been to Japan 4 times and attended the biggest Japanese baseball event, High
School Championships, called Koshien. Coach McGuire shares all his
experiences on and off the field so we can all learn to become better
coaches, players and parents.
Coach Caliendo has a great perspective of Japanese High School Baseball
after being in Japan over 20 years competing and training with Japanese
Koshien the High School Championships in Japan is a 56 team single
elimination tournament held over a 2-3 week period. There are 4 games a day
played, one stadium, 20-40 thousand fans a game, national television and one
champion. Passion, a religion, excitement, respect, teamwork, fantastic fans
are just some words which describes this incredible event.
Learn what Coach Tom McGuire and Coach Caliendo have learned form attending
Koshien and youth Japanese baseball practices and games. There is so much to
learn its mind-blowing. The Japanese attention to detail is second to none
and you will not believe some of the things that you will learn as a player,
coach or parent.
Additionally, if you are interested in digging deeper into this great event,
google Koshien Baseball documentary and check out the vision aspect of the
event. Or click on this link:
The next podcast show will feature Nelson Gord, head coach of the Caliendo
Sports Baseball team which just returned from competing and training with
different Japanese teams. Learn what new things Coach Nelson learned on and
off the field.
Tom McGuire on Twitter, check out his videos and photos, @thmcguirealma
Tom McGuire has been a baseball coach in Chicago since 2014, when he coached
a house little league team at Horner Park. Since that time, Tom has coached
travel baseball teams of various ages (from 8U to 15U) in the Chicago
Warrior program. At the same time, he also broke into the high school
coaching ranks of the Chicago Public School League, first serving as the
head sophomore coach at Lane Tech in 2017 and then as a varsity assistant
coach with Von Steuben HS. At Von Steuben, he focuses on teaching defensive
and base-running fundamentals. His 2017 Lane Tech Sophomore team won the
Sophomore City Championship, while his Chicago Warrior travel teams have
competed in the Mid-Suburban Baseball League (MSBL), finishing in the
conference tournament’s final 4 each year while winning 1 tournament
championship. He has attended clinics across the country to network and
build his knowledge and is a member of both the American Baseball Coaches
Association (ABCA) and the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association
(IHSBCA). He also completed the Baseball Bureau’s Scout School in 2018,
during which he learned the ins and outs of scouting baseball talent from
former and current professional scouts at the Arizona Fall League. He also
regularly attends Detroit Tiger spring training with his friends in
Tom is originally from Lincoln, Michigan, where he was a three-sport athlete
at Alcona Community High School. He graduated from Alma College in 2008,
where he played baseball as a utility infielder for three years.
Professionally, Tom works at CME Group in Chicago where he manages a client
services team. Tom’s interest in travel has taken him to may countries,
including recent trips to Egypt, Dubai, Israel and Jordan. He has visited
Japan four times to experience the country’s baseball culture – first
attending professional games through Bob Bavasi’s Japan Ball tour and then
setting out on his own to attend Koshien, Japan’s National HS Championship
Tournament, in 2018 and 2019. He thanks Joe Perona, Dave Rivera, Mike Cott,
and the other coaches from the Chicago Public School League and the
Mid-Suburban Baseball League for their friendship and contributions to his
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