Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with John Perry

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John Perry serves as the Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers. He spent two years working as a Minor League S&C coach in the New York Mets organization. Prior to joining the Mets, Perry was a strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech in 2017 – working with the baseball and football teams – and was a graduate assistant strength coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from July 2015-May 2017. He also spent a portion of 2015 as a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Georgia. The Georgia native earned his bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and a master’s degree in Sports Management from Arkansas-Little Rock. John and his wife, Kristen, reside in Surprise, Arizona, with their daughters, Reagan and Caroline.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Microdosing and in-season training
  • Cultivating culture and motivating players
  • Tommy John rehab

Quotes:

  • “This is a people-first business that we are in” (10:46)
  • “Collaboration is also what helps create buy-in” (24:04)
  • “Top-end velo was not meant for the arm, so we’re gonna deal with elbow injuries for as long as baseball is around” (33:54)

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

Instagram:
@jtperry16

Twitter:
@jtperry16

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