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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 John Perry

    Interview with John Perry

    John Perry serves as the Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers. He spent two years working as a Minor League S&C coach in the New York Mets organization. Prior to joining the Mets, Perry was as a strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech in 2017 – working with the baseball and football teams – and was a graduate assistant strength coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from July 2015-May 2017. He also spent a portion of 2015 as a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Georgia. The Georgia native earned his bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and a master’s degree in Sports Management from Arkansas-Little Rock. John and his wife, Kristen, reside in Surprise, Arizona, with their daughters, Reagan and Caroline.

    Topics covered in this episode:
    -Microdosing and in-season training
    -Cultivating culture and motivating players
    -Tommy John rehab

    Quotes:
    -"This is a people-first business that we are in" (10:46)
    -"Collaboration is also what helps create buy-in" (24:04)
    -"Top-end velo was not meant for the arm, so we're gonna deal with elbow injuries for as long as baseball is around" (33:54)

    If you would like to learn more from John, you can follow him on social media:

    Instagram:
    @jtperry16

    Twitter:
    @jtperry16

    • 1 hr 2 min
    OnBaseU Group Discussion

    OnBaseU Group Discussion

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on the OnBaseU certification and conference.

    Speakers:
    -Joe Hudson (Boston Red Sox organization)
    -Taylor Haslinger (Toronto Blue Jays organization)

    Questions/topics covered in this episode:
    -How was the overall experience at OnBaseU? What was the perception about the content presented and how it relates to what we do?
    -What big takeaways came from the seminar/conference?
    -Are there any things that caused uncertainty?
    -Where does this fit in within professional baseball setting? Should others attend/follow OnBaseU content?

    Quotes:
    -"You don't necessarily have to stand behind them with everything that they were saying" - Joe Hudson (3:43)
    -"Communication is key and is the most important thing to get the most out of your athletes regardless of your setting" - Joe Hudson (4:30)
    -"It's very simple and translatable" - Taylor Haslinger (7:06)

    If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:

    Instagram:
    @hudson_jr12 - Joe Hudson
    @t_has - Taylor Haslinger

    Twitter:
    @Coach_JoeHudson - Joe Hudson
    @t_haslinger - Taylor Haslinger

    • 34 min
    Interview with Adam Vish

    Interview with Adam Vish

    Adam Vish is entering his 10th year in professional baseball, and his first season at the Major League level as a Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has previously spent the last eight seasons in the San Francisco Giants organization, working most recently in Player Development as the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the last two years after serving as the Assistant Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator in 2018.

    Prior to joining the Giants in 2013, Vish spent time in the Kansas City Royals minor league system as a strength and conditioning coach in 2011 and 2012. He’s a two time PBSCCS Strength & Conditioning Coach of the year recipient, capturing the AA Eastern League in 2015 while working with the Richmond Flying Squirrels; as well as in 2012 while with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League.

    The 33-year-old Vish is a 2010 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his B.S. in Exercise Science (2009) and his M.S. in Exercise and Human Physiology (2010). Vish also holds his RSCC and CSCS certifications from the NSCA.

    A native of Sewickley, PA, Vish currently resides in Cranberry, PA, with his wife, Nola, son Grayson and daughter Aryana.

    Topics covered in this episode:
    -His upcoming PBSCCS and CPSDA webinar presentation
    -Working in the Appalachian League
    -Leadership

    Quotes:
    -"I think that we can have an impact not just on how they play, but how they are mentally" (21:47)
    -"A lot of things come back to the weight room and the training room" (32:06)
    -"Whether it's something that you haven't thought about in a while or a new idea I think that you can always be learning" (45:57)

    If you would like to learn more from Adam you can follow him on social media:

    Instagram:
    @ajvish13

    Twitter:
    @AdamJVish

    If you would like to sign-up for the webinar, follow the link below:
    http://baseballstrength.org/pbsccs-events/

    • 48 min
    Nutritionist Webinar Group Discussion

    Nutritionist Webinar Group Discussion

    This episode of the podcast is to bring about awareness of our upcoming webinar, "The Importance of Nutrition, Strength, and Mental Health in Sports". The webinar will be co-hosted with the CPSDA, and you can sign up following the link below:

    http://baseballstrength.org/pbsccs-events/

    The speakers in this episode are as follows:

    *Allison Maurer is a veteran sports dietitian with more than 16 years of experience fueling athletes from high school, collegiate, to professional athletes. She is the Director of Sports Nutrition and Fueling with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Previously, Maurer spent nearly nine years as the Sports Dietitian at the University of Tennessee (2007-2016) where she oversaw the performance nutrition for all sports. Before the University of Tennessee, Maurer was the Sports Dietitian and an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2004-2007). Maurer served on the board of directors for The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) for 6 years. She is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).

    *Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisor through the International Eating Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is the Team Nutritionist of the Oakland Athletics, and was the former nutritionist for the NY Jets, and Golden State Warriors. She is the owner of Sterling Nutrition, a nutrition private practice in the Bay Area, and utilizes a non-diet, Health at Every Size® approach. She is the co-author of “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder.” She and her co-author Casey Crosbie, RD, CEDRDS created the innovative approach to refeeding called the “Plate-by-Plate Approach®,” a no-numbers, visual approach, which has been featured in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also the co-author of “No Weigh! A Teens Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom.” She and her co-authors have an upcoming book, due late 2021, for parents who want to help their teens with body satisfaction and their relationship to food. Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship. For more on her practice, check out her website at: www.sterlingnutrition.com.

    *Ally Gallop, MS, RD, CSSD, ISAK Level 1 is the Major League Dietitian for the Houston Astros Baseball Club in Houston, Texas, previously working as the Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Utah. For the Astros, Ally runs the nutrition programming for the 40-man roster, including medical nutrition therapy and performance nutrition programming. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, Health from the University of British Columbia, Masters of Nutrition from Tufts University, and a diploma in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. She is board-certified as a specialist in sports dietetics and writes a performance nutrition blog at GallopToVictory.com.

    For more information from our speakers, follow them on social media:

    Instagram:
    @pprfuel - Allison Maurer
    @wendy_sterling - Wendy Sterling
    @allygallop - Ally Gallop

    Twitter:
    @pprfuel - Allison Maurer
    @WendyMSRD - Wendy Sterling
    @allygallop - Ally Gallop

    • 33 min
    Continuing Education Group Discussion

    Continuing Education Group Discussion

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on continuing education.

    Speakers:
    -Andy King (San Francisco Giants organization)
    -Adam Smith (LA Angels organization)
    -Justin Bucko (Cincinnati Reds organization)

    Questions/topics covered in this episode:
    -Your process/approach to developing yourself as a coach
    -What has changed since you started and how?
    -Go-to sources for continuing to develop and grow as a coach
    -Advice for others on developing a process for growth and/or continuing education

    Quotes:
    -"More times than not a lot of coaches are putting a lot of quality information out there that we can dive into" - Andy King (17:57)
    -"Always be curious" - Adam Smith (27:47)
    -"You can't adjust something if you don't have anything to look back on" - Justin Bucko (31:46)

    If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:

    Instagram:
    @coachak15 - Andy King
    @adampsmith_ - Adam Smith
    @justin_bucko - Justin Bucko

    Twitter:
    @CoachAK15 - Andy King
    @SCcoachsmith - Adam Smith
    @JustinMBucko - Justin Bucko

    • 38 min
    Mental Skills Group Discussion

    Mental Skills Group Discussion

    This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on the role of mental skills in professional baseball.

    Speakers:
    -Dong Lien (Philadelphia Phillies organization)
    -Joey Greany (Tampa Bay Rays organization)
    -Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization)

    Questions/topics covered in this episode:
    -How valuable is the mental side of the game?
    -What aspects of mental training do you believe in most?
    -How do you tie-in mental skills training with the other aspects of an overall approach to performance?
    -Where to go to learn more about mental skills training

    Quotes:
    -"We're teachers. We're coaches. We have a chance to impact athletes' lives each and every day" - Joey Greany (3:32)
    -"It's not what happens to you; it's about how you handle it" - Derek Mendoza (17:43)
    -"Our job is never-ending. You never really punch out. You never leave" - Dong Lien (21:50)

    If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:

    Instagram:
    @joeygreany - Joey Greany
    @findyourprime - Derek Mendoza
    @donglien - Dong Lien

    Twitter:
    @JoeyGreany - Joey Greany
    @DongLien - Dong Lien

    • 47 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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