Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Following his collegiate and professional baseball career, Brian Smith has spent over nine years coaching at every level of collegiate baseball—D-I, D-II, D-III, NAIA and JUCO. He received his Master's degree in Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Management through the United States Sports Academy. He is certified as a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach through the IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Association) and as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association). He also holds an FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification. Smith previously worked as an associate scout with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has helped over 75 amateur athletes reach the collegiate and/or professional level.

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Baseball Catcher Technique, Part 4

One of the most excited plays in the game of baseball is a runner trying to score as the throw is on the way to the catcher. There are several youth...

Baseball Catcher Drills and Technique, Part 3

A catcher that can shut down the opposition running is a must if the catcher wants to get to the next level. First thing is that every throw that a...

The Concession Stand Food Survival Guide

The concession stand food at the ballpark can be a brutal place to find healthy balanced food. This guide is designed for the athlete or parent that is...

How Kickboxing Can Improve Your Game

When you hear the term kickboxing many people will think about punching and kicking. There is a lot more to kickboxing than just throwing punches and...

Baseball Catcher Technique, Part 2

Receiving a Baseball A great receiving catcher can make an average pitcher look great. Many coaches use the term framing, although the most efficient...

Baseball Catcher Technique, Part 1

The catchers' technique should remain constant each time signals are given and then setting up to receive the pitch. Giving signs as a catcher must...

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