Bio Current HC of Madison Central HS (Kentucky) Coach Roof just finished his 21st year as the head coach of Indians' baseball team. During his career at Central, his teams have a record of 526-224-1, won the Kentucky 11th region title in 2015 and 2018, and was the Kentucky 11th region runner-up in 2021, 2014 and 2005. The Indians' have also won 18 district championships. Roof was named 11th Region Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2014. Coach Roof has been the head coach of the East/West All-stars six times. Works with USA Baseball Prior to Madison Central, Coach Roof was an assistant at Eastern Kentucky University for four seasons under Hall of Fame Coach Jim Ward From 1998-2000, Roof served as the Recruiting Coordinator, and the Colonels won the OVC in 2000. He was also the head coach of the Durham Braves in the Coastal Plains Collegiate League. Great guy, constant learner, huge work ethic! Notes 16 Day Baserunning install - its not just running the bases, its putting the pressure on the pitcher and as a results we get more fastballDay 1 - 1st base Day 2 - sliding (you can’t be a baserunning team without getting dirty)Pull guys Story time - criss cross applesauce Day 3 - leads at 1B Day 4 - leads at 2B Day 5 - leads at 3B Day 6 - dirt ball reads I want you to ask why, I want you to know why we do it, and it creates more buy in! You read the catcher on the dirt balls - read the knees Measured leads, what is your time 1st to 2nd Teaching from game 1 to the end of the year, and always teaching and adding to the journal If you can play catch at a high level you can execute a run down We stop doing everything and all situations, and focused on what happened most frequently Why didn’t my player understand? It is on us coaches! We need to find something and stop complaining! Find a way to compete and find a way to win Look at everything you have and hold true to what is working.Know your guys Know what you are trying to do Focus on yourself Finding the right fit for each person and individualizing to fit the players needs When players take charge of their own development that is a win for our program Run producer or run scorer - speed guy or heavy hitter 1st third - find our roles, find who can play, may lose games due to development 2nd third - learn from our mistakes 3rd part of season - here is who we are Made a google classroom for the team Book study in the fall Players texting me about a book that was personal to them Memorize a quote for the beginning of practice Classroom sessions Trying to develop men! Can we get them to maturity? The individuals get better collectively and WE get better 4 things that can happen once the pitch is throw, so control what you can!Hit it hard and get out Hit it hard and get a hit Hit is soft and get out Hit is soft and get hit Be the best you can Family, hard work, and toughnessFamily - accept your role, roles can change, play for each other Hard work - doesn’t matter get better, if you aren’t where you want to be, then you find a way to get better Toughness - when the game is on the line are you going to perform? Serve each other, get better, toughness to handle the pressure How? Get 1% better each day Batting practice Charting defense Expand your range - layout in practice, and sellout in practice Dirtbag chartWhat does a dirtbag look like? Give him a shirt at the end of the game 2 strike adjustmentTeam AB Sacrifice myself for the team Put it in play Measuring it makes it more significant Wear a pitch get a chicken sandwich What can we do to promote the things that no one seems to care about? The little things Make it competitive and reward the winners - Have a group of guys you can trust that can help you in situations. “The grass is brown everywhere!” Developing the person, and loving your team - tell them you love them! Have a common goal and develop the man! Email email@example.com 859-661-2414
Today we sit down with Steve Roof, head baseball coach at Madison Central HS in Kentucky. Coach Roof brings several years of experience to the table and offers up much wisdom on effectively reaching players as well as strong advice for young coaches.
Steve Roof- Head Baseball Coach, Madison Central HS (KY)
Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar
This episode is brought to you by baseballcloud. iTunes StitcherGoogle PlaySpotifySummary: In this episode of Ahead of the Curve, I welcome Steve Roof, Head Coach at Madison Central in Richmond, Kentucky. Steve emphasizes the importance of making the team family. At the end of the day, we can lift weights and do more drills, but when the culture rallies around family, there are incredible benefits for the team. Show Notes: Why bringing the team together like a family is important How the team reads a book together How Steve generates leadership by having the seniors lead weights sessions Why Steve is intentional about spending time with his team Doing more drills isn't the only thing that can strengthen your team Steve shares his multi-prong approach to developing a well-rounded team Fall schedule includes 5-day a week weight training Fall is where the team-family starts Competition is a year-long thing for Steve´s team Scrimmages, batting practice, and weight training competitions What a typical practice looks like for Steve´s team Base running, individual defense, and team defense are huge focuses The practice plan is there if they need it Why family, attitude, and hard work are key rules for the team 3 Key Points: It is important that baseball players develop camaraderie and a sense of family with one another. A typical week in fall will contain 5 days of weight lifting. The fall is the best time to start creating a strong team dynamic. Key values Steve keeps in mind while structuring a well-rounded team are family, attitude, and hard-work. Tweetable Quotes: - "Our kids believe in in-season lifting. I think it gives them confidence and it obviously helps them stay strong. We've seen positive gains definitely.” – Steve (15:00) - “That's where I use social media and I'll take pics or whatever and just send it to our guys and say, Listen, this is what the best are doing. And it really makes it easy to sell what we're trying to do.¨ – Steve (16:20) - “I think it's it's only going to make us better as coaches just because we do have to do our research and not just do what we were taught to do, which may or may not have been the right thing.¨–Jonathan (17:13) - “We have three standards, family, attitude and hard work. We're not going to blame the officials. We're not going to blame each other, hey, you might have to overcome my mistake. So a positive attitude and and we're going to work hard. We're going to be one of the hardest working groups around and that's a hard 90 that's running on and off the field.¨–Steve (29:06) - “God, Family and the next thing is going to be about trying to learn and get better.¨– Steve (34:02) - “You can work really hard and have fun doing it.¨–Steve(40:00) Resources Mentioned: Ahead of the Curve Steve Roof Steve.firstname.lastname@example.org The Carpenter by Jon Gordon Website and Social Media sites for the show www.aotcpodcast.com Twitter @aotc_podcast Facebook Ahead of the Curve Coaches Facebook group Instagram aotc_podcast