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October 27, 2020
Episode 28: Life of an MLB Strength Coach – Nate Shaw

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Nate Shaw: Being an MLB Strength Coach

What does it mean to be a Major League Baseball Strength Coach? It goes well beyond the word strength. While physical improvement is an objective of being a MLB Strength Coach, they also focus on development, durability, communication, education and overall health. In this episode, we will talk with Nate Shaw, the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a position he has held since 2006. We will talk with Nate about the duties and responsibilities of his position as well as the path he took to get there.  He will give us an insight into his philosophy behind his strength and conditioning program and how that leads to the success and development of the players he works with on a daily basis. 

Not only do we discuss Nate’s position, we talk about an organization that he is a part of called the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society. The PBSCCS is a society of Strength and Conditioning Coaches composed from both Major League and Minor League baseball teams. It is committed to raising awareness about its role in professional baseball. Moreover, it is focused on the implementation of proven Strength and Conditioning principles & philosophies, community youth awareness programs, and long-term skills promoting performance and health. Through these programs, the PBSCCS empowers its coaches with the knowledge, skills, ethics, and competency to continue to increase the credibility and recognition of its coaches. The Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society has been a tremendous partner of the Taylor Hooton Foundation over the years and we are truly grateful for their support! 

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