Texas Baseball Ranch February/March 2019

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019

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RINGING IN 2019 IN STYLE LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

It was standing room only for the TBR Expo Presentation at the ABCA convention in Dallas.

Over 150 coaches attended our 19th Annual “Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp.”

Current MLB pitching coaches Brent Strom (Astros), Derek Johnson (Brewers), Wes Johnson (Twins), Doug White (Angels), and Chris Young (Phillies) all have been in attendance at the UPCBC. There have also been top coaches from all levels of college, junior college, and high school, as well as instructional trainers and physical therapists in attendance. Next December will mark our 20th anniversary, and Jill and I wanted to do something special to mark the milestone. We are bringing back many of the most popular speakers with the 2019 theme of “Back to the Future,” and we will discuss where we have been during the last 20 years and where we are headed. So, if you are a coach or know of one who is a lifelong learner and eager to get a glimpse of the future, I would strongly urge you or him to attend or get recordings of the event. It will certainly be epic.

People often ask me, “Coach what are your slower times during the year?” Ten years ago, the Texas Baseball Ranch® had 3–4 months of lesser activity during the calendar year. Five years ago, those windows of less hustle and bustle shrank to around 10 weeks. Today in 2019, the Ranch has only 4–6 weeks of “quiet” time spread out over the course of a year. On the flip side, December and January are incredibly busy with our nationally known Coaches Clinic (UPCBC), three pitcher camps (two EPBCs and one Alumni Camp), and the American Baseball Coaches Association National Convention all happening inside a seven-week period. Whew! This year was our 19th Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp, and not only was it again a huge success but 15 of the 30 MLB organizations also had representatives in attendance. Two teams sent more than eight representatives each. Think about that for one moment. Half of MLB organizations think highly enough about our Coaches Clinic that they sent someone to listen, take notes, and learn. That is quite a departure from only 37 total coaches in attendance the year it began in 1999.

–Coach Wolforth

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