Tips for Aspiring Strength and Conditioning Coaches in Pro Baseball
There are several job opportunities available for strength and conditioning coaches and interns in MLB. (See http://baseballstrength.org/category/jobs-2/). PBSCCS asked three head strength and conditioning coaches with decades of experience at the Major League level to provide tips to aspiring coaches. Specifically, coaches were asked to provide suggestions on three topics: 1) Education; 2) Getting in the Door and 3) Professionalism.
EDUCATION: Mandatory requirements for working in professional baseball are:
You must have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field, e.g., kinesiology, exercise science, athletic training, etc.
You must be a Certified and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
You must be CPR/AED certified.