Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Jacob Bunce

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Jacob Bunce is the Founder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of ROC Strength located in Rochester, NY. He spent the last three years in Professional Baseball as a Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach. The previous two years Jacob spent with the Philadelphia Phillies as the Strength Coach for the Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters and Low-A Lakewood Blueclaws. His first year was spent with the Cincinnati Reds in the Pioneer League with the Billings Mustangs.

Currently, he runs his business ROC Strength, which is a sports performance facility built of high school aged athletes. With a movement awareness based philosophy that is challenged by external load, they have found positive results with mental and physical health. In addition to running his business, Jacob is also an Adjunct Faculty at Monroe Community College in the Physical Education/Kinesiology department. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at SUNY Brockport and his Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science at Concordia University Chicago. Jacob was the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in the South Atlantic League this past year.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Opening your own training facility
  • Training the youth athlete
  • What it takes to be the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Quotes:
  • “I think everything works” (18:56)
  • “You don’t learn unless you fail” (19:38)
  • “Try to communicate as best as you can” (20:30)

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

Check out the website for his business:

or by following him on social media:

Instagram: @jakebunce21 @rocstrength

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