Episode 031 LTAD in Practice with Jeff Richardson

Jeff Richardson is a middle school teacher and baseball coach in tiny Houston, Missouri who has been able to implement the concepts of long-term athlete development in his community’s parks and rec department. He is also working to integrate LTAD into the schools.

We discuss his background as a baseball coach and how his views on developing pitchers has evolved from looking at “mechanics” to “movement”.

Jeff shares his discovery of LTAD and how it resonated with him.

We discuss how he went about getting stakeholders in the community to buy into the LTAD concept.

The interview serves as a primer for those who want to move past talking about LTAD and start “doing” LTAD.

We also discuss small town life and go off on a few tangents.

Jeff’s efforts were profiled in his local newspaper.

You can follow Jeff on Twitter @J_Richardson12.