Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with James McCallie

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James McCallie just completed his 7th season as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Tampa Bay Rays organization. James has spent the past 3 seasons at Class Low A Bowling Green of the Midwest League. Over the past 7 seasons, he has also been assigned to High A Port Charlotte and GCL. James graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He holds his CSCS and RSCC through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as his USAW Level 1 through USA Weightlifting. James resides in Gallatin, Tennessee with his wife Ashley and son Hudson.


Topics covered in this episode:

  • His best professional baseball story
  • Olympic Lifting -Relationship Building



  • “I try to learn from everybody I meet” (3:50)
  • “I think the biggest thing that makes you successful is getting players to buy-in” (5:51)
  • “Our profession is very broad” (10:46)


If you would like to learn more from James, you can follow him on social media:


Instagram: @james_mccallie


Twitter: @JamesMccallie


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