Transcending Sport - Rob Crews

Transcending Sport - Rob Crews

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34. Jordan Bledsoe and Rob Crews got together to discuss the true definition of the word ELITE and how mindset powers outcome.

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38. CoronaVirus and College Recruiting | Jaimie Duffek, NCSA Dir. of Softball
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic erupting in the middle of the softball season, players around the country— particularly high school juniors are on edge about their recruitment and scholarship options moving forward. Today, Jaimie Duffek, NCSA’s director of softball sits down to talk about options for student athletes and the future of college recruiting as we know it. She shares insights as a former recruiting coach, on the new recruiting rules put in place by the NCAA. The ripple effect of cancelling winter and spring sports and what she thinks about travel ball culture. Listen in for softball resources in response to the Corona outbreak and ways we might all make the most of our down time together. “I don't really think that there's a safe haven anymore unfortunately... We've created this culture in the travel ball scene where we've made it really too easy for families and athletes and parents to give up, throw in the towel and say the grass is always greener on the other side when that’s not always the case.”   -  Jaimie Duffek [32:14] Key Takeaways: How the NCSA and the NCAA are responding to the COVID19 softball season disruption. What softball recruiting during and after a pandemic may look like. What changes to college softball culture have meant for coaches. Episode Timeline: [00:00] CG Plus [00:53] Jaimie Duffek, NCSA Director of Softball [02:06] The NCSA and NCAA response to coronavirus [07:30] Eligibility release for student-athletes [09:47] Exploring options for scholarships and finances [12:27] A look at the summer landscape at the NCSA [13:30] The Reigning Champs Experience umbrella [15:40] Thoughts on the Astros scandal [19:24] NCSA, events and highschool athlete evaluations [21:12] The business of sports entertainment [28:30] New NCAA recruiting rules and the impact of early recruiting [30:03] College coaches getting fired and the travel ball landscape [33:25] Travel Ball and college rosters [34:33] Getting the chance to see athletes evolve with [38:34] Baseball comparisons [40:20] Rob's time as a baseball travel team coach [44:08] "We should have quarantined a long time ago" Resources Mentioned: CG Plus Platform ncsasports.org Connect: Find | Rob Crews At Complete.game On Instagram: @completegame On Twitter: @completegame On Facebook: @completegame Find | Jaimie Duffek At ncsasports.org On instagram: @ncsa_sports On Twitter: @ncsa @ncsacoachduffek Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart Radio Credit: IggyBeats, DT Productions, and Ali the Greatest for background music.
48:13
March 29, 2020
37. Raise Your Bar, OC Batbusters Coach, Mike Stith
Looking at national stats, there is an undeniable difference between California based softball teams and the rest of the country. Could it be as simple as their ability to play outdoors year round? or Is there something in that Pacific Ocean water?  Mike Stith, OC Batbusters 18U head coach and founder of the Sports Training Complex in Anaheim, CA sits down with the #robcrewspodcast to break it down. Catch his insights on Californian softball culture and what’s behind their consistent production of world-class athletes.  Offering some golden advice on vetting parents and players alike, Mike shares some simple strategies for spotting drive in young players. Hear how he went from coaching a recreational team for his daughters to helping develop the Batbusters into a 122-team-strong national organization. Also, get his take on tech implementation and what the future holds for the sport. “What people don't understand is, my players see the best pitching in America every time they step to the plate. Every time... We're looking at people who are championship-caliber players at all times, so you have to raise your bar.”  -Mike Stith [11:37]  Key Takeaways: How Mike Stith’s got his start in softball coaching. What sets California based softball teams apart. How he is implementing technology in his coaching Episode Timeline: [00:00] Intro [00:34] CGPlus [01:28] Meet Coach Mike Stith [02:21] How he went from recreational coach to 18U [04:15] Joining the OC Batbusters team [07:29] Expanding and learning to adapt [09:49] Why California is the mecca for softball Competitive coaches [13:34] His take on the showcase model and junior recruiting [18:07] Breaking down the game and routines [24:49] The vetting process and recognizing drive in players [29:51] Technology and the evolution of fastpitch softball [35:02] What's up next for Mike Stith [37:13] Game Ready Series about softball culture [39:47] New York team progress [41:34] Outro “It's the self-awareness and the demand that they put on themselves that makes this unique. And it's the culture that's been created over 35-40 years of the bat busters when these people walk in, they know what's expected of them.”  -Mike Stith [23:59]  Resources Mentioned: CG Plus Platform Game Ready Youtube Series Connect: Find | Rob Crews At Complete.game On Instagram: @completegame On Twitter: @completegame On Facebook: @completegame Find | Mike Stith At sportstrainingcomplex.com batbusters.org On instagram: @coachmikestith On Twitter: @ocbatbusters Subscribe: On Apple Podcasts On Google Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher On iHeart Radio Credit: IggyBeats, DT Productions, and Ali the Greatest for background music.
41:55
March 26, 2020
36. Communist Softball, The Fastpitch School - Coach Michael Bastian
When International Coach Micheal Bastian was tapped to train the Chinese national softball team— he welcomed the challenge wholeheartedly, packing up and moving to China from the U.S in his 30’s. But, how did he go from culture shock and not knowing the same language as his players to ranking as #1 pitchers in  China? Today, on the #robcrewspodcast, Michael sits down to talk about his journey. He shares the story behind it all, from his start in the world of sports to how he became the softball coach he is today. Find out how he balanced patriotism and obligation as an American coaching a Chinese team during the 2008 Olympics. Learn about the impact he is hoping to make as the current CEO of softball Team TFS and why he thinks personal development for life off the field is important in any sport. “If you just always give away the answers and tell kids what you want them to do, you're not really developing them in their softball skills, baseball skills or life skills.” -Michael Bastian [22:31]   Key Takeaways: How coach Micheal Bastian built his career as an international softball coach. What it’s like coaching in a country where you don't speak the language. How team TFS has evolved and the plans they have for the future How Coronavirus may affect summer play and insights into China’s response. Episode Timeline: [00:00] Intro [00:16] Meet Coach Micheal Bastian [01:11] How he got his start in sports [02:52] Where he played college baseball and basketball [03:03] Coaching Team USA and the Chinese National Team [05:27] Adjusting to coaching in China, discipline and accountability [08:53] Language barriers and learning to communicate with players [10:06] His family with former professional softball player, Xin Miao [10:53] Coaching as a foreign coach in the 2008 Olympics [14:06] Inventing and developing the Whip Hit [18:50] Connecting in Colorado and using the Right Eye program [21:05] The Fastpitch School's focus on personal development [24:00] The evolution of team TFS and plans for the future [28:51] Contacting Micheal Bastian [30:57] Micheal’s experience with china's response to Coronavirus [32:15] Outro Resources Mentioned: teamtfs.net wechat.com Connect: Find | Rob Crews At Complete.game On Instagram: @completegame On Twitter: @completegame On Facebook: @completegame Find | Michael Bastian At teamtfs.net WeChat : Michael Bastian On Facebook: @michael.bastian.52 On Twitter: @CoachBastian Subscribe: On Apple Podcasts On Google Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher On iHeart Radio Credit: IggyBeats, DT Productions, and Ali the Greatest for background music.
34:12
March 22, 2020
35. Kerri Foster & Rob Crews take a Deep Dive into the Principles of Master Teaching
Episode #35 features Kerri Foster, Master Teacher and pitching coach from Birmingham, Alabama. Kerri talks to Rob Crews about parental involvement and how her parents shaped her mindset.  in the process. Teaching as a spiritual gift. Creativity in coaching. Establishing trust with students. Why she created online courses. How muscle activation translates into efficient performance.  Kerri's Website:  www.fosterfastpitch.com Kerri's IG: @fosterfastpitch Check out: CG Plus
1:06:31
March 1, 2020
34. Jordan Bledsoe and Rob Crews got together to discuss the true definition of the word ELITE and how mindset powers outcome.
Performance Coach Jordan Bledsoe and Rob Crews discuss the popular marketing buzzword "ELITE." What does it really mean to be elite and how the elite mindset triggers elite lifestyles and habits. Find out how the best in the game have separated themselves from their counterparts. Jordan Bledsoe is the Director of Sports Performance at Velocity Sports Westchester. Check out: Velocty Sports Westchester Check out: CG Plus
47:57
February 13, 2020
33. Skip Latella joins Rob to discuss Brain-Body-Connection & issues surrounding injuries, balance & player development.
Exercise Scientist, Skip Latella, joins Rob Crews to discuss Brain-Body Connection, his work with NY Rangers and NY Knicks and more. Skip is the founder of Latella Sports Technologies and the holder of 3 groundbreaking patents in the Sports Development and Research space. Check out: CG Plus
41:43
February 6, 2020
Human Performance Series 4 - IMPROVING ROTATIONAL POWER feat. ANDREW GORDON
Rapid Sports Performance's Andrew Gordon takes us on a deep dive into rotational power, movement efficiency, and how to improve it. Core-control, training the body to move on three planes. Why multi-sports athletes bring more athleticism to the sports of baseball and softball. How technology can drive intent and better training.  Rapid Sports Performance is the premiere performance training center in the Southeast and located in the Atlanta, Ga area. You can visit Rapid at www.rapidsportsperformance.com
30:20
January 12, 2020
Human Performance Series 3 - GYM CULTURE & CORE VALUES feat. COACH TJ LOPEZ
TJ joins Rob Crews to discuss the importance of year-round training and the dynamics surrounding the concept. The conversation poses several questions. Are we setting realistic expectations on today's young athletes? What does in-season training look like? What is the difference between outcome and process goals? TJ also share his top physical and mental attributes of the best athletes he has ever coached.
59:18
December 10, 2019
Human Performance Series 2 - ARM CARE feat. Dillon Wagman from Rapid Sports
In part two of our Human Performance Series Rapid Sports Performance Coach, Dillon Wagman, takes us through arm care and the importance of injury prevention. Are your trainers on the same page as your skills coaches? Does youth sports culture contribute to injuries? Taking a closer look at the amount of throws in college vs travel ball. Off-season vs In-Season training.
36:46
December 7, 2019
Human Performance Series 1 - THE ASSESSMENT feat. Dillon Wagman from Rapid Sports
HP Series Part One - The Assessment Are you training with the right people? What are the common injury predictors in an athlete? Olympic lifts? Yes or no? We set off our Human Performance Series part 1 and 2 featuring Rapid Sports Performance in Woodstock, Georgia. Dillon Wagman takes us the assessment, the importance of it and Rapid's assessment protocol.
31:54
December 3, 2019
32. Tech Talk Series (pt. 4) Swinguru is the most accurate 3D, sensorless, biomechanics analysis video system I know of.
(TTS Pt 4) Rob Crews explains why Swinguru is an important part of the Complete Game assessment protocol, with its 3D capability and no wearable sensors.
04:58
October 26, 2019
31. Tech Talk Series (pt. 3) Batted Ball Data & the details of the metrics. Is exit velo king -by it self?
(TTS Pt 3) Rob Crews talks about his favorite launch monitor and what metrics matter the most in batted ball data. From exit velo to spin direction, Rob Crews breaks it down.
03:06
October 26, 2019
30. Tech Talk Series (pt. 2) The truth about bat speed and why it can be slightly overrated.
(TTS Pt 2) In this episode of Tech Talk Rob Crews expounds on the importance of batspeed and high batspeed numbers are overrated and don't alway stransfer on-field consistency.
02:34
October 26, 2019
29. Tech Talk Series (pt. 1) is here. Rob Crews breaks down technology in player evaluation & development.
(TTS Pt 1) The Tech Talk Series is where we talk about the latest technology and how we can employ technological solutions for player evalauation, player development and more. In this episode Rob Crews explores the new direction of OPTOGAZE and how RightEye Vision Assessment Technology has revolutionized vision training and brain health.
05:32
October 26, 2019
28. Brent Bass joins Rob to discuss his new book, BASSketball Lessons & why principles are the key to winning at life.
Author, Brent Bass joins Rob Crews to discuss his new book, BASSketball Lessons. The two chop it up about the issues today's young athlete's face. Solutions and strategies on how principles can prepares us all for sports and life. The two also go deep into the definition of winning and why principles are crucial to a successful journey. 
36:03
October 18, 2019
27. Julianne Soviero Founder, Elite Pitching Intensive Experience, Author & CEO of Flawless Fastpitch
Julianne Soviero joins Rob Crews to dicusss, ELITE PITCHING INTENSIVE, a pitcher-specific event coming up this November. How factors such as fatigue, endurance, nutrition, recovery, and parental participation, contribute to success. Remote training & the role of technology in player development.
38:05
September 24, 2019
26. Jordan Bledsoe, Velocity Sports Performance Director, goes in on Return to Play protocol, injury management & more.
Jordan Bledsoe joins Rob to discuss the 3 segments of Return to Play, 4 points on finding the right trainer, working with over 45 different sports disciplines, and preparing today's elite ahtlete for health and success.
37:28
September 17, 2019
25. Former Texas A&M & Pro Softball player, JAMI LOBPRIES, joins Rob to discuss leadership, adversity, USSSA 's commitment to excellence & more.
Former Texas A&M/Pro Softball Player, and current USSSA Director of Fastpitch, Jami Lobpries joins Rob to discuss USSSA and USA Elite, how early recruiting has shaped the industry, making sense of the Transfer Portal, overcoming 5 ACL tares, why the new Vero Beach complex is the perfect showcase venue, Jami's top 5 two-way players, and more.
49:41
August 19, 2019
24. "Using Improv to help athletes improve relationships and team build." Lainie Hodges, Human Development Specialist, Founder & CEO of Improv Alchemy
Human Development Specialist, Lainie Hodges, joins Rob Crews to talk about her work at Improv and Professional Sports. The two dive into the importance of awareness and internal dialogue, in-game focus, women in sports and culture, the principles of Improvisation, responsiveness as an alternative to reaction, vulnerability as a strength in sports culture. and more. 
47:12
August 4, 2019
23. NCSA Dir. of Softball, Jaimie Duffek, joins Rob to talk recruiting & the state of the game.
NCSA, Director of Softball, Jaimie Duffek, is back to join Rob for another fire conversation about how NCSA is evolving, the E-Sports category as a college option, the combine, college decision-making, the state of the game, the new recruiting rules, the transfer portal & why players transfer, college coach turnover and more.
39:28
August 1, 2019
22. Stacie Mahoe, Sports Mom of 8, Personal Growth Coach, Parent Coach and so much more.
Sports Mom of 8, Stacie Mahoe joins Rob Crews to talk inspiring excellence as a personal growth coach, Parental Pressure, how essential oils aids in athlete performance, Polynesian Culture & Sports, Oklahoma's Jocelyn Alo, Team Hopping in Travel Ball, The Backlash of Early College Commitment, The Transfer Portal. 
1:21:57
July 25, 2019
21. GARVIN ALSTON, Former MLB Pitcher & MLB Pitching Coach, Consultant to USA Baseball PDP
Professional Pitching Coach, Garvin Alston joins Rob Crews to discuss transitioning from player to MLB Coach, College vs. HS draftees, velo vs command, working with USA pitchers, preparing his son for pro baseball, and more. 
55:03
July 19, 2019
20. Master Speed Coach, Ed "GoGo" Lovelace, Founder of Phewsioneering Performance Systems LA-NYC
Master Speed Coach, Ed "Gogo" Lovelace joins Rob Crews to talk culture and mentality of speed. If you want to better understand speed and why EVERYONE can be faster, you must listen to this one.  
1:05:50
July 9, 2019
19. Eddie Johnson, co-author COLLEGE RECRUITING 101, Founder of BeSeen Sports (Part 2)
College Recruiting: A Discussion with Eddie Johnson, co-author and Founder of BeSeen Sports, Author of "College Recruiting 101." The two discuss game-plan, financial aid, scholarships, D1, 2, & 3, parent-child communication, staying on track, the college visit, asking coaches the right questions, why the BeSeen Profile is different, and more (Pt2)
27:26
July 7, 2019
18. Eddie Johnson, co-author COLLEGE RECRUITING 101, Founder of BeSeen Sports (Part 1)
College Recruiting: A Discussion with Eddie Johnson, co-author and Founder of BeSeen Sports, Author of "College Recruiting 101." The two discuss game-plan, financial aid, scholarships, D1, 2, & 3, parent-child communication, staying on track, the college visit, asking coaches the right questions, why the BeSeen Profile is different, and more (Pt1)
43:08
July 7, 2019
17. BEN HANSEN, Director of Biomechanics and Innovation at Motus
Ben Hansen, Director of Biomechanics & Innovation at Motus Global joins Rob to discuss, the humble beginnings of Motus, the Sleeve, How fatigue affects performance and influences injuries, Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio, Injury Prediction, Return to Play, Motus Batting, in-game analytics, Baseball vs Golf Swing, Range of Motion and Hip Mobility tests, and so much more. 
38:54
June 27, 2019
16. MIKE BERENGER, Founder of Rapid Sports Performance in Atlanta, Trainer to MLB players.
Mike shares his unique journey from the engineering field to sports performance training, MLB & Youth development, the importance of the assessment, how to pick a performance training program and more. 
29:25
June 23, 2019
15. ANTHONY YACCO, Former SF Giants Pitcher, Founder of PitRx Baseball speaks on the finer points of player development.
Rob Crews talks with long time friend and founder of PitRx Baseball, Anthony Yacco. The two talk "Aerobic and Anaerobic thresholds, the Now State of Mind, high-level focus, accessing the zone, windows of trainability, Yacco's work with NYU Medical, Neurological Patterning, Skill Acquisition & more. 
43:54
June 19, 2019
14. Scrap Yard Dawgs' Head Coach, MIKE STEUERWALD talks International Softball, 2019 WCWS, Hitting & then some.
Rob Crews and Mike Steuerwald catch up and talk WCWS 2019, The Infamous Riseball and its late jump, Rachel Garcia, OKL, Washington, Launch Angle in Softball hitting, In-Game Adjustments, The Scrap Yard Agenda, Preparing Pro Softball Players for International Softball, and more ...
41:58
June 9, 2019
13. SERITA BROOKS, Founder of Intensity Sports, Florida State Alum., Master Teacher.
Rob Crews chats with Serita Brooks, Founder of Intensity Sports, Head Coach of Impact-Gold Lang, former Florida State Softball speedster and Master Teacher. The two talk 2019 WCWS, Marvel's Endgame, the evolution of Fastpitch Softball, player accountability, coaching styles, speed, elite player work-ethic, Rachel Garcia, UCLA, travel ball culture and more ...
52:44
June 6, 2019
12. ROB CREWS shares details of his recent work with PRO/USA Softball & 10U PGF Nationals. Sports Performance Specialist Julianne Soviero offers perspective as the two exchange dialogue.
10U Travel Softball & Sub-Culture Specialization vs Multi-Sport Athletes Are we teaching athleticism out of our players? Is teaching form by itself really contributing to development? Why do we have more hitting and pitching coaches but less talent being developed? Similarities between Pro Softball and 10U Elite The most important thing no one ever taught you Recovering from Failure & Adversity Identifying elite talent early on Talent vs Gifts. What's the difference? Is playing "up" better? The importance of self-coaching at the college level The high turnover in college coaching staffs and so much more . . .
1:01:17
July 30, 2018
11. Sports Performance Specialist, Julianne Soviero talks the mental game with Rob Crews. Listen as the dynamic duo tackle some thought provoking issues in sports performance.
Sports Performance Specialist/CEO of Flawless Fastpitch, Julianne Soviero talks the mental game with Rob Crews. Listen as the dynamic duo discuss topics such as: - The psychology of failure - Why the mental game is so under-trained - Is pressure a bad thing - A unicorn called Perfection - Some people play better angry - Internal triggers - Positive vs negative Self talk - and more . . .
58:05
March 7, 2018
10. NCSA Softball Consultant, JAIMIE DUFFEK talks specific issues and culture in the recruiting process.
Rob Crews talks to NCSA Softball Consultant Jaimie Duffek about Softball specific issues and culture in the recruiting process. - Regional Culture in College Selection - Elite travel teams. Is it really necessary? - Major D1 vs Mid-major - Early Commitment - the good and bad - Standing Out vs Following the Herd
39:57
March 5, 2018
9. TranscendingSport - Rob Crews - Book Excerpt, SWAG101-01
Are you confident? How does your confidence affect your game? In this episode Rob Crews reads an excerpt from his 2013 publication, SWAG 101: Invisible Mechanics, Perfect Collisions and .400 Hitters.
12:44
March 5, 2018
8. Julianne Soviero, Sports Performance Specialist talks All Things Performance with Rob Crews
Julianne Soviero, Sports Performance Specialist, talks about her holistic approach to athlete development, positive vs negative energy, bringing joy to athletic tasks and embracing adversity.
42:30
November 1, 2017
7. Athletic Trainer Mike Stella Explains His Unique Approach
Having the ability to create a unique experience for athletes is not something everyone can do. I am always in awe of talent in every field of study, but what's more intriguing is the Mind. Check out this podcast, as Mike Stella from AMP Recovery Lab let's us into his mind and shares his approach to preventing and treating injuries and more.
26:05
November 1, 2017
6. Rob Crews: World Softball Clinic - Seminar Mental-Emotional Skills
Rob Crews at World Softball Clinic, Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort Connecticut, January 2015. Rob talks decision making, the cognitive process, teaching in the positive, visual skills and more.
43:27
November 1, 2017
5. Sprinklr's Brett Hoffman & Rob Crews Talk the Future of Sports Marketing and more.
Brett Hoffman talks the future of marketing, social media marketing in the business of sports. How Sprinklr takes corporations to the next level and creates fan engagement for sports franchises and brands. Advice to Future Marketing majors. Differentiating yourself on social & more.
35:47
November 1, 2017
4. A.M.P. Founder TJ Lopez Talks Rest, Recovery, Pitch Counts in Baseball & Softball and more.
TJ Lopez is the founder of Athletic Movement Protocol in Long Island, NY. He is also CC Sabathia 's personal trainer and mentor to many professional and amatuer athletes. Rob Crews and TJ Lopez talk about technology and the evolution of sports training, injuries, and recovery.
33:17
August 11, 2017
3. Holistic Nutritionist Brianna Diorio Drops Knowledge
Holistic Nutritionist, Brianna Diorio joins Rob Crews to fight the good fight against Broscience. In this episode, Brianna drops some knowledge on us about better ways to hydrate, fighting fatigue, the lifestyle of an athlete, and more. If you are an athlete, and you are under-performing, it may be because of what you are or are not eating. Check it out.
36:53
August 11, 2017
2. Rob Crews: World Softball Clinic Pt 2 - Seminar-Visual Skills
Rob Crews at World Softball Clinic, Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort Connecticut, January 2015-Part 2. Rob talks Visual Skills and why it separates Elite athletes from sub-elite athletes.
42:34
July 10, 2017
1. Scrap Yard Dawgs Asst. GM Mike Stu Talks Upcoming Softball Draft, College Transition to Pros, His New
Rob Crews and Mike Steuerwald go deep into what it takes to play Pro Softball. The transition from College to the Pros. USSSA Pride - Chicago Bandits rivalry, creating Championship Culture and more.
37:51
April 10, 2017
Pilot. An Interview with Flawless Fastpitch's Julianne Soviero: 3/26/17
In the Transcending Sport pilot episode, Rob and Julianne talk mental skills, early verbal, player focus and more ...
43:34
April 8, 2017