Jill will share some ideas on how to overcome those naysayers. 

Direct download: week1307-Return_from_Rome.mp3
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On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth catch everyone up on all the exciting happenings around The Texas Baseball Ranch.  Coach Wolforth recently spoke at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Chicago and was actively involved in the Arm Care Committee Meeting and Pitching Hot Stove.  Coach has also been asked to speak in Italy to the Italian Baseball Ferderation but the exciting news is the special visitors that came to The Ranch this past week.  You'll want to hear all about it.

Then in the the classroom segment they'll discusses "The Difference Between Mindset and Motivation".  Coach & Jill definately have an interesting take on the topic.

Direct download: week1304-Major_League_GM_Visits_the_Ranch.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss Trevor Bauer's trade from the Arizona Dimaondbacks to the Cleveland Indians.  As is often the case, Coach is going to bring a unique perspective to the trade.

In the Classroom segment, the topic is mechanical disconnection and how through simply processes and deliberate practice, any pitcher can improve fastball command AND mechanical efficiency at the same time.

Direct download: week1250-Trevor_Bauer_Trade.mp3
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It's that time of year again, the first of December, when hundreds of coaches make their yearly pilgrimage of sorts to Montgomery, TX and the Texas Baseball Ranch for the annual Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp.  On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill will talk about having hosted this amazing event for the past 12 years and how they've seen it grow from a small, intimate gathering of less than 30 coaches to a powerful 3-Day conference attended by pitching coaches from EVERY level of baseball.  They will give a brief history of the event including several of the presenters, who, at this conference, truly changed the way pitching is viewed and trained.  They'll also briefly discuss this year's event, the presenters and their topics.  It's not only powerful stuff but a lot of fun.

In the classroom segement this week, the topic is "The 80-20 Rule" and what that might mean in training your pitchers or entire team.

Direct download: week1249_-_Pilgrimage_to_Houston.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss this season's Major League Baseball year end awards and how they have changed over the last 10 years.

Then in the classroom segment, they cover the subject of "Mindset" and specifically the critical importance of "clarity and persistance" in your life and in your athletic development.

Direct download: week1247-MLB_Year_End_Awards.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth & Jill cover two topics, the 2012 World Series and their recent trip to southern California where they held a coaches clinic and player's clinic in Santa Clarita with Jim Wagner's ThrowZone.  They'll share with you their interactions with three special people while at the clinic.  You won't want to miss this.

In the classroom segment, they discuss the critical importance of the virtue "Humility" and the role it plays in creating excellence and quality of life.

Direct download: week1245-California_Baseball.mp3
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The Cardinal magic finally wore off and it's the Tigers and Giants in the 2012 World Series.  This week Coach Wolforth & Jill are going to discuss the playoffs and preview the World Series.  Don't look now but A-Rod is back in the news.  They'll discuss why along with other trades and transactions occuring over the next several weeks.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill will be talking about "Perseverence". They will also recommend two YouTube videos related to this topic.  These are must see for everyone.

Direct download: week1243-World_Series_Time.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth & Jill discuss the recent history making feats of their good friend Raul Ibanex, Miguel Cabrera's special accomplishment as well as several interestig tidbits surrounding this year's playoffs including the improbable rebound of the San Francisco Giants, the incredible run of the Oakland A's, the fiesty Cardinals and the long off-season for the Washington Nationals.

Then in their classroom segment, Coach & Jill will talk about command/accuracy for pitchers.  Coach Wolforth's take may even surprise many listeners who have followed him for awhile.

Direct download: week1241-Playoff_Excitement.mp3
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On this week's show, as the regular season come to a close, Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to discuss the status of Trevor Bauer and Dylan Bundy.  Are they going to join their respective team's Major League roster or are they finished for the year?  They'll give you their status.

In the classroom Coach and Jill are going to talk strength as it relates to baseball pitchers.  Coach Wolforth refers to it as "Building a Bigger Motor.

Direct download: week1238-Getting_the_Call_or_Not.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the little league mother who took time off to see her son play in the Little League World Series and as a result was fired from her job.  Coach Wolforth has some strong feelings about this and about the Little League World Series itself that just might surprise you. 

In the classroom segment Coach & Jill talk about "Recovery".  Recovery is a multifaceted equation and they'll discuss its many  components as well as the critical role it plays in creating consitencey for the baseball athlete.

Direct download: week1236_-_Little_League_Hoopla.mp3
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On this week's show Coach & Jill discuss the questions, "Are we living in the end of times?" and "Did we see signs of the apocalypse this week?"  Yes, they are referring to baseball as this week we saw 50 year-old Roger Clemens make his debut, of sorts, with the Sugar Land Skeeters, pitching 3 1/3 scorless innings AND at the very same time the Washington Nationals are shutting down their 24 year-old ace Stephen Strausburg.  No question about it, you can't make this stuff up, we are definitley living in some strange times.  Coach & Jill are going to comment on the Rocket's return as well as give an update on Strasburg's pending shutdown. 

In the classroom segment they will discuss Ranch Difference #3.  It is "Why We Reject the Genetic Freak Theory of Performance."

Direct download: week1234-Roger_Clemens_Return.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the Stephen Strasburg situation and the debate on the Washington Nationals shutting him down for the season.  The Nationals currently have the best record in the National League and a very good argument could be made that Strasburg is their ace.  So, it will be interesting watching how things play out.  Don't miss Coach Wolforth's interesting take on their dilema.

The classroom segment elaborates on what Coach Wolforth calls "Ranch Difference #2", which is that they reject the concept of cooking cutting or cloning athletes with a one size fits all approach to development.  Be entertained this week as they tie this discussion to a recent fishing trip.

Direct download: week1232-Shutting_Down_Stephen_Strasburg.mp3
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After being away from the microphone for a couple of weeks Coach Wolforth and Jill are back and excited about this week's show featuring a discussion on Trevor Bauer's Major League Debut.  Coach Wolforth was in Atlanta for the game and shares his thoughts on the experience.  They also take a look at Trevor's 2nd start and discuss some of the criticisms coming from some so called online experts and "Wild Thing" Mitch Williams. 

In the classroom segment they revisit the topic "Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable" and look at how embracing this concept can significantly impact your success whatever your field of endeavor.

Direct download: week1228-Trevor_Bauers_Major_League_Debut.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss their trip to Perfect Game in Atlanta as well as their trip to Omaha Westside and the College World Series.

In the classroom segment, they talk about "imprinting".  They discuss it's critical importance in training and give several examples for its application.

Direct download: week1225-The_Power_of_Imprinting.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about the entity that is professional sports.  It's a real meat grinder and they give you several examples that you might not be aware of.

The classroom segement is on the vital importance of self-image and self-definition.  This week's discussion will be on how the world is constantly trying to define you and how many succumb to that pressure.

Direct download: week1222-Not_Your_Grandfathers_Professional_Sports.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss a variety of topics including Mariano Rivera's injury, a mom suing her son's basketball team for cutting him and the future of bake sales in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  All these topics seem unrelated but there is an underlying message they all share and Coach & Jill talk about the dangers of that message.

The classroom segment features James Allen's classic book As a Man Thinketh. Listen as they share it's powerful message and how its teachings apply to all of us.

Direct download: week1220-Half_Baked.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill discuss the good and bad happenings with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  They also take a look at college baseball attendance numbers and the newest trend being seen there.  You may or may not be surprised.

In the classroom segment they cover "The Double Standard".  It may not be what you think.  Find out if you've actually got it.

Direct download: week1219-Feast_or_Famine_for_Angels.mp3
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There will be no show this week due to The Wolforth's travel schedule.  Please join them again next week.  Don't forget you can go back through the archives and listen or relisten to one of those shows.  The most popular show over the past several weeks has been the one titled "10 Year Baseball Ranch Student Shares Insights".

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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill discuss the surprises in the first few weeks of the regular season, both teams and players.  Some of these have been talked about on many sports shows but others may surprise you.

The Classroom segment is titled "True Grit" and no they won't be discussing the classic movie by John Wayne or the newer version by Jeff Bridges.  They will be talking 'True Grit' as defined by researchers studying West Point cadets and several other Special Forces.

Direct download: week1216-Whos_Hot_Whos_Not.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about the beginning of the MLB season. As they say, even for Cubs' fans, "Hope Springs Eternal".  The Wolforth's also got the MLB channel a month ago and as you can imagine, it dominates their viewing.  Recently the MLB channel did a show about the Top 100 players in the Major Leagues for 2012 and Coach & Jill are going to share some thoughts on that.

The Classroom Segment is titled "What to do when you struggle".  It's one of the most common topics this time of year now that everyone is playing. 

Direct download: week1215-MLBs_2012_Top_100_Players.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill are going to discuss their trip to Spring Training including both the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues where they were able to catch up with most of their clients.  Coach will also share hilights from his 3 hour conversation with Paul DePodesta, V.P. of Player Development with the New York Mets.  Many Let's Talk Baseball listeners will recognize that name from the movie Moneyball as Paul was Billy Bean's right hand man with the A's. 

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill will be talking about two different types of mindsets in development, the Training Mindset and the Trusting Mindset and why each is critical to any baseball or softball player's success.

Direct download: week1214-Spring_Training_Summary.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill discuss the role media plays in sports and in our lives.  They look at 6 instances from the past week, 3 inside of baseball and 3 outside of baseball, where the media took a person's comments and created a story out of them.  The message is clear, words mean things and in today's 24/7 cable culture the media is more powerful than ever.

In the classroom segment Coach & Jill are going to discuss the new movie Act of Valor and the many lessons that can be taken from it.

Direct download: week1211-24_Hour_Media_and_Its_Impact_on_Sports.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill have a special treat for "Let's Talk Baseball" listeners.  Coach Wolforh's professional players are all off to Spring Training.  The last one to leave was St. Louis Cardinal's pitcher Cody Springer.  The day before his trip to Florida Cody sat down with Coach & Jill to do an interview for Coach's Pitching Central Inner Circle. 

The content of the interview was so informative that Coach and Jill have decided to share it with everyone.  Have your notepads ready as Cody, who has been a student with Coach Wolforth for over 10 years, hilights the process that has gotten him to professional baseball and what he continues to do on a regular basis.

Direct download: week1210-St._Louis_Cardinals_Pitcher_Cody_Springer.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the reversal of Ryan Braun's 50 game suspension and what it means to the texture of the game itself.  Also, this is the week the last of their Minor League players head out for Spring Training.  They want to give them a ranch send off and let the Let's Talk Baseball audience know who to follow and keep in their prayers.

In the Classroom Segment, they have the final lesson in their series "Lessons to Exceptional Performance".  This week's subject "Doing Extraordinary Things is Simply Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinaryly Well."

Direct download: week1209-Braun_Suspension_Overturned.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the pros and cons of early specialization for youth athletes.  There are varying opinions on the subject and they share theirs.

In the Classroom Segment they continue their series on Lessons to Exceptional Performance.  This week's subject "How to deal publicly with criticism levied at you by your critics".

Direct download: week1208-Early_Specialization_in_Sports_Pros__Cons.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the recent revelations from former Red Sox pitcher 'Oil Can' Boyd as well as the news regarding Josh Hamilton's relapse.  They will take a look at the lessons your plyaers can learn from these stories.

In the classroom segment, Coach and Jill continue their series on Lessons to Exceptional Performance.  This week's discussion "Knowledge is NOT power.  Knowledge is only potential power.  Only Applied knowledge is Power".

Direct download: week1207-Substance_Abuse_in_Baseball.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about the work of C.J. Wilson & Scott Kazmir at the Ranch along with the training of Coach's Minor League guys leading up to Spring Training.

In the classroom segment, they continue their series on Lessons to Exceptional PerformanceThis week's lesson, Lesson#2, is titled "Focusing on Merit, Not Credit".

Direct download: week1206-C.J._Wilson_Visits_the_Ranch.mp3
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Wow, so much has happened as 2012 begins.  This week Coach Wolforth & Jill will catch you up on the amazing and exciting things that have been occuring at the Ranch.  Get ready, it's been a whirlwind.

In the classroom segment, Coach Wolforth is going to begin a series he calls Lessons to Exceptional Performance and Lesson #1 featured this week is called "Creating Value and Not Just Profit."

Direct download: week1204-2012_Here_We_Come.mp3
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This week Coach and Jill say goodbye to 2011 and look ahead to 2012.  Barry Bonds is still making headlines and they'll discuss the latest news on him and its larger impact on the game of baseball.

The classroom segment is titled "Do What You Need to Do So You Can Do What You Want to Do."  Listen as they talk about how they apply it both personally and professionally. 

Direct download: week1152-Barry_Bonds_Still_Making_Headlines.mp3
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This week Caoch Wolforth and Jill take a look at the Angels signing of Albert Pujols and the fallout in St. Louis.  They'll also discuss the countroversy surrounding Ryan Braun, this year's National League MVP and his positive test for Performance Enhancing Drugs.

The classroom segment will focus on "The Importance of Emotion" specifically as it relates to training.

Direct download: week1150-Pujols_Headed_to_Anaheim.mp3
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There's a new sheriff in town in Boston.  This week Coach Wolforth and Jill will disuss the Boston Red Sox's hiring of Bobby Valentine as their new manager.  They'll share some of the speculation on whether this is a good or bad move for Boston.  They've also got another interesting move by the Texas Rangers in hiring future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux as Special Assistant to the General Manager.  Find out their thoughts on this move.

The classroom segment is titled "It Doesn't Get Any Easier".  Coach and Jill will share with you a couple professional athletes' stories that will make you say "Wow" and help prepare you for what could be ahead.

Direct download: week1146-Is_Boston_Ready_for_Bobby_V.mp3
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Due to travel during the Thanksgiving Holiday the Wolforth's were unable to post a show for this week.  Please join Coach & Jill next week for another Let's Talk Baseball episode.

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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill talk about the NCAA's recent decision to allow college programs to offer multi-year scholarships and provide student athletes with stipends.  Don't miss their strong opinions on this subject.

The classroom segment is titled "A Joyful Heart".  Find out why Coach & Jill believe it's so important and how everyone can build one.

Direct download: week1145-NCAA_Opens_Can_Of_Worms.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to give you their thoughts on the recent events surrounding Penn State University.  They'll also touch on the allegations of harassment floating around presidential candidate Herman Cain.  Their take is a little different than what you'll hear on most cable news.

The classroom segment will discuss the topic "Choose Your Suffering".  It has a powerful message you don't want to miss.

Direct download: week1144-Sadness_in_Happy_Valley.mp3
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There will be no show this week due to some scheduling conflicts.  We encourage you to look through the archived shows and find one of your favorites or perhaps one you missed over the past couple of years.  Please join Coach Wolforth & Jill next week as they will be bringing you another Let's Talk Baseball show.

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