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 at. 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.
SIDE NOTE: This is the mini-version of the full course: 5 Steps to Ultimate Baseball Coaching Excellence
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 is married to Sheila and has 3 children, Rusty, Rachel and Peter, and two grandchildren Avery and Trent.
"I couldn't believe the amount of quality info pertaining to all aspects of the game, until I noticed a picture of the author.
I happen to be a former player of Coach Holt and the knowledge, work ethic, and patience he showed his players was second to none. His understanding of the game combined with his ability to relay that info to players of any playing level is what sets him apart.
It's very rare to find someone that is able to teach the basics to a little leaguer then turn around and fine tune a professional...Coach Holt is the exception to that rule." Brian Moeglin: Baseball Coach/Michigan , former professional ballplayer.
I love coaching baseball. During my coaching career I have messed up and done things I wish I could take back too, My goals are to help you all out there helping kids play baseball to skip many of the mistakes I made and show you some methods that I have found to be beneficial in helping kids play the game well and get maximum enjoyment from the game. Hope to see you soon. Dave Holt