New York Times Sunday Sports Article features the Headfirst Baseball Academic Honor Roll Camp for High School student-athletes. Download Article
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Power Player of the Week Brendan Sullivan gave up a chance for a promising law career to start Headfirst. Watch Video
Payton Jordan, the legendary Stanford track and field coach, once said that “coaches are probably the best teachers you have in education.” Brendan Sullivan, who hadn’t even reached elementary school when Jordan retired, is keeping those words true today through his work at Headfirst. Read Article
This positive approach doesn’t mean being soft on performance and skill building. As PCA graduates, all of the coaches in Brendan Sullivan’s D.C.-based Headfrst baseball program use the "criticism sandwich."
“You get the kid’s attention with something positive that is sincere and short," Sullivan said. "And then you slip in the correction — the change required to improve: to keep their hands up in basketball or crossover step when throwing a baseball. You send them back into the game with another positive. It takes more time to do it, but it really does work. And, it's an effective way of communicating with people on and off the field.”
Comparing Headfirst Honor Roll Camp to other events aimed at helping high school ballplayers pursue college athletics is like comparing life in the Major Leagues to a season spent in A-ball. There is Headfirst. And then there is everything else. Mike Barnicle, Journalist & Father of Headfirst Honor Roll Camperview more testimonials