Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Andrea Hayden

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Andrea Hayden was a Major League Strength and Conditioning Fellow with the Minnesota Twins in 2019 and will be joining full-time in 2020. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Missouri Baptist University and earned a Master’s degree in Human Performance from Lindenwood University in 2018. During that time, Andrea also worked as an athletic performance coach at the university and worked as an S&C coach for USA Hockey development camps. She has completed internships with the University of Louisville, EXOS and spent time in China working with the women’s professional league.

 

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Her journey to becoming the first female Major League Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Arm Care in professional baseball
  • Celebrating winning the AL Central division title in 2019

 

Quotes:

  • “All training is arm care to some degree” (8:14)
  • “Defining success is always different for every individual” (11:01)
  • “Everyone in that clubhouse – my goal is to somehow serve them in some capacity” (16:43)

 

If you would like to learn more from Andrea, you can follow her on social media:

 

Twitter: @AHaydenStrength

 

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