Event Schedule

2014 Event Schedule

2014 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches' Convention Event Handout


Click below for a list of the 2014 exhibitors that attended the World Baseball Coaches' Convention
2014 Exhibitor Listing


Thursday, January 9, 2014Friday, January 10, 2014Saturday, January 11, 2014

Session Times Type Speaker Title

Thursday, January 9, 2014


4:30 pm - 9:00 pm Registration/
Check-In
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Break-Out #1 Matt LaBranche, Eastern Connecticut State University Situational Hitting: Scoring Runs Consistently in the BBCOR Era
Break-Out #2 Bryan Harvey, MLB All-Star & Harvey Baseball Academy Pitching Fundamentals
Break-Out #3 Oliver Marmol, St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Manager Techniques to Train Your Player to Perform Under Pressure
Extra Innings Batting Cage Mark Andrews, Extra Innings & Scott Milbury, Code2Action Customized Mobile Team Apps
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Break-Out #1 Phil Cundari, Seton Hall University Spin Zone, Developing A Better Breaking Ball
Break-Out #2 Jayson King, Franklin Pierce University Hitting Skills & Drills -- The Franklin Pierce Way!
Break-Out #3 TBD Drills to Improve Outfield Play
Extra Innings Batting Cage Bryan Harvey, MLB All-Star & Harvey Baseball Academy Pitching Fundamentals Interactive Demo
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm Break-Out #1 Rob Cooper, Penn State University & USA U18 National Team Building A Gold Medal Team and Mind Set
Break-Out #2 Jim Penders, University of Connecticut The Facts on College Recruiting
Break-Out #3 Matt LaBranche, Eastern Connecticut State University Practice Organization: Best Practices Indoors and Out
Extra Innings Batting Cage Dan Kennedy, Connecticut Baseball Academy Hitting Mechanics: Where's The Power in My Swing?
9:15 pm - 10:00 pm Break-Out #1 Steve Springer, Toronto Blue Jays Performance Coach and Quality At Bats Founder* The Mental Game - The Batting Average is Evil*
Break-Out #2 Sacred Heart University Coaching Staff 40 Questions Roundtable: Ask Away!
Break-Out #3 Mark DeJohn and Oliver Marmol, St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Infield Absolutes: An Interactive Session
Extra Innings Batting Cage Mike Donfrancesco HitTrax Product Demonstration

Friday, January 10, 2014


7:45 am - 12:00 pm Registration/
Check-In
8:15 am - 9:00 am Break-Out #1 Steve Trimper, University of Maine Drive Your "BUS" to Greatness: Building Team Leaders
Break-Out #2 Rob Cooper, Penn State University & USA U18 National Team Penn State University Infield Play - Using Your Feet in Order to Use Your Hands
Break-Out #3 Rich Marazzi, MLB Rules Consultant So You Think You Know Baseball? Was It Obstruction? Runner Interference? Who has the Right of Way -- the Runner or the Fielder?
Extra Innings Batting Cage Mark Andrews, Extra Innings & Scott Milbury, Code2Action Customized Mobile Team Apps
9:15 am - 10:00 am Break-Out #1 Sal Fasano, Toronto Blue Jays Catching Coordinator The Catcher's Big Three: Receiving, Blocking & Throwing
Break-Out #2 Fred Corral, University of Georgia One Coach's Pitching Plan - Part 1: Install A Philosophy & Mechanical Approach
Break-Out #3 Spanky McFarland, James Madison University* TEAM CHEMISTRY (Part 1): “It is what it is", "It can be influenced", or "The coach can dictate"*
Extra Innings Batting Cage Paul Sances Rawlings Product Demonstration
10:15 am - 11:00 am Break-Out #1 Scott Stricklin, University of Georgia Conducting A Championship Batting Practice
Break-Out #2 Steve Trimper, University of Maine Baserunning Drills & Skills to Increase Your Offensive Production
Break-Out #3 Mike Leonard, Bates College Preseason Preparation: Getting Your Team Ready to Play
Extra Innings Batting Cage Jim Penders Catching Fundamentals: An Interactive Demo
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Break-Out #1 Fred Corral, University of Georgia One Coach's Pitching Plan - Part II: Throwing Maintenance Plans, Pitch Mastery and Practice
Break-Out #2 Bill Masse, Seattle Mariners Drills, Drills & more Drills: Correcting Hitting Flaws with Simple Drills
Break-Out #3 Maureen Butler, UConn Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coach Developing the Baseball Athlete: An Annual Approach to Strength & Conditioning
Extra Innings Batting Cage Dan Kennedy, Connecticut Baseball Academy Hitting Fundamentals: How do I Maintain my Power Stroke?
11:15 am - 1:15 pm Nehantic/Pequot/Paugusset Rooms NEIBA Annual Meeting NEIBA Annual Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EXHIBITOR TIME/LUNCH BREAK EXHIBITOR TIME/LUNCH BREAK
Extra Innings Batting Cage Brian Meehan DeMarini Product Demonstration
Break-Out #3 CT AAU Member Teams/Coaches CT AAU Baseball Meeting hosted by Super East Baseball League & the East Shore Baseball League
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Break-Out #1 Rob Cooper, Penn State University & USA U18 National Team Defining Penn State's Offensive Identity - Drills and the Purpose Behind Them
Break-Out #2 Phil Cundari, Seton Hall University Bullpens, Flatground Workouts and Long Toss
Break-Out #3 Jim Penders, University of Connecticut Baserunning & Coaching the Bases
Extra Innings Batting Cage Maureen Butler, UConn Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coach Exercise Techniques and Implementing Your Strength & Conditioning Program: An Interactive Demo
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Break-Out #1 Spanky McFarland, James Madison University* COACHING: Models, Not Mottos*
Break-Out #2 Scott Stricklin, University of Georgia Developing a Shutdown Catcher
Break-Out #3 Steve Trimper, University of Maine Offensive-Minded Skills & Drills to Improve Your Team's Performance and Production
Extra Innings Batting Cage Jayson King, Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce Infield Routines: An Interactive Demo
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Break-Out #1 R.A. Dickey with Fred Corral The Knuckleball: How, Why & Why Not
Break-Out #2 Oliver Marmol & Mark DeJohn, St. Louis Cardinals Getting An Edge During PreGame the St. Louis Cardinals Way
Break-Out #3 Rich Marazzi, MLB Rules Consultant Gaining An Edge on Your Opponent: How to Stretch the Baseline and Put Pressure on the Defense plus Other Ideas to Win Games
Extra Innings Batting Cage Dan Rigol Louisville Slugger Product Demonstration
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Break-Out #1 Brian Butterfield, Boston Red Sox 3rd Base Coach & John McDonald, MLB Infielder Covering All Aspects of Infield Play: An Interactive Question and Answer Session for Coaches
Break-Out #2 Phil Cundari, Seton Hall University Spin Zone, Developing A Better Breaking Ball (Repeat Session)
Break-Out #3 Steve Springer, Toronto Blue Jays Performance Coach and Quality At Bats Founder* The Mental Game - The Batting Average is Evil (Repeat Session)*
Extra Innings Batting Cage Sal Fasano, Toronto Blue Jays Catching Coordinator Big League Hitting Circuit - "300 Hard Cuts"
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm EXHIBITOR TIME EXHIBITOR TIME
Extra Innings Batting Cage PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Break-Out #1 TALKING BASEBALL featuring Cy Young Award Winner and Current Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher R.A. Dickey, Boston Red Sox Relief Pitcher Craig Breslow & Third Base Coach Brian Butterfield, MLB Infielder John McDonald & moderated by Ed Randall TALKING BASEBALL featuring Cy Young Award Winner and Current Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher R.A. Dickey, Boston Red Sox Relief Pitcher Craig Breslow & Third Base Coach Brian Butterfield, MLB Infielder John McDonald & moderated by Ed Randall

Saturday, January 11, 2014


7:15 am - 9:30 am Registration/
Check-In
8:30 am - 9:15 am Nehantic/Pequot/Paugusset Rooms Scott Stricklin, University of Georgia Conducting A Championship Batting Practice (Repeat Session)
Abenaki Room Mark DeJohn, St. Louis Cardinals Team Defensive Keys
Shinnecock/Nipmuc Spanky McFarland, James Madison University* TEAM CHEMISTRY (Part 2): “It is what it is", "It can be influenced", or "The coach can dictate"*
9:30 am - 10:15 am Nehantic/Pequot/Paugusset Rooms Fred Corral, University of Georgia Pitch Calling and Strategies
Abenaki Room Mike Leonard, Bates College Creating Game-Like Situations in Your Practice
Shinnecock/Nipmuc Jayson King, Franklin Pierce University Hitting Skills & Drills -- The Franklin Pierce Way! (Repeat Session)
Schaghticoke Room TBD TBD
10:30 am - 11:15 am Nehantic/Pequot/Paugusset Rooms Jayson King, Franklin Pierce University Defensive Drills for OF, C, P & IF
Abenaki Room Dan Kennedy, Connecticut Baseball Academy Pre Game Hitting Preparation: Batting Practice Done Right and Pre-At Bat Preparation
Shinnecock/Nipmuc Travis Beausoleil, Mitchell College The Last Line of Defense: All Aspects of Outfield Play
Schaghticoke Room TBD TBD
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Nehantic/Pequot/Paugusset Rooms Sal Fasano, Toronto Blue Jays Catching Coordinator Catching 101 - An Interactive Question & Answer Session
Abenaki Room Mike Leonard, Bates College Laying the Foundation of a Championship Program
Shinnecock/Nipmuc Travis Beausoleil, Mitchell College The Last Line of Defense: All Aspects of Outfield Play (Repeat Session)

Program, topics and presenters subject to change.