After 30 plus years of international baseball experience I have decided to START A BLOG of my past as well as current international baseball experiences. International baseball is by far the most exciting experience I have ever had in baseball. Wether it be coaching with Team USA, one of Caliendo Sports baseball teams, working a International Baseball Federation Federation World Cup/Olympics/Pan Am Games or teaching at one of the many International Sports Groups coaches development programs around the world. I have been truly blessed to be able to experience all that I have in baseball around the world.
My Blog will begin this week, look for it.
Peter M. Caliendo
Youth Baseball Drills – Peter Caliendo
“Pete Caliendo breaks down the ABCs of coaching youth baseball and makes it simple and fun. Anyone coaching youth baseball should add this book to their personal collection.”
Abraham Key– President and CEO PONY Baseball and Softball
“Pete Caliendo has been involved in coaching both domestically and abroad for the better part of the last 20 years. Those experiences have given him a strong foundation for coaching basics, and this book brings that knowledge to the reader in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Youth Baseball Drills is a must-read for any entry-level coach.
” Paul Seiler–Executive Director and CEO USA Baseball
“Pete Caliendo is an amazing store of knowledge in baseball technique. He knows his stuff!”
Jim Colborn– Former Major League Baseball All-Star Pitcher
“Pete Caliendo possesses a wealth of baseball knowledge and has the ability to impart his expertise to coaches and players in all stages of their development.”
Roland Hemond– Special Assistant to the President and CEO Arizona Diamondbacks
“Youth Baseball Drills offers what players need to know: how to execute the fine points in the game. Coach Caliendo’s book teaches how to play the game the right way.”
Terry Ayers– ABCA Hall of Fame
“Peter Caliendo is one of the best teachers of the fundamentals of the game.”
Jim Hall– ABCA Hall of Fame
“Field to front office, coaching to scouting, locally to nationally and internationally, Pete’s experience and passion improve the game and the people he works with.”
Tom House– Former MLB pitcher, MLB pitching coach, and author of The Pitching Edge
Youth Baseball Drills is a comprehensive collection of uniquely effective teaching tools for coaches of young players. Over 100 drills cover essential skills like hitting, fielding, and pitching. It also includes plans for 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practices, helping coaches set up fun, organized, and productive practices with game like situations.
|Caliendo Sports International 2014 International Baseball/Cultural Trip
Experience the baseball/cultural trip of a lifetime, International Baseball. Be part of Caliendo Sports Team America competing internationally. If you have never experienced an international baseball cultural trip do not miss out. Send us an email of your interest and we will follow up with the direct details of the trips below.
Coaches know the importance of drills. The cornerstone of most practices, they are essential in developing player skills and team execution. For younger players, however, the best drills go one step further. They engage the player, promote teamwork, and establish a lifelong love of the game.Youth Baseball Drills
is a comprehensive collection of more than 100 of the very best team drills for young players and their coaches. Developed specifically for players aged 6 to 18, the drills teach and reinforce fundamental skills such as these:
- Catching fly balls
- Base running
Easy to understand and easier to implement, each drill is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, equipment needs, field diagrams, and key coaching points. And the ready-to-use 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practice plans help coaches put them to use and create enjoyable and productive practices.
With variations and progressions for difficulty, Youth Baseball Drills has something for every coach and every player. It is a must-have guide for anyone wanting to teach youngsters how to play, and enjoy, the game of baseball.
Chapter 1 Practice Organization
Chapter 2 Warm-Up Drills
Chapter 3 Throwing and Catching Drills
Chapter 4 Fielding Drills
Chapter 5 Hitting Drills
Chapter 6 Bunting Drills
Chapter 7 Pitching Drills
Chapter 8 Base Running Drills
Chapter 9 Run-Down Drills
Chapter 10 Sliding Drills
Chapter 11 Between-Inning Drills
Chapter 12 Situational Drills
Chapter 13 Player Evaluation Drills
International Baseball/Cultural Trips 2014
Italy 15-20 year olds/July 17- 27/Rome/Sicily,Taormina, Messina and more
Italy 15 and under/August 1-10/ Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and more
15 u/August 11-17/ Dominican Republic
18 u/August 11-17/ Dominican Republic
18 u/August 1-9/ Dominican Republic
We hope you and your family members are able to join us on this once of a lifetime experience. Players may join the team without parents, we have excellent supervision.
Caliendo Sports International Partnering with Gear for Goals (G4G)
SPORT = HOPE = OPPORTUNITY
Caliendo Sports International is proud and excited to join Gear for Goals (G4G) as a compassion partner bringing hope to millions of children domestically and internationally. G4G is one of the fastest growing sports charity programs in the world and has delivered sports and hope to children in 15 countries since inception in 2012. A project of non-profit Dreamweaver International, G4G and Caliendo Sports International has congruent missions to serve children with sports and hope. Caliendo Sports welcomes your assistance in growing the efforts of G4G to assist upcoming initiatives in the Dominican Republic and other needy locations around the globe. To learn more about G4G visit their website at www.dreamweaver911.org and like them on Facebook. You may also email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Caliendo returned from Japan working the World Baseball Classic for the International Baseball Federation and Major League Baseball. His assignment was in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo, all Domes. While in Japan he found the time to work out with a college team and also go see several youth practices and games. ” There is so much to learn from how the Japanese train to be better players as well as how well they play” Peter M. Caliendo, Skills Development Coach
Coach Caliendo returns from a week in Vancouver, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico hosting coaches training programs for the International Sports Group. Coach Caliendo is Vice President for ISG, www.isgbaseball.com
I have been a childhood friend of Pete Caliendo since I was eleven years old. I always admired his passion for the game of baseball. Today we bounce ideas and coaching methods off of one another. He continues to want to get better as a coach and that translates to his players. Fundamentals are the key and core of development for every player to incorporate into their game. Pete does just that !
Kenny McCudden operates NHL & AHL camps.
Professional Skill Development coach for the AHL Chicago Wolves and the Women’s National Olympic Hockey Team.
Owner of Ice Company Hockey/Skating Inc.
Caliendo Sports International 2013 programs
Caliendo Sports International hosting Baseball Academies in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Japan. Look for more news coming up soon.
Visit www.caliendosportsinternational.com for our international baseball trips scheduled for Dec/Jan, April Spring Break and the summer.
“Helping Coaches Create Better Players”
Sample of Caliendo Sports coaches academies, click on the link below for the video
Caliendo Sports International • Baseball Made Easy • Coaching Made Easy • Volunteer Coaches Training Academy
P.O. Box 68013 • Schaumburg, IL 60168-0013 • Phone (847) 781-8039(847) 781-8039 • CaliendoSportsInternational@comcast.net www.coachingmadeeasy.com
In my Volunteer Coaches Training Academy, coaches will be put through a practice organization where they will learn hands on techniques and drills used to run a fun and smooth practice. We understand what it takes to teach the basics and run a fun organized practice with limited time, coaches and experience. With this seminar you will have all you need to help you organize the most successful practices for youth players in baseball.
The more educated your coaches are the more successful your players. When parents hear you as a league have a quality coaches training program they will want their kids to be in your league.
- Class room work, hands on fun training for coaches and follow up educational program
- Bring the program to your league in your community.
“Pete Caliendo’s coaches seminar have become the gold standard for volunteer coaches today. From practice organization to the latest and best drills to teach youth players, his hands-on clinic will help your coaches like no other available. Pete’s many years of experience and access to techniques from the best baseball trainers from around the world gives your coaches solid real-world knowledge that make the players in your community better baseball players.”
Mike Pinto, Field Manager/Director of Baseball Operations, Southern Illinois Miners Professional Baseball
Pete Caliendo has been a professional skill development coach and scout for over 30 years. A product of the famous “Mickey Own Baseball School” as a coach and head of baseball instruction. He has also coached in 15 countries, been an instructor for Major League Baseball International and USA Baseball and has been responsible for selection and development of U.S. entries in the Pan American Youth Championships. Pete’s friendly, relaxed style has made him a popular lecturer on baseball throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. He has been hosting coach’s academies for over 25 years and truly understands what the volunteer coach needs to make themselves better coaches.
“There is no one better in teaching volunteer coaches. His ability to communicate the basic skills is outstanding.”•Matt Nokes, Major Leaguer and former Manager of the Joliet Jackhammers
“Someone has finally put together a coach’s academy and tape series which is designed specifically for the little League coach. Your clinic was a great success and the coaches wanted more. Many of them used the drills on their first practice.”•Dominic Dovichi, Former President Buffalo Grove Youth Baseball.
“Your new instructional tapes are great. I have been using your tapes with our 9-year-old team and you can already see the huge difference in their skills. The coaches training academy is the best I have ever attended.”•Jack Kratzmeyer, President Edgebrook-Sauganash Baseball
“I attended your clinic in March and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. You did an outstanding job communicating the basic fundamentals and how we can communicate those skills to our youth players.” • Ron Olson, Bloomingdale baseball youth coach
“I attended your coaches training program and I’ll admit I was a little skeptical about sitting at a baseball clinic for 5 hours. But I was very impressed and you do a terrific job of packing a lot of information in a very short period. The clinic kept your attention the whole time. Michael Shamberg, Buffalo Grove Baseball youth coach
To host a coaches Academy in your community email us email@example.com or call our office at 847-781-8039847-781-8039
2012 Great Lakes USA Baseball NTIS Program
Coach Caliendo returns from Vancouver Canada on a 9 day coaches training program. Tips and drills included in the interview.
YouTube Web Ball Interview about coaches training with Peter Caliendo
Caliendo Sports Coaches Training Programs are being set up for this winter
If you are a youth league or travel program and want to educate your coaches prior to the season, contact Caliendo Sports, we will tailor a program to your league or teams.
Caliendo Sports International Sports Teams competing throughout the world are being assembled. If you are a player or coach who would like to experience this great international sports/cultural event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Caliendo Sports International takes part in the International Sports Group Coaches Seminars around the world. Peter Caliendo a Board Member with ISG will be the group leader for two seminars, one in Switzerland January 14 and 15 and the other in Mexico to be held in March. Go to www.isgbaseball.com for more details and learn how to become a sponsor of a 25 year old program which educates baseball coaches around the world.
Coach Caliendo has been picked to be the Technical Director for the Baseball Pan Am Games scheduled for Oct 17-26 in Mexico and a Technical Comissioner for the World Cup held in Panama. www.ibaf.org