Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Kirby Retzer

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Kirby Retzer began his career in exercise science in 2013 as an intern for the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (Mike Roose) of the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, FL. Upon graduating with honors from Florida Gulf Coast University, Kirby was hired full time by the Minnesota Twins and was responsible for the Gulf Coast League affiliate during the 2014 and 2015 season. In 2016, Kirby transitioned back to the Red Sox as their Triple – A Strength and Conditioning Coach in Pawtucket, RI; he will serve in the same capacity for a third year during the 2018 season.

Outside of professional baseball, Kirby currently serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team. He also has served as a consultant for the Florida Athletic Development Center in Naples, FL since its conception in 2014. As a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) with a masters degree in kinesiology, Kirby brings a unique blend of practical knowledge and functional application to a sports medicine team.

If you would like to learn more from Kirby, you can check out his video on the PBSCCS website by clicking on the link below: or by following him on social media:

Instagram: @Kirby_retzer

Twitter: @Kirby_retzer

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