Dodgers Assistant Field Coordinator & Coordinator of Skill Development Shaun Larkin and one of LA’s top prospects Gavin Lux are interviewed together. They walk through both of their journeys and discoveries along their paths, detailing out their personal and professional growth plus the unique organizational culture growing out in Los Angeles.
Dan Abrahams and Shaun Larkin discuss the importance of mental skills, sport psychology for tough times as well as good times, player development, strain on young baseball players, and practice strategies.
Coach Caliendo and Shaun Larkin dive into key elements of a quality practice design across all age levels. Larkin explores topics such as what it means to create an optimal learning environment, why it is important to understand the individual player in order to develop skills and manage behaviors, and some pitfalls that coaches may fall into.
Jonathan Gelnar and Shaun Larkin discuss what practice should look like and discuss 5 key components that a quality plan should have. But, should they all look the same? We take a dive into practice theory and current research on skill acquisition and skill transfer.
Discusses the tradition of baseball practice and how it misses many key concepts. This conversation is unscripted and goes down several paths revolving around skill acquisition, skill transfer, and practice design.
In depth conversation about practice and the mindset that should accompany it. There is a long held belief that repetitions alone (and perfect ones) are the only thing you need to master the skill. However, this discussion will explore some pitfalls with that viewpoint. We also get into behavior and the importance of understanding WHY players and coaches behave the way they do .