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The Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society Podcast provides recognition for those who have experienced the unique demands of professional baseball performance enhancement. Individuals share their stories and insights, providing valuable lessons for all who are tuning in!

The PBSCCS Podcast Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

The Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society Podcast provides recognition for those who have experienced the unique demands of professional baseball performance enhancement. Individuals share their stories and insights, providing valuable lessons for all who are tuning in!

    Interview with David Robertson

    Interview with David Robertson

    David Robertson is entering his third season as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has a BS in Integrative Studies from Clayton State University and MS in Health from the University of Alabama. Prior to his time with the DBacks, David served in the US Army and taught high school weight training while coaching football and baseball. He is married to Gail and they have a daughter, Mackenzie (21).Topics covered in this episode:-Being both an umpire and a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball-His unique journey-His best professional baseball storyQuotes:-"I think the higher up we move the easier it becomes because guys kind of get it whereas at the lower levels you gotta coach" (21:04)-"I think all of our experiences are unique and I don't think we get to any point in life without being prepared for that next part" (23:43)-"Every day is a job interview" (40:44)If you would like to learn more from David, you can follow him on social media:Instagram:@coach_drob11Twitter:@Coach_Robo11

    • 55 min
    Upper-Body Group Discussion (Part 2)

    Upper-Body Group Discussion (Part 2)

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is part two of a two-part group discussion on upper-body training.Speakers:-Jordan Sidwell (Atlanta Braves organization-Joe Hudson (Boston Red Sox organization)-Logan Byman (EXOS, formerly Pittsburgh Pirates organization)Questions/topics covered in this episode:-Push/Pull Ratio-Shoulder care-Forearm and bicep/tricep training-Any exercises to avoidQuotes:-"It's hard to shake something you've been so engrained in" - Joe Hudson (3:53)-"I don't see a downside to doing them, we just don't place quite as much of an emphasis as maybe we used to" - Jordan Sidwell (16:52)-"One of the biggest pieces is the collaboration part" - Logan Byman (18:10)If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:Instagram:@j_sidwell17 - Jordan Sidwell@hudson_jr12 - Joe Hudson@loganbyman - Logan BymanTwitter:@CoachJSidwell - Jordan Sidwell@Coach_JoeHudson - Joe Hudson@LoganByman - Logan Byman

    • 30 min
    Upper-Body Group Discussion (Part 1)

    Upper-Body Group Discussion (Part 1)

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is part one of a two-part group discussion on upper-body training.Speakers:-Jordan Sidwell (Atlanta Braves organization-Joe Hudson (Boston Red Sox organization)-Logan Byman (EXOS, formerly Pittsburgh Pirates organization)Questions/topics covered in this episode:-Bench pressing for overhead athletes-Training overhead for overhead athletesQuotes:-"At the end of the day I think if you're having a fight about one specific movement you probably missed the boat in the first place" - Logan Byman (3:53)-"At the end of the day do they have the movement capacity to be able to do that?" - Joe Hudson (20:16)-"There's a very big psychological and expectation component to how we experience discomfort and pain and all that, it's not only a structural thing" - Jordan Sidwell (23:03)If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:Instagram:@j_sidwell17 - Jordan Sidwell@hudson_jr12 - Joe Hudson@loganbyman - Logan BymanTwitter:@CoachJSidwell - Jordan Sidwell@Coach_JoeHudson - Joe Hudson@LoganByman - Logan Byman

    • 40 min
    Interview with Jon Nazarko (Part 2)

    Interview with Jon Nazarko (Part 2)

    Jon grew up in New England, and currently lives in Florida. He graduated from URI in 2014. He went on to work as an intern at URI until he accepted a seasonal strength and conditioning coach position with the Boston Red Sox as a MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2016. He returned to URI following that season to work as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. While there he also obtained his Master's degree in Kinesiology. Once finished, he accepted a job with the Texas Rangers organization in the winter of 2019. During his time in professional baseball, he has worked in Low-A, High-A, and AA. While in college, he had the opportunity to work or assist with baseball, basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, track and field, tennis, golf, softball, and swimming and diving.Topics covered in this episode:-Daily programming-Finding success and advice for others-Continuing education resources-Lightning RoundQuotes:-"At the end of the day we're all people" (10:22)-"Body language is more than anything you can say" (15:03)-"You gotta dive in and attack your weaknesses every once in a while" (17:57)If you would like to learn more from Jon, you can follow him on social media:Instagram:@jnazarko

    • 25 min
    Interview with Jon Nazarko (Part 1)

    Interview with Jon Nazarko (Part 1)

    Jon grew up in New England, and currently lives in Florida. He graduated from URI in 2014. He went on to work as an intern at URI until he accepted a seasonal strength and conditioning coach position with the Boston Red Sox as a MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2016. He returned to URI following that season to work as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. While there he also obtained his Master's degree in Kinesiology. Once finished, he accepted a job with the Texas Rangers organization in the winter of 2019. During his time in professional baseball, he has worked in Low-A, High-A, and AA. While in college, he had the opportunity to work or assist with baseball, basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, track and field, tennis, golf, softball, and swimming and diving.Topics covered in this episode:-Working in college vs professional setting-In-season "maintenance"-Finding ways to maximize being a young strength and conditioning coachQuotes:-"We all know there's no such perfect program. Otherwise we wouldn't have jobs" (2:48)-"Baseball is routine; it's all about routine" (9:43)-"The term I come back to the most is 'Quick to listen and slow to speak'" (23:13)If you would like to learn more from Jon, you can follow him on social media:Instagram:@jnazarko

    • 36 min
    Interview with Michael Sadler

    Interview with Michael Sadler

    MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach – Michael Sadler is beginning his fifth year with the Seattle Mariners. Michael’s first season was in 2018 with the Clinton Lumberkings (Low A affiliate) in Clinton, IA. In 2019, he was in Modesto, CA with the Modesto Nuts (High A affiliate). Last season in 2021, Michael was a part of the Arkansas Travelers (Double A affiliate) staff in Little Rock, AR. This upcoming season he will be joining the staff in Tacoma, WA at their Triple A affiliate. He recently received his Master’s degree is Sports Performance and Exercise Science. Currently resides in Mitchell, SD with his newlywed wife and a child on the way. Michael is very excited for this upcoming season and blessed to be doing a job he loves.Topics covered in this episode:-Being named AA Central MiLB Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year-Nutrition-His best professional baseball storyQuotes:-"Don't be afraid to ask questions or go talk to someone" (7:56)-"Time management, I think, is super important" (9:08)-"Don't underestimate the power of communication and that relationship building" (17:25)If you would like to learn more from Michael, you can follow him on social media:Instagram:@michael_sadler_2Twitter:@ms3180

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

SteveAtWar ,

Absolutely intriguing

It’s hella dope hearing the behind the scenes of what it takes to keep these athletes and team members at peak performance both physically and mentally. It’s easy to forget that this game starts in the mind and these coaches sometimes have to win the athlete’s trust before they can heal/strengthen them and their game. #CoachLife #ArmFarm #BuildinStuds

Rhia J. ,

Good stuff!

Chris really knows what he’s talking about. This podcast is great, well presented, and can be enjoyed by many. Highly recommended!

Julesss07 ,

Fire

Solid info, even if you’re not in the fitness industry. Hard work is hard work, and that is touched on in these episodes! Definitely something beneficial for everyone.

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