2017 Clinic Schedule – Baseball


6:00 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm:

SALON B/C: WARM UP WITH THE WILD THINGS - A Q&A session featuring players and/or coaches associated with the Washington Wild Things. The Wild Things are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League of the Independent Professional Baseball Federation. Founded in 2001, the Wild Things have claimed the Frontier League Organization of the Year Award three times. They are one of only two teams in the history of the league to advance to the postseason four consecutive years. The club boasts three Manager of the Year awards as well as a Pitcher of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the Year Award. What questions do you need answered in your quest to become a better coach? Come prepared to interact and be ready to "Gain an Edge" as you and your staff prepare for the 2017 season!

7:15 pm - 8:00 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: MEET, GREET & EAT - The PA Coaches Clinic has built a great reputation for having a friendly, welcoming and entertaining event while still providing a nationally recognized roster of speakers and exhibitors. To further enhance your experience, we are excited to introduce "MEET, GREET & EAT." Enjoy a complementary ballpark style buffet while you relax, socialize and expand your network within the baseball coaching community. In addtion to the food, long-time sponsor Miller Lite will provide complimentary beverages to ensure no one leaves thirsty.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm:

SALON B/C: TUNE UP WITH JOHN ROCKER - Rocker was a flame throwing relief pitcher that was drafted by his hometown Atlanta Braves in 1993. The left-hander made his major league debut for the club in 1998. The following season he recorded a 2.49 ERA and 38 saves for the Braves. He helped lead Atlanta to several National League East titles while playing a key role in the teams National League Championship Series victory over fellow 2017 Coaches Clinic presenter, Bobby Valentine, and the New York Mets. The controversial reliever was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2001, where he would pitch in the ALDS against the Seattle Mariners. His career continued with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays before he retired in 2003. Known for his loud mouth and comments to the media, it was no surprise that Rocker found post-playing career success in front of the camera. He made his acting debut in the 2002 horror comedy, the Greenskeeper, and would later appear on Spike TV's Pros vs. Joes and the 29th season of Survivor. The flamboyant former MLB relief pitcher will share a brief message with attendees before taking questions from the audience. Following the Q&A session, Rocker will be available for photos & autographs.



9:45 am:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

10:45 am – 11:15 am:


11:30 am – 12:35 pm:


Dr. Brian Hagen, PhD, P.T. – Player Performance & Arm Care

Jeffrey Lucchino - The Complete Game Performance Plan

12:50 pm - 1:15 pm

SALON B: Russ Steinhorn - Drills Session: Drills to Develop the Complete Hitter

SALON C: Bob Morgan - Drills Session: The Double-Fungo Drill

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:

SALON B: Jason Kuhn – Commitment: Discipline vs. Desire (Mental Toughness)

SALON C: Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon – 6 Pillars of Power Pitching (Part 1):Flexibility, Balance, and Body Control

SALON 1-2-3: Matt Lisle – The Movement Patterns of Elite Hitters

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: Prize Raffle in the Exhibitor’s Showroom

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm:

SALON B: Jim Chester– No Resources, No Money, No Field…..NO PROBLEM! How to build a program on nothing!

SALON C: Bob Morgan – Infield Play and the Double Play

SALON 1-2-3: Marlin Ikenberry – Strategies for Organizing Productive Batting Practices

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm:

SALON B: Jason Kuhn – 5 Team Culture Fundamentals (The Fundamentals of Winning)

SALON C: Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon – 6 Pillars of Power Pitching (Part 2): Quick Twitch, Rhythm & Tempo, and Explosion Movements

SALON 1-2-3: Matt Lisle – Batters Box Battle (Mental Approach to Hitting)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm:

DINNER BREAK: The hotel restaurant offers an excellent dinner buffet at an affordable price!

6:00 pm – 6:25 pm:

SALON B: Joe Jordano – Drills Session: Drills to Simulate Game Speed in Practice

SALON C: Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon – Drills Session: Hurdle Drills to Create Explosion & Body Control Within the Delivery

SALON 1-2-3: Marlin Ikenberry – JMU's Top Skill-Building Drills for Catchers

6:40 pm – 7:05 pm:

SALON B: Jason Kuhn – Drills Session: Mental Checklists and Team Building Activities

SALON C: Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon – Drills Session: Balance Beam Drills to Enhance Direction and Proper Pitching Movements

SALON 1-2-3: Jim Chester – Drills Session: Absolutes for Middle Infield Play: Pre-Practice

7:05 pm – 7:35 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: Prize Raffle in the Exhibitor’s Showroom

7:35 pm – 8:20 pm:

SALON B/C: Bobby Valentine – Talk’n Baseball with Special Guest Bobby Valentine (Feature Presentation)

8:35 pm – 9:20 pm:

SALON B: Joe Jordano – Baserunning from A to Z

SALON C: Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon – 6 Pillars of Power Pitching (Part 3): Mental Conditioning - Skill Breathing, Focal Training, and Mental Imagery

SALON 1-2-3: Marlin Ikenberry – Making Your Outfielders Better Through a Daily Routine


8:00 am:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

8:45 am – 9:30 am:

SALON B: Justin Dehmer – How Do You Measure the Process and Define Success? (1PW Process Based Measurement)

SALON C: Joe Jordano – Creating Practices that are Competitive and Gamelike

SALON 1-2-3: Russ Steinhorn – The Analytical Advantage To Hitting: How Anaylitics, Statistics, and Numbers Must Change Our Approach

9:45 am – 10:30 am:

SALON B: Justin Dehmer – 1PW Lessons in Leadership

SALON C: Bob Morgan – Hitting Techniques and Philosophy

SALON 1-2-3: Russ Steinhorn – Coaching Without a Voice - Strategies to Become an Efficient Communicator

10:30 am – 11:00 am:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: Prize Raffle in the Exhibitor’s Showroom

11:00 am – 11:45 am:

SALON B: Joe Jordano – Building a Championship Foundation at all Levels

SALON C: Marlin Ikenberry – Catching Drills that Incorporate the Pitcher and Infielders

SALON 1-2-3: Russ Steinhorn – Pitch Recognition: The #1 Tool Needed to Succeed as a Hitter

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm:

SALON B: Justin Dehmer – Drills Session: Compete, Compete, Compete...Disguising Your Drills as Games

SALON C: Bob Morgan– Drills Session: Outfield Drills

12:40 pm – 1:05 pm:

SALON B: Justin Dehmer – Drills Session: Working with Parents Versus Dealing with Parents

SALON C: Matt Lisle – Drills Session: Hitting Drills from the Vault

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm:

SALON B: Justin Dehmer – Strengthening the Connection with Your Players

SALON C: Bob Morgan – Pitching Fundamentals and Philosophy