Coaching Team: Ryan Schieman, David Trann
My love for baseball began, like most, at an early age playing baseball with friends. I still have memories of pride and excitement in plays made and disappointment in plays missed. I have fond memories of the role models that committed to coaching, mentoring, and teaching us about how to be successful in baseball, but more importantly, in life. It is still what motivates my coaching today.
Coaching has been a part of me for over 30 years. I started coaching youth sports during my college years, coached and lead businesses for the last 25 years, specifically having coached baseball going on 10 years. Although the focus of leadership changes from adults to youth, the joy of experiencing shared growth and improvement is the same. Coaching and leadership is about putting in the work, setting the expectations and living those ideals.
Putting in the work, requires training. I have completed training in both the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and the PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance). The programs provide both a coaching philosophy and the technical instruction of baseball. Continuing to learn is an excellent coaching tool.
Setting the expectations, requires open communication and honesty. I strive to provide a safe and trusted environment for players and families to ask questions, accept our mistakes, and learn with an open mind. Our effort in this area is how we grow and improve.
Living the ideals, requires role modelling the Royals values of Respect, Compete and Fun. I look forward to spending time with players and families, coaching and leading these concepts. It really is what makes the Royals family what we are. I truly am honored to be part of it.