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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

08:42 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"Somma PSYCHO OVER THAT SO I've taken the time to find out the research behind it and why But you know you're right like it may be something that he thinks. He's explaining in Layman's terms but he really just needs to say hey. Do you WanNa take your program to another level Know or do you want to increase your walk rate. Do WanNA cut down on strike outs and only those things on a big sign behind it. You Know Nia pressure. I think that's you're running into that with everything I just. I found it because I'm crazy about owning zone and I've tried a whole bunch of different zone of vision products in. It's hard to say that stuff may work but you don't know how it's tangible on the field. Something like this where I can throw be different distances. And it's on the field. I know it adds it at an an additional electrical impulse that does trick your brain and basically we're trying to free up space train our brain to pick up things through space better. That's it and I know that's very difficult understand but at least it's tangible for me on the fields aware. Hey worst thing that can happen. It's the same it's the same. Bp Nothing's changing. I'm just adding an additional vision constraints. Gotcha yeah and if you're watching us out there I know we're getting a little bit choppy As far as one of our WIFI connections one of the hazards of doing these these live. But I know the audio still come through pretty well so appreciate you sticking with us Yeah I mean it's it's interesting how baseball's changing and I know that can be a frustration as you you listen to some people explain. Just like coaches. We're trying to make a name for ourselves. We're trying to establish what we know. And sometimes it's too long winded and to buy mechanical on. It's not really relevant for coach or a kid to take that and run. I know that's a big thing on on twitter. It's as tough sometimes. Forgot who were talking to whether talking to appear in the coaching world who understands when we use technical terms. Or if it's a dad you know a kid a coach you know the end user. Yeah I mean again like I said before like it's great. There's people way smarter than me in this world but you know the only thing I care about is is acquiring the knowledge in. Can I apply it to individual kids? That's it that's all it matters. You know what I mean just like I said from the beginning just because we measure something doesn't mean it's important It it's all about application and sometimes we're chased on results with data instead of just going through the process of what it takes better and You know that's my job. As a coach what our job or people that are in the field is is to really discern that and explain that to people so One thing and we're going to probably wrap up your Pretty soon one thing I I think. A lot of people are wondering about college. Baseball is what it's going to happen going forward. You have any insight. I know there's a ton of stuff up in the air but like what do you think what you're feeling. What can you divulge About the krona buyer situation. What's happening? Yeah well this. This is a very fluid situation. We're having weekly calls. Will we get information in in our still trying to get information on some of our seniors? people just think that they got actually IRV eligibility. But there's finances going that there's people that graduate Even though they have another year others all different types of things that go into that That Affect Rosters we. We still have a roster limit on but we still have a two thousand twenty class coming in so all those little details are very fluid right now is left alive things up in the air and it's tough for people As far as the schedule goes I think you'RE GONNA see next year at think you're gonna see things changed drastically. I think it's going to be more regionally based type schedule We were supposed to go to at Florida State at Oregon State next year. And a half a really tough schedule. But you know maybe maybe that may not happen now. Depending on you know can those schools even payout guarantees Is Your institution just GonNa make you take bus trips? All those things are gonna be the individual to the school and I think you really don't know what's going to happen but there's definitely going to be some cuts and some drastic measures being taken. I think you know as long as we can get through this as a whole obviously as a country. We're trying to you know. Get the virus under control and try to find a cure for that or vaccine and until we have that I think it's just going to be fluid For the next year so but I I think college sports professional sports will rebound As fast or as quick as anything I just think like Kinda like we're all doing right now. We're all going to have to sacrifice a little bit for the greater good am math. You know the last thing I want to get your pick your brain about in. Get your thoughts on. Were you know if if you're coaching youth guys are teenagers? They haven't hit college yet. You know what's the one thing you had stressed them to focus on As far as far as hitting goes you know where would you? Where would you like to see? Guys put their focus at a young age. I think anybody before high school should just be more based off skill acquisition Put them in different environments of of competitions. A different type of games All different types of constraints. Just had them compete. You know I don't. I don't think there's anything specifically mechanically that you WANNA. You WanNa hit on. I think a balance is always going to be something that applies as they get older. So if you're getting them to a balanced position before they before they swing the bat. They're always going to be good but I think at a young age. It needs to be more on external cue based and and skill acquisition based Because I think there's this is the time during that period were the motor skills are being developed And that's where you can kind of put that you know compete factor in and just at the ball skills. I think you know if we're trying to give specific lessons to an eleven year old you're out of your mind And what I mean by that. Is You know a specific swing or specific movement. Or this is how it's done you know you don't know how they're going to be in four or five years. They could grow seven inches. And then that does a disservice. So a Lotta Times why you know. I like multi sport athletes. I think you know having them Just in different environments to compete and motor motor learning and skills and competition and all those different things that come with with deploying different sports and being active will only make them a better baseball player. Down the road so Yeah just at a young age before high school. I would keep it. I would keep it more simplistic and skill acquisition an external cue basin. I would Specific mechanics good answer. Who met for those of a for all of our listeners? Today who like to follow up with you or maybe. They're now more interested in Maryland than they were before How can they find out more information about your program? And how can they follow you personally on the web? Yeah I mean I hate to be about like self loathing or whatever. It's I really started to answer Graham Twitter Account To talk to recruits. I didn't I didn't start it to to get you know notoriety earlier or do anything or sell anything. My salary is what it is that that doesn't change. So I really got into it to to talk to recruits 'cause hitting very difficult to talk on the phone about So it's something that I started with that as it's Kinda grown I'M IN ITS LEARN. I'm an to become a better coach person And get exposed to all the great coaches that we have out there on some better than others. Some some less some lesson out on your little bit than others too so I have a a twitter. Page hitting pages call Maryland made hitting if you just if you just put that in either of those applications and just search it. It'll pop up and you know what I try to do is just give my opinion and provide information. I think is going to help people and you know there's not one way to do it so I'm for people that are open minded and willing to learn and look at it from a different way. It could be good and that that's kind of why I'm here is is ultimately to to help kids become the best person and player they to be if I can help parents and other coaches along the way that's great too awesome awesome so definitely check them out at Maryland made hitting and Matt. Thanks so much for being on the show. Today man was a great conversation. Really appreciate it. Yeah appreciate guys on any time. Yeah and if you're out there on twitter youtube land thank you being here. Subscribe show share with a friend and we will see you next time.

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

12:16 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"I know there's some coaches don't like machines and don't don't for that specific reason. I think there is some good application for machines but it can't just be. Hey let's make it as hard as possible and close as possible and expect good results that that's just gonNA make everybody works so inside what we do every day as we? We have a movement based approach. Okay if I go through a movement based approach and whether he's tight or loose mover and get him to understand his body to be on time with every pitch and balanced we have a chance for success period okay and that can come in many different ways when we go outside for the day we may. Have you know a a game where we have? Two machines where it's fastball breaking ball two-headed monster All these different types of things. Where when we go outside for the day were competing. We're not talking about mechanics. We're not talking about all that. Were simply competing on the field. So they kind of have a preconceived notion when they come in with me. That's the time to work on. They're craft when they go outside for today for the day. Whatever we're doing it's time to compete but everything from a training standpoint for me is you always have to go back to ask yourself. Is this going to help or hurt? His timing bounce if it does not if it affects that you shouldn't be doing period. How do you feel about really so you talked a little bit about the the closer distance and the lack reaction time Obviously like we look at Little League world series in and they're they're posting ninety six power equivalent. Clearly it's not the same. Can you speak a little bit about the difference between actual velocity just like the way it affects? Your is like the way it affects your timing like there's clearly visual difference than just reaction time right. So can you speak a little bit on Davis being actual velocity and reaction? Time while you're down a rabbit hole ness but I'm not yes please. And his conception I think eventually when I'm talking about what timing is anything that you can see a pitcher or a player can allow his body to move within time. It is is what I mean by timing. It doesn't just mean to get on time with a fastball. It means he has to have the same movement pattern whether it's thirty feet away or sixty feet away so there's nothing wrong with batting practice from thirty feet away. It just has to make sure that it's something where the hitter can move the same way. He could At sixty feet. So you know. We're talking about timing. That's something that's still people like on confused. Does he mean just get on time with it. It's more about the movement. Pattern can be the same okay. And that's why you need that kind of constraint where you're seeing a pitcher being able to move or something to that degree when it comes to vision You know this is a huge argument. You're you do not see spin so It's just a proven thing. You see color and you see space. That's that's what our is do they don't it doesn't see spend we. We think we do. But we don't so I've spent a lot of time on this vision aspect That sending electrical impulses so it. It's very difficult to explain people which is why we use the V-FLEX because it's something that is tangible where I don't have to go down this rabbit hole. Would you said so? Basically that's why timing is so important is because we wanna be down and balanced in time to to make a better decision But the reaction time in your brain doesn't process it like that it just sees color in space. Okay Timings are tough one. It's to it's tough to kids At any age even pro bowl. It's like yet. It's the When you're trying to be on time for velocity or just get your timing down or whatever you're doing like nothing really mimics seeing ninety plus or even eighty five plus off the mound like your body reacts a little bit differently like you know. You're feeling Tense whatever situation you know. It's not the same as when you know when a guy's flippancy underhand or off the tea or whatever you're doing so it's like it's hard to. It's the hardest part about about working with hitters. Is to try and get him into that game. Feel like with their body in practice or in batting practice or training. Or whatever says it's so tough I could talk about a rabbit hole. You could talk about you know different different ways to do that for hours just to get a guy feel like he's in a game you know timing he's in a game you know adrenaline he's in whereas body's GONNA move the same. You know at nine. Am practice on a Tuesday a the same as us. Six six o'clock game on night opening up in the big ten. Here's here's the thing. That's kind of go all vision training so people understand is simply trying to free up space space in your brain. That's all it is to make quicker decisions. That's all it is so we've done a whack a mole boards. We've done strobe goggles We use the V-FLEX on now. It's tangible but essentially all vision training is just trying to free space up in your brain and make quicker and faster decisions. So those are things over time with the V-FLEX You know when a pitcher's throwing throwing in you're you're you're using your gaze to watch them you know you're getting an electrical impulse to your brain when the ball is released. Okay when we add the v-flex in there which is this big circle that's another electrical impulse that we're sending to the brain that actually tricks the brain. Okay because just our bodies your your your vision and your body is going to be two. They wants to use the least amount of energy to as possible to to complete the task so with vision training. You actually have to trick your brain because it doesn't process stuff like that so it's a very very difficult thing to do And most people have no idea about this stuff and I've tried to really pay attention in study at understand implicit training which is brain based training and and what it actually does because people you can ask a hunter baseball players maybe fifty of swear they see spin and I thought I did too until I just was presented. What the actual science of how your brain actually works. But I think all in all whether it's vision training or mental training or meditation which we do you're trying to free up space in space in the brain like you said because there's so many other external internal factors that are going on in game into you verbalize. What what something I heard a long time ago and it was a it was reference to a story by Frederica. Someone told me you know your brain. A normal person on average is thinking about twenty five hundred things per second like going through their mind and elite athletes. And and you know high High-performers are somewhere around eight hundred. You know thoughts per second going through their mind in eight hundred. Sounds like a lot. But it's the way you verbalize it. It's getting the clutter out of your mind and being able to focus on the story with Alex Rodriguez. He didn't interview when he said. You know a hundred times. Before he went to bed he would repeal himself on the best hitter in the world and the best hitter in the world and power. Positive thinking you know talking things into existence. Whatever you know. Meditation whatever that was for him. It's it's basically shutting his mind off and just getting trying to get on some kind of singular focus of. I'm a good hitter. Like if I believe it I can achieve it type deal and yet just it made a lot of sense in what you said verbalize. Explain that a lot better than you know it kind of explained it and put it in a nice package for what I was learned or what was taught you know fifteen years ago and you know eight hundred thoughts that you can't wrap your head around that. Why is it eight hundred wise at twenty five hundred? Whatever the number is I want. I think we could go on. Go on extension of that too when it comes to like internal queuing for hitters right like we get all these arguments about trout told himself to swing down a rod did too and they show you all this stuff right but you know nine out of ten baseball people don't know that your your brain processes information through your spine so your brain processes information through your spine when you're standing straight up and you're just rotating like this yet. The your barrel does seem like above and as soon as you bend over. You know that. Feel that you're telling yourself in your head to them. They're bending over now so now they still think the barrels above it. So you know if those are just little nuances where you know just because someone gives himself an internal queue. Dave really think they're doing that so that's just a little nuance about how where your brain processes information through your science your spine And we're kind of pre program like that is as crawling or walking or stuff like that as kids is is really getting an understanding why they tell themselves stats as their internal queue. You know what I mean so just little things like that same type of thing vision. It's more about the education in what people know. Then just okay no. He doesn't do that in the game. There's a lot of that are going to. Both of those gadget can use. This is a big rabble. Can you quickly? Because I'm sure there's some people out there that don't know the difference. Can you talk about Internal external cues. What what the those are in the difference in an internal queue would be something maybe to to say. Swing down or You Know Front foot under the front hip on your Ford Moves Maybe something like that would be your internal queue to get started An external cue is something sane. A I'M GONNA I'm GonNa hit this pitch off the center field wall. Those are differences between an internal and external cue in every players different. Some people need the one internal queue. I don't think you can have a lot because you can't get like that may be a player has one internal Q. Maybe if it's a hit he he's thinking you know. I'm going to hit the ball to the right side instead of trying to think about see a deep Do this do that. And then end up just kinda messing their brain up so I think it's different for every player and again that's exactly what we just talked about. Where a guy may think. Barrel ABOVE THE HANDS. He may think Drive the ball to the right center gap. You know everybody's different. Everybody has internal and external cues that they know what what works best for them to get the desired result. Okay that's a good explanation And for those of you in Youtube I posted the v-flex device the math talking about Just if you WANNA check out what he's talking about it's A. I remember seeing that I was at the. Abc Avis. This winter. And Nash. When I saw that thing And I started. Started the chat with them and this is as just a random side note a lot of companies out there and they're one of them don't explain their products very well and that's kind of why. I asked about the turnovers extra accuse I was walking by and I'm like. Hey what is this thing? And he gives me this huge piece of paper that had like the most the most tiny text on ever seen. And I'm like there's no. There's no way if you give this to a dad. He he like wants to buy your product or you really even clear on what you're selling and I wasn't and I'm I consider myself reasonably bright and reasonably. Well informed. I'm like I don't I don't know what this is. How it helps me or like what even all this means and I think that's a big problem in baseball. Were you have a lot of tech and it's poorly ends poorly explained. We'll think what you're talking about right we're trying to we're getting scientists and ophthalmologists in those guys in the game right and they're they're not they don't speak our language Essentially what it should say. I'm a psycho over owning his own. I think the separation between minor league in Major League players a lot of times. This is simply owning his own zone discipline..

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

11:15 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"I think that works You know what we're talking about specifically with our type of players that does not work at the higher levels You have less time. You have You know better pitching you have all these things so which which are trying to do at the higher levels is is be more efficient with the with the limited time that you have so I think when you're young you know having that type of a motor skills and and motor learning stuff is great and it works then It just gets a little bit more complicated as we get older and more specific right matt. I've got A. I've got a alcohol. Dan Nope nope go. Well I was GONNA say I'M GONNA Trans I'M GONNA transition because I've got a question here from one of one of our youth guys high school a actually a dad and his sons a catcher and he asks You know as a catching prospect is more important to have good technique behind the plate throwing foot work or would you rather have a really good bat You know whether it's hitting for power hitting for average when you're looking at a Guy That's catching prospect for you I think I think the footwork in the hands. How strong hands are and those types of things are way more important. I think a lot of times catchers that can hit but can't really catch you end up being put at First Base D. H. so I think catchers one of those positions there there will always be a need for catchers. It's the most dire position on the team up. Because you're literally sometimes one pitch away from having a play And it's it's a high risk physician so I would tell all that data to focus on the defensive asset and you gotta work on hitting but you know we're always trying to find catchers man always trying to find catchers that have good footwork that can throw in and have strong hands low when you see I mean when you got a kid can naturally hit. Maybe he's not a great receiver. Can't you make him into a pretty good receiver in college? But can you. But it doesn't work the other way around. No I'm catching man is desolate now catching so unique. You just because let me throw that in there like okay. You're not the best receiver. Yes we can work on it every day but again we never talk about the minutia right. It's like okay. We just gave him three numbers. And he's on taps or digits or something like that he then has to see with the coach gave him. He has the process that he has to give the sign to the pitcher and then he has to focus. Like we're not just talking about you know that stuff is very hard to do. You have to process all that okay along with you trying to get to be a better receiver. Okay so you know. Those are things that are talking about. That's the mental part of the game. That is extremely difficult and catchers need it the most because they're the ones that are the generals on the field. So yes you can improve receiving in a in a in Ann Arbor rupture and there's nothing going on. You start throwing stuff in air where people were screaming at you. They got two hits in a row. You call their own sign You didn't do the right pickoff play. Then that's when the chaos and everything else ensues. So that's the little part of the game then kind of goes along with college coaching. I mean there's people don't realize they're the ones that do May Be still understand that. They're probably not a specific catching coach on each on each staff. You know there's you always have a head coach. And whatever his position was he's going to the most about certain areas. Are these hitting her hitching guy. Either pitching coach in the up position. You know a year recruiting guy. You're the hitting coach at Maryland. And I'm sure you also have to work with the infielders outfielders and and the catchers. There's no it's not like you've got a guy sitting there like all. This guy was tenure. You Know Big League catcher. And he's going to make this kid a great receiver. It's like sometimes you just have to let him receive and Kinda and give them tips on what you really want to get. You know catching as the one position where it's hard if you don't have a guy on staff to. I feel like maybe develop that guy into a really good catcher. He's got to do a lot on his own. It's gotTa be you know. He's got to be really diligent on his own. 'cause catching it like you said is that. Is that niche position? Where you know I played shortstop so I'm I'm confident. I can teach a first baseman. A lot of infield stuff but catching is a wholly different. A total different ballgame. Yeah that's why that's why you should come to. Maryland is rob gone was a was a college catcher in a professional catcher. And you know he's our head coach so there you go here. We do have that. And then you got me. Coach outfielders Anna odors and coach Fabio. And I think just to add to that would corey Mosquera. Pitching coaches great on. I think the pitching coach has to take some ownership with the catchers. And you don't really see that on the college landscape or pro landscape. They're they're working with their pictures but they also have Very detailed knowledge on catcher and what they should be doing so I think he's done a great job for that Integrating Himself in in the recruiting calls with catchers right as. He's asking some questions and maybe I would ask And I think that's a big part. Identifying catchers in the recruiting process is coming from the pitching coach. Actually not just hitting guys right Matt I asked most of the coaches that have been on the show. This question. I'm a very big proponent of letting kids call their own game where do you guys fall on Maryland at Maryland? I think it depends. We've had we've had success with both I think overall again I'm just GONNA go back to this Kids aren't learning the game early enough. Meaning they're not doing it from an early age. They're not doing it on these showcase teams. They're getting pitches called for them. So if that's the case I can't have a kid who's not very educated. Come in and that's never done in call a game. That's that's not fair to him on setting him up for failure so I I think it depends like we've had a quite a catcher. Kevin Martier that was on our team Some of our best teams is a Latin kid from New York City. He had super amount of fuel. He'd done it all his life and he was the best. We've had so far with that. So I think it's circumstantial. I'd like to see it more. You know I just think we're handcuffing guys because you know you're seeing it I've seen it at seven eight year old games sometimes. Not even high school words happening. And how do you expect someone to call their own game? If they don't know now yes you can. You can take the time to to teach them but let me tell you. That's the biggest problem I have anyway. I only get eight hours in the offseason with these guys in twenty hours during the fall season for five weeks. So you know I'm trying to cram every possible second I can To make them better players and sometimes that falls on the back burner and it's tough we try to do. A Corey spends a lot of time on educating those guys with that as well. That's good yeah and I agree. I think it's it's weird that there's like both arguments both ways on the youth side. Where they're like. They don't know how to do it yet. So we have to do it form. It's like but they're but they're ten just they don't even strikes. They threw one pitch. Just let them call it there. One random randomly located bitch. They're not gonna hit their spot more than like one at ten times so dislike. Let them see. I think the risk reward is so valuables a teaching tool Where I think you're right if kids are if this is a cultural change which is why I keep bringing this up because I wanted to be a cultural change so civically in the lower parts of baseball Then it can hopefully like you said kids have more of a feel more of an idea when they get to high school and College Baseball. Yeah and it's it's it's weird that that's one of those things in baseball. It's like when did that start happening? And like why exactly and like. Why is it now cultural norm? I mean just like with batting practice and I wanna ask you about batting practice as well like we've gotten to these points where like we've been rutted. I think in baseball with Dr Traditions and like the pitch calling an amateur baseball is like a rudder tradition now and I think it needs to be called into question Adding batting privacy to go at that one as far as you can like a so. What are you guys doing that Maryland? As far as batting practice are you reinventing it or you. Changing what's happening again. I think batting practice is is something. That's that system fielding on Game Day right like the majority of the day is we're not taking batting practice though comment with me in the cage for half hour forty five minutes or working specifically On something naked improve on and what I mean is everyone of. My guys has an individual program. So they're doing two to three exercises before they go outside of practice for the day that they need to improve on to make them better player. We're not pitching holding the entire team to do the same exercise. We're not just doing that so I think if you put the work in during the week Game Day is just eyewash. I mean it's it's about routines it's about mental preparation and what you're finding is big leaguers a lot of them don't even take BP anymore. So I think it's something that you said is traditional Just to kind of get the guys ready but I think if you're if you're challenging them Throughout the week in practice in making stuff difficult on them. You're going to be more prepared for Game Day I'm open to anything. I couldn't care less really what people do for. Bp I think to each their own we've added a constraint in our batting practice called v-flex which is a circular type of thing that I throw through. That is is tangible to train their vision. So when I'm doing is if it goes through certain whole it's going to be a strike and then I mix in some balls so you know within batting practice. I'm still trying to create some constraint to help their vision Further zone discipline. So you know I guess in a sense on. I'm still trying to get better. And have them work on something while they have the freedom to to stay within the environment of just getting prepared for the game that day? Gotcha so are you guys throw so like. Let's go out of batting practice. Go back into your hitting training in general. What are some of the things you do or you mixing in lots of speed workload? They've you the pitching machine where they're seeing speed a lot or like what kind of your processor. Yeah I mean this is this is always the toughest part with me. I have a love hate. Relationship with machines I think everything you should do in hitting involves timing and balance. If if there's a there's a an exercise of you're doing that's going to affect timing That's not realistic to the game. You should not be doing it so just because you can put a machine at forty feet and make it equal to ninety miles. An hour doesn't mean it's GonNa be good for the player He doesn't have time to an arm action. He doesn't have time to load properly. So which are actually doing. Is You're training to hit ninety five. Which are actually speeding. His timing and balance and mechanics up. It is GonNa make him worse so you know. I think it's a fine line. I think machines to be between fifty and sixty feet and be realistic again. It should have like an arm or somewhat to get up in a balance point because everything about timing..

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

13:28 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"Well put it on everything. Now I mean obeys like let's say I mean I grew up in Maryland. I'm like the most born and bred like you see the flag right here on here. It says Maryland made shirt. So you can see. I got all the helmets and everything. Also it's a part of WHO I am. I think growing up. But it's it's the crabs that we've had and we put it on eggs. You put it on sandwiches. You put it on anything so he put it on corn but it on Burgers on this end he can even put it on certain drinks as well which I won't talk about now but Now they is like a as a staple In the state at it's something that Is is in the cabinet for sure. Yeah for those of you listening. If you're not from the Maryland area you probably don't know what old as but it's it comes in this league yellow. Can they use these metal cans? I'm sad they went away from the metal camps for everyone but it's a crab seasoning and the Maryland. Blue Crab is a A. I guess it's not. It's unique to the east coast but it's very unique. It's like a special. It's like our food here in Maryland. was that Football crabcakes is what Maryland does but Old Bay on of the beloved seasonings. That yet you've put on everything I I personally matt. I'm sure you probably do but I mix it with buffalo sauce and ranch. It's amazing amazing chicken. You guys are weird. I'm the try to act. Yeah I call it. Combat Sauce named after my sister's dog but It's it's the way to go but No so I mean back screen. We have one more question The endorsement rule. I'm actually not familiar with this is but I'm sure you are Says the top governing body. Dnc as a plan to allow endorsements For athletes so I guess like commercial endorsements. Do you know much about that. How do you? Where do you fall on it? Yeah I think that's going to be a slow process for everyone. I think obviously the the basketball players would be. I football second Just by the nature of how big the sport is so. I don't see that coming in a ton to amateur baseball Which is funny because you know baseball players a lot of times end up making the most money yet. I I just it's rare that you're GONNA get Like a Mark Pryor or Stephen Strasburg That's going to be so high profile at a young age like as a freshman or sophomore that you're GonNa know you want to invest your money in that guy because if you look at baseball as a whole there's a high percentage Majority of first responders. That don't even make it to the major leaks. Yeah so even if you can identify. First Rounder in college said to do those types of things doesn't mean he's going to make it to the big leagues so I think i. I don't think you're really going to see that. At the at the base level amateur wise France. Aa I get. I think you'll see it with like Zion Williamson. I think you'll see high profile guys like that possibly But it's not really gonNA affect arguing will. Do you think it could be something like smaller like Instagram influencers? Like you know you got a a baseball guy who has a good instagram account. He's popular you. Starts Making money off of that way where I guess the? Ncaa probably fall on the same scope. Do you know well? Yeah that's all. It's all Super Touchy. You know him. It's you know you can get paid. You know just like anyone else as long as as long as it's open to that you can't be paid at the car. Wash ten dollars an hour than someone with your same skills. So there's always that fine line that that the NC double a. kind of as their discretion. But you know I think what you'll see in the next five ten years in college sports they just gotTa continue to evolve in you know with everything. They're doing And you know trying to do that with the cost of attendance with basketball and football players. Certain things like that but you know we should be working with the pro sports arena. And how can we do again? What's best for the kids but allow the prophet is well and and I know that's a very fine line with with gambling and education and what normal students are doing? But you know there's not one hundred thousand people coming to watch somebody. Take a test to so You know if we're GONNA profit. Ncw Not Maryland but if NCWA IS GONNA profit as a whole from TV and we're GONNA profit from tickets sales and revenue merchandise You know I think there's got to be an open conversation. What most people don't know is is that you know baseball. aren't aren't revenue sports there. I think there's less than ten college baseball teams in the entire country. That actually turn a profit so when you're looking at it from a whole there's people that aren't very educated. Just say hey. They're making tons of money. But that's not really the case so you know again this. This is a higher education institution. It's it's it's a college student who get a degree and all that so that that's always going to be the main focus So you have to look at it from the whole scope. You can't just pick one narratives and kind of go out. I think where it's GonNa Worse GonNa Affect College Baseball. Maybe is with some of these agents that really WanNa get in touch with these. The high round guys the rejected first and second rounders batting gloves survey. You know maybe a glove skier there. Something some kind of perked to kind of get them at least in their foot in the door. I've got a really good friend. That runs Jack batting gloves. So He's always you know he's taking up a lot of minor league guys sending gloves out. Prep guys will get a spy gloves. Put Him on their instagram. Hillary reposted stuff. I think there's an opportunity for maybe somebody like that. You know batting gloves. Somebody smaller market may be apparel. Not necessarily somebody given not necessarily maybe Nike given half a MILLION DOLLARS TO A to Zion. Williamson the weather shoes in a in a NC double a basketball game but there might be some money to be made for some of these guys at that have a potential to be first second rounders just to get at least some free stuff. Free stuff is always good yet is free. Eggo waffles. Mccollum. The ways now the the one the one good thing that there is going on now is is our contracts are better than ever meaning you know with. Rawlings in an unarmored. These guys are getting more stuff than I could never imagine So I think you're right. I think that could be a chance in the summer and certain things but you know it's also a good thing. Sometimes that were taking care enough of the players. equipment wise to to provide them to succeed. So it's definitely touched touch with like you know here we are. We want free enterprise in business and our country's built on some of those founding principles but at the same time trying to have some compliance in control. So so things Kinda just go to coordinate you know yeah. Yeah that's fair Yeah we got a bunch of international questions today. I think I have a good international audience on Youtube. So thank you guys for watching Just not there. We'll house today but I think we're GONNA try to get big old Pete calendar on the show and he'll have a lot to elaborate on that topic so I think that'll be good Matt one thing I wanted to talk a little bit about was how have you seen The swing change so kind of doubling back to the hitting stuff. We talked about it right at the beginning. Obviously there's stuff on the web that you look at that and you're like that's not a swing that exists in real life But then there's also a lot of good hitting content out there But has the swing changed in your opinion in the last couple of years. And what are some of the good things you see? And what do you see? That's probably going to flame out in the next year or two. I think you see the interpretation of the swing change. I think there's a lot of people that have agendas and wanting to find one part of the slang and say see that's how everybody should hit and it fits their narrative so it's more than interpretation than the swing You know I I think with. I don't know if something's GonNa fizzle out but I can tell you. My my true belief is is that nobody's saying you know There's not one swam for for everybody. Everybody moves differently Everybody has certain limitations in in in how they move some guys lose some guys tights guys. you know our predisposes other things so It that's A. That's a very hard question to answer other than I truly believe that area every hitters different needs to be coached to that I don't think there's there's one way which which a lot of people on sort of what have you believe I think if you go back and you study the best hitters. That played the game. You'll find a lot of similarities in what I've talked about that on online and I posted pictures From from I think hitting from very very Specific standpoint is more about how well you stop Than anything else. I think the speed and over rotation in building the engine for frontside moves is is the worst thing that can happen for amateur baseball players. I think the guys that are the best are are the trout's and guys like that. That are super tight. Movers or Subaru officiant. They stopped their hips earlier. They scissor kick back. They recoil all these different things that are allowing them to Trans Transfer Force into the baseball with direction It's great That we're talking about trying to have somebody eighty mile an hour bat speed but That bat speed is going to be foul about five hundred feet. It's not gonNA be able to be transferred the same way as maybe some other things so we can get some very dynamic stuff specific stuff about hitting but am. I think there's some principles that need to be followed that you can see over the last thirty forty fifty years more than hey. There's this one specific swin lobby. What's going on man? I WanNa hear it happening. I don't I don't disagree with any of that. It's the the what what I always talk about. Twitter is that the baseball is the best piece of data out there. If you're hitting the ball line drives into the gap and your coach on you. You need to change that that you need to not change that the result were always shooting for results right. It's I always. I always like to preach like we don't we don't talk mechanics in the cage that much if we're just hitting it's like okay. Well let's let's hit. Let's let's see what the results say. Let's see what the baseball says you know if you're driving line drives near you're swearing up the ball and you're doing things you know you. You have the ability to barrel okay. We can adjust off that. But that's you know that's the toughest part is to get a kid that or get a player any level college all the way down and I work with kids are really young really really young. Five six years old just to get him to barrel to ball is is a is a really difficult skill in itself. So it's like you said earlier. Let's make let's make this civil. You know I want you to hit a line drive over the Infield Line Dr not a fly ball now a ground ball like the best hits from whenever I was taught to hit like we're always line drives and I don't even hear the word line drive. Used that much anymore astro. You're Kinda makes me kind of makes you makes me sad in a way. It's like pure form form of baseball's like let some of these kids let him play. Let him teach him the nuance of baseball Kinda backed my thing in in Europe when I was playing in Europe like I. I don't think some of these. Some of these kids had ever heard the word line drive. And what what that meant to you know to application on the field so I agree with every I follow Matt and I follow hitting twitter and jump in and I'm I'm basically you know I'll I'll go at some guys and I'll offer some stuff on hitting twitter. I'm not on it nearly as much as other people other than reading it. 'cause I like to see what's being said. And there's the high level patterns swing and there's The you know the bio mechanical guys that are that are there's Su- very far ends of the spectrum. But I never hear the word line drive and I really WANNA start hearing the word line drive more like. Hey what are you doing to get yourself in a consistent spot to barrel every single time and it's a it's a skill like we. We've all played with guys that have that might have the ugliest Stran- team but for some reason this guy barrels three or four every game and this guy's just a hater. He's good hitter. The I think getting into specifics of that lake. I don't care if the guy's standing on his head if he can hit the barrel like I'm not GonNa say anything and that's that's part of what my guys come in. I don't just the first week. Try to change them. I'm watching them for a month or two I think going back to what you said. I think it's important when kids are young to tell them to swing hard. Find the barrel. I during the winter young you can give them an external cue to find the barrel and an ordinance Harold Cue to just you know swing hard..

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

10:20 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"These are people that have worked their entire lives to try to get into Maryland. That sometimes don't so I think you gotTa keep that in mind when we're talking about like The nuances inspe- specifics. Baseball yeah in the foreign recruiting interesting. Obviously the the common example is Candida. Right everybody speaks English. It's open borders to extend Puerto Rico where it's US territory some of these kids You know they learn English. They can go to college in the US. The note no issues in I played overseas in the Czech and I can remember having a kid on the team who was a senior in high school asking me about junior college in the US. You know he sent out some emails I think he had a little bit of interest and he was by far the best prep player on the team. And this is the professional league in the Czech. There's really no it. Is You know we had a guy that team that was seventeen. We had again a team. That was thirty seven So he's playing in the highest league. I think the toughest thing for him was to train for me to try to one communicate because English was as a third language actually but to explain to him it is talking about. Girona that level of baseball at junior college. Narayana is so far past the league that I was in check you know was their top league and considering the number the number three league in the in Europe and I would. I could a junior college team from anywhere. Put Him in that league in it would be a it would be renewed. Run through it. They would have no issues running through that league talent wise so to explain to him you know and this is just junior college Level but if you want to go to Maryland our division one school. I mean there's it's going to be so difficult to gauge your talent as a you know you're sending tape you're sending video. They do There's so much you can do from this from the European side so I you know to. I'm not sure where this question came. From what part of the world? But if he's in Europe or if he's following from somewhere other than maybe Canada that that difference in talent level of baseball is is significant. And I don't think they understand how much of a jump it would be to actually go to a Maryland or go to a division one school in the US. I think that's where the the world baseball classic comes into play a little bit where you know. It's gotten exposure to different countries in. You know people are saying things on on a huge scale like that where they're like. Wow okay. Maybe I didn't see the gap in talent based off the country. So hopefully that'll bring some awareness to that and continue to grow the game because we we've seen over time you know especially in Europe or some other places there's it's pretty untapped right now So I think that's one good thing about the world baseball classic and I'll leave that up to Major League baseball game. Yeah Baseball Classics Interesting. Because it's a little misleading when you look at a team by team. Israel's in the Olympics I have friends around that team and most of them are Americans there. It's Kinda Natalie if not all of them you know. I don't know any of them. That live in Israel. You know team Italy has anthony. Rizzo has has all these guys are. Americans. You know the the Irish team just like a bunch of dudes from Boston. Apparently we'll yes. It's it's tough to it's it's a little misleading when you've got some of these teams competing in the international competitions but they're just of Americans with different backgrounds. Yeah that's funny that you mentioned that cause at handicapped some countries. That don't do that so I- last April. I was in Turkey teaching baseball for a month. Which is was a fascinating experience. But they they kind of complain. They're like we don't use they want to compete in the world baseball classic in the future. But they're currently like I mean you can't even it's hard to even fathom harbach behind. I mean far behind. They get waxed by a good thirteen team in America. I mean just unfortunately how it would be with the baseball movements. I mean it's so hard to teach. There's so many we're not going to get that down. Ravel. I don't think but there's baseball's really complex if you don't have people teaching who played the game their whole life even the things like when I was the only guy. Hey Go warm up and left field there in an amorphous blob. Throwing the ball twenty feet to each other like playing patty cake and you look at that and you're like what are you doing? But there's no reason anyone no differently unless they grew up in the game. There's so much stuff. You accumulate every year from when you're six seven eight nine ten that you don't even think about like. I had to teach them how to go. Take ground balls between innings. You know where you stand in the field like second baseman were standing on second base. Because why wouldn't you rather? It's been nothing in baseball. All the little things incense no not at all and so when you talk about countries who don't have a baseball background baseball guys to teach it from that standpoint. Their dislike impossibly far behind. I mean if you put a team like that in the World Baseball Classic Against Venezuela or Puerto Rico. The game wouldn't end. I mean they wouldn't be at a record twenty seven. I don't think and they wouldn't get hit. It's just like there's some such disparity and there's no fixing it because no one's translating baseball books into Turkish NOT TRANSLATING BASEBALL BOOKS INTO RUSSIAN. So there's just like there's clear Weighed about a bye. Bye thank you you hit it right. Bobby. Where it's like. It's hard to compare the levels and had any idea what you're in store for and I think for you Matt if you're recruiting a foreign player Lee some tools. You wouldn't necessarily know if he has any baseball. Iq If you really knows how fast division division baseball is very very fast. I mean you probably get American kids who don't realize how fast the game as at that level right now. That's the kind of stuff. Tom Are earlier right. Where the first. Four months you know in the fall. We're kind of teaching right like They've went and played all these different tournaments and yes they're playing at a high level. They're seeing good baseball players. But all of a sudden now you know your planners teams and guys that you know one little move on the mound you can be exposed in two quick stolen bases in Iran. You know or or you know science systems for pitchers or positioning with guys You know certain leads all these different things that they've never had to deal with in their entire life. I was on. It's like holy Moly I had no idea that that that there was this much that went into a game at allowing the sprang with like a scout reports. And all that stuff. So I'm definitely a huge learning curve especially for today's players. Just because you know. They're just they're out there competing at a high level and showcases but at the same time there's not the development there was with the Babe Ruth and Legion teams. Because you played with guys for ten straight years. You knew how they played. You knew where they were going to be And you had all these little nuances arrive. Worry and I think at the highest level would the best organizations are trying to win a national championship. And you'll see that I- competition but for the most part it's just sometimes it gets a little bit watered down and guys just aren't educated about the game speed of the game and the biggest example had personally were it stuck out to me was in pro ball eight. Oh I was. I came up with the Orioles. Add Machado scope lot of big leaguers on the team and I can remember being on the same team as as Machado. His first year earnings an eighteen year old kid. He comes in and just watching. It's like this kid knew what professional baseball was going in like. He came up through that team. Usa system like he's just so far past where any high school senior is an kinetic. You can expect them to be and that I mean that's part of the prospects part of the the status of him being a you know. Obviously three million are player that he is in these great big lear and all that but his grooming from the time I'm sure when he was identified as a young player in Florida to some of the seniors like the seniors I have. We've got kids. I run a youth program. Got Kids go on a big ten schools division one schools and some of these kids. I think are really good baseball players and I think man if I through those kids in low ball right now like they'd had they would struggle just to adapt to what is going on around him. Let not even not even on the field just in the locker room just everything that's going on. They have no. I think that you know may the guy that I have do a good job. And we all have backgrounds. They'd have no clue like I can put this kit some of these kids in you know the Sally League and and expect them to have any clue how to just get to the locker room and what they should be doing when they get there a gun. They go in the front door prolly. Now they'd go. They'd be waiting at the gates waiting for the ticket guy to let him in. So it's The grooming that some of these kids have in you get to the foreign players where it's base. It's baseball twenty four seven for these guys. So they're they're basically professionals when they're fourteen years old is so much different. I think that's a big part. Like just the rap the Collagen with it. That's why we do draft education. You know we go to the prospects house as the junior and senior high school and really break that down right and and you know you know. We'll even work with the with agents per se where we have relationships with them. Because the more we we can educate the kids and be transparent about the process the better. It's going to be for them so you know what I mean by that is you know the kid's GonNa get one point five million dollars. I'm GonNa pat him on the back and say that's life changing money. You just gotTa deal with whatever the circumstance is but you know if he's on the verge of signing for five hundred fifty thousand dollars but he's immature he's got a lot of development emotionally to have Those are the guys are going to wash out and pro baseball within two or three years because they just can't handle all the things that you're talking about so again we try to get in front of that very early with with with draft education in taxes. And all the realistic stuff. That comes along with life as well as with agents If they may have representation at some point Just to have those good relationship so we're on the same page to Do What's best for the kid? Now I want I want to back up for a minute And I WANNA ask how do you feel about Old Bay as Maryland Person? What your.

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

11:22 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"It's the weight room whether it's pre hab stuff You know the band program beforehand and Corey could probably speak a lot more to it but I know they spend a lot of time on those specific things to make sure that they're staying healthy But I think again it goes back to what I said about the player individually. You have to learn kind of what they do in in how their body works before you can just put one. Blanket pre had type A routine together one one ban routine together. I think it's different for everybody. I'm sure it becoming a challenge Trying to individualize ever because I think that's becoming. The norm heard that from so many different people that even pro balls becoming more than norm that we're GonNa let you be more of yourself and try to figure out what's best for you rather than just everyone organization now. Obviously there's you know a lot of give and take I think in pro ball just speak on at like when I played in even now I see the way program. They're they're just so scared to hurt somebody. The the weight off season weight programs in the things that are happening. They're they're just so scared of hurts. There's there's not the advancement in that at that level. There should be you know you read about Trevor Bauer. Because he's a psycho and what he does drive line and other places but you know otherwise. You're getting away program and you're looking at it like what I was doing this in like ninth grade. You know what I'm doing and it's all because of you know. I know there's a lot of money involved in baseball. Trust me. But they're going back to their colleges or wherever and they're absolutely getting after you know so even at the pro level it's just it's just not where it needs to be as far as you know marrying those together so we'll see what happens. Yeah that's a good point. No-one no-one taught about when you when you go away for the you know you have your exit. Meeting ended the season with strength guy. And he gives you the packet and you look at it and it says three days a week for twenty minutes working out or You know and a lot of it too in my opinion. Is that a lot of these guys. You know that aren't from the. Us have never been introduced to the weight room like they have no idea what it is and to give those guys a full-on you know a full on weight program. Six five six days a week. That may be a A four year college guy would have had. That's you know even to me. It sounds absurd. These guys have no idea. What some of these exercises are. Even if they're paying attention you know even if they're diligent during the season I mean there's a language barrier. There's there's an equipment issue you know. Some of these guys come from very poor parts of the world. They're not working with You know that's it's kind of like what you were experiencing now in the US. You know. You're on lockdown. You're trying to figure out how to work out in your basement with limited resources. That's pretty much the life for some of these guys so I don't think on those those programs I can remember getting them and just toss them. It's like this is. This is my warm up in pro for for my normal offseason and I can't speak to every organization. They're trying to do good things and I'm sure there's some really good people out there you know there's a lot a lot of stuff going on but you're exactly right like you know were we. We give a program right now during the grown of ours to every single one of our kids. It's different base off the equipment. They have in their basement or what they have access to so I would be any different with a guy that could earn three hundred million dollars in a contract at the next level. You know what I mean. So and maybe they're doing that now. You know so. I don't want to speak to early on it but you know that's the type of detail what I still think is great about college baseball. Is that very detailed intricate development on many different levels to to almost like eight major league baseball by the time they get drafted because you're so far advanced emotionally physically yet and you know I keep in touch with some of these strength guys we had and these guys are great guys they know Allott and they they understand that it's like this isn't what she's going to get you to the next level this is just to give you a somewhat of a base to keep you active not to get hurt not to get her and then you touched on something a little bit you. Know College. Baseball's a Segue to professional baseball. Like you're given these guys up So that's sparks question for me. How much do you guys like to have? Four guys seniors in high school as opposed to maybe two year guys at Junior College Priest junior college lots of Mike is as good development You know somewhere you can go play right away you know. Where do you guys follow? You Recruiting Junior College. Heavy area. Recruited for need you know. Do you know how. How active are you on the junior college recruiting? Well I think when it comes when I'm recruiting high school guys right. We try to invest in our guys in develop them and what I mean by that is a kid comes in and he struggles his freshman year are not just GonNa immediately go to do Co. to try to sell that you know what I mean. So we've never really been huge on. The JUKU will fill a need a based off the draft or something. That's lost. I think it's a good tool like that. And and I don't have anything against people that are Juku heavy but Maryland's top fifteen public school in the country and it's it's a very very high academic school now. So you know we try to think gives us an edge when we recruit right when we only have three players in class? You know it's like hey man we're investing in you. We're going to develop you and it's up to you to Kinda take the bull by the Horn so you have to use. Juca with the drafts But we we use it more to sell needs than than just like a abandoned for everything else. I think it's a great option for several players depending on your situation and especially right. Now there's going to have to be some guys that with the roster limits next couple of years in Division One baseball that net really are just gonNa have to kind of bet on themselves And just Kinda grind through it so. I think it's a great option. I you know just for us we. We try to invest in the guys in keep that Culture Camaraderie for guys at her through the program as many years as we can have. Gotcha so if you're just tuning in we're here with Matt swope of the University of Maryland If you're on twitter or youtube you can were monitoring the live chats question. Definitely launched in and. We'll we'll ask Matt here so I do one or you matt. It's about foreign recruiting. So it seems like Nelson is a a pretty smart guy he is. He's as if kids similar level of capabilities. One has a much higher. Sat score from overseas Any preference between the domestic and foreign kid. Obviously I'm sure it's a lot harder to recruit overseas all. Add to this question. Are you guys doing any foreign recruiting and what are the challenges in recruiting a player from outside the US? While I mean first of all it's it always comes down to finances right so even domestically you have in state tuition out of state tuition. Okay so That's a big part of it if it guys foreign depending away from like. I'm recruiting a candidate right now. What's the government subsidy for? That is a program that he can get financial aid for a in the United States. So it's it's a very difficult intricate system because it state by state and it's also by country so yes we. We've recruited foreign players on. It's not as likely especially in the warm countries because they just get drafted but we a kid from Vancouver a couple years ago. That was all big ten hours on the phone with Canadian kid yesterday. Actually a two thousand twenty two so we do it. It's just not not as likely just because you know if you think about in terms of the United States where my footprints pretty much from Maryland up to New York to Connecticut. And we'll get some Boston guys and stuff like that right. You know. That's my footprint. I don't even really recruit in Virginia because we don't have border tuition. There's ten division one schools in Kenya. Gotcha that makes sense. It's five one if by Maryland State so I think it's a case by case basis. But yes what will recruit? We're always trying to find the best player so whatever it takes is it is a tough 'cause I've one example like there's a kid Awesome like awesome human being like the kind of kid you'd want on your program no matter what program you are. He's from the Dominican Republic. And he was going to an American High School and it was tough because that was the second language Trying to pass his classes in a good American Private school so I mean you can imagine. Har that if I tried to pass a good high school in Spanish whether you're a really intelligent or average intelligence can be super hard so he. He passed his class. But it was difficult And he's a he's an American Juku right now But one of the challenges that he talked about and he's an amazing story. He's going to be successful. I hope he's listening is probably not but great. Great human being but he comes from the Dominican Republic where he knew he wasn't GonNa get signed at sixteen as a position player right. He just missed that window so that points. Either I'm done with baseball essentially Which is which is sad down there because so many of those kids at fifteen sixteen seventeen so good could easily play division one baseball keep their career going but they don't have that access because a lot of them the academics. Aren't there like a lot of this gets aren't going to school on a regular basis. They wouldn't be able to hack it in America but he's smart enough so anyway he came over Passed his high school got his diploma. Is Junior College But if you guys at an obviously you explain your footprints a lot smaller but have you heard much about division. One baseball recruiting from any of these Latin countries or is that a is is a kind of off limits because of the academic side of it. Yeah I think that that's that's just kind of common sense. Manson what you hit the nail on the head like if I went to Spanish speaking country or something like that. I would struggle. Enslave doesn't matter how smart yeah. I think you know what the Major League Baseball does do. A good job with that. They had these academies and other countries where they're not only trying to give them a place to play baseball but educate them as well. It may not be specifically an English. But I think that's helping development now if the college model went to that where we had that type of maybe segue into that it would help but I think which are always gonna find with the language barrier is. When something's hard it adds stress and college kids are so stressed as it. Is You know you add that pressure on you know from a foreign kid that may not be as first language I it just GONNA probably cause a lot more problems so you know. I think the model right now that they have their major league baseball has proven to develop really good players. And you know. I know that they're doing a better job. Educating them you know with classes and stuff like that integrate them into our society when they get here but it's just such a much more difficult thing for college because colleges don't care about baseball. I mean they're they're institutions of higher learning. That's what they are. So you know the the you know. These are people that have worked their entire lives to try to get into Maryland. That sometimes don't so I think you gotTa keep that in mind when we're talking about like The nuances inspe-.

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

12:50 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"I don't think kids realize that's a long clip thirty seconds. I'm sorry thirty seconds. Kids don't understand you know for the most part that if you're not the three hitter or if you're not playing a premium position it's that much harder to go to a bigger school. At least in my opinion you know if you're bad in eighth on your high school team or your travel team and you're sending out all these big ten emails. That's not you're looking at it the wrong way. In my opinion I mean you really WANNA stack team to for you to be that low in the lineup. So I don't. Can you talk a little bit more? You know when you go watch a game. How much is it performance? How much is it? You know the way. They carry themselves presentation. The whole. You know the whole recruiting bubble why. I think it's very rare that I'm just showing out so sealed right now. Let's see some guy that's gonNA catch my eye. I mean you know the the good thing about the Internet you know is the fact that nobody's really hidden. You're not gonNA find that really gem that nobody knows about anymore so you know if it's if it's a summer team chances are we know the coach or if we don't know the coach we know they're high school coach so and most of these guys have been doing it for a while so. I think I think it's more about doing your due diligence and getting their perception. I and trying to stay objective and say hey no when you go see what is I think you know what you hit on. The baseball acumen is less and less this day these days just in general because away the system is set up. It is kind of setting up to fail right like you know. Testing Exit Velocity Launch Angle. And they don't even know what that means. I mean it's not a swing. It's it's a result so you know again like an old fart when I'm talking about you know knowing the game in little things but it's important because when they come in now the first four months basically teaching the game and those are four months in the fall that could be huge to expedite development. But we're talking about the littlest details you know whether it's stealing bases or leads base running or defensive positioning or pre pitch high in the infield like literally talking about things that you know should be being taught but they're not and I think that's a big part of it and it says something that is actually just slowing their development down because it's great if if the guy has all tolls and you get a bunch of players at tolls but if they don't know how to play the game you're not GonNa win and at the end of the day I'm a fierce competitor and so is everyone on our staff so if you don't come in to do something whether it's in Hong or basketball or anything that were doing so when you will not play here period well I caught a game from you guys Early this season before the season got banged And my remarks and the remarks of one the scouts I was sitting with was you. Guys were very organized and compared to the other team you guys were much more physical and and you typically see that so I watch my Alma Mater. Play Mizzou a couple years ago and there was just a difference. Indus physicality and I mean Mile Mater. They do a great job. Abc's doing awesome. They're trying in the right direction. But there's just a difference in the size and is the physicality of the athletes as you go open tears. Can you speak to the game? Speak to that because I because for me. It seems like it's it's definitely where you get to the the the the biggest state school like University of Maryland University of Florida University of Virginia. That's where the biggest athletes the strongest the most naturally gifted kids just from an athletic standpoint. Go to school if they can. So do you. Typically see that as you kind of go from the low dion mid de Juan de one where you really see a difference in just the athletes in general. Yeah well first of all. I think there's something in the food these days because I don't know man. Athletes are bigger for sure yet. Honestly it's unbelievable but yeah I think what you see. What the early recruiting right. You guys are on. Twenty twos and twenty. Three's they're not recruiting those guys if they're five five right now so I think just the nature of the physical stature what they would be at that age. Kinda goes into the projection. A little bit right. So what we're talking about is is like those guys probably are the most physically gifted at that point and they keep progressing. So it's the ones that either late bloomers Kinda just a little bit undersized or there's something not quite there till they're junior and senior year where There's there's kind of slim pickens left at school. So I think that's more just the early projection and obviously look mean anybody can walk into a room and say hey. That's Lebron James at his age. No He's he's the best player by his physical stature. So sometimes there's just athletes are like that early but you know we try to stay open minded man. We've we've had you know Brian. Allow is not your Prototypical Guy. And he no. He should have been the American league rookie of the year last year for the raise and he was you know five ten for us and played second base in Raked. And you know look raise at now. He's in big lakes Nick Duns and other guy that right after a month was five nine All big ten performer in Ed's in Hawaii right now so I try to stay open minded because I think they come in all shapes and sizes like on Tuesday and Dustin Pedroia and Just because someone six three or six four doesn't doesn't mean they're going to be a good baseball player. Yes Sir can you touch on a two is a? What's the weight program look like for a division one school in Maryland? How often are you guys in the weight room offering you doing speed stuff? I mean I can remember being I went to Northern Illinois We were on Monday. Wednesday Friday six am lifting and Tuesday. Thursday we add conditioning. So it's you know it's it was five days a week in most guys. Were doing six. Yeah First Northern Illinois broke my heart And I remember a determined man and one of our best years at Antonoff two thousand or two thousand one. Maybe not to actually for football. Yeah you guys beat us man we were. We ended up being eleven to so I remember everything when it comes to that but yeah I think it's a lot of times with that man. It's a reflection of your staff in. Our entire staff is always been completely bought in strengthening conditioning side. We had two full-time nutritionists so that. Sit Down with our players First Week there there and this all comes back to education if the player doesn't know you can't expect them to just do it because they are good player so we spend a Lotta time with the strength and conditioning the nutrition the speed work and I think that has to be reflected in everything you do. It can't just be like this. Is Your lifetime. You know the coaches need to be in there. The coaches need to be monitoring that they need to have a great relationship with their strength and conditioning coach so The weight programs in the fall were in there. You know four days a week doing speed days on the other days in Sprang. We're trying to build up and then maintain that strength a little bit and keep guys healthy so. I think we'll Franco's is done a great job with us. He's our strength coach him on twitter. You he really wants to learn. And that's why we have a good relationship because you know I think the next wave baseball is going to be marrying the strength and conditioning and and specific to that condition whether it's a hit or or pitcher because what you're finding most strength and conditioning coaches is. They're all trained the same way. They're trained in a blanket. Strength and conditioning environment from the NFC is or whatever it may be and they're applying it to whatever sport they end up working with. Well you know. Baseball is a complex very dynamic sport very different for pitchers than hitters. So you know. We need to find bridge. That gap where you know a strength coach may be working on you. Know internal external rotation but internal rotation doesn't really matter in baseball you know. External rotation does or a movement That's GonNa apply to actually hitting you know. Were remade being a disservice. Where we're speeding his engine up for. Maybe a frontside move or something like that because the guy just doesn't understand so. I think we're we take a Lotta time in detail trying to develop our players do that but apple actually making it you know applicable to the field not just. Hey this guy's getting stronger. Bigger and faster Gotcha. Yeah and it's why you mentioned this. Yes yes I mean speaking from experience because I was a strength coach. I'm still certified. I'm just not actively You know I sold my academy in August but I was asked once in my private practice in my Kademi if I was certified at all and I can tell you right now that any of those certifications they have just so little real world application. It's it's it's it's sad and I did a bunch of internships when I was younger with Nick. Tim Nala which a Friday. Who was the ravens strength coach with a bunch of other great strength coach in college that I was just like a a bother to him design his weight room all the time? And you're right that a lot of the book learning in the strength conditioning world is very just theoretical and just doesn't have strong application until you're in it actually working with athletes it's Kinda like okay it just and that's I think that's the thing with a lot of stuff. There's a lot of trainers with three certifications. It's like we'll does really tell us anything about what you know. And if you can apply this to baseball players and I don't think baseball players are. They're not rocket science as far as what they need because they need and you probably agree that need eighty percent of what every other athlete needs. It's that last twenty percent. That's arm care. That's unique flexibility of the unique mobility. Like the different no so much rotational stuff and balancing out the body where you can stuff like that but I think you're right. I think it's still a little bit behind the curve especially the amateur levels. There's a Lotta great private facilities now which is awesome. So I think it's probably are all asking A. That's where you're probably seeing that now but I think high school. There's it's still a struggle where it's still the football program. I know there's a lot of highs was doing bigger faster stronger. Which is like you know. It's not nineteen eighty-five anymore. You know but you see the private practices. The sports facilities impacting players. That you're recruiting like in a in a positive way. Yeah what I what I think you've seen the last probably more three years is these you know when the for the baseball facility start opening out it was right so they were given pitching and hitting lessons and you know then it got into you know maybe a little bit bigger facility where they had a half field and they were doing some other things to wear now recently. They're starting to have in house weight rooms and strengthening conditioning people or people that you know our bio mechanisms or or have some anatomy breakdown. So I think these facilities are doing a better job. 'cause they're doing it all together and I think you know. Obviously that's very tough right because it takes money. Were you know even at the highest levels deal with that so I think the education is getting out there but the people that understand all the dynamics of that. It's still very few and far between and I think you'll see in the next. You know whether it be five or ten years. That's really going to change. I mean even even stuff like protease where you know it's it was an MVP machine. It's a good baseball book if people haven't read it and it's it's a rehab machine that's only deals like concentric movements which is is less on your body and all that like you're going to sea. Tac in all these things blow up here in the next five. Ten Years. Where it's going to give you the answer it's GonNa tell you how much stress is going to be on the body. What pitcher should do all that so I think that that's kind of probably the next wave is is is more taxes and more things how to take care of the body. Yeah what are you guys doing to prevent injuries in pitchers? Well that's a good question because I'm a hitting coach but Not but you seem like you have a good handle. Everything's going on. Yeah I mean I think these days like what's what's come to light. The most even in other sports is load management right I think the load management pieces is big of some guys can throw everyday some guys. Can't some guys pitch a lot of innings in the summer? Some don't some guys pitch a lot of innings in the fall. Some don't so I think it's individual you know to to them but you know we're using every possible you know tool weekend whether it's the weight room whether it's pre hab stuff You know the band program beforehand and Corey could probably speak a lot more to it but I know they spend a.

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

12:34 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"Because it's just you know you're the one touching it but as a hitter and you know this working with guys it's so mental and it's so reactive that you sometimes you're just trying to weed through all the crap that guy's having their head to figure out you know were you even looking for a fastball. In this specific situation I wanNA stay Maryland for a second because big ten school and we do have a lot of parents and kids. I listen talk about Just College Baseball. Division One baseball at at your level the big time level in general. You know you guys. Don't you have some of the tackle? Not all the tech and Maryland is a is a big school big ten storied basketball program. You know it's not a not what I would consider like an underfunded school by any means. So where does baseball fall in? The pecking order for you guys at the school and kind of give people an idea on that. Don't really understand where baseball falls as far as college. Sports on some campuses while I think any any time you just cut that Mason Dixon line and a half ago north right like it's it. Traditionally are getting basketball. You're getting football. You're getting goes big time schools With that you know with those bigger school sometimes on the north. Did they have more sports than this than down South right like you know? We're playing LACROSSE. But we have. We have everything you go down south. They don't really have that Lacrosse. Don't give me going to start with a gross. So I think that's that's a party but right because you know the more sports we have more funding that's going into football and basketball and all that like it's just natural that is not going to be dispersed the same I think we've done a great job and honestly when I first got here we won those two regionals in fourteen and fifteen a week. Kind of forced the hand and not that we're not getting support from The institution because I love Maryland. And and we've come a long way but I think sometimes like you know you do something to change it and start winning. I mean not. It's kind of like why is it? Why is Northeast School? That's when a national championship in basketball. And you know done fairly well in football in the two thousand is GonNa just invest in a sport. Like baseball so yeah. I think we've kind of taken care of that. As far as that goes is kind of up in everything we we did. A two million dollar upgrade to the sealed two years ago we have a one point five million dollar indoor being built on this summer That'll that'll be really upgrade that facility behind left field so eight nor taken steps and and. We did that by winning early. And you know we're killing it recruiting right now. And I I we use sometimes with recruits right Jim Slash NATO's from Maryland. He interviewed for the job. When I played there in nineteen ninety nine or two thousand I think it was and I just look at Tcu now and what it was then Tcu Uva had a worse facility than we did when I played verse and when I was when I when I was in Maryland. So you have to look at it like that from abroad view. Say we can be that. It can't be. Let's come on and do this. And that. So when I talk about my passion envisioned for Maryland nobody knew about TCU and Uva wasn't any good then you have to change it if you're you know as a coach future sometimes guys want to go on and be able to turn the key and have the facility and and and just kind of do their thing. That's fine too but we're going to build some special here we've been one game away from Omaha and it's something that I'm just excited. Kibo you know if the facilities intact and all that stuff comes right but we're just GONNA keep grinding it out will twenty mentioned that. I went to a I guess was two thousand nine. I was I just graduated from UNBC. I was In I was just like maybe nine months at a Tommy John. I went to an open M O B on this cattle call trials and there was a pitcher from Uva there and he like just wasn't very good and I was just looking at because he is in his uniform and they're a couple of guys in uniform. You could try to make the scouts know who you are. Whatever but you're right back then two thousand. I think those two thousand nine Marilyn was up. Virginia Virginia was just a whatever school you know. They're fit five hundred every year. I guess but But yeah they're certainly not that now it's to the point where you can't remember them being bad so it is interesting that you say that we you kind of assume like TCU's always been goodwill. They weren't always good but now they are. And you guys have been trending on in the right direction for a while too because when I was a upc you guys. Roy's typically allow better than us yet athletes episodes and we did But you guys weren't a powerhouse like we could beat you. You know what I mean. But there's the other schools that we wouldn't roll up and expect to be but you guys were like within the realm. I mean you put a perspective leg it all starts recruiting right like you can't win without good players. I don't care what anybody says like you have to have good players win is game is all about the players when I played and I think when you're there we were computer we were recruiting against. Unbc Thompson Those types of school so our first step was to elevate our stature per se and say hey let's not be in competition with those schools offense to them. You know what I mean. They can meet anybody on any day. I'm just saying that like we needed to rise to the point where we started. Hey we need to be on the northeast spectrum of we need to be recruiting against these schools and be looked at the same. And then you know once we got there. It's now to the point where you know. We're only losing out to you know or Jaas Carolina's the Clemson to vanderbilt. And that's where you WANNA be because they're competing against each other so just to get it to that point recruiting where you're looked at like that is super important because you guys know just what today's landscape and how early recruiting is even though. I hate it As you don't WanNa be disregarded right off the bat or not respected When you're trying to get on a yes. What twelve year olds? Do you guys have in the White Plains? Now this is say what. Twenty forty four guys. I mean I guess. How early do you start identifying guys? Are you looking at guys that? Are you know the twenty twenty classes graduating now? Are you looking at twenty twenty? Three's yet are you still on. Twenty Twenty twos. Are you still signing twenty one? Like where were you guys kind of fall as you know what you're looking for and and how early start identifying some of these guys were here? Here's the thing man like you. Never stop recording just because of the draft like we. You know the last couple years. We got crushed by the highschool draft. And that really hurts your your roster in college so you know you're never. I don't think you're ever done because depending on what time it is. You can add someone but to answer your question of the trend. Yes we're on. Twenty two twenty three What we try to do in the recruiting process is a little different like. We're not just going to say hey. This guy's ranked on this site and he's in state so we need to offer them. That's not how we do things we we try to try to slow it down a little bit and identify if a guy is ranked highly and is drinking the Kool aid per se. And just just wants to have the name or you get that seal on the phone pretty early pretty easy if they're kind of bought in And we give homework assignments to guys so to to know that they're engaged To understand like hey do they care? Do they. Not what their character so? Yeah but but we take pride on. Our classes are small. You won't see US having ten fifteen twenty guys in a class like we have three position players in two thousand twenty. We have six hundred twenty one. We have only three hundred twenty two and we just got our first one last week in in twenty three so we're not just getting out there to get out there because at rankings and to get ahead of it we want. We want good players because they need to be talented but they gotta fit in the mode of characterize Because we're going to. We're going to be hard on them and they need to know what to expect. What are you so for those listening? obviously were here with Matt. Swope assistant coach recruiting coordinator for the University of Maryland A matinee spoke on the phone. I guess it was two years ago. Two or three right because I had to recruit At my Kademi who was getting by some really big national schools and he was very highly ranked in perfect game You know throw in like ninety six from the outfield running. A six seven You know low to mid nineties Exit speed very athletic. Just I mean all the tools really and he went out to your camp. You know. We talked about him a bunch and wasn't really fit and he was a he was a sophomore or it may be. Yeah just finished his freshman year. I think he was in a sophomore summer. I think when he came out to see you But you know he had all the tools where if you're going to sign a guy early you'd be like wow look with. This guy can do he. Can he can hit. You can throw like a like a minor league veteran But it still wasn't a for you guys so without getting into him specifically but that was enlightening to me because it reminds me that there's there's coaches out there like yourself who aren't just looking for a human being with tools you want an actual baseball player and at that point has development. He wasn't a great baseball player. He could throw and hit the crap out of the ball when he hit it. You know or whatever But can you speak a little bit of that and and my question I think when we talk back in the day was what does twenty twenty three what does a freshman recruit who signs with the Division One program. What do they look like? Because if you're really skilled you're really good baseball player. You may be. Don't have those crazy raw abilities yet. And if you have those crazy raw abilities maybe you Like maybe you can put it together. But maybe you can't so like do you take the guy with the tunnel all skills or do you like what is it. Twenty twenty three look like I guess what I'm getting. I think it's a combination of things right like this is crap shoot. That's why there's so many there's so much parody in college baseball. If I was getting recruited as a freshman or sophomore I wouldn't. I wouldn't be recruited right now. I mean if I was skinny. Our short like it's just the way it is and there is no offensive that there's going to be late bloomers. And that's what makes his game. Great you know what I mean so you know. I think that's a good thing for the sport at the same time you know. I think it's just a trend right. So we we do this early because the pressure on. There's money in college baseball now. There's pressure to win. There's all these different things that kind of go into that. Which is what's trending towards that and I hope they change it to be honest but I think it's a combination you know. Do you know the kid. And what I mean by that is has he been a camp Do you have a good relationship with his coach that you can trust. It's always been honest with you Certain projections like for instance. You know I don't. I don't care about bat speed. I don't care about some of those things it's more about. How does he moves You know is athletic. Does he fit for this position. I think those are things that you can hopefully project but there's no exact science to it so I can't give you what is a twenty three look like compared to this guy I just know it's like Kinda as a whole as a coach. You know we're looking at it kind of like a puzzle right or you know it's like you're trying to fit pieces for different years so you know the guy may not be a fit because simply just because the kids good in the in the DMV or in the area doesn't mean. I can add like if I if I gave you know. Fifty five percent to shortstop that's in Maryland the previous year. I can't go put another shortstop on the same money. I don't care who he is. I don't care if he's a-rod Actually I would probably find room for eighty and find by vera yet but I mean that just kind of how it goes so you know. It's not some coaches and and people will take offense to that but we have eleven. Point seven scholarships for twenty seven guys. So it's it's just hard. It's almost like a puzzle on a budget. You just Kinda have to fill that And I know I didn't directly answer your question it's simply a combination of character projection and athletic skills. That's what it is. Okay can you. Can you just talk a little bit more? Because I don't think kids here it enough about being actually good on the field as opposed to sending a thirty minute clip to coach. That says your eggs glossy is ninety six you know..

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"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

10:14 min | 1 year ago

"matt swope" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett

"Today Matt. Swope as coach of the University of Maryland is your snap Rate Morning. Thanks for having me. Yeah we Well one thing I I love the bed forever and never talking about hitting I. I love never talked about getting twitter again but One helmet show. He's one of the very very balanced guys out there on the Web and obviously these individuals baseball world so he works a lot of players not just in tunnels but in real baseball matches. I follow a lot of messed up and he does a really good job just explaining things. He's not I mean so. Let me just jump into Matt? How as a coach? How do you find the balance between being complex and using the maybe like you know a lot of the biomechanical stuff and a lot of like the why behind it? How much do you distill it down and break the layman's terms for your athletes? Well you know I flirt. Yeah yeah everybody everybody different. I think everybody is different. You just have to break down to really understand the athletes and what I mean by that. Is everybody learn differently? Whether through internal cues external cues You know sometimes you need to see it on video so I think you know it doesn't get talked about. All the time on the Internet is taking the time to learn about that specific individuals And I think guys I'd do it on the field every day. That's what my focus is. How can I get to develop them but I need to know what makes them tick? What MAKES HIM What makes them learn so That's always my first focus too. It's not about. Hey let's go straight to the mechanics or or let's go straight to Culture or something. I think you need to find out what type of Kitty is. And how he learns. First before you can start diagnosing together you So one of my questions. You do a lot of different stuff with different tools and we know this war on the Internet about ABC. By send all these other things and we're going to kind of go back and forth between your story and University of Maryland also today but I want kick off. What do we use? Pvc Bikes for baseball. Why are you may like honestly like become highlighted these days because of the Internet but when I was growing up with made me good? Was You know I had this small patch of grass in the backyard? And if I hit it to the left whenever the and if I hit it to the raiders went over the fence so I don't care if it was a stick. I don't care if it was a log. I don't care if it was the will of football I don't care what it was. I use anything that was around. So why is that any different now so just because we'RE SINGLING OUT OF TV? It may work for some guys you know and the reason why is because it's a along gated pipe that you can see in front of you. So if a guy has shoulder issues and goes to staff and doesn't realize the earth thing he does is go like that and he's going to have a counter movement to that so that that guy made need a visual to be a visual learner by seeing like that in a mere to go. Oh wow now I see it. I didn't realize I did that every time I step to. Just go bounce fifty fifty so that may work for him but when it comes to just tools in general like you know I mean personally. I think we've been things for for the last sixty seven years. If there was no internet nobody was talking about it. So I think you know depending on where you're at in the country of the world And you'll see this a lot. The Dominican or guys down there. They use whatever they can get. I mean you have to be creative. And essentially what we're seeing right now. The Krona virus basement letters right now so yeah the PVC. Pipe has become the new The new broomstick and bottle cap in your backyard hitting you know. That's you guys. You've both as a place a pro bowl squad. Talk to guys from Dominican Puerto Rico. They always talk about hitting bottlecaps like fling in the bottle cap and trying to hit it with a broom stick so to some extent see American version of of their of their broomstick bottle. Cap that we've plumbing here. We even our plumbing plumbing plumbing supplies copper tubing lay ends at the end. But I mean that's a good answer. I think you know it's so easy. And this is one of the reason that I'm not a huge fan of instagram. At least for giving up my own content. Because they don't feel guy in distill down well enough at the context pitching show. So many years of age megantic right and issue becomes variant tangible. Meant the ones TJ in choirs. I think little more than forty five cents. Quick tip were vomiting. At least that's how with us up nitric invade us. I am but I think you're right that it's easy to say like here's a snapshot of someone doing drill that look silly that stupid. Abc's trash but with like the context like what he said that helps the guy who realized that he launches out that makes a lot of sense and is just one of those things where I guess you know. There's a lot of lost in translation now. Is there any new tech that is out there? Now that you've angered with and maybe you don't like or maybe like us us as much as I would or it'll it's up to us with some practical applications where you without with. Yeah I mean I think today like we measure stuff because it could be measured right like the thing is a coach like my job is how can I apply it? And that's really all the so. Yes we have blast yet. We got wrap. Soto last year We we don't have all the bells and whistles are facility. Just okay right now. We don't have track man so we don't have some other stuff so I had to be pretty blue collar in how I kind of you know. Assess them on his own and disciplined approach. But you know for blast for instance. I'll pay attention to their attack angle. I'll continue their backwardness. And that's it like I don't WanNa pay attention anything else like the guys need to dumb it down like if you ask any baseball player. Question is like what is. Attack Angle I think eight or nine out of ten of the kids wouldn't even know what it is. So would you ask them? What being launch angle is and they think they know so to me with the attack angle. My job is to say. Hey you know. The pitches in average fastball. Coming in at negative six degrees average. Breaking Ball's coming into negative ten. You need to match your plane in a positive way. Probably between five and ten unless you're a power hitter so dummy it down right from the beginning and say hey man if you're swinging attitude you're probably a little bit too level and that's why you're getting a lot of ground balls or if you're at eighteen twenty attack angle but you're a second baseman. That's five nine and run a six six. It's probably not gonNA fit your profile for what type of player you are. So there's things like that right off. The Bat is you can educate guys but not make complicated. There's also different things than rap. Soto where you could look at spin off the Bat Obviously lower spins supposedly is more is better for hitters. So there's things as coaches you can dive into to absorb that data and see if you can apply and there's things that are that are just you need to that need to be simplified for the player. I think if you flood them You know it's hard enough to try to get them to go to class every day. Go to study hall either. Eat three meals a day. I think if you just start flood number attacking data. They're going to be lost so again. That just goes back to what I said about. Learning that players is typically kind of you know some guys like it. Some guys don't but you know my job is is to make them the best fire. They could be so. I have to apply where I sit. So you tell you track man I mean those are forty fifty thousand dollars systems. See the University of getting one of those is that in your in your pipeline. Are there other technology Light scope does something similar for a lower price tag on yet. Were you guys out on your like your procurements up. Yeah I mean we're we tried to start a like an analytics department last year working with the math department a little bit We have a three hundred million dollar indoor football indoor that the first month terrible spaces World renowned like innovative center narrow. It's going to have a bio mechanics lab They're going to Bring University of Maryland From Baltimore. Down so our hospital. So there's GonNa be a lot of things biomechanically An analytically that. We can hopefully combine. So we're going to try to have a lab. Maybe in in New Coalfield House on the door and then from our perspective you know obviously as soon as we can get something like Yak attacker or or Hawkeye or track made some of that we we like it because honestly dude I go back and I watch every single pitch of every game and then I give the hitter's a report card on the pitches. They should have swung at or do they swing a boss. So I'm going back and watching an hour of every pitch with something that one button for track man can do so And it's not results basic just owning the zone so I'd like to get back in. I could put that time and be efficient. Something else But I think even were track man I I. I think these days the types of things that are trending with data are more towards pitching. I think pitching his way advanced way ahead of the hitting side of it and I know we have caved S. We have blast. But I'm looking forward to see what Hawkeye does at the major league level. Because again you know you see exit velocity and launch angle those those results of of balls being hit. There's not a lot of broken down swing path. What was their attack angle? What did was there all these different things. A game that you're seeing from the pitching side and or just resolve stuff so Ideally I'd like a habit sooner than later but we'll see how that goes. Yeah you definitely hit them ahead with the hearing with a yeah. It's definitely more advanced on the pitching side and I always put point this out. It's like pitching you're not reacting. You're you're very proactive. With the ball you manipulate the ball. The spin rate matters..

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