EPISODE 41: The GB Way with Liam Carroll
Joe Ferraro @FerraroOnAir and Kevin Wilson @KWBaseball head across the pond to speak with the Head Coach of Great Britain Baseball Liam Carroll. You may notice a difference in the audio quality from KW, but don’t let that distract you from the value that Liam brings to this episode! We dive into the history of Great Britain Baseball, his passion for “black drip” coffee when ordering at Starbucks, how he tackles the challenging task of leading Great Britain baseball into the 2020 Olympics and most importantly, you will want to listen carefully as Liam explains the significance of the number 1938 for Great Britain baseball. It will blow you away! So sit back and enjoy this wonderful ride that he calls the #theGBway.
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Places where Joe wants to eat when he visits Great Britain: Great British Pizza and The Fat Duck.
The ABCA Convention where Liam flew all the way to states to attend and where he eventually met KW in-person.
The High Performance Academy Liam talked about, where they train their players.
Here is an example of the 7-ball drill in action that Liam and KW talked about (start with 7 balls lined up in front of home plate from corner to corner):
13:42 – “Our mission is to inspire and develop, as well as to perform.” – LC
18:17 – “Culture is only possible if it’s shared.” – LC
21:11 – “You can’t coach today’s players by yesterday’s rules.” – LC
28:50 – “Liam Carroll – common name, uncommon approach by Liam.” – JF
39:30 – “GB Way Core principals. Three (3) of each in Mental approach, defense and offense.” – LC
43:50 – “This winter we are going to focus a lot on timing because our kids maybe played 20-30 games in the summer, not 50-100.” – LC
49:30 – “It’s a plus count until you have two strikes.” – LC
54:30 – “In three years you’ll have it all wrong.” – LC
Where to find Liam Carroll and Great Britain Baseball
Website British Baseball Federation
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