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2017 Coaches Convention Schedule and Presenter Bio's

11/30/2016, 6:15pm PST
By BC Coaches

2017 BC Baseball Coaches Convention Schedule

Friday, February 17
GEORGE PRESTON ARENA - 20699 - 42ND AVENUE LANGLEY
 

START TIME   END TIME   SPEAKER ROOM
           
05:00 PM   10:00 PM REGISTRATION CONCOURSE    
06:10 PM   07:00 PM MANAGING GAME STRATEGIES ED DIAZ GYM
07:05 PM   07:55 PM BUILDING THE BASEBALL ATHLETE JEFF KRUSHELL GYM
08:00 PM   08:50 PM PITCH COMMAND IMPROVEMENT AS A BENEFIT FROM FOCUS   GYM
      COMMAND IMPROVEMENT    
08:55 PM   09:30 PM PRACTICE ORGANIZATION HOW TO MAKE IT FUN &  PETE CALIENDO GYM
      LEARNING PROCESS    


Saturday, February 18
LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE- 7888 200 STREET - LANGL
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07:00 AM   05:00 PM REGISTRATION CONCOURSE   GYM
08:30 AM   09:20 AM MANAGING GAME STRATEGIES EDDIE DIAZ GYM
09:25 AM   10:15 AM WHAT SCOUTS ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR CHRIS CARMANUCCI GYM
10:15 AM   10:35 AM VISIT THE EXIBITORS   GYM
10:40 AM   11:30 AM MAKING NCCP COACHING WORK FOR YOU WAYNE PARRO GYM
11:35 AM   12:15 PM PITCHING BIONECHANICS TOM HOUSE GYM
12:20 PM   01:30 PM LUNCH AND AWARDS   GYM
01:40 PM   02:30 PM MYTHS ABOUT STEROIDS DON HOOTON JR GYM
02:35 PM   03:25 PM HOW TO SLOW A HIGH SPEED BALL DOWN BILL & RYAN HARRISON GYM
03:30 PM   04:20 PM HIGH PERFORMANCE HITTING MOVES  MATT NOAKES GYM
03:30 PM   04:20 PM     TURF
04:25 PM   05:15 PM MANAGING A BULLPEN MARCUS MCKENZIE TURF


Sunday, February 19
LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE- 7888 200 STREET - LANGLEY

09:15 AM   09:55 AM  KEEPING PITCHERS HEALTHY MENTAL EMOTIONAL & TOM HOUSE GYM
      NUTRITIONAL TIPS FOR PITCHERS    
10:00 AM   10:50 AM COACHING THIRD BASE EDDIE DIAZ GYM
10:55 AM   11:45 AM MOTIVATING TODAYS ATHLETES CHRIS CARMANUCCI GYM
11:50 AM   12:30 PM HIGH PERFORMANCE CATCHING MATT NOAKES GYM
           
12:35 PM   01:15 PM TEAM BUILDING CHRIS CARMANUCCI GYM
01:20 PM   02:10 PM HIGH PERFORMANCE HITTING MATT NOAKES GYM
02:15 PM     WRAP UP   GYM

 

2017 BC Baseball Coaches Convention Presenter Bio's

 

Tom House

Tom's personal mission is to inform, instruct, and inspire people to improve their performance, their quality of life, and help them live younger longer. Tom travels internationally teaching and researching the best protocols and products to help individuals improve their quality of life. He integrates elite sports science and sports technology with health and t- ness needs of the everyday individual. 

Tom is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on pitch- ing. He pitched on the professional level from 1967 to 1979 for the At- lanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox, and for the Seattle Mariners. He has coached since 1980 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Tokyo). 

Fluent in Spanish, Tom has also coached in Latin America. On the ama- teur level, Tom is an information and instruction coordinator for 12 base- ball academies across the United States and Canada. He directly access- es 5,000-6,000 players/coaches per year in clinic settings. 

Tom's four companies: BioKinetics West, Functional Fitness, Next Gen- eration Nutrition, and Mental/Emotional Management, lead the way in 3-dimensional analysis of human movement, the physical preparation to support this movement, the metabolic preparation to fuel human activ- ity, and the necessary mental emotional makeup to accomplish all of the above. 

While devoting his life to baseball pitching research, Tom has also been recognized for his work in the areas of functional tness and exibility. His ground breaking work in these areas lead to Tom's appointment to the Board of Advisors for the Titleist Performance Institute. 

Tom holds a PhD in psychology. He travels the world as an international consultant, performance analyst, and sports psychologist. He is currently an advisor with the American Sports Medicine Institute and has paneled seminars for the Academic Advisors of America.

 

Donald Hooton Jr. 

Vice President of Education for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, spoke at the annual Spring meeting of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) on Sunday. 

The Taylor Hooton Foundation is named after Donald’s brother, Taylor Hooton, who died at the age of 17 from complications stemming from his use of anabolic steroids. The Hooton Family developed this foun- dation to raise awareness about the effects of steroid use; speci cally performance enchancing drugs. 

Mr. Hooton spoke to the GLIAC SAAC group, sharing his knowledge and personal experiences with PEDs. explaining how vast this problem is; not only in college but also middle school and high school aged kids. The fastest growing users of steroids and PEDs are high school aged girls who feel they need to improve their physical appearance. Mr. Hoo- ton also provided information on dietary and pre-workout supplements. 

The GLIAC SAAC found value in this discussion and will be working to get Mr. Hooton on their respective campuses and talk to all students as well as athletic trainers and other athletic administrators. 

For more information about the Taylor Hooton Foundation, visit the Foundation's website at www.taylorhooton.org

 

Eddie Diaz 

Toros de Tijuana Manager 2015
Diaz began a playing career in the NY Yankees organization in 1980 and spent two years in the Cleveland Indians farm system from 1983- 1984. He maintains a connection with the big leagues through his scout- ing ties with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians. 

The Cafeteros de Cordoba named Diaz their interim manager in 1999 to begin a long and productive career as a manager in the Liga Mexi- cana de Beisbol and the Liga Mexicana del Paci co. Eddie has man- aged the Piratas de Canpeche, the Leones de Yucatan, The Rieleros de Aguascalientes, the Rojos del Aguilas de Veracruz, the Guerreros de Oaxaca, the Diablos Rojos de Mexico and his latest stop with the Toros de Tijuana. 

Eddie took over a Guerreros team in 2009 that languished in the cellar of the LMB and in 2010 had achieved an 18 game turn around, taking a 42-63 team to a record of 60-45 and a nals spot in the LMB that year. For his efforts, Diaz was named Manager of the Year. 

The Venados de Mazatlan, of the Liga Mexicana del Paci co, chose Diaz as their manager in 2009 where he managed for one year be- fore moving on to the Yaquis de Obregon in 2010. His stay in Obregon brought three consecutive league championships to the Yaquis and in 2011 and 2013, Diaz led the Yaquis to championships in the Serie de Caribe. Diaz became the rst non Mexican manager in the LMP to win three championships. 

 

Matt Nokes 

Former professional baseball catcher and designated hitter. He played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Gi- ants (1985), the Detroit Tigers (1986–1990), New York Yankees (1990– 1994), the Baltimore Orioles, and the Colorado Rockies (1995). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He also had experience at rst base, third base, and left and right elds. 

Nokes was drafted by the Giants in the 20th round of the 1981 amateur draft. He debuted in the major leagues on September 3, 1985 against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, collecting two hits in four at bats. In 1987, his rookie year, he had his nest statistical season, batting .289, hitting 32 home runs, (at the time a record for a rookie Catcher) and driving in 87 runs. In that year, he was elected to the American League All-Star Game roster, won the Silver Slugger Award, selected to the Topps Rookie All-Star team, and nished third in voting for the American League Rookie of the Year award. 

Following his major league career, Matt Nokes played for the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League in 1998 and 1999, with a brief two-game stint with the now-defunct Cafeteros de Córdoba team of the Mexican League. He spent 2001 as a player/coach for the Schaumburg Flyers and managed the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League in 2002 and 2003. 

After retirement from professional baseball, Nokes returned to his hometown San Diego area where he currently owns an instructional consultation practice for serious hitters and advises software and equip- ment companies. [1] 

While with the Yankees, Nokes caught Jim Abbott’s no-hitter on Sep- tember 4, 1993. 

 

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison, a certified Sports Performance Vision Trainer, has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis where he was a kicker for the football team. As sports enthusiast, he played three varsity sports in high school—football, soccer and baseball. Since 1998 Ryan has been working with International Softball, Collegiate and Ama- teur Softball teams. Ryan also has been a key consultant to numerous International, Professional and Collegiate Football, Baseball & Softball teams. Teams include: USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand Women’s National Softball Teams. MLB Teams including but not limited to Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Wash- ington Nationals. Also with Kansas State Wildcats Football team and individual players in the NFL, NHL, MLB, WTA, PGA, UFC and Beach Volleyball Professional tour. He has personally trained over 100 Major League roster players on the visual side of the game—among the Major League play- ers he has trained includes Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Jason Werth; , John Baker, Jerry Hairston, Jr., Chris Dickerson, Josh Willingham, Jonny Gomes and others. Following his work with top professional and amateur athletes, he conceived the idea of training necessary per- formance skills with digital technology. The SportsEyesiteTM Software is a result of his goal to develop training products so that everyone could bene t at a fraction of the cost of having this training and without the need to go to a specialty clinic. 

 

Jeff Krushell 

Krush Performance
Director Athlete Performance & Talent Development 

Over the last 20 years Jeff Krushell has worked in the world of high performance sport helping athletes tap into their potential to see just how successful they can become. Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur in radio, television and print where he has forged relationships with not just the athletes he works with but internationally renowned sport elitists, coaches, sport scientists, doctors, business specialists 

and researchers. All of who are constantly pushing the boundaries of human performance not just in sport but in music, business, economics, technology and more... 

Today, Jeff is regarded as a noted expert in the area of performance and talent development and through his work has gained unique insights into the process of improving human performance. 

 

Wayne Parro

Has coached at all levels of baseball in Canada over the past 25 years, including 7 years with the Women’s National Team program. He is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute (NCI) in Toronto, and is the Executive Director of Coaches 

of Canada. He is a Master Learning Facilitator and Master Evaluator and is involved in many coach education projects with Baseball Canada. 

Chris Carminucci currently serves as a Special Assignment Scout/Independent League Coordinator with the Arizona Dia- mondbacks. Chris had previous experiences scouting with the Kansas City Royals, and Philadelphia Phillies. A Career that started as a pro player in the Big South League, and Northeast League. After his playing days had ended, he began coach- ing at the collegiate level with St. Johns University (Big East Conference), and Brewster Whitecaps (Cape Cod League). Chris’s professional managerial debut was in 2004, with the Bangor Lumberjacks of the Can-Am League. Chris has spent time at the helm of the Grays (Can-Am League), St. Joseph Blacksnakes (American Association), Atlantic City Surf (Can- Am), where he was awarded the Manager of the Year Award in 2007, and Brockton Rox (Can-Am League) in 2009-2010, where he led the team to its highest win total in club history, including back to back playoff appearances.

 

Peter Caliendo

Peter Caliendo’s baseball experience covers a wide range of geography and responsibilities. Newly appointed Technical Commissioner for the 2009 World Baseball Cub to be held in Europe September of 09. 2008 was on the Jury of appeal for baseball in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. He’s been a head coach and assistant coach, instructor and clinician, scout and evaluator, author and lecturer, President and Gen- eral Manager. President of Caliendo Sports International and Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago. On the Board of the Interna- tional Sports group a non for pro t promoting coaches educa- tion worldwide. 

Technical Commissioner for the International Baseball Fed- eration (IBAF), governing baseball worldwide. Serves on the IBAF Steering Committee. Pete has served twice in Taiwan for the World Games, in Holland for the World Games, in Rio DeJaneiro Brazil for the Pan Am games and just recently in Beijing, China for the Pre Test Olympic games. 

He is also the President of the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago, a professional baseball club which honors individuals in pro- fessional baseball and raises money to promote our national pastime. 

2011 was given the American Baseball Coaches Association Meritorius Award, the Illinois High School Man of the Year and the Pitch and Hit Club Paul “Dizzy” Trout Ambassador Award.
Appointed to the Greater Wood eld Sports Council.
Former President of the Calgary professional baseball franchise in the Northern League. 

He’s been in charge of Belgium’s National Team and responsible for the selection, training and develop- ment of U.S. entries in the Pan American Youth Championships, guiding those teams to gold medals in 1992, 1993 and 1996. In 1999, Pete was an assistant coach on the USA team in the International Cup in Australia. 

Pete Caliendo has lead clinics for Major League Baseball International, USA Baseball and many oth- er baseball organizations in various Latin American and European countries, and throughout the United States. Pete has organized and coached a team from Japan to compete against the White Sox minor league teams at the Chicago White Sox spring training program. He has also done some private coaching for Japanese players. 

He has been an associate professional scout for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, responsible for identi cation and evaluation of potential Major League prospects. 

 

Bob Elliott 

Canadian former sports columnist, who covered professional baseball in Canada. He began in 1978 as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen, cover- ing the Montreal Expos, before leaving in late 1986 to cover the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Sun. On June 1, 2016, Elliott announced his retirement. 

He has written three books, including Hard Ball about George Bell, in 1990; The Ultimate Blue Jays Trivia Book, in 1993; and The Northern Game: Baseball The Canadian Way, in 2005. Elliott is also the mind behind the Canadian Baseball Network website, which tracks all active Canadian baseball players. 

Elliott was awarded the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award on December 17, 2010. His grandfather, Chaucer Elliott, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. On December 6, 2011, he was named recipient of the 2012 J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. On February 4, 2015, Elliott was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. 

 

Dr. Bill Harrison 

Dr. Bill Harrison enjoys a well-known international reputation as a vision and sports pioneer in worldwide sporting circles. Through the years he has worked with athletes, coaches and teams in most every sport, at the professional, collegiate and amateur level. 

His proli c success with athletes stems from his work in designing and developing a complete training program for the U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Australian Institute of Sport. Many consider him to be one of this country’s premier minds for sports enhancement. Countless world- class athletes prepare for international competition with Dr. Harrison’s concepts in their training programs. 

Through the years he has worked with players of football’s Kansas State University, San Francicsco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, basketball’s Utah Jazz, Golf’s Jim Colbert and Billy Casper, and numerous Major League Baseball teams. 

His work in professional baseball began in 1971 with the Kansas City Royals and the rst player he worked with was future Hall of Fame Star George Brett. Among the coaches and baseball leaders who participated in his training programs were Jack McKeon, Rex Bowen, Branch Rickey, Jr, John Schuerholz, Syd Thrift, Charley Lau, Mel Didier, Steve Boros, Harry Dunlap and Karl Kuehl. Through the years he has worked hundreds of baseball stars including position players, Lou Piniella, Frank White, Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn in the 1980’s, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and Shawn Green in the ‘90’s; Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Sean Casey, Carl Crawford, Jose Guillen, Jonny Gomes, Brady Clark, Adam Dunn, John Baker, Michael Stanton and David Dellucci in the 2000’s. Pitchers include Paul Splittorff, Ron Bryant, and Bert Blyleven in the 1970’s, Doug Drabek, Steve Trachsel, and Pete Harnisch in the 90’s; Greg Maddux, Jason Johnson, Mark Hendrickson, Bronson Arroyo and Danny Graves in the 2000’s. He has consulted with over 10 MLB organi- zations, including 5 World Series winners. 

In 1977, Bausch and Lomb and their public relations company, J. Walter Thompson, selected Dr. Harrison to develop and lead their Bausch and Lomb Sports Vision Council. Dr. Harrison selected and persuaded tennis’ Eddie Dibbs, golf’s Carol Mann, skiing’s Barbara Ann Cochran, baseball’s Roy White, football’s Pat Fischer and ophthalmology’s Richard Keates to be proactive in advancing the cause and public awareness of sports vi- sion. 

Since the 1970’s, Dr. Harrison’s principles have enhanced athletic performance and improved many phases of personal development. Blending innovative train- ing methods, solid philosophical and physiological concepts and methods to improve concentration and overall consistency of performance has enabled Dr. Harrison to set the standard for performance enhancement with its eye-mind-body approach. 

In recent years he has consulted actively with players from most every MLB team and various minor league organizations including the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants.

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