IHSBCA Virtual Clinic Announcement (update 1/17):
We are very happy to announce our 2021 IHSBCA Virtual Clinic. This year's clinic will be on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th. The times will be as follows: Friday 1/29 - speakers are scheduled at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The 8 pm and 9 pm sessions will include our high school coaches mini-sessions. On Saturday 1/30 - we will begin with an FCA round table session at 7:45 am, then have a speaker every hour starting at 9:00 am until our last session at 5:00 pm. Our final 5:00 pm session will be a Q and A session with a panel of MLB hitting coaches. We have added a schedule with speaker times below.
There will not be a IHSAA rules meeting during the virtual clinic this year. There are no new rules added this year by the NFHS. The IHSAA will put together a rules review presentation for coaches that will come out in April. Along with that, there will also not be an umpire clinic this year. Mike Botts and the IHSAA will have a presentation for all umpires later this spring.
The clinic registration form is included on the website, (see form above this message). We have included this year a clinic registration fee scale for teams with multiple coaches on their coaching staff. The most important part of the registration will be including each coaches email, which we need towards sending you back an email 10 days before the clinic with the clinic log-in information you will need to watch both days of the virtual clinic.
Here are the Coaches and times for the virtual clinic:
Friday January 29th:
4:00 pm - Travis Hergert - Philadelphia Phillies MiLB Assistant Pitching Coordinator (Drills for Skills - A Holistic Approach to Guiding Pitchers to High Performance)
5:00 pm - Brian Miles - Cleveland Indians MLB Performance Coach (Being where your feet are - Mental Performance)
6:00 pm - John Anderson - University of Minnesota Head Coach (Developing and Maintaining Throwing Protocols for the Everyday Player)
7:00 pm - Robin Lund - University of Iowa (Developing Throwing Programs for HS Pitchers)
8:00 pm - Alex Bohl - MC Newman Head Coach (Middle Infield Play) (or)
State Championship Coaches Panel (Joel Schares, Eben Baumhover, Chad Wiedmann, Michael Barta)
9:00 pm - Ethan Miller - Central Springs Baseball and AD (Mental Game) (or)
Sportsplex West (Waukee) - 90 MPH Club/Individual Off-Season Plans
Saturday January 30th:
7:45 am - FCA Round Table Speaker - Rick Horton (former MLB pitcher with Cardinals, Dodgers, and White Sox. Currently part of the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasting team doing Play by Play and commentary. He has been the director of the St. Louis Area FCA since 1993.)
9:00 am - Joe Eisenmann - LATD-Long Term Athletic Development, PhD from Michigan State, founded Spartan Performance (Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: Concepts in Long-Term Athletic Development)
10:00 am - Drew Saylor - Kansas City Royals Hitting Coordinator (Basic Foundations of Hitting and How to Individualize a Team Practice)
11:00 am - Luke Carlin - Cleveland Indians MiLB Manager/Catching Instructor (Catching with the Cleveland Indians)
12:00 (noon) - Darren Fenster - Boston Red Sox Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator (Baserunning: The Game's Most Detailed Skill)
1:00 pm - JT Maguire - Cleveland Indians MiLB Coach (Developing a Game Ready Outfielder)
2:00 pm - Shaun Larkin - LA Dodgers Assistant Field Coordinator (Practice Development)
3:00 pm - Kai Correa - San Francisco Giants Bench Coach (Infield - On the Run Plays)
4:00 pm - Joel Mangrum - Cleveland Indians Pitching Coordinator (State of the Game 2021: Pitching Discussion)
5:00 pm - Hitting Q and A Session
- Justin Toole - Cleveland Indians Hitting Analyst
- Kevin Howard - Cleveland Indians Hitting Coordinator
- Bobby Magallanes - Atlanta Braves Assistant Hitting Coach
- Jason Ochart - Director of Hitting for Driveline Baseball and Hitting Coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies
All sessions will be recorded and available to watch on our IHSBCA website for one year. (A week after the clinic, registered coaches will receive an email with a code that allows coaches to go back and either rewatch their favorite sessions or watch session they missed)
A reminder - with no honors banquet, we made the decision to push back for one year the following awards until the 2022 clinic: our Hall of Fame ceremony, the Bill and Sherry Freese Contributors Award, the President's Award, the Primrose Award, and the Legacy Award. We will announce and honor our head coaches, assistant coaches, umpires, and fields of the year later in February. Until then, please stay safe!