2018 Event Schedule

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Session Date Session Time Room 2018 Presenter 2018 Topic Location
Program, presenters and sessions subject to change. Please check back for regular updates.
 
Thursday, January 18
 
4:30pm - 9:00pm

 
Registration/Check-In

Mohegan Sun Convention Center Pre-Function Area
Thursday, January 18 6:15pm - 7:00pm Break-Out #1 Mervyl Melendez Keys to Building a Successful Program Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 6:15pm - 7:00pm Break-Out #2 Karl Kuhn Productive Mound Visits Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 6:15pm - 7:00pm Break-Out #3 Chris Fay Double-Goal Coach I: Winning & Life Lessons Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 6:15pm - 7:00pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Jayson King Hitting Drills Demo Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 7:15pm - 8:00pm Break-Out #1 Karl Kuhn Pitching for Success Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 7:15pm - 8:00pm Break-Out #2 Darren Fenster The Slow Roller. Breaking Down an Infielder's Toughest Play Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 7:15pm - 8:00pm Break-Out #3 Eric Cirella Teaching Baserunning in an Age of Leg Kicks, Bat Flips & Launch Angles Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 7:15pm - 8:00pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Extra Innings Demo Session Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 8:15pm - 9:00pm Break-Out #1 John McDonald Coaching Keys to Develop Winning Infield Play Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 8:15pm - 9:00pm Break-Out #2 Joe Kruzel Hitting... It's All About the Approach Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 8:15pm - 9:00pm Break-Out #3 Dave Therneau Fielding Your Position: Pitchers Fielding Practice Activities Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 8:15pm - 9:00pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Mervyl Melendez Catching Skills Demo Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 9:15pm - 10:00pm Break-Out #1 Butch Thompson, Karl Kuhn, Dave Therneau & Paul Quantrill Pitching Roundtable Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 9:15pm - 10:00pm Break-Out #2 Jayson King Always Compete: Drills & Games for Your Next Practice Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 9:15pm - 10:00pm Break-Out #3 Steve Springer Quality At Bats: Interactive Mental Game Discussion Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Thursday, January 18 9:15pm - 10:00pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Jason Stanford Better Throwing Mechanics: Arm Care and Injury Prevention
Presented by Extra Innings
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
 
Friday, January 19
 
 
Friday, January 19
 
7:45am - 5:00pm

 
Registration/Check-In

Mohegan Sun Convention Center Pre-Function Area
Friday, January 19 8:15am - 9:00am Break-Out #1 Mike Leonard Filtering Through the New Trends in Hitting: Developing An Offensive Strategy in the Modern Era Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 8:15am - 9:00am Break-Out #2 Tim Yuhas Speed and Power for High Level Baseball Performance Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 8:15am - 9:00am Extra Innings Batting Cage Joe Kruzel Creating Proper Fielding Fundamentals: Keys to Being a Good Defender Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 9:15am - 10:00am Break-Out #1 Tucker Frawley An Infielder’s Blueprint: Creating Structure, Purpose, and Competitiveness in the Practice Setting Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 9:15am - 10:00am Break-Out #2 Steve Springer The Mental Game of Pitching Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 9:15am - 10:00am Break-Out #3 Jayson King First Base Play: The Anchor of the Infield Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 9:15am - 10:00am Extra Innings Batting Cage Tim Yuhas Baseball Speed and Power Activities Demo Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 10:15am - 11:00am Break-Out #1 Butch Thompson Attack: Top Drills for Our Players Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 10:15am - 11:00am Break-Out #2 Bob Tewksbury & Mike Leonard Making the Mental Side of the Game a Priority with Your Team Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 10:15am - 11:00am Break-Out #3 Nick Derba Teaching the Swing for All Levels and Ages: An In-Depth, Age-Based Teaching Plan Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 10:15am - 11:00am Extra Innings Batting Cage John McDonald Infield Activities Demo Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 11:15am - 12:05pm Break-Out #1 Steve Trimper Establishing Your Program's Offensive Philosophy Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 11:15am - 12:05pm Break-Out #2 Chad Epperson Catching: The Key Building Blocks Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 11:15am - 12:05pm Break-Out #3 Joe Kruzel Innovative Pregame Routines to Improve In-Game Results Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 11:15am - 12:05pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Extra Innings Demo Session Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 11:15am - 1:15pm Nehantic/Pequot/ Paugusset Rooms NEIBA Annual Meeting Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 12:05pm - 1:10pm

EXHIBITOR TIME/LUNCH

Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 12:05pm - 1:10pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Extra Innings Demo Session Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 1:10pm - 2:10pm Break-Out #1 Darren Fenster Your Team is YOUR Team. Establishing a Culture and Identity that Reflects Its Coach Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 1:10pm - 2:10pm Break-Out #2 Greg DiCenzo PFP Mechanics - The 9th Defender Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 1:10pm - 2:10pm Break-Out #3 Matt Hyde The Path to Greatness: What Did Future Major League Players Look Like as Amateurs? Identifying Consistent Characteristics of High Achievers Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 1:10pm - 2:10pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Jeff Albert Hitting Drills Demo Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 2:25pm - 3:25pm Break-Out #1 Butch Thompson Name Dropping: Lessons Learned From Others Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 2:25pm - 3:25pm Break-Out #2 Steve Trimper Drills & Skills to Maximize Your Outfield Play Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 2:25pm - 3:25pm Break-Out #3 Bob Tewksbury Ninety Percent Mental: The Hidden Game of Baseball Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 2:25pm - 3:25pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Extra Innings Demo Session Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 3:40pm - 4:30pm Break-Out #1 Jeff Albert Launch Angle and Exit Velo are Old News Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 3:40pm - 4:30pm Break-Out #2 Nick Derba Bodies In Motion - Keeping Tempo at Practice to Develop Defensive Fundamentals Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 3:40pm - 4:30pm Break-Out #3 Dave Swanson Making Every Throw Count: The Importance of Your Throwing Program Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 3:40pm - 4:30pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Extra Innings Demo Session Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 4:15pm - 5:00pm Exhibitor Zone/ Rawlings Booth
Meet Carlos Delgado & Pat Hentgen
Two All-Time Toronto Blue Jay Greats
Presented by Rawlings
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 4:40pm - 5:30pm Break-Out #1 Dave Therneau Attacking Hitters the Stetson Way Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 4:40pm - 5:30pm Break-Out #2 Mervyl Melendez Practice Organization the FIU Way Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 4:40pm - 5:30pm Break-Out #3 Paul Quantrill, Butch Thompson, Greg DiCenzo, Tucker Frawley & Mike Leonard College Recruiting 101: Question & Answer Session for Coaches Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 4:40pm - 5:30pm Extra Innings Batting Cage Chad Epperson with Steve Lomasney Catching Drills DEMO Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Friday, January 19 6:00pm Exhibitor Zone
Exhibitor Zone Closes
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
 
Friday, January 19
 
5:45pm - 7:00pm
 
Break-Out #1
Talking Baseball presented by Rawlings and On Deck Sports:
Featuring Carlos Delgado, Pat Hentgen, Paul Quantrill, and Jeff Albert moderated by Steve Trimper
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
 
Saturday, January 20
 
 
Saturday, January 20
 
7:15am - 9:30am

 
Registration/Check-In

Mohegan Sun Convention Center Pre-Function Area
Saturday, January 20 8:30am - 9:15am Nehantic/Pequot/ Paugusset Rooms Butch Thompson We Get Good at What We Focus on In Practice & Games Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 8:30am - 9:15am Abenaki Room Chad Epperson Improve Catcher Throwing Mechanics Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 8:30am - 9:15am Shinnecock/ Nipmuc Rooms Greg DiCenzo Indoor Practice Planning for the Outdoor Season Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 9:30am - 10:15am Nehantic/Pequot/ Paugusset Rooms Jeff Albert The Future of Batting Practice Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 9:30am - 10:15am Abenaki Room Eric Cirella Creating Offense from Baserunning & Bunting Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 9:30am - 10:15am Shinnecock/ Nipmuc Rooms Chris Fay Double-Goal Coach II: Culture, Practices, & Games Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 10:30am - 11:15am Nehantic/Pequot/ Paugusset Rooms Brendan Eygabroat Keeping It Game Speed: Multi-Purpose Practice Drills Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 10:30am - 11:15am Abenaki Room Greg DiCenzo PFP Mechanics - The 9th Defender (Repeat Session) Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 10:30am - 11:15am Shinnecock/ Nipmuc Rooms Matt Hyde The Player Development Pathway: What Scouts Look For Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 11:30am - 12:15pm Nehantic/Pequot/ Paugusset Rooms Brendan Eygabroat Score More Runs: 15 Front Toss Drills for Your Hitters Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 11:30am - 12:15pm Abenaki Room Dave Swanson Pre-Season Throwing Program for Pitchers Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room
Saturday, January 20 11:30am - 12:15pm Shinnecock/ Nipmuc Rooms Eric Cirella Teaching Baserunning in an Age of Leg Kicks, Bat Flips & Launch Angles (Repeat Session) Mohegan Sun Upper Level Meeting Room

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2017 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches' Convention Event Handout