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ENCORE- Conversations about Coaching with Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec

ENCORE- Conversations about Coaching with Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec

Update: 2022-01-10
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This is an encore edition of an interview we did last January.

On Monday, the Yankees named Rachel Balkovec as the manager of the Class-A Tampa Tarpons minor league baseball team. She is the first woman to manage a minor league baseball team. 

On this episode of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast from January 2021, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) was joined by Rachel (@_rachelbalkovec), who was in Australia working as a coach with the Sydney Blue Sox.

Rachel talks about how she came to be coaching in Australia (1:46 ). She then addresses the progress that women have made in baseball and other sports and the challenges women face in light of the Mets firing of their GM (5:24 ).

Rachel also talks about the way she connects with players (11:21 ), the hardest thing to coach athletes on (13:36 ), and what she studied when she worked with Driveline (14:51 ). She also speaks about her favorite mentoring story (20:43 ) and provides perspective on how she viewed 2020 (25:12 ).

Thank you for listening. Please rate and review the podcast if you can. You can also find Rachel at RachelBalkovec.com or on Instagram at @Rachel.Balkovec

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ENCORE- Conversations about Coaching with Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec

ENCORE- Conversations about Coaching with Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec

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