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Player-Coach Relationships: "The Mentorship Never Stops"

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AJ Hinch (@ajhinch) formerly managed Major League Baseball's Houston Astros. He played for Stanford University, followed by eight seasons with the Oakland A’s, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, and Philadelphia Phillies.

In this video, Hinch explains the importance of building a strong player-coach relationship through mentorship. Stressing that the onus of fostering the relationship is on the coach rather than the player, Hinch describes how this approach ultimately gets the best performance out of players at any level because “culture connects with everybody” whether at the professional, college, high school or youth levels. "