'Player Development' PLUS 'Player Enjoyment'
Hardest Challenge is to Show Parents Player Development & Joy 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.
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.
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 lives in Auburndale, Florida and does coaching consultant work with coaches and players across the country along with his Coaching Youth Baseball Podcast.
Dave is married to Sheila and have 3 children, Rusty, Rachel (Kyle) and Peter, and two grandchildren Avery and Trent.
- Basic Course ($97 Value)
SPECIAL BONUS ($100 Value)
- (45 min) Initial phone, Facetime, Skype or in-person consultation.($75 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.
And...I you have the option to add on PDF copy of my eBook "Time to Shine: Baseball Coaches Practice Guide" (Value: $10)
StartLegal Copyright© Page
StartReaching the High School Baseball Funnel & Increasing Enjoyment (11:58)
StartOrganizing Your Player Development System (14:55)
StartSurviving the Post Puberty 'Shock & Awe' Baseball Era (3:58)
StartHow to Approach Winning vs. Developing Players (11:52)
StartWhat is Our Purpose (14:59)
StartBuilding Your Coaching Style and Approach...
StartMastering Your Coaching Communication Skills (27:48)
StartHow to Sell Your Outlook to Parents (14:57)
StartThe 6th TOOL: Coaching the 'Intangibles' Is Your Biggest Asset
StartWhy "Development Style" is So Hard to Do
What others say....
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.