ON9: Donnie Platt, USA Baseball

In this episode of Ops Nation, we’re talking to Donnie Platt, who’s closing in on the completion of his first year with USA Baseball, where he runs the National Team Championships – West, held in Peoria, Arizona, as well as assisting with the 15U National Team as Director of Baseball Operations.

What could have been

In this episode Donnie talks about going to school at West Virginia University, how a runner-up finish for the Mountaineer mascot led to his relationship with Coach Randy Mazey and the baseball team, his work as the Director of Baseball Operations at WVU, USA Baseball’s structure and mission, how he initially learned the operations game at USA Baseball, running tournaments, his work as Director of Operations for the 15U national team, his biggest challenges, and the ever-changing landscape of youth baseball.

Donnie’s recommended apps:

  • Teamworks – operations platform for athletic teams and organizations
  • League Apps – online team and league registrations

Donnie’s Tip of the Day:

  • Use to-do lists to organize your day — especially paper lists.
  • Schedule regular meetings to keep everyone on the same page.

Follow Donnie Platt on Twitter.
Follow USA Baseball on Twitter.
Email Donnie Platt.

photo credit: Donnie Platt

Intro Music: Surf Shimmy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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