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#52 Darren Heitner
During their stay in Utah, the Marshall Gates Foundation provides Marshalls players with the option to receive additional educational training centered on building their own Name, Image, and Likeness NIL as they move into the next phase of their careers.   Players learn topics such as:  How to collaborate with brands on social media to earn revenue paid out from views/plays How to build a unique brand How to create digital content on social media How to connect with the local community How to earn extra revenue using their current Name Image and Likeness. In week two of this years program, we brought in one of the top NIL attorneys in the country, Darren Heitner, to ask him everything we could think of regarding the current state of NIL as it relates to these players specifically. What can players do to make money? What can't they do? We covered as much as we could. This is a great episode for any athlete or parent who has questions around Name, Image, and Likeness NCAA regulations. Thanks again, Darren.    Darren Heitner is the Founder of Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., an adjunct professor of Sports Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, a certified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and author of many books published by the American Bar Association (How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know) as well as numerous articles in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and Above the Law. Heitner has been referred to as one of the foremost experts on name, image, and likeness (NIL) by The Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY, a power player in NIL deals by Action Network, and a top sports trademark attorney by Sportico. Heitner has been honored with the University of Florida’s 40 Under 40 Award, the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Oustanding Young Alumnus Award, and named the best lawyer in Fort Lauderdale by Fort Lauderdale Magazine. Heitner’s sports clients have included Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, University of Florida Athletic Hall of Famer Fred Taylor, Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyreek Hill, Xavien Howard, Jamal Adams, Nick Chubb, Mac Jones, Shane Bieber, Manny Ramirez, Anna Kournikova, Draymond Green, Terry Rozier, Haley and Hanna Cavinder, and Rick Pitino. In 2005, Heitner got his start in the business of sports by creating Sports Agent Blog, which has since that date served as a lead publication in the space surrounding sports agency news, interviews, information, and opinion. In 2007, Heitner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, and was named Valedictorian of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2010, Heitner received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Heitner has always fashioned himself as an athlete advocate. In 2019, Heitner was asked by Florida Representative Chip LaMarca to assist with the crafting and promotion of legislation that sought to provide Florida college athletes with the right to profit off of their names, images, and likenesses (NIL). The bill passed both the Florida House and Senate before being signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in June 2020, making Florida the first state to have a July 1, 2021 effective date and leading the way toward establishing important NIL rights for all college athletes across the United States. Heitner has continued to be an advocate for athlete rights and worked on behalf of numerous athletes and brands, including Gatorade, INFLCR, Marketpryce, and Icon Source, in the NIL space. #podcast #legal #ncaa #nil #legaladvice #athletes #mgfmarshalls #utah #utahtech #usc #stanford #baseball #summer #summerbaseball #gatesworldseries #baseballplayers 
July 21, 2022
This episode is a preview of the "Summer Sellout" game happening on July 15th ins Salt Lake City, Utah. Listen in to get a feel for what the game MC Tony Parks and his crew are going to bring.  Tickets on sale now at use promo code BEHINDTHEDISH and get in for $10.  Kids camp just added - $25 and get two free tickets to the 7pm game with purchase. ages 8-12  more info at  
July 07, 2022
#51 - Chad Shepherd
Chad Shepherd is the GM of the Marshall Gates Foundation Marshalls, an invite only, elite-level summer baseball program. For over a decade, the top college baseball recruits and draft picks in the nation have been leaving their families after high school to play for the Marshalls in Utah. During their stay, players receive professional level training and competition to prepare them for the next level. The Marshalls Baseball program has churned out over 100 MLB draft picks and over 750 collegiate players. Chad has devoted his life to making The Marshalls a first-class organization from top to bottom. Chad is a great leader in the community of baseball, and this episode shining light on the Marshalls is way overdue.
July 05, 2022
#50 - Sam Swenson
Sam Swenson is the head coach for the MGF Marshalls, an elite 18U summer baseball program located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For over a decade, the top college baseball recruits and draft picks in the nation have been leaving their families right after high school to play for the Marshalls. During their stay, players receive professional level training and competition to prepare them for the next level. The Marshalls Baseball program has churned out over 100 MLB draft picks and over 750 collegiate players to date. Sam has created a culture where young players have fun while improving their game over a short period of time preparing for the next level.
June 23, 2022
What makes a great teammate?
This episode is a recent recording from the Let’s go Ricky Ro! Podcast. If you’re looking for ways to communicate better with your baseball team? This episode is packed with some valuable stories and lessons shared from former mlb players Josh Thole, Beto Duran, and Ricky Ro. We hope you enjoy this baseball podcast. Also, make sure to check out the Let’s go Ricky Ro! Podcast. Thanks for having John as a guest.
November 11, 2021
What are you thinking at the plate?
this episode is a mashup from a hitting lesson and live at-bats with 12 year veteran and former MLB all-star catcher John Buck, myself (a washed up 38 year old junior college lefty), and 64 year old Cory Firzlaff from Sandy Utah. Listen in as John takes Cory through his unorthodox offseason workout routine using training methods he’s adopted from the world top experts including: Slow the game down vision training Weck method Joe Dispenza and Jim Fannin, just to name a few. There’s a lot of really great take away's in here if you’re a player, parent, or coach. Thanks so much for listening. It would mean the world to us if you are enjoying our podcast that you share it with someone who you think might enjoy it. Thanks to 64 year old Cory, who showed up at 6:00am for this workout. This episode does a good job answering the following questions:  What do the best hitters think about when they step into the batters box?  What do you think about when stepping into the batters box? How are you training your body to be a baseball player long term?  How are you improving even though you are an elite player? 
October 01, 2021
1 thing you need to understand about success
This episode is all about setting yourself and your team up for success. I'm asked a question about why I think I've been successful over the years and it comes down to one main factor... commitment. Players who commit to making themselves better, and their teammates better is what makes the difference. Teams who hold each other accountable and don't nurture delusion are setting themselves up for a life full of positivity and success.
September 09, 2021
#49 - David Monasebian
BTD Intern David Monasebian joins John Buck to talk Mets, smashing a pie in Jordany Valdespin's face, supplements, mental health, and more. 
July 19, 2021
#48 - Rounding the bases with Joel Goldberg
Joel Goldberg is an Emmy-Award winning sports broadcaster, and the author of Small Ball Big Results. This episode is a replay of John Buck appearing as a guest on Joel's award winning podcast, Rounding The Bases. 
June 14, 2021
#47 - Martin Borgmeier
Martin Borgmeier is a world-renowned professional long-drive athlete. Living in Munich, Martin was kind enough to take some time out his schedule to sit down with @johnbuck44 to talk golf, training, and the mental side of professional competition.  
June 10, 2021
#46 - Veronica Alvarez
Veronica Alvarez is the USA Baseball Women’s National team head coach. MLB Oakland A’s spring training coach. She also played 7 years on the women’s National team. AND she is also a firefighter and paramedic in her spare time.
June 04, 2021
#45 - Jay Weaver
Jay Weaver is the founder and CEO of @catchingcamp one of the nation’s oldest and largest catcher development programs. Episode 45 now streaming.
June 02, 2021
#44 - Anxiety in Athletes
Panel discussion with John Buck, Tom Smalley, Dr. Brad Balukjian, Dr. Robin Zasio on anxiety in athletes.
May 28, 2021
#43 - Brett Tomko
Brett Tomko pitched for 16 years in The Show and struck out over 1200 batters. 
May 18, 2021
#42 - Paul Jones
In 2008, Paul became the Guinness World Record holder for having the largest private baseball card collection. “I’ve tripled it since 2008,” said Paul, who is now 34 years old. As of today, Paul's collection of cards is up to 3 million. Yes, million. Paul also has over 98,000 autographs, which were mostly personally obtained. Paul spent several years working in the clubhouses as a batboy for various minor league teams where he befriended many players and was a light and inspiration in the clubhouse. 
May 11, 2021
#41 - Joe Beimel
Joe Beimel is a left-handed pitcher with 13 years in The Show under his belt. He's also the only player in Major League history to wear no. 97. Tune into episode #41 for a deep dive into baseball nutrition, training, and coaching.
May 04, 2021
#40 - Bobby Bradley
Bobby Bradley was chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the eighth overall selection in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. Though he signed a letter of intent with Florida State University, Bradley signed with the Pirates for a $2.3 million bonus. Bobby’s career was cut far to short due to a rare nerve diagnosis, which left his throwing hand numb. Episode #40 now streaming. #behindthedish #baseballpodcast #podcast #baseball #mentalhealth
April 29, 2021
#39 - Vincent Vargas
Vincent Vargas is a former Army Ranger and collegiate baseball player. He is currently casted in the FX tv series Mayans MC. Vince is also the director of Beteran, an organization which focuses on transitioning military veterans back into civilian life. 
April 22, 2021
#38 - Chijuan Mack II
Chijuan Mack II is one of the most dedicated eight year olds on the planet. #truestory  This Dallas native has a pure and infectious love for playing the game. If he continues to work hard, be coachable, and develop, there are big things to come from this young lion.  #lionsliketohunt
April 19, 2021
#37 - Dina Blevins
Dina Blevins is one of the hardest working women in baseball. After 17 years with the Kansas City Royals. Dina is currently the Director of Community Investments & Alumni. Prior to her career with the Royals Front Office, Dina was a 4 year captain of the Pitt State women’s volleyball team, and was named an All-American in 2003. Blevins was elected to the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 as the first volleyball player in school history. 
April 13, 2021
#36 - Jim Fannin
The world’s best baseball players call Jim Fannin 24/7. He has coached 3 Hall of Fame inductees (Randy Johnson, Frank Thomas, Jim Thome) and 28 MLB All-Stars, including 5 MVPs, 4 Cy Young Award recipients, 2 Batting Champions, 3 HR champions, and Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winners from every position.
April 08, 2021
#35 - Tony Bosch
This episodes guest is the infamous Tony Bosch. Tony is one of the all-time "villain's" in Major League Baseball history. Tony was literally the man behind-the-needle of the largest steroid and PED scandal in MLB baseball history.  I first learned about Tony a few weeks ago while watching a baseball documentary titled "Screwball" that is currently available on Netflix. Screwball is the story of how Tony was quite literally the man behind the needle of the largest steroid and PED scandal in MLB baseball history.  This podcast episode is meant to be strictly informational, and in no way shape or form is Behind the Dish or John Buck supporting the use of performance enhancing drugs by anyone. Tony has a wild story, and we wanted to hear it from him.  As always, you're support means the world to us, and we hope you enjoy episode 35 with Tony Bosch.
April 05, 2021
#34 - Braden Yardley
Braden Yardley @reglove is one of the most trusted glove repair specialists among Major League Baseball Players. He's also just a really great human being. Episode 34 now available.   
April 02, 2021
#33 - Josh Band
Josh Band is a former professional baseball player and founder of Plate Crate. Josh started Plate Crate while living above the batting cages he trained at while playing baseball. Plate Crate is now the largest monthly baseball subscription box in the world.
March 29, 2021
#32 - Benji Johnson
It was great sitting down with catching instructor and Ball Player's Balm founder, Benji Johnson. Benji has deep passion for playing and coaching the catching position based around statistical data in order to get more called strikes. Also, his company, Ball Player's Balm makes one of the best glove cleaning and conditioning kits on the planet. 
March 22, 2021
#31 - Logan Morrison
Great to sit down with the always entertaining former teammate and friend, Logan Morrison. Logan played 11 seasons over his MLB career. In 2017, he received the MLBPAA Rays Heart and Hustle Award. This episode is packed with behind the scenes clubhouse stories, a look at life in The Show, and more. 
March 19, 2021
#30 - Ryan Harrison
Ryan Harrison of Slow The Game Down is one of the best kept secrets among professional athletes. Training and improving vision and reaction speed is becoming more common amongst pro athletes, yet most amateur baseball players spend little to no time developing and improving the visual aspect of their game. Tune in to this episode to learn more about slowing the game down and why the best athletes in the world come to Ryan to get better. 
March 16, 2021
#29 - Brian Urlacher
What a pleasure to sit down with the great and powerful Brian Urlacher. Join host John Buck and guest Brian Urlacher as they discuss topics such as concussions, training, diet, and life after sports.  
March 12, 2021
#28 Ryan Reisbeck
Ryan Reisbeck is a World Long Drive competitor, currently ranked No. 11 in the world. Reisbeck competes in events that are sanctioned by the Pro Long Drive Association. The Golf Channel dropped televising all pro long-drive events in 2020, and the entire future of the sport was left hanging by a thread. Join BTD Host John Buck and long time friend Ryan Reisbeck as they give some insight into the WWE of golf.  
March 09, 2021
#27 - Drew Manning
Health and fitness expert Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning Keto Diet movement. Drew is also the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. With over a million social media followers, Drew continues to transform people’s lives all around the world. Known for his straightforward and empathetic fitness and health coaching, Drew has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously.
March 05, 2021
#26 - Brent Porciau
When I first found out about what top Top Velocity was doing with pitchers, I'll admit, I didn't believe it. Through their unique training methods, college and professional pitchers are showing up to Top Velocity throwing 86 mph, and leaving throwing 93+ mph. That is A LOT if you know anything about improving velocity. Especially at 18-25 years old. So naturally we had to reach out and find out what in the world this is all about. Thanks Brent for taking the time calm our curiosity.  Episode #26 now available on YouTube and all major podcasting platforms.
March 03, 2021
#25 - Tyler Goodro
For the last decade, Tyler Goodro has instructed, coached, and scouted thousands of youth, high school and collegiate baseball players. He spent over five seasons playing Minor League Baseball with the Dodgers and various Independent Minor League Ball Clubs. He currently serves as an Area Associate Scout for the Phillies Organization covering Eastern Nebraska, and Western Iowa. Tyler is also the founder of the Goodro Catching Company, an organization geared towards innovating and coaching the mechanics and philosophy for the catching position. 
March 01, 2021
#24 - Neil McConnell
Neil McConnell is the CEO of MaxBP. The MaxBP machine is the ultimate tool for improving athletic vision. It is also arguably the cornerstone training piece of equipment used throughout John’s playing career. We use this thing A LOT. If you are looking for new ways to improve, or you have wanted to learn more about the MaxBP machine. This episode is for you.
February 26, 2021
#23 - Billy Butler
The infamous "daddyball" episode. This episode has it all, teammate fights, arguments with coaches, small bat drills, and John and Billy share their thoughts on daddyball.
February 23, 2021
#22 - Gil Boesch
What a great time sitting down with Coach Gil Boesch of GOATA. aka Greatest Of All-Time Athletes. If you have not heard of GOATA, let's sum it up and peak your interest into this incredible episode.  The GOATA’s have secret movements which until recent technology have been a closely guarded secret. Now that the naked eye is no longer guiding our understanding, the use of slow-motion video is proving whether the iconic "franchise" athletes actually move or "locomote" better than other athletes. Franchise athlete's are not necessarily stronger or faster, They are just better at combining speed, balance, and coordination. The GOATA method claims to be what keeps athletes pain-free and with experience improved endurance durability. Join us in this episode as Coach Gil and goata coach Bam Lionheart teach us the way of the GOATA. 
February 11, 2021
#21 - Todd Coburn "The Catching Guy"
Coach Todd Coburn aka "The Catching Guy" is one of the most sought after catching coaches in the world who is known for not only his passion for the position, but also his passion for teaching the position. He is a lifetime catcher who loves spreading the knowledge to anyone who wants to listen and learn.
February 05, 2021
#20 - Ben Jenkins
Great sitting down with long time friend and founder of Warstic. Ben Jenkins. #warstic #behindthedish #baseballpodcast
February 01, 2021
#19 - Brad Balukjian
Brad Balukjian is an American writer and science professor. He is best known for his memoir The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife. In 2015, Balukjian opened a pack of unopened baseball cards from 1986 and decided to track down all of the players inside.  A single, unopened pack of 1986 baseball cards. A vow to track down all the players inside. What could possibly go wrong? His journey became the memoir The Wax Pack (2020), which went on to become a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Balukjian said his book was rejected by 38 publishers before the University of Nebraska Press offered him a contract. The Wax Pack Players: Al Cowens, Carlton Fisk, Don Carman, Doc Gooden, Garry Templeton, Gary Pettis, Jaime Cocanower, Lee Mazzilli, Rance Mulliniks, Randy Ready, Richie Hebner, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Yeager, Vince Coleman His book, On the open road in search of baseball's afterlife is the true story of tracking down all the players in a single pack of 1986 Topps on a 11,341-mile road trip across the U.S. What started out as a fit of nostalgia became something much bigger than baseball: A meditation on the loss of innocence, what it means to grow up, and the surprising gift accessible to us all: Impermanence.
January 29, 2021
#18 - Bob Tewksbury
Bob Tewksbury @btewksbury39 pitched for 13 years in The Show, and won 110 games. Bob is currently the mental skills coordinator for the Chicago Cubs. His most notable year as a player was 1992, where he: Went 16-5 on the season Had a 2.16 ERA in 233 innings pitched Appeared in the All-Star game was third in the Cy Young Award voting that year In that same season, Bob walked only 20 batters in 233 innings, the best ratio in the major leagues in over half a century. Bob is known for creating the "Eephus". A lobbed in breaking-ball made famous for giving Mark McGuire trouble at the plate during his record breaking home-run season. He is the author of the best-selling book: Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball Needless to say, Bob is awesome. Join us in this episode for a deep dive into all things baseball. #behindthedish #baseballpodcast #bobtewksbury #johnbuck #mentalgameofbaseball #podcast
January 25, 2021
#17 - Collin Theroux
This podcast episode is a follow up to the video on our youtube Channel: A day in the life of Collin Theroux, minor league catcher for the Oakland A's. Our amazing Intern, David Monasebian put this entire project together for Collin to vlog a day in his life and give us a behind the scenes look at the life of a professional ballplayer. So, Go check out the video on our Youtbe Channel.  and in the mean time, enjoy this conversation between John Buck and Collin Theroux.
January 22, 2021
#16 - Tim Cossins
Tim Cossins is the major league field coordinator and catching instructor for the Baltimore Orioles. Tim is considered by players as one of the top catching instructors in Major League Baseball. This episode kicks off John's curiosity around new and innovative catching methods being taught vs. old school catching techniques. Concussions, and more. If you're a catcher, this episode is for you. 
January 21, 2021
#15 - Mike Rosamond
Mike Rosamond was the Houston Astros first round draft pick in 1999 out of Ole Miss. Mike played 8 season in professional baseball, and a few of those were with John. They were teammates, roommates,  and the best of friends. Mike even has a son named Buck.   In this episode, we get a behind the scenes look at managing everyday life in professional baseball. Along with the experience and challenge of coaching your own children in sports. 
January 18, 2021
Does size matter in baseball?
This episode is the result from a message sent in to our Instagram on whether or not size matters in baseball. John also gives his thoughts on playing just one sport vs. being multiple sport athlete.
January 11, 2021
#14 - Dr. Andy Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs has more than three decades of experience working with professional athletes — from Major League baseball, football and basketball players to soccer, hockey, golf and tennis pros. He was one of the first sport psychologists to work with a US Olympic team. During his years as the US Cycling Team’s sports psychologist, they won a record nine medals at the 1984 Olympics — the first cycling medals for the US in 72 years. Dr. Jacobs has served as the team psychologist for the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Comets, and numerous athletes and coaches from a variety of professional and Olympic teams as well as the Australian National Swim Team. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for the US Swimming and Weight Lifting Federations, the PGA and USTA and the US Olympic Committee’s Sports Psychology Registry.
January 08, 2021
Workout with giveaway winner Zack Christensen
This episode is a mash-up with John and the first BTD giveaway winner Zack Christensen, a current student-athlete at Kearns High School in Utah. Part of our first giveaway package was a 1-on-1 workout with John. When asked what he wanted to improve on, Zack wanted to develop his hand speed and receiving skills as a catcher. So that’s what we did. In this episode you get a feel for the unique way John uses other sports to develop baseball specific skills. Plus you will get a number of really great insights into the mental game of baseball and how to think like the pros.
January 06, 2021
#13 - Dave Burke
“Uncle Dave” is one of John’s life long role models. In this episode we hear about how Dave was key in negotiating John’s first MLB contract, plus more.
January 04, 2021
#12 - Zack Hample
When it comes to baseball fans. Zack Hample is baseball royalty. Zack is a native New Yorker, published author, full-time YouTuber, world record holder, public speaker, people gatherer, charity fundraiser, writing group leader, former competitive Scrabble player, music freak, niche hobbyist, and infamous nerd. Conan O’Brien once called him “the worst man in America,” but screw him. Not everyone gets it. He's also a baseball superfan. That’s how most people know him. He's attended games at 59 different MLB stadiums and snagged more than 11,000 balls in the stands including Mike Trout's 1st career home run and Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit. With over 500,000 Youtube subscribers, Zack gets to travel the globe and share his passion for the game.  In this episode, John and Zack talk about the art of catching a ball, their favorite stadiums, and a whole lot more. #zackhample @zack_hample #behindthedish
December 29, 2020
#11 - Ashlund Jade
It was a pleasure sitting down with the smart and successful @ashlundjade 👸🏽 In this episode we talk baseball, bullying, and even mix in a little boxing. Now streaming on YouTube, Spotify, and apple podcast. Link in bio. #baseballlife⚾️ #bullying #behindthedish #ashlundjade #johnbuck #baseballpodcast #catcherslife #boxing
December 27, 2020
Mound Visit with Jason Grilli
The first of many. Jason joins John via Zoom to share clubhouse stories, pre-game routines, and much more.
December 24, 2020
#10 - Mitzi Dulan
Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD, America’s Nutrition Expert®, is a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert who has inspired millions to lose weight and get fit. With her high energy, down-to-earth charm, Mitzi passionately motivates all audiences to take action. As a Pinterest influencer she recently authored The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin. Mitzi is co-author of The All-Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion with NFL future Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez helping people learn how to eat clean to get lean. Mitzi was the team nutritionist for the 2015 MLB World Championship Kansas City Royals Baseball Team during 11 season. She was the team nutritionist for the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team for over eight seasons and was previously the sports nutrition consultant to the Golden State Warriors Basketball Team and the San Jose Sharks Hockey Team. She is a nutrition spokesperson, author, speaker, influencer, trainer and entrepreneur. Mitzi has provided nutritional counseling and personal training to a wide range of clients including: CEOs, news anchors, stay-at-home moms, and high-profile celebrity athletes. She travels throughout North America speaking to organizations who want to help employees improve their health and performance. Mitzi is an internationally sought after media source for trusted nutrition and wellness information. She has conducted over 300 television interviews. She has appeared on the Emmy Award-Winning television show “Starting Over” as the nutrition expert for the house guests. Mitzi has been seen regularly on FOX News Channel with appearances also on Live! With Kelly & Michael, The Dr Oz Show, CNN and Discovery’s Science Channel. She has also frequently been seen on the nationally syndicated “Dr. Dean Edell” segments and throughout the country on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX affiliates in major media market cities. Mitzi is a blogger for US News and World Report’s “Eat + Run” blog. With over 3.4 million Pinterest followers, Mitzi has developed a very engaged social media following on all of her social media outlets. Mitzi was named one of the “Top 20 Nutrition Experts to Follow on Twitter” by The Huffington Post. She was also named the #5 online influencer to help Americans Eat Better by behind Dr Weil and Jamie Oliver.
December 17, 2020
#9 - Tanner Carson @Raised_in_baseball
John sits down with Tanner & Brian Carson on Zoom to talk about the mental side of baseball, cool equipment, and more. 
December 14, 2020
#8 - Jay McEvoy @picklethebeast417
John and Jay talk baseball gloves. 
December 10, 2020
#7 - Dan John
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Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.” In 2015, Dan wrote Can You Go? on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, Before We Go, another compilation akin to Never Let Go became an Amazon Bestseller. In early 2017, Dan’s book, Now What?, his approach to Performance and dealing with “life,” became a Bestseller on Amazon. Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge became available in September 2017, too.
November 12, 2020
#6 - What Makes a Great Hitter? | Private Hitting Lesson
This episode is a mash-up from a private hitting lesson that took place at the Behind The Dish facility in Utah on 11/04/2020.  In this audio clip, you will start to get an understanding of the mindset John teaches younger players to have when hitting. Notice how the actual "coaching" John is giving is mostly geared towards what the player is thinking, rather than what the players body is doing, or not doing.  #behindthedish #johnbuck #baseball #hittinglessons #howtocoachbaseball #learntohit
November 09, 2020
#5 - Jon Asbey
For 14 years, Jon Asbey was the mind and man inside the most iconic sports mascot of all time, “The Bear”. #utahjazz #jazzbear #behindthedish #johnbuck #mascot #baseball
November 05, 2020
I started Behind The Dish because...
In this episode, John talks about what inspired #behindthedish along with what you can expect to see over the upcoming weeks.  #baseball #mentalcoaching #stressmanagement
October 29, 2020
John Buck with Alex & Ken Krasner Mental Baseball Coaching: Session 3
Results are what can happen when coach, player, and parent(s) are all on the same page using the Behind The Dish system. We’ve had two Zoom sessions with @alexkrasner_22 over the last 2 weeks. The recorded sessions are available for replay on our IG feed, YouTube Channel, and anywhere you stream your podcasts. This video post is from a game Alex played after session 2. Here is what we focused on during the session before this at-bat: Clearing the mind, and getting into what we at Behind The Dish call “The Zone” allows your body and mind to perform at peak levels during high-stress situations (even if you’re at home, or at work, Mom or Dad 💡). Self discipline over your thought-process is a skill which needs to be first learned then developed. Just like learning to field a ground ball, or going the other way with the pitch is a skill to be learned and practiced daily. The next challenge for @alexkrasner_22 is to train his brain to think the same thoughts consistently during each and every at-bat going forward.
October 27, 2020
John Buck with Alex & Ken Krasner: Session 2
in this session John coaches Alex to trust in his approach no matter what the situation. John also shares a secret the best players in the game use to perform at peak levels when it matters most.
October 22, 2020
John Buck with Alex & Ken Krasner: Session 1
What if we coached the mind to play great baseball before we coached the body? What if the parent was truly on the same page, working together with their child to get better? Champions spend an ample amount of time visualizing themselves having success in high stress situations before they ever step into the batter box, on the mound, or at their position. So when the time comes to perform we don't ever have to think about it. John's unique method on coaching a player to greatness keeps things simple while taking the pressure off the player, parents, and coaches. Check it out. to see what makes Behind the Dish a level up from traditional coaching methods. No matter how old you are. We coach champions. #baseball #coaching #Johnbuck #hitting #visualization #behindthedish
October 15, 2020
Pre-Game hitting Visualization exercise
Learn these mental techniques in our free guided pre-game hitting exercise: -How to approach each at-bat with the perfect frame of mind -How to increase confidence at the plate -How yo clear your mind, relax, and have peak performance during a high-stress game situation -how to recognize pitches, and make swing decisions more rapidly -Reduce mental errors on the field
October 08, 2020