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Garrett Sherrill just completed his 12th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 11th year in professional baseball including the last five (2012-2016) as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. Sherrill’s career in professional baseball started in 2007 with the Royals as the minor league strength and conditioning coach for the Royal’s short season affiliate in Burlington, NC. In 2008 he worked for the Royal’s High A affiliate in Wilmington, DE and in 2009 worked at the AAA level in Omaha, NE. In 2010, he joined the San Francisco Giants organization for two years the minor league strength and conditioning coach for the High A affiliate in San Jose, CA and in 2011 was assigned to the AA level in Richmond, VA. He returned to the Royals organization in the fall of 2011 as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.

A native of Giddings, TX Garrett played HS football and baseball where he earned All-State honors in baseball his both his junior and senior seasons. After graduation, he pitched for Wharton Junior College in Wharton, TX (1997) and Angelina Junior College in Lufkin, TX (1998) before completing his college career at Texas State College in San Marcos, TX (1999-2000) where he earned a BS in Exercise and Sport Science in 2002. He extended his post-college career by playing two years of independent baseball for the Quebec City Capitales and the Lincoln Saltdogs of the Northern Independent League (2000-2001). In 2005, he enrolled in the Master’s Program at the University of Houston – Clear Lake where he was awarded a MA in Human Performance in 2007. While enrolled at UHCL Garrett completed an internship in Strength and Conditioning at Rice University and worked with various athletes at Velocity Sports in Friendswood, TX. During the off-seasons of 2010 and 2011, he directed the MLB Off-Season training program at Athletes Performance in Gulf Breeze, FL.

Garrett is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

He resides in Scottsdale, AZ during the off-season with his wife of almost five years, Raquel and their four yellow Labradors, Bentley, Linken, Gracie and Sky. His hobbies include Mountain biking, hunting, working out and spending time with his wife and family.

His training goal in professional baseball is to provide a movement based program for each individual athlete in order to improve the physical qualities needed to meet the demands of the game, and the position that he plays. The one commonality among all great athletes is their ability to maintain quality and efficient movement patterns. Exercise selection is secondary to how the particular exercise is being executed. Personalize programs based on each athlete’s physical strengths and weaknesses are prescribed in order to improve their physical potential in order to maximize their skills.

 

 

 

 

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