Reggie Smith Coaches’ Training
Reggie Smith has always adhered to the truism, “The best teacher is the best student.” From his days playing under the tutelage of the great Ted Williams, to developing major league talent as a coach, to teaching coaches how to best train players, Reggie has remained the consummate student and teacher. Inquisitive by nature, he continues to dig deeper into the science and physics that are the basis of his teachings.
After his distinguished playing career came to a close, Reggie became the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Minor League Coordinator, overseeing all operations. In this capacity Reggie designed programs that standardized teaching throughout the Dodger farm system. He was responsible for development of the organization’s young players, preparing them for the major leagues. When that talent began to blossom, the Dodgers brought Reggie to Los Angeles to be the hitting instructor and first base coach for the ballclub. Under his supervision the Dodgers enjoyed a historic run of Rookies of the Year, including Hall of Famer, Mike Piazza, Eric Karros, Raul Mondesi and Todd Hollandsworth. Later Reggie was the hitting coach for the United States’ Olympic Baseball Team that won the Gold Medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Comprehensive Coaching Seminars
Today Reggie is in high demand as a trainer of baseball coaches, working with groups and leagues across Europe, Asia and throughout North and South America. He has developed a comprehensive training program that teaches youth and amateur league baseball coaches the sound principles and techniques that foster safe, productive development of their players. Designed as a series of intensive seminars, the program’s course manual, “Reggie Smith Baseball Coaching Fundamentals • 1,” has recently been published as a standalone book.