With Governor Whitmer's orders, it's imperative to stay home, stay safe. We have to end the spread of COVID-19 now, so there is a chance at returning to normalcy. This includes a shot at your baseball season in Michigan. Take this SERIOUS!
Please follow us on Twitter @MHSBCA1. The sharing that is going on right now is next level. Encourage your players to get creative in finding ways to stay game ready, while practicing social distancing. The longer COVID-19 is a part of our life, the less chance we have of playing in 2020.
Lastly, the MHSBCA E-Board is getting the same information you are. Please watch the news and check MHSAA.com for further information.
-Todd Szalka, MHSBCA President
Check out the NEW MHSBCA Podcast episode featuring Jeremy Sheetinger, Head Baseball Coach at Georgia Gwinnett College and the host of the Dugout Chatter podcast. Get a pen and some paper and get ready to take feverish notes!
If you didn't attend the MHSBCA Convention, don't forget to register. Varsity Head Coaches must be members in order for your players to be eligible for all post-season awards. Cost is only $30 for the school year.
Lifetime members MUST renew their information, for insurance purposes, by clicking on the MEMBERSHIP tab. This now MUST be done annually.
Thanks to all of our coaches who attended the convention this year. The speakers were next level! If you haven't attended, what are you waiting for?
MHSBCA BASEBALL CONVENTION LINEUP
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020
11:00-12:00 REGISTRATION - ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
12:00-12:30 BRENT RICE - MHSAA - “MHSAA/NFHS Rules”
12:30-12:45 DAN CIMINI - MHSBCA President - “Coaches of the Year”
12:45-1:30 MATT TALARICO - New York Yankees - “Developing High School Base Stealers”
1:30-2:15 JT MAGUIRE - Cleveland Indians - “Outfield: The Lost Forgotten Position”
2:15-3:00 MATT TALARICO - New York Yankees - “Building a Tool Set to Steal Second Base”
3:00-3:45 TYLER SMARSLOK - Minnesota Twins - “Designing an Environment for Infielders to Thrive”
3:45-4:00 Break / Visit Exhibitors
4:00-4:45 JEREMY SHEETINGER - Georgia Gwinnett College /Host of the Dugout Chatter Podcast - “Building a Championship Culture”
4:45-6:15 Dinner Break
6:15-7:00 TYLER SMARSLOK - Minnesota Twins - “Putting Your Infield Plan into Action”
7:00-7:45 MICHAEL THOMAS - Minnesota Twins - “Catching”
7:45-8:30 JAKE MCKINLEY - Milwaukee Brewers - “Cutting Edge Hitting Philosophies”
8:30-8:45 Break / Visit Exhibitors
8:45-9:30 JORDAN BISCHEL - Central Michigan University - “How to Change the Culture of Your Program”
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020
9:00-9:45 MICHAEL THOMAS - Minnesota Twins - “Catching and Receiving”
9:45-10:30 JAKE MCKINLEY - Milwaukee Brewers - “Pitching Programs”
10:30-11:15 BLAST MOTION - “How to Use Data to Improve Hitting”
11:15-12:00 HOT STOVE - MHSBCA Coaches - “How to Navigate the Issues that Coaches Face"
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