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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 • 43 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!

    176. Interview with BJ Foley (Part Two)

    176. Interview with BJ Foley (Part Two)

    BJ Foley is entering his second season as the Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to joining the Red Sox he worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Kansas State University directly overseeing the Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Golf programs. Other stops include Graduate Assistant at the University of West Florida, 108 Performance and Cressey Sports Performance.Education and Certificates:University of West Florida: Master of Science, Human Performance and Physical EducationUniversity of Massachusetts-Lowell: Bachelor of Science, Exercise PhysiologyNational Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)National Strength & Conditioning Association: Registered Strength & Conditioning Specialist (RSCC)Topics covered in this episode:-Working in a collaborative environment-Finding success as a strength and conditioning coach-Advice for others and continuing education resourcesQuotes:-"It's been awesome, but it is certainly challenging at times. But, you know, when you get it right it's rewarding" (10:01)-"There's no magic exercises. There's no magic schemes. There's no magic periodization plan. The magic is knowing what gets each guy going" (15:34)-"It just makes you realize if you have one thing that you're passionate about go learn that" (32:20)

    • 37 min
    175. Interview with BJ Foley (Part One)

    175. Interview with BJ Foley (Part One)

    BJ Foley is currently the Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Red Sox organization. He has had previous stops at Kansas State, West Florida, and Cressey Sports Performance.Topics covered in this episode:-Life at the Complex-Slow cooking the training process-Being a rehab strength and conditioning coachQuotes:-"I think general training gets pushed to the wayside a lot sooner than most people want to give it credit for" (13:38)-"And that's where it's like that slow progression builds the foundation that you stand on" (19:47)-"They're all athletes. They all want to compete, so that part's huge" (36:28)

    • 39 min
    174. Blended Approach Group Discussion (Part Three)

    174. Blended Approach Group Discussion (Part Three)

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on blending the weightroom and on-field skill development. This is Part Three of the interview.Speakers:-Logan Jones (Chicago White Sox)-Nate Friedman (Arizona Diamondbacks)Questions/topics covered in this episode:-Player-led cultures-Training under fatigue-Health vs. Performance-Closing remarksQuotes:-"One of my favorite pieces is that I think the best cultures in sports are player-led cultures" - Nate Friedman (2:46)-"And if we're just being honest we work in a very gray environment that's such a technical, highly-skilled endeavor" - Logan Jones (6:35)-"But it always comes back to the willingness to put yourself out there, the willingness to be vulnerable, the willingness to check your ego, the willingness to be okay with failure and learn from it, and the willingness to know that even in a results-based world, you need to be okay with falling in love with the process and learning the methods to then get those results" - Nate Friedman (28:02)-"We're here to help guide, educate, and mold these people's lives" - Logan Jones (31:46)If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:Instagram:@logan_jones95 - Logan JonesTwitter:@Logan_Jones95 - Logan Jones

    • 34 min
    173. Blended Approach Group Discussion (Part Two)

    173. Blended Approach Group Discussion (Part Two)

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on blending the weightroom and on-field skill development. This is Part Two of the interview.Speakers:-Logan Jones (Chicago White Sox)-Nate Friedman (Arizona Diamondbacks)Questions/topics covered in this episode:-Assessments and training qualities-Representative training and transfer of skill development-Training under fatigueQuotes:-"To me, you're looking for outliers. You're looking for things that stand out on a normative scale" - Nate Friedman (6:29)-"My first thought is I would be very skeptical of anyone that communicates in absolutes" - Logan Jones (16:31)-"The best programs I've ever written were basically written by the player themselves through conversations" - Logan Jones (19:19)-"I think there's ways we can come up with better drills and better, more representative practice design to help mimic what the situations are going to be like in-game" - Nate Friedman (20:31)If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:Instagram:@logan_jones95 - Logan JonesTwitter:@Logan_Jones95 - Logan Jones

    • 32 min
    172. Blended Approach Group Discussion (Part One)

    172. Blended Approach Group Discussion (Part One)

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on blending the weightroom and on-field skill development. This is Part One of the interview.Speakers:-Logan Jones (Chicago White Sox)-Nate Friedman (Arizona Diamondbacks)Questions/topics covered in this episode:-General thoughts on how strength and conditioning coaches can influence on-field performance-Discussing player development plans with on-field coaching staff-Involving the player in the planning processQuotes:-"For me, first and foremost, I think it starts with leaving no stone unturned and committing to doing whatever it takes to help the player" - Nate Friedman (3:00)-"I think we always need to realize that no matter what the situation, our field is a field of service. And no matter who we're dealing with, whether it's players, front office, pitching coaches, hitting coaches, the mindset needs to be 'How can I help?'" - Nate Friedman (13:39)-"At the end of the day our guys are here professionally to play the game of baseball, to win games at the Major League level, to win a World Series championship" - Logan Jones (24:38) -"It's an entertainment industry, but we entertain by winning baseball games" - Logan Jones (24:59)If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:Instagram:@logan_jones95 - Logan JonesTwitter:@Logan_Jones95 - Logan Jones

    • 38 min
    171. Interview with Brett Platts (Part Two)

    171. Interview with Brett Platts (Part Two)

    Brett Platts just completed his second season in professional baseball. He spent this last year in both Low A (Down East Wood Ducks), & High A (Hickory Crawdads) in the Texas Rangers organization. Prior to his time in Texas he was with the Chicago Cubs organization where he spent the 22’ season in the Dominican Summer League. Previous stops include an internship at the University of Iowa (2022), and a full-time position at the Okotoks Dawgs Academy in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada (2019-2022). Platts has a MS in Exercise Science from Liberty University, and a BA in Psychology from Carleton University. Platts is from Albany, Prince Edward Island, Canada.Education & Certificates:Liberty University: Masters of Science, Exercise Science, Fitness & PerformanceCarleton University: Bachelors of Arts, Sport PsychologyNational Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)National Strength & Conditioning Association: Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)Topics covered in this episode:-Advice for others-Finding success as a strength and conditioning coach -Continuing Education ResourcesQuotes:-"The realm of strength and conditioning is transitioning into the sports science field. I do envision many strength coaches probably having to have a sports science background or a sports science certification" (2:53)-"Get as much experience as you possibly can" (7:01)-"I think you have to be a coach; that's definitely the job you signed up for" (13:42)If you would like to learn more from Brett, you can follow him on social media:Instagram:@BrettPlattsor read his Simplifaster article:https://simplifaster.com/articles/athlete-monitoring-program-jump-data/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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