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Player Development vs. 'Win-at-all-cost' Approach

Hardest Challenge is to Show Parents Player Development is

Best for their Child

This is a baseball coaching experience for all coaches. Rarely is there a product out there that can significantly help coaches improve their coaching methods as this comprehensive training tool. This is a complete coaching training package to jumpstart all coaches no matter what age level or experience you are right now. Dave takes you step-by-step from start to finish to show you how to provide a total player development system for your players and help them reach the high school baseball funnel.


Your Instructor


Dave Holt
Dave Holt

Dave spent 19 years in professional baseball as a catcher, coach, field manager and scout. 15 years with the Boston Red Sox

After playing 5 seasons in the minors, Dave spent 11 seasons managing in the Red Sox minor league system helping to develop several major league ballplayers.

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After playing for 2 years as College of Sequoias and two years at Fresno State, Dave signed with the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round of the 1979 draft.

Dave helped coach players like Jeff Bagwell, Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens, Brady Anderson, Jody Reed, John Flaherty, Ellis Burks, Paul Quantrill, John Valentin, Josias Manzanillo, Dana Kiecker and many others. Named Coach of the Year 3 times.

After leaving the Red Sox after 1994, Dave managed and recruited teams in the Independent Professional Baseball leagues for 3 years.

In 2000-2004, Dave and his family operated and coached the Salinas Packers in the California Collegiate Summer League. Dave returned to his high school to coach from 2005-08 culminating in a Valley 4A championship.

Dave has owned and operated Holt Baseball since 1997 teaching kids, parents and coaches how to find enjoyment in the youth baseball experience.

Dave is married to Sheila and has 3 children, Rusty, Rachel and Peter, and two grandchildren Avery and Trent.

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  • Basic Course ($97 Value)
  • and...

SPECIAL BONUS ($100 Value)

You get...

  • (1) hour Initial phone, Facetime, Skype or in-person consultation.($100 Value) I want to get to know you, what your goals are, your baseball interests, your background and your approach to coaching. I also want to introduce myself. And share my baseball coaching journey, my philosophy and approach to baseball development. After our initial assessment we will set our plan to attack areas of improvement and highlight areas of strength. Then, as the months go along we will dig into the course material and how it best applies to your situation.

Note: Offer ends 2022

And...I will send you a PDF copy of my eBook "Time to Shine: Baseball Coaches Practice Guide" (Value: $17)

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Coaches, players and parents want to enjoy baseball and the playing experience. This course will be able to weld everything together to give coaches the foundational footings to work from.


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What others say....


"As a travel baseball coach in a highly competitive baseball area, I was looking for answers. Was there a former MLB player, coach, or maybe a highly regarded college coach who would council me without judgment?


I came across Dave’s website and listened to his free course with my son. Oh, did I mention my son was starting to ”hate” our post-game, post-practice one-sided ”conversations.” if this doesn't strike a chord, maybe you should step back and take a closer look at you ”dad” coaches.

I asked my son if he thought it would be worth over $250 to talk to the guy we listened to in the car during his podcast. My frugal ten-year-old was confused at the question as if it was ridiculous and said it would be worth thousands of dollars. Measured, of course, in PlayStation game sets.

I paid the fee and have had multiple meaningful talks with Dave. My mind and heart were immediately opened. I have insight as to what is essential in the game of baseball at higher levels. I am working towards freeing up my team to play without fear and increase the fun factor without jeopardizing fundamentals.
I can't thank you enough. My relationship with my some and team have improved, though not perfect, I'm getting there now if I could only sell my coaches. Thanks again!!" Jason, Tampa FL

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How much personal time will I have with Dave, my instructor?
Depends on the package. Multiple phone consultations, text messaging, emails are all part of the coaching course. Dave will not leave you stranded.
What is the biggest benefit of the course?
Without a doubt, the top benefit is working with Dave Holt. Dave will help guide you through the struggle with the parents who only know 'win-at-all-costs' approach vs the player development approach. And give your players the best chances to play into the high school baseball funnel.


Coaching youth baseball as a "player development first" coach

is extremely difficult.

WHY? Because 'win-at-all-cost' is what the parents want---(it is all they know). Player development approach will cause your team to lose a few most likely. It is up to us to help parents see the BEST way to provide opportunities for their kids is to sacrifice winning games to allow kids to DEVELOP.

Rarely does a coaching mechanism come along that really moves the needle for coaches. I have made a ton of mistakes throughout my coaching career. But, I have polished and honed my approach and now want to share it with you all so you don't have to go through the same blunders I did, You can get fast results and even if you can help your own kid or a few kids get more joy out of baseball then it is priceless opportunity.

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