Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Brennan Mickelson

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Brennan Mickelson is entering his 5th season and 3rd full season with the Settle Mariners. He has been a strength coach in the AZL, short season, and at full-season affiliates. He has a Bachelor of
Science degree in Sports Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning from Washington State University, and a Master of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from the
The University of Montana. During his studies at both WSU and the U of M, he was a howitzer cannoneer in the Marine Force Reserves, a personal trainer, a teaching assistant, and a strength
and conditioning intern. He resides in Missoula Montana with his wife Chloe and his dog Hamilton.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Being named a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year
  • Conditioning
  • His best professional baseball story


  • “Intern is not the most glamorous job, but it can really pay dividends, especially in pro ball because you get all that experience” (3:51)
  • “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything” (10:29)
  • “I think programming for baseball is the hardest” (20:27)

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