The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) continued its virtual Dodgers RBI season on Wednesday with a special coaches training featuring Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel.
No word on how many bowls of oatmeal he had in the morning.
Dodgers RBI volunteer coaches and parents participated via Zoom and listened as Ebel shared his journey in coaching, how he landed with the Dodgers, coaching and instruction styles, tips on team chemistry and dugout culture, and the role that sports and a great coach can play in kids’ lives.
The 54-year-old coach is in his second season with the Dodgers after spending the previous 8 seasons with the Anaheim Angels in various coaching capacities. It’s safe to say the Dino loves teaching the game of baseball.
As a coach you’re a role model. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at. Stay under control and stay positive. Slow everything down and take a deep breath. Stay positive and keep high energy. The great ones [coaches] are the ones that listen, have your back and care.
With this event, the Dodger organization as a whole continues to stay at the forefront of engagement amid the coronavirus pandemic. With events including the hit “Dodgers Zoom Party” series — in both English and Spanish — various charitable efforts with the Dodgers Foundation, and even the recently added “Off Air with Joe and Orel” podcast, fans don’t have to wander far to bring their ballclub into their homes… or to feel proud to represent Dodger blue.
The next Zoom coaches training session will be held on June 10th.
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Dodgers RBI is a sports-based youth development program founded by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for ages 5-18 that uses baseball and softball participation to provide kids life-changing social and emotional learning and access to health care and educational opportunities. As they develop self-confidence and empathy through sport, we unlock access to health care and educational opportunities as well as provide a place where the kids can feel safe while they play and learn.