Baseball Notes with Clint McGill
Mike’s favorite tech/gadgets for player development - Part 2

Mike’s favorite tech/gadgets for player development - Part 2

May 25, 2022

In part 2 of our conversation on development, MLB veteran (40 years experience) shares his favorite and most useful technology/tools that have become widespread over the last decade.

Mike also talks about what a "good miss" vs a bad miss looks like for a hitter, the reason why ground balls are such a problem at the higher levels (I had never heard this before), who he thinks is the best pro team in all of MLB at developing players and some insights as to what that organization does well - which is fascinating.

 

Be sure to follow Baseball Notes on instagram and tiktok, and check out Mike's program The Swing Made Easy, which shows simple drills that force players into good positions.  There's nothing quite like it, you'll love it!

Part 1 - How DR and Taiwan develop their ball players differently than the US

Part 1 - How DR and Taiwan develop their ball players differently than the US

May 12, 2022

40 year MLB veteran Mike Brumley shares his experience in the Dominican Republic and in Taiwan in how they develop their baseball players differently than here in the US.

 

Mike also talks about the biggest difference between how the game is played in Taiwan vs US (I had no idea), what type of American players do well overseas, the secret/non secret as to why Dominicans become pro ball players at such a high rate and much more.

 

In part 2, we get into Mike's favorite modern technology for hitters (I was surprised by his favorite) and a few that haven't been all that useful....so be sure to subscribe!

 

And follow us on TikTok and Instagram for daily fun and helpful content.

 

Go get em today!

Breaking down the Matt Olson trade & Mike’s own blockbuster trade

Breaking down the Matt Olson trade & Mike’s own blockbuster trade

March 29, 2022

In this episode Mike Brumley and Clint McGill discuss their thoughts on...

-The end of the lockout

-Mike's take on the Braves/A's trade (Mike has worked extensively with several players involved)

-The state of Atlanta's farm system now

-The first trade Mike was involved with as a player (which included 3 players: Mike, a Hall of Famer and one of the most infamous players in postseason history)

-The team they're looking forward to watching this season 

....and more.

 

And be sure to check out Mike's hitting program The Swing Made Easy.....which is phenomenal.  Learn the simple hitting drills and concepts that improve GAME PERFORMANCE for youth players as well as big leaguers.  

You don't want to miss out on this :)

Mistakes Young Hitters Are Making Today - with Mike Brumley (38 years in MLB)

Mistakes Young Hitters Are Making Today - with Mike Brumley (38 years in MLB)

March 16, 2022

Find out how the game has changed and how hitters have to evolve to stay competitive against today's pitching.  We also talk about Mike's favorite ballpark and the pitcher that he hated to face the most - (Hall of Famer but still a surprising answer!)  Subscribe to stay updated!

 

Check out baseballnotes.com for more info on Mike's teachings...

which we've put together in the Swing Made Easy program.  Teach your kid a proper Stack (stance), Move (stride), Shape (move to contact) and Finish in simple and easy to apply drills that will create a swing that is COMPETITIVE IN GAMES....not just during cage hero and exit velo king - that will end most young careers.

The program is great, you're gonna love it!

 

Clint

 

Episode 29 - The way MLB players conquer their nerves and doubts with Lauren Johnson

Episode 29 - The way MLB players conquer their nerves and doubts with Lauren Johnson

April 22, 2021

Mental Performance Coach and former Yankees Mental Conditioning Coordinator Lauren Johnson joins us to share some FANTASTIC - and I mean fantastic - advice for young players on what to do when they are very upset at themselves at the plate and how to CHOOSE the actions they want to have regardless of how they feel. 

 

The entire episode is great but BE SURE to listen till the end, Lauren has about a 3 minute answer to conclude the episode which is as good as you are going to hear anywhere on the topic of self confidence and what REAL champion behavior is.

 

And be sure to check out more at baseballnotes.com.  Our Bulletproof Hitter confidence training program has helped 10's of thousand of baseball and softball players to be more confident and perform better on game day, and we've added some great hitting and pitching resources too that are from the best in the business.  Find it all at http://baseballnotes.com.

Follow Lauren on all the socials @laurennicolejohnson and her site http://laurenjohnsonco.com

 

Good vibes sent your way, enjoy!

Episode 28 - The 5 Movement Patters Your Athlete MUST Master w/ Zach Dechant of TCU Baseball

Episode 28 - The 5 Movement Patters Your Athlete MUST Master w/ Zach Dechant of TCU Baseball

September 17, 2020

In this episode we have the great Zach Dechant joining us from TCU Baseball.  Zach is the head strength and conditioning coordinator for the baseball team (also works with QB's) and today he shares GOLD on what our young athletes are missing out on in today's training.

Zach shares some secrets from his book, Movement Over Maxes, like the top 5 Movement patterns an athlete must master (and rarely does) before they start lifting weights at 14/15+ years old - why how-to-jump-properly is NEVER taught and is such a valuable tool and what is the #1 biggest predictor of youth UCL (elbow) injury (you'll want to hear this!)

Find more info from Zach at https://www.zachdechant.com/, and be sure to follow him on Instagram at @zachdechant (pronounced "Day-kint")

Enjoy, and be sure to check out our free video on The 3 Most Common Swing Flaws That Youth Hitters Must Avoid (with MLB hitting coach Mike Brumley!)

#27 - A better model for youth baseball?  With Jon Solomon of the Aspen Institute

#27 - A better model for youth baseball? With Jon Solomon of the Aspen Institute

July 30, 2020

Ever wonder if there's a better way to do this whole youth sports experience?  During this pandemic I think there's an opportunity for all of to question if what we are currently doing is because it's the BEST way...

 

...or it's just because we've always done it this way.

 

And on this episode, Jon Solomon from The Aspen Institute and Project Play joins us to share the decades of expertise in studying youth sports here in the US as well as countries across the globe, to show us areas we can improve and what other countries are doing that we could adopt.

 

In a world that seems to have been flipped on it's head we should not miss this opportunity to improve youth sports, so let me know what you think of the episode and go SUBSCRIBE at https://www.aspenprojectplay.org/, their info is top notch!

 

Go get em today!!

 

Clint

Episode 26 - My best baseball memories (from the Keep Baseball Great podcast!)

Episode 26 - My best baseball memories (from the Keep Baseball Great podcast!)

April 2, 2020

What are my favorite memories from baseball?  What are my favorite historical moments?  What are life lessons that I've learned ?  In today's podcast episode I share an interview from the Keep Baseball Great podcast (check it out!) with Drew Rodgers.  

Here I reveal the one person this game connects me to the most, the major leaguer who put me in a headlock for wearing the wrong colors and a lot more.  This game provides so many opportunities for life moments and it's fun to revisit those when we have this break in the action.  Be sure to check out Keep Baseball Great podcast on iTunes....a lot of cool content coming from Drew!

Episode 25 - Playing Poorly Well

Episode 25 - Playing Poorly Well

March 20, 2020

Solo episode here with Coach Clint.  In uncertain times, thoughts tend to go toward worst case "what if" scenarios.  Just like when a hitter hasn't gotten a hit in a while, they wallow through the down period as if they'll never get a hit again.

And with season's hitting the pause button and a lot of people feeling the financial pinch, I thought running through the first lesson in the Bulletproof Hitter - Playing Poorly Well - would be the best use of our time.

Some hitters have to bat near 1.000 to be happy.  And the key to big league success is being able to be even keeled and even joyful while going through a bad stretch.  And there are ways to do this.  Listen to this brief episode, take a breath and focus on your task at hand.  Whatever you may be going through, it's possible to go through it with more peace - it's available to you, just let it in.

Good vibes your way.

Episode 24 - Achieving your goals with GRATITUDE - with Ricky Mendez

Episode 24 - Achieving your goals with GRATITUDE - with Ricky Mendez

March 10, 2020

Ricky Mendez (former pro player, speaker & implementation coach) is here with us today to share GOLD on how any player can acquire the Winner's Mindset, how a simple and daily exercise in gratitude completely transformed his life, why failures are absolutely CRUCIAL early in a journey and the so-simple-it's-genius way to start any new habit.

Give Ricky a follow on all of the socials @rickymendezspeaks, and be on the lookout for a new and VERY EXCITING addition to Baseball Notes and the Bulletproof Hitter.  Prepare to play your best season yet.....I'll have more info on it soon :)

Go get em today!

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