Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Anthony Velazquez

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Anthony enters his 6th season as a minor league strength and conditioning coach, 5th with the New York Yankees organization and 1 year previously with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He is currently going on his 2nd season with the Trenton Thunder (AA) affiliate of the New York Yankees (2017-2018 seasons). Previous seasons include: High-A, Clearwater Threshers – Phillies organization (2014) and Low-A, Charleston Riverdogs – Yankees organization (2014-2016). He is a two-time PBSCCS Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (2016 – South Atlantic League and 2017 – Eastern League).

Prior to working in professional baseball, he completed internships at the University of Michigan, University of South Florida, and the University of Maryland. He graduated in 2006 from Central Michigan University with a BS in Health Fitness and Preventive Rehab and in 2015 with an MS in Exercise Science from Oakland University. He is currently in his 3rd year of working on his Ph.D. in Leadership in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University.

If you would like to learn more from Anthony, you can read his articles on the PBSCCS website:

or by following him on social media:

Instagram: @avelazquezstrength

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