Baseball phenomenon Fred Corral shares his experience transitioning from a player to a coach and the philosophies he’s adopted along the way. He’ll dive into topics such as player and athlete development, athlete identity, and balancing winning and development. Corral shares the pressures of being a coach and balancing the job’s objective with a deeper meaning. Listen to find out how well Coach does this and simultaneously fosters meaningful relationships with the players.
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For more about the baseball sensation Yogi Berra and his sayings:
To read Coach Fred’s bio at his current place of work (Missouri), click the link below!
Derek Johnson - The Complete Guide to Pitching:
Darrin Donnelly - Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable:
For stats on Coach Fred’s player, Luke Hochevar:
Want more on Corral’s prodigy Luke Hochevar from SPKN
For more on Scotty Brooks:
For more on Pete Maravich (Pistol Pete):
For an interview with Andy Mckay on player development:
For Brent Strom’s statistics, click the link below:
For Jerry Weinstein’s baseball blog:
For Jon Gordon’s books:
For stats on Tom Griffin:
For more on the issue of having one identity around sports:
Donahue, E. G., Rip, B., & Vallerand, R. J. (2009). When winning is everything: On passion, identity, and aggression in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10(5), 526-534.
For more on coaching philosophy:
Jenkins, S. (2010). Coaching philosophy. Sports coaching: Professionalisation and practice, 233-242.
Williams, G. G., & MacNamara, Á. (2020). Coaching on the Talent Pathway: Understanding the Influence of Developmental Experiences on Coaching Philosophy. International Sport Coaching Journal, 8(2), 141-152.
Learn more about a coach’s healthy attitude towards winning from Dr. G:
Gearity, B. T. (2010). Effective coaching: The winning discourse or educational foundations?. Journal of Coaching Education, 3(1), 69-89.
For information written by Dr. G on where coaches might go wrong:
Gearity, B. T. (2012). Poor teaching by the coach: A phenomenological description from athletes' experience of poor coaching. Physical education & sport pedagogy, 17(1), 79-96.
More on athlete identity out of sport:
Harry, M., & Weight, E. (2021). Post-collegiate athlete transitions and the influence of a coach. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 1-26.
Miller, N. L. (2020). " I am an athlete": A multiple case study of Division I female athletes' post-sport transitions and influences on athletic identity (Doctoral dissertation, Oklahoma State University).
Wendling, E., & Sagas, M. (2021). Is There a Reformation Into Identity Achievement for Life After Elite Sport? A Journey of Identity Growth Paradox During Liminal Rites and Identity Moratorium. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.