NowD1 Speaks

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A must listen to podcast for every college baseball coach - Focused on recruiting Interviewing guests, including uncommitted prospects, highlighting their baseball achievements, academic record and recruiting status. Monday - Thursday Friday Fun Feature interviewing some of the best known names in baseball; recounting their baseball journey while providing valuable insights for today's uncommitted prospects

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From Player to Coach: Navigating the Diamond with Iona University Recruiting Coordinator Michael Scimanico
Jan 23 2024
From Player to Coach: Navigating the Diamond with Iona University Recruiting Coordinator Michael Scimanico
Step onto the baseball diamond with Michael Scimanico, pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Iona University, as he shares his transformative journey from player to coach in this insightful episode of the NowD1 Speaks Show. Gain valuable insights into the unique challenges and rewards of transitioning roles within the game, and discover Coach Scimanico's advice for those contemplating a similar path.Uncover the secrets of balancing the dual responsibilities of being a pitcher and a coach, and learn about the pitching strategies that have fueled Coach Scimanico's success on both fronts. From his experience in independent leagues to recruiting insights from Iona University, Coach Scimanico provides a wealth of knowledge for aspiring college baseball players, offering tips on standing out in the recruiting process. Finally, get a sneak peek into the expectations and goals for the Iona baseball team in the upcoming spring season and learn how prospects can align themselves with these expectations. Tune in for a pitch-perfect blend of wisdom, resilience, and recruiting strategies in this episode of NowD1 Speaks Show.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 114- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Empowered Within: Jennifer Pilates Guides You to Holistic Wellness
Jan 12 2024
Empowered Within: Jennifer Pilates Guides You to Holistic Wellness
Embark on a transformative journey with the illustrious Jennifer Pilates, a beacon of holistic wellness and empowerment in the health and wellness industry for over two decades. In this episode, Jennifer shares her mission to unlock the full potential of body, mind, and spirit, guiding you through a soulful exploration of self-empowerment. As a sought-after empowerment coach, trainer, and internationally renowned intuitive-medium, Jennifer seamlessly blends the practical and the spiritual to offer a unique approach to holistic well-being.Discover Jennifer's unwavering commitment to fostering self-care, philanthropy, and optimism, making a profound impact on the lives of individuals worldwide. Whether you're drawn to transform your physical health, nurture your mental well-being, or explore your spiritual side, Jennifer's insights and intuitive guidance will inspire, empower, and motivate you like never before. Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Pilates and unlock the secrets to true transformation – aligning your mind, body, and spirit with the energy of the universe. Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and motivated to become the best version of yourself!Learn more about Jennifer Pilates jenniferpilates.comBe Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 113- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
From the Circle to UTEP Commitment: Ryann "Boogs" Presswood
Jan 5 2024
From the Circle to UTEP Commitment: Ryann "Boogs" Presswood
Step onto the softball field with Ryann Presswood, known to all as Boogs, a '25 committed prospect with a powerhouse presence on and off the mound. In this episode, Boogs shares her remarkable journey from Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, TN, to a committed future with the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Boogs discusses her strengths, weaknesses, and the drive that keeps her motivated. Dive into her memorable moments, including a challenging inning that fueled her growth as a pitcher. Boogs unveils the delicate balance between academic commitments and softball, showcasing the support she receives from her school and coaches. Learn about the coaches and experiences that shaped Boogs into the formidable player she is today. Join us for a day in the life of this student-athlete, exploring her routine during the season. Boogs candidly discusses her goals for the future, emphasizing the importance of staying hungry for success. Gain insights into her unique recruiting journey, from the mental challenges to finding a home at UTEP. Boogs closes with invaluable advice for young athletes: play your game, embrace your journey, and do it for yourself. Don't miss this inspiring episode of NowD1 Speaks, with Ryann “Boogs” Presswood, detailing the resilience, passion, and indomitable spirit of a rising softball star.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 112- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Power Beyond the Plate: Unleashing Potential with '25 Jonah Schroeder
Jan 4 2024
Power Beyond the Plate: Unleashing Potential with '25 Jonah Schroeder
Step into the batter's box with Jonah Schroeder, a formidable 6'5", 230lb power hitter hailing from Juanita High School in Kirkland, WA. In this episode of NowD1 Speaks, Jonah shares insights into his baseball journey, from leading his travel team in hitting stats to making a significant impact on varsity as a freshman. Discover how Jonah navigates the delicate balance between academics and baseball, harnesses discipline in the weight room, and strives to turn weaknesses into strengths. As he outlines his short-term goals for league championships and state playoffs and envisions a future playing D1 baseball and beyond, Jonah provides valuable advice for young athletes, emphasizing the importance of work ethic and unshakable confidence in one's game. Tune in to explore the mindset of a driven '25 prospect with aspirations reaching far beyond the diamond.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 111- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Pitching Excellence and Collegiate Success: A Conversation with Darren Ware
Dec 20 2023
Pitching Excellence and Collegiate Success: A Conversation with Darren Ware
In this episode of NowD1 Speaks, we sit down with Darren Ware, Head Pitching Coach at Walsh University, to delve into his coaching journey and the thriving baseball program at Walsh. Coach Ware shares the factors that drew him to Walsh, emphasizing the university's strong academic reputation and the unique challenges and triumphs of coaching in the competitive Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). As the team earned recognition in the 2023 season with multiple players receiving All-Conference honors, Coach Ware provides insights into fostering a culture of success and individual achievement within the team.A special highlight of the episode explores Coach Ware's experience coaching his son, Brody, and the valuable lessons learned that shape his broader coaching philosophy. Balancing his role at Walsh with a position as a pitching instructor at Velocity Sports, Coach Ware discusses the evolving recruiting landscape over his 25+ year coaching career and offers invaluable advice to aspiring college baseball prospects. Join us as we uncover the coaching philosophy encapsulated in the motto "WORK WINS" and understand how it influences Coach Ware's coaching style, contributing to the building of a resilient and successful Walsh University baseball program. This episode is a must-listen for uncommitted prospects and college baseball coaches seeking insights into pitching excellence and navigating the recruitment process.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 110- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Elevating Mind and Body: Unveiling the Champion Within with Taylor Ros
Dec 19 2023
Elevating Mind and Body: Unveiling the Champion Within with Taylor Ros
In this dynamic episode of NowD1 Speaks, we sit down with Taylor Ros, a former D1 scholarship athlete turned professional sprinter, successful gym owner, and coach to elites. Dive deep into Taylor's journey as he shares insights on mastering mindset in athletics, prioritizing actions over words, and achieving greatness. Explore the challenges he faced while starting a business amidst rigorous training and how he seamlessly balances coaching elite athletes with running a thriving gym. Discover Taylor's resilience during the pandemic, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and refining his coaching approach. As a coach to a diverse range of athletes, including world champions, basketball players, and MMA fighters, Taylor unveils the tailored approaches he employs and the common principles he emphasizes across various sports. Gain valuable perspectives on building empathy through business, inspiring life changes, and the transformative power of coaching. Taylor's experiences as a father also bring a unique dimension to leadership, influencing his mindset and communication style in inspiring positive changes in others' lives. Join us for an episode filled with wisdom, motivation, and the secrets to unlocking the champion within.Taylor Ros InstagramCRWN AthleticsBe Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 109- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Driven to Diamond Heights: Carley Funk '25 Uncommitted Softball Prospect
Dec 16 2023
Driven to Diamond Heights: Carley Funk '25 Uncommitted Softball Prospect
Step onto the diamond with Carley Funk, a rising '25 uncommitted softball prospect, as NowD1 Speaks delves into the raw athleticism and unwavering determination that shape her journey. Carley, boasting a 3.3 GPA from Leo High School, shares insights into her early introduction to softball and the familial influences that ignited her passion for the sport. As a versatile utility player with a formidable arm and powerful bat, Carley walks us through defining moments on the field, including a clutch grand slam that echoes triumph in the face of adversity. The episode unfolds the delicate balance Carley maintains between academics and softball, portraying her as a focused and disciplined athlete. Coach Shappell emerges as a crucial figure in Carley's development, extending mentorship beyond the diamond. Dive into Carley's mental preparation rituals, her short-term goals of clinching state championships, and her long-term aspiration to play Division I softball. The recruitment journey takes center stage as Carley navigates the evolving landscape, seeking a college that aligns with her academic aspirations and sports culture. In closing, Carley imparts valuable advice to aspiring athletes, emphasizing the significance of hard work and finding purpose in the pursuit of athletic excellence.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 108- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Baseball Aspirations: Unveiling the Journey of '25 Prospect Joshua Chairez
Dec 15 2023
Baseball Aspirations: Unveiling the Journey of '25 Prospect Joshua Chairez
In this episode of NowD1 Speaks, we delve into the inspiring journey of '25 uncommitted baseball prospect, Joshua Chairez. From his early days in little league to winning Gold in North Carolina for USA Baseball NTIS, Joshua shares his growth, achievements, and the values that fuel his journey. A centerfielder with speed a 6.5 sixty as well as a right-handed pitcher, Joshua discusses his strengths, his commitment to improvement, and the profound influence of friends, family, and coaches. Notably, he highlights the impact of Baseball Coach Kelly of Los Osos High School and GBG Vegas Coach Dino Ebel on his development. Join us for a conversation filled with passion, commitment, and valuable advice for young athletes aspiring to succeed in the world of baseball.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 107- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Leading with Legacy: A Journey through Baseball Excellence with Coach Bobby Hill
Dec 15 2023
Leading with Legacy: A Journey through Baseball Excellence with Coach Bobby Hill
Join us in this episode of NowD1 Speaks as we sit down with the accomplished Head Baseball Coach of West Valley College, Bobby Hill. A baseball prodigy from his high school days at Leland HS in San Jose, Coach Hill's journey encompasses collegiate triumphs with the University of Miami, where he led the Hurricanes to a NCAA College World Series championship, earned first-team All-American honors, and secured a place in the school's Hall of Fame. As a major league player for the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, Hill's legacy continued, and he remains one of Miami's all-time greats, holding records for stolen bases and contributing significantly to the 'Canes' third NCAA national championship in 1999.Transitioning seamlessly from player to coach, Coach Hill made his mark at Los Gatos High School with two CCS championships before steering Mission College to three Coast titles and four playoff appearances, including three super regional qualifications. Now at West Valley College, Coach Hill embarks on a new chapter, aiming to elevate the program to elite status. In this episode, we delve into his illustrious playing career, coaching triumphs, and the winning strategy he brings to West Valley, promising not only on-field success but also a track record of moving student-athletes to the next level, be it NCAA division-1 scholarships or professional drafts. Don't miss the insights from a baseball veteran who has excelled at every level of the game.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 106- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Mastering the Diamond: Navigating the World of College Baseball Recruiting with Coach Connor Burke
Dec 14 2023
Mastering the Diamond: Navigating the World of College Baseball Recruiting with Coach Connor Burke
In this episode of NowD1 Speaks, we sit down with Coach Connor Burke, the Head Baseball Coach at Iona University, to delve into the intricacies of college baseball recruiting. Coach Burke shares his journey, from coaching elite youth players with the Bayside Yankees to molding collegiate athletes at institutions like Dartmouth and the University of Maine. With a keen eye for recruiting, Coach Burke unveils the strategies he employs to attract top talent to Iona, emphasizing the importance of a good fit between recruits and the program's culture.Listeners gain valuable insights into player development success stories, including the journeys of players like Jeremy Pena and Chris Bec, who found success in the MLB draft. Coach Burke's commitment to balancing academic excellence and on-field performance is evident in Iona's achievement with 16 student-athletes on the 2023 MAAC All-Academic Team. Join us for a deep dive into the world of college baseball recruiting and discover the strategies and principles that make Coach Burke a standout figure in the field.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 105- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
'25 Uncommitted Prospect Landon Hankins Unveils the Game Behind the Stats
Dec 11 2023
'25 Uncommitted Prospect Landon Hankins Unveils the Game Behind the Stats
In this episode of NowD1 Speaks, join us for an inspiring conversation with Landon Hankins, a '25 uncommitted baseball prospect from Forney, Texas. Landon shares his baseball journey, from picking up a ball at the age of 3 to playing with the Texans 17-18u during summer ball. As a versatile player who catches, plays third base, and occasionally takes the pitcher's mound, Landon delves into his game's strengths and weaknesses, emphasizing his keen baseball IQ and barrel control. Hear about Landon's memorable moments on the field, including a transformative experience at the age of 11, and discover the motivational forces that keep him pushing to improve. Landon opens up about the impact of influential coaches and teammates on his development, offering a glimpse into his pre-game rituals and the mental preparation that fuels his performance. As he navigates the recruiting process, Landon shares his aspirations for the future and imparts valuable advice to young athletes starting their baseball journey. Tune in to uncover the story behind the stats and the passion that propels Landon Hankins towards his baseball dreams.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 104- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Crafting Champions: The Wyatt Moore Coaching Chronicles
Dec 7 2023
Crafting Champions: The Wyatt Moore Coaching Chronicles
Join us in this episode of NowD1 Speaks as we sit down with Wyatt Moore, Assistant Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator of Allen Community College. Delve into Coach Moore's early coaching career, where he's left an indelible mark by developing players who've gone on to sign professional contracts. Explore the multifaceted roles Coach Moore embraces at Allen Community College, serving as the Director of Strength and Conditioning, Hitting Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator, and learn how he seamlessly balances these responsibilities to create a comprehensive program for the Red Devils.Coach Moore shares insights gained from his summer league coaching experience with the New Market Rebels in the Valley Baseball League and how those lessons have influenced his coaching approach back at Allen Community College. Discover the key factors that contributed to the success of the baseball program at Arizona Western College during Coach Moore's tenure and his role in developing All-Region/All-ACCAC players. Uncover the principles Coach Moore emphasizes in player development, which have seen over 15 players signing professional contracts, with six taken in the Top 10 rounds of the MLB Amateur Draft. As Coach Moore reflects on his transition from player to coach, drawing on experiences from Sterling College and Wichita State University, listeners gain a nuanced understanding of his coaching philosophy. Finally, Coach Moore sheds light on his recruitment strategies as the Recruiting Coordinator for Allen Community College, offering valuable advice for aspiring college baseball prospects navigating the recruitment process. Don't miss this insightful conversation with Wyatt Moore, where coaching expertise meets a passion for player development and program success.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 103- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Rising Star: Mariah Daniel's Softball Journey Unveiled
Dec 6 2023
Rising Star: Mariah Daniel's Softball Journey Unveiled
Join us in this episode of NowD1 Speaks as we explore the inspiring journey of Mariah Daniel, a talented uncommitted softball prospect from Carrollton High School. Mariah, a 2025 graduate with a stellar 3.6 GPA, shares insights into her softball origins and her passion for the game since her early days in 10u softball at the rec. As an outfielder, Mariah discusses her strengths in tracking a ball and the occasional struggle in reading bad hops. Hear about her memorable on-field moments, including a game-winning stand-up double that taught her the invaluable lesson of perseverance. Mariah provides a glimpse into her dedication, balancing academic commitments with softball, and her influential figure, Aliyah Andrews. Discover her pre-game rituals and routines, and gain insight into her aspirations of playing at the collegiate and professional levels. Mariah's advice to young athletes emphasizes self-belief and resilience, creating a narrative of determination and ambition in the world of softball.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 102- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
From Player to Mentor: Los Medanos College Head Coach Harmen Sidhu
Dec 5 2023
From Player to Mentor: Los Medanos College Head Coach Harmen Sidhu
In this inspiring episode of NowD1 Speaks, we sit down with Coach Sidhu, the Head Baseball Coach of Los Medanos College, to unravel the layers of his remarkable coaching journey. Starting with his transition from standout player to accomplished coach, Coach Sidhu shares the lessons from his playing days that have become guiding principles in his coaching career.Delve into the strategies and approaches that propelled Diablo Valley College's baseball team to playoff success after nearly a decade, with a special focus on the achievements of the pitching staff. Coach Sidhu's impactful role at UC Berkeley in mentoring players who later joined MLB teams is explored, shedding light on the key aspects of his coaching philosophy that contributed to their success.Reflecting on his own collegiate playing career, from Diablo Valley College to Oregon State and then Sonoma State, Coach Sidhu shares insights into how those experiences shaped his approach to the game and influenced his coaching style. Hear about the challenges and rewards encountered during the transition from player to coach, providing valuable perspectives for those aspiring to follow a similar path.Discover Coach Sidhu's approach to recruiting, emphasizing the qualities he looks for in student-athletes to ensure success both on the field and in academics at Los Medanos College. The episode also explores how Coach Sidhu balances fostering athletic excellence with academic achievements, aligning with the values of Los Medanos College.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 101- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Unlocking Success: Ralph Burnley's Journey with College Baseball Insights
Nov 29 2023
Unlocking Success: Ralph Burnley's Journey with College Baseball Insights
In this latest episode of NowD1 Speaks, we had the privilege of sitting down with Ralph Burnley, a dedicated user of College Baseball Insights (CBI), to uncover the transformative power of this invaluable tool in the world of college baseball recruitment.Episode Highlights:1. Why Choose College Baseball Insights (CBI)?   - Art Crichlow set the stage for the impact of CBI on the recruitment process. Ralph Burnley shares his unique perspective on why he chose CBI and how it has fundamentally shaped his approach to college baseball recruitment. Discover the factors that make CBI a game-changer for aspiring college baseball players and their families.2. Personal Experience with CBI: How Did You Benefit?   - Building on Art's insights, Ralph delves into specific moments and features that directly benefited him on his recruitment journey. Gain firsthand knowledge of how College Baseball Insights has equipped Ralph with a deeper understanding of the college baseball landscape, providing him with a crucial competitive edge.3. Navigating the Recruitment Journey: Lessons Learned with CBI   - Art emphasized CBI's mission to assist student-athletes and families. Ralph shares valuable lessons learned during his recruitment journey, shedding light on challenges overcome and strategies employed. These insights serve as a guide for future users, offering a roadmap to navigate the intricate path of college baseball recruitment.4. Data-Driven Decision Making: How Has CBI Informed Your Choices?   - Explore the role of data-driven tools within College Baseball Insights through Ralph's experiences. Gain insight into how CBI's emphasis on data has influenced decision-making, providing Ralph with the information needed to make informed choices in the competitive recruitment landscape.5. Advice for Future CBI Users: What Would You Share?   - Ralph's journey with CBI unveils practical advice for aspiring college baseball players and their families. Learn about the strategies and features that proved particularly helpful in Ralph's experience. This segment is a treasure trove of insights for those embarking on their own college baseball recruitment journey.Special Offer:As a special treat for NowD1 Speaks listeners, College Baseball Insights is offering an additional 10% discount for first-time annual, quarterly, or monthly subscribers. Use the coupon code NOWD1-10 to unlock this exclusive offer and enhance your college baseball recruitment experience.Tune in to this episode to gain unparalleled insights into the world of college baseball recruitment, and discover how College Baseball Insights can be your key to unlocking success on and off the field.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 100- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Beyond Peaks: Jenn Drummond's Journey to Success and Significance
Nov 28 2023
Beyond Peaks: Jenn Drummond's Journey to Success and Significance
In this captivating episode of NowD1 Speaks, we delve into the extraordinary life of Jenn Drummond – former Division 1 athlete, mom of seven, business owner, author, and world record holder. Discover how Jenn's remarkable journey unfolds, beginning with her resilience in the face of adversity after a life-altering car accident in 2018. This experience not only led her to summit Ama Dablam but also set a world record, teaching us that there are no unreachable goals, no matter the age.Jenn takes us on her incredible quest to conquer the 7 second summits, sharing the motivations behind this ambitious goal and the profound lessons young athletes and coaches can draw from her journey. Explore the strategies of resilience outlined in her book "BREAKPROOF" and gain insights into how they are particularly relevant to young athletes striving for success in both sports and life. As a successful business owner, mother, and world record holder, Jenn discusses the delicate balance between personal and professional life, offering practical advice on delegation and the importance of a supportive team.Motherhood becomes a source of inspiration and challenge for Jenn, challenging stereotypes and proving that family life should motivate rather than hinder one's goals. Jenn shares her vision of inspiring others to live lives of significance and discusses how young athletes can strive for significance in their athletic and personal endeavors. Join us as Jenn Drummond reveals the transformative power of physical challenges through her Seek Your Summit programs, turning obstacles into empowering transformations. Finally, as the host of the Seek Your Summit podcast, Jenn explains the impact of storytelling in motivating young athletes, emphasizing the importance of realizing that they are not alone in their journey and that there is always a way to overcome challenges.Pre-order “BREAKPROOF” Amazon The book helps people own who they are and make the most of this life.Jenn Drummond’s websiteBe Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 99- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Crafting Champions: Insights from Dave Gage, Assistant Baseball Coach at Mount St. Mary's
Nov 22 2023
Crafting Champions: Insights from Dave Gage, Assistant Baseball Coach at Mount St. Mary's
Join us in this compelling episode of NowD1 Speaks as we engage in a thoughtful conversation with Dave Gage, Assistant Baseball Coach / Pitching Coach at Mount St. Mary's. A valedictorian, team captain, and former two-sport athlete at Southern Vermont College, Coach Gage provides a wealth of insights drawn from his successful coaching career at institutions like Stevenson University and Southern Vermont College. Discover the key coaching philosophies and strategies that have contributed to his coaching success and the holistic development of student-athletes under his guidance.Delve into Coach Gage's achievements at Stevenson University, where he amassed over 100 wins and garnered accolades such as All-Regional selections, Conference Pitcher of the Year honors, and Academic Awards for his teams. Uncover the essential factors Coach Gage believes are crucial in creating a well-rounded and successful collegiate baseball program, both on and off the field. Transitioning to Mount St. Mary's, Coach Gage shares his initial goals and aspirations for the Mountaineers' baseball program and outlines how he plans to implement his coaching style and values within this new environment. Gain valuable insights from Coach Gage's personal experience as a college baseball player and understand how his time as a captain, second baseman, and relief pitcher shapes his coaching approach today. The episode also explores critical strategies and areas of improvement identified by Coach Gage for enhancing the Mount St. Mary's baseball program's performance and positioning it for success in upcoming seasons. Additionally, Coach Gage offers invaluable advice for uncommitted high school baseball prospects looking to excel both academically and athletically while catching the eye of college coaches in the evolving landscape of college baseball recruiting.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 98- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
From Sag Harbor to BMCC: A Coaching Journey with Jacob Tobin
Nov 21 2023
From Sag Harbor to BMCC: A Coaching Journey with Jacob Tobin
Join us in this insightful episode of NowD1 Speaks as we sit down with Jacob Tobin, Assistant Baseball Coach at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Jacob takes us on a captivating journey through his coaching odyssey, from the Sag Harbor Whalers to St. Joseph's College Brooklyn, University of Connecticut Avery Point, and now BMCC. Discover how each coaching experience has shaped his coaching philosophy, and gain key lessons learned along the way that now define his role at BMCC.As the former head coach of the Sag Harbor Whalers, Jacob shares the strategies and principles that led to significant success, including winning the Hamptons Championship. Dive into the nuances of coaching in a collegiate summer league and understand the differences from coaching in traditional college settings. Jacob's expertise extends beyond the field, with insights into baseball analytics and the founding of the recruiting platform @BUncommitted found on X, formerly known as Twitter. Learn about the evolving role of analytics in college baseball and valuable advice for uncommitted players looking to leverage platforms like @BUncommitted to enhance their recruitment prospects. This episode provides a comprehensive exploration of coaching, analytics, and recruiting trends, offering aspiring coaches and players a wealth of knowledge from a seasoned professional in the world of college baseball. Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 97- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Bridging the Bases: Insights from Riley Goulding, Head Baseball Coach at College of San Mateo
Nov 10 2023
Bridging the Bases: Insights from Riley Goulding, Head Baseball Coach at College of San Mateo
Embark on a fascinating journey with Riley Goulding, Head Baseball Coach at College of San Mateo, in this episode of NowD1 Speaks. Coach Goulding's narrative unfolds from his roots as a player with the Bulldogs to his return as their Head Coach. Delve into the profound impact of his playing experience on his coaching philosophy, especially within the dynamic realm of junior college baseball. Gain exclusive insights from his seven seasons coaching at the Division 1 level, offering valuable lessons for junior college players aspiring to elevate their game.This episode explores the strategies behind Coach Goulding's teams' offensive and defensive success. Coach Goulding shares his experiences coaching summer ball in Alaska and leading the Northridge Bulls to three consecutive regular season league championships, unraveling the unique dynamics of summer ball and its benefits for young players. Balancing academics and athletics is a focal point, with Coach Goulding providing advice for student-athletes on maintaining this delicate equilibrium. Join us for a comprehensive discussion that unravels the complexities of player development, recruiting nuances, and the evolving landscape of college baseball opportunities, as shared by a seasoned coach with a wealth of experience.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 96- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe
Journey to Excellence: Justin Shaffer's Commitment to Piedmont University
Nov 9 2023
Journey to Excellence: Justin Shaffer's Commitment to Piedmont University
Join us in this episode of NowD1 Speaks as we sit down with Justin Shaffer, a '24 graduate who recently committed to Piedmont University, signing his National Letter of Intent (NLI). With a high academic standing boasting a 3.9+ GPA, Justin is not only a skilled catcher and middle infielder but also a testament to the balance between academic excellence and athletic prowess.In our conversation, Justin opens up about his journey in baseball, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses that define his versatile game. He shares the memorable moments that shaped his approach to the sport and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Balancing the demands of academics with the rigor of baseball practice and games, Justin provides insights into his daily life as a dedicated student-athlete. From influential players and coaches to the goals that drive him forward, Justin's story is an inspiring exploration of commitment, triumph, and the pursuit of success in both academic and athletic arenas.Be Recruited Today > Interest FormEp. 95- - - - - - - - - - -Save time and money: College Baseball Insights has done the research making it easy for you to connect with your dream school > Save 10% use coupon code “NOWD1-10” at checkout- - - - - - - - - - -Do you want to be heard on NowD1 Speaks? ScheduleNowD1 offerings All in One Place NowD1 ConnectsThe coaching app software > Book a FREE Demo CoachingApp- - - - - - - - - - -Today’s Sponsor:Blast Motion - Save $25 when entering coupon code NOWD1 at checkout Blast Motion BaseballNowD1 Posts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to NowD1 Posts at nowd1.substack.com/subscribe