Trosky Tuesday podcast

Trosky Tuesday

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Trosky Tuesday is a weekly show with Host Trent Mongero and Nate Trosky. Trent and Nate discuss a topic of the week in infield play. This includes makeup, mental game and overall skills that are important for infielders to learn to develop. This show is a great resource for players and coaches alike.

53 Episodes

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    Trosky Tuesday #54 - Trot Nixon


    2 Sport Athletes Adversity  How to respond with adversity  Living up to expectations  How to respond to injury! Train your eyes  Understanding the mental grind  How to be able to turn the page Learn how to RELAX “Once I learned how to have fun…. I started to succeed” Learn how to hold yourself accountable  Tension, anxiety, pressure  Faith, Fun, enjoyment Difference between pushing your kids and not. Push vs hold back Let the process take its course  It’s not just what we do on the field  How to measure success in baseball? Do what’s best for your kid. How to keep baseball fun! Unique Spirit  Learn how to hit. Learn how to do the right movements Barrel control… being on time  How to be a complete hitter Coaches learn how to present to players How to let the ball get deep… to really see the ball. 90 percent of hitting… is 90 percent how you feel See it, read it and explode! Keeping your head quiet! How to slow your heart rate down  Breathe!! Clear your thoughts and react! Focal point Power, bat control, What the pros do is not what you have to do until you have played long enough. Learning how to hit the ball with 2 strikes  Be a coachable athlete  Learning how to be a complete hitter. It's not just what you do on the's really what you do off the field that separates you apart from everybody else Importance of being a great teammate  Take ownership Clubhouse guys
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    Trosky Tuesday #53 - Completing the 10 COMMON FLAWS (of the amateur infielder) #10 Taking Pitches Off


    Not taking pitches off! Turning double plays Watch a video of yourself so you can actually see what you look like. All players instill information differently. Mental focus...prepared to be in the moment Be where your feet are Baseball instincts Understanding where to go in any given situations Preparation between each pitch “The mind is the engine” Pre pitch...all players on the field are on time and ready to go. The more the players the less you will get the ball. Have to have the belief the ball is going to come to be. Every single play matters!  “Process over results” I will beat you with my make up Build the your makeup Infielders number one goal is not to take pitches off Where are we going to go with the ball before the pitch? Process the outs, runs, hitter, runner. Routine, process Negative thoughts create tension.  Wanting the ball! The best in the game make errors...the young athlete are allowed to make mistakes Compete with confidence Coaches create tension on their players. Inconsistency in their posture on each pitch Posture, launch Lack of intent, Sense of urgency Lack of repeatability  When the mind is clear and focused The heart cannot slow down if it is not clear. Study the game  How to separate yourself from every other athlete? Being in the right place at the right time How was the athlete's attitude before each pitch? Did he get out the previous inning? “Be in the zone” The higher level of talent can get away with not being on time. Teaching concepts repeatability  Be patient in player development  Holding yourself accountable  Teach the process and understand the why  Situational awareness  Anticipate the ball Reflection, assessment  Understanding a checklist How to get players to “buy in” to not taking pitches off Film your players for an entire game and see if your players take pitches off. Access videos and have your players watch. Show the players the good first then break them down and then build them up. Movement, posture, confidence, timing, anticipation, intent, preparation  The play is made beforehand…preparation 
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    Trosky Tuesday #52 - Qualities of Elite HS Infielders


    Trosky Tuesday #52 Hosted by Nate Trosky and Tony Hilde Qualities of Elite HS Infielders (reflections on the recent USA Baseball/PDP Pre-Draft workout) All high school players want to play D1. What does it take to get there? Learning how to focus Testing young athletes There is a purpose for everything Finding out how athletic a high school kid is! Scouting players by what you see….Eye Test Consistency Footwork pattern Sense of urgency Repeatability Adversity Movements Hip/Hinge Arm strength The eye test It’s about winning Focusing on the main thing! Be a player with instinct, great teammate, character Can the kid play? Is he a gamer? Baseball IQ Bat to ball skills Ability to command pitches Understanding tools What tools are the most important Details Target Posture Athletic stance Infield timing Anticipating, athleticism Pay attention to detail First step and routes to the ball Attack the chopper Set your feet, shuffle, follow your throw You tap when you shuffle twice Understand how much time you have on a ground ball Check out backhand series Pre pitch, first step, route to the ball V-Slot Understanding a routine Being inspired to play and getting as much information
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    Trosky Tuesday # 51 - Lack of Communication and the 10 Flaws


    Pour external communication Situational awareness Talking the game with your teammates Understanding shifts Shrinking the field  Comfort zone Non verbal communication Meeting on the mound: talk over what pitch Strategy Positioning Situation Make sure of out Ball first Watch the hitters hands for bunting or hitting Speed of the runner Positioning, Depth Signs from the middle infield to the pitcher In control of the situation Thinking the game for yourself Stay in the game no matter what the score is “Take what the game gives you” “Stay within yourself” Being proactive Confidence to talk the game Baseball IQ: It's a game of thinking How to be present on each pitch Emotions, Momentum, Silence Defense behind the pitcher Learn to communicate with your teammates Synergy “Earn the right to be heard”  Working together to become better Character, energy, concern, priority Affirmation When it goes quiet you know you have defeated the other team  Silence  Desire, passion Don’t bring fake energy Finding that even keel  Ability to maitain sameness  Finding that sweet spot  Understanding your ups and downs  Staying level headed through our it all   Thanks to our sponsors at:
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    Trosky Tuesday #50 - The Variations and Effects of Different Throwing Footwork Patterns in Infield Play!


    More throwing errors than fielding! Player development Throwing practice  Situational awareness Footwork Learn from others  Watch and observe  L shuffle  Step through shuffle  Four seam grip Movements/ patterns Consistency  Foot replacement  Numerous patterns  Distance Rhythm  Timings for fluidity  Throw off a shuffle  Flexibility in their hips The ball will dictate your footwork  Let your feet dance Patterns Speeds of runners  Momentum  Explosive  Dancing  Buy IN   Thanks to our sponsors at:
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    Trosky Tuesday #49 - Fundamental Flaws of Amateur Infielders Continued


    How I approach the ball Range Positioning according to speed of the runner Developing a system Consistency  Read, Recognize, React How do I know the speed of a runner? Batting order: 1,2, 9 usually have speed Defense positioning (center fielder, SS) Body Type Observing movement and posture Pregame action  Awareness “Whatever you make important, you'll get good at” Details Gathering information is essential  Communication Stats Scouting Reports  Tendencies Gathering information Winning=FUN Gaining that edge Are they getting out of the box quickly? Or do they get out slowly? Player development  Routine On the run Back hand  Jump throw  Instinct  Throwing footwork No step, one step, two step, jump throw, no throw  Using your legs when making a throw   Thanks to our sponsors at:
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    Trosky Tuesday # 48 - The Completion fo the Main Influencers of Infield Positioning and Repositioning


    Building a baseball IQ Culture Development  Prepare    Positioning   Be present  Don't take pitches off   Focus   One pitch at a time Being on time (pre step) Knowing the speed of the runner Reading hitters bat speed depending on pitch: (Fastball, Changeup, Curveball) Knowing your Strengths and Weakness Stay Coachable Pitch to Pitch Experience Instinct takes time Getting out of your comfort zone Learn to love the game Trick the brain, Train the brain Learn how to lose Being comfortable in an uncomfortable situation Learn to embrace umpires Coaches influencing positioning  “Players” are their best coaches  Understanding when to shift as a defender   “I may be wrong, but I will never be in doubt”   Willing to take chances Embrace the process Ability to understand the ups and downs  Perspective  Dont be your own enemy Setting up picks “The more you give, the more you receive”
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    Trosky Tuesday #47 Biggest Flaws Of An Amateur Infielder (cont'd)


    CPD #47 Biggest Flaws Of An Amateur Infielder (cont'd) Hosted by Nate Trosky & Kyle Collins Human element  Lack of positioning and reposition  Present  Arm strength  Quickness  Strengths and Weaknesses  How the Grass/Dirt affects your infield play/ positioning Speed of the base runners  Movement  Pre Step Read the hitter  Pull your own weight Teachers Knowing the situation Urgency  Communication Instinct  Pressure Challenged  Confidence  Preparation  Reads Base running jumps  Weather elements  Temperature  Sun/ clouds/ rain  Captains  Back Drop Know skills of your teammates  Range  Situations  Don’t get consumed with things that don’t matter. What is his out pitch? Stimulate the mind  Consumed of expectations of your peers  Clear focus/ clear mind
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    Trosky Tuesday #46 - Fundamental Flaws of Amateur Infielders


    Building Prospects How do you feed your players? Understand the strategies of positioning and repositioning  Know the speed of the runner Left handed vs right handed Understanding the athlete/player Can he run? Is he a skill hitter? Power hitter? How do you respond when you’re not your best? The law of thirds… Great/Good/Bad Give 100% of what you got on a given day. Communication Reads, Range, Movement Understand the surface you’re playing on. Baseball IQ Consciousness Maturity/ Knowledge of the game Feeling good is overrated Knowing how you feel is important Get your mind right Keep the team greater than “myself” If you win game 7 it is 217 games in 240 days   Attitude, Energy, Effort Reading the third base coach Reading the player….usually will tip the play! Teaching the bench about how the other team tips plays/pitches. Rhythm  In the “Zone” Prepare for the “Next Pitch” “Game of Inches/ Seconds” Belief… Trick the brain.. Train the brain  Details Let the kids be the leaders! Understand the game before you can lead Survival mode-> Reaction mode 
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    Trosky Tuesday #45 -10 Deficiences of Amateur Infield Play

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