2020 Clinic Schedule – Baseball

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

5:15 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm:

SALON B/C: GAIN AN EDGE WITH THE PANTHERS

A Discussion Panel and Q&A Session with Head Coach Mike Bell and the University of Pittsburgh Staff

The Pittsburgh Panthers are an NCAA division I baseball team that competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Bell was hired by Pitt in July of 2018 after a seven-year stint as the associate head coach and pitching coach at ACC powerhouse Florida State. While working under the legendary Mike Martin at FSU, Bell helped lead the Seminoles to a 314-136 record, three ACC titles, three appearnces in the Super Regionals and and two appearances in the College World Series. The 2020 Thursday Night Tune Up featured speaker, Bell will be joined by assistant coaches Tyler Megahee and Jerry Oakes as well as Director of Player Operations Drew Linder and Director of Baseball Operations David Stark. Bell and his staff are eager to answer all of your questions and help you “Gain an Edge” in 2020.

6:45 pm - 7:45 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 offer "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.

7:45 pm - 8:10 pm:

SALON B: Jerry Oakes - Drills Session: Pitchers Throwing Programs

SALON C: Tyler Megahee - Drills Session: Developing Successful Infielders

8:25 pm - 8:50 pm:

SALON B: Jerry Oakes - Drills Session: Bullpen Routines

SALON C: Tyler Megahee - Drills Session: A Throwing Program for Position Players

9:05 pm - 9:50 pm:

SALON B/C: GREAT IDEA NIGHT

The PA Baseball & Softball Coaches Clinic is proud to present “Great IdeaNight.” In addition to our nationally recognized clinicians teaching and inspiring our attendees, we are now featuring an exciting opportunity to learn from our peers as well! Do you have an idea worth sharing? What little things do you do as a coach that are unique, effective, and have a profound impact on the overall quality of your program? We are looking for your secret for developing team culture, pre-game routines, organizing batting practice, and more. Please send a description of your GREAT IDEA, along with your name and school to pacoachesclinic.zach@gmail.com by DECEMBER 1, 2019. If selected to present,you will have a maximum of five minutes to share your idea with the audience and will receive a free lunch on FRIDAY JANUARY 10th as a thank you!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019

9:30 am:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

10:40 am – 11:10 am:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: CLINIC INFORMATION SESSION (All attendees)

11:40 am – 12:35 pm:

SALON B/C: Jad Prachniak – Coaching Philosophy - Don't Worry About Being Right...Worry About Being Real

12:50 pm - 1:15 pm

SALON B: Matt Lisle - Drills Session: Hitting - Faults & Fixes

SALON C: Jad Prachniak - Drills Session: Infield Play - Practicing the Uncommon Play

SALON 1-2-3: Dana Cavalea – Drills Session: On-Field Arm-Exercise Program for an Injury Free Season

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:

SALON B: Joe Kruzel – Hitting: It's All About the Approach

SALON C: Rob Cooper – In-Game Decision-Making & Strategies

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: Matt Lisle–Run Production Formula: Scoring More Runs

SALON C: Joe Kruzel – Creating Proper Fielding Fundamentals: Keys to Being a Good Defender

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm:

SALON B: Matt Lisle – Using Data for Swing Development

SALON C: Rob Cooper – 1st & 3rd Offense and Defense: Approaches & How to Practice

SALON 1-2-3: Joe Kruzel – Innovative Pregame Routines to Improve Your In-Game Results

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: Matt Lisle – Drills Session: Data Driven Drills (Follow-up to "Using Data for Swing Development" presentation)

SALON C: Jad Prachniak - Drills Session: Maximize! Fighting for Every Inch on the Bases

SALON 1-2-3: Dana Cavalea – Drills Session: Designing a Complete Core Development Program

6:40 pm – 7:05 pm:

SALON B: Zach Sorensen – Drills Session: Building Culture and Implementing the Mental Game - MVP

SALON C: Jad Prachniak – Drills Session: Sample Pitcher Practice Plan

SALON 1-2-3: Joe Kruzel – Drills Session: Drills Series for Your Outfielders

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: Zach Sorensen – The #1 Way to Motivate Your Players - Creating Belief Through a PPI

SALON 1-2-3: Rob Cooper, Matt Lisle, Jad Prachniak – COACHES ROUNDTABLE

8:35 pm – 9:35 pm:

SALON B/C: Talk'n Baseball with Al Oliver – FEATURE PRESENTATION

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019

8:00 am:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

8:45 am – 9:30 am:

SALON B: Tom Griffin – Throwing Development for All Situations

SALON C: Jad Prachniak – Cross Sport Education - Bringing Lessons from Other Sports to the Diamond

9:45 am – 10:30 am:

SALON B: Tom Griffin – Incorporating Speciality Plays into Your Training

SALON C: Mike Bell – In-Game and In-Session Goals to Being a Successful Pitcher

SALON 1-2-3: Rob Cooper – The PSU Approach to Baserunning & Team Offense

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: Tom Griffin – Blocking & Receiving

SALON C: Dana Cavalea - Developing an Iron Arm for Pitchers

SALON 1-2-3: Rob Cooper – Maximizing Practice Time: How to Plan & Execute Productive Practices

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm:

SALON B: Tom Griffin – Drills Session: Bunting Drills

SALON C: Mike Bell– Drills Session: The Lost Art of the Changeup

SALON 1-2-3: Joseph Dunn– CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSE (RUNS 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm): Coaching Prinicples (must be pre-registerd)

12:40 pm – 1:05 pm:

SALON B: Tom Griffin – Drills Session: Sliding Drills

SALON C: Mike Bell – Drills Session: Creative Bullpen Routines

SALON 1-2-3: Joseph Dunn– CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSE (RUNS 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm): Coaching Prinicples (must be pre-registerd)

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm:

SALON B: Zach Sorensen – Guarantee Progress With Your 14:24

SALON C: Mike Bell – The Total Pitching Program (Routines, Programs, & Habits)

SALON 1-2-3: Joseph Dunn– CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSE (RUNS 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm): Coaching Prinicples (must be pre-registerd)

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm:

SALON 1-2-3: Joseph Dunn– CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSE (RUNS 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm): Sport First Aid (must be pre-registerd)