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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


Recruiting and developing college ready hitters with Coach Corey Gardner

Corey Gardner is currently the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University, where he coaches hitters & infielders. Corey had previous stops at The University of Rio Grande and Kentucky Christian Univeristy. He previously owned a travel baseball program as well.
In this episode we talk about how student athletes can project confidence when speaking to college coaches on the phone or in person. Corey shares the 1 question he would ask over 10,000 student athletes every year on the recruiting trail. Corey shares advice on how to connect with coaches on email and social media. We also answer a few audience questions since this was recorded live on Twitter Spaces. How coaches evaluate hitters through social media videos

What are the best ways and angles to capture video of your hitters

The 3 things you must capture in video

Should you show only your best swings or also ones where you are fooled

Why showcases videos may not be enough to get coaches attention

The key things Corey wants hitters to understand about their swing

How he enjoys using a flat bat to help hitters

Some of the best drills for hitters

What gets kids crossed off his list when he is out recruiting

What are 2 key things he looks for in hitters on the recruiting trails

Why even if you go 0 for X in his at bats, you can grab a coaches attention

The 3 character traits a coach wants for their recruit


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