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Play Ball Kid Baseball Development Podcast

75 EpisodesProduced by Bryan Eisenberg, Sammy Eisenberg Website

Our podcast is for those who are interested in baseball player development and the recruiting process. It was originally started by Sammy Eisenberg as a 13 year old. He wanted to share knowledge he gained as he interviews current & former professionals around the game of baseball. If you are committ… read more

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You Haven't Failed Enough to be Successful with Demetre Kokoris, MILB Pitching Coach Blue Jays Organization

Demetre Kokoris is currently a MiLB pitching coach in the Blue Jays Organization. He got his Bachelor of Science degree from the Univ. of South Carolina and his MBA from Cal St. Fullerton. At Cal State Fullerton, he was fortunate to be mentored by Dr Ken Ravizza, the Godfather of the mental game and author of Heads Up Baseball. He's coached with NCAA Div. 1 skipper George Horton (Cal St. Fullerton/Oregon) and UCSB coach Andrew Checketts when Checketts was the pitching coach at Oregon.

Demetre Kokoris has been the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.  He was the Head Coach of the Central Oregon Bucks of the West Coast Summer Collegiate League from 2011-2012.  He served as a student-manager for Gamecock Baseball, reaching a Regional in 2005 & Super Regional in 2006.

Demetre and Sammy discuss:

Demetre's unconventional path as a Pitching Coach and his time with Dr Ken Ravizza

  • What advice would you give to athlete's looking to get noticed and thrive in today's environment
  • What are his 3 favorites and how he uses them to improve pitchers
  • How the Covid situation made him a better coach
  • What he would say to a high school pitcher when he visits the mound
  • How he works with pitchers to determine their pitch selection
  • The best piece of advice Dr Ravizza gave him

You can follow Demetre on Twitter.


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