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”.

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. 

Direct download: week1441-What_exactly_are_you_built_for.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: week1440-When_People__Systems_Fail_Us.mp3
Category:baseball -- posted at: 10:04pm CDT

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.

Direct download: week1439-Lessons_from_13_Hours.mp3
Category:baseball -- posted at: 2:22pm CDT