Paul Belo: 1st & 3rd Defenseby NHSBCA
Head Coach Paul Belo covers the in’s and out’s of the 1st and 3rd defense and the different ways you can prepare your team for every situation the game presents.
This course includes:
Defining goals for your infield
Establishing Player roles, actions, and responsibilities
Ways to minimize the risk of failure at home plate
Learning run expectancy projections
And much more
Coach Paul Belo is the current Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Palatine HS. Coach Belo is a product of the Mid-Suburban League, having prepped as an All-Conference athlete at Hoffman Estates High School in 1985, and a member of the school’s first ever Elite Eight Qualifier. As an accredited coach and clinician Paul Belo’s efforts have been recognized on the local and national level. Under coach Belo 14 players have signed to play at the Division I level, 4 have signed to play professionally. In all, 44 of Paul’s players have advanced their career at the collegiate level.
For his efforts in the Spring of 2000, the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association awarded him “Area Coach of the Year.” A Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1990, Coach Belo was a member of two record-breaking teams in 1988 and 1989 respectively. Paul Belo of Palatine High School was inducted into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The IHSBCA Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony on Jan. 25, 2020. The event was to recognize many of the amazing baseball coaches who train in high schools around the state of Illinois. Belo was chosen out of 700 and more baseball coaches in Illinois to be inducted.