The Myth of the Grind - How to Get into Baseball and What to Expect When You Get There
 

Career Series 2016

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The Myth of the Grind - How to Get into Baseball and What to Expect When You Get There

Part 1: Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

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In this first of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—provides an overview of her journey and how she got into professional baseball. This video starts with her recruitment by the University of New Mexico and includes her journeys to the Dominican Republic.

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Part 2: Be Undeniable

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In this second of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—continues telling her story of where she is now in professional baseball and gives the audience her prospective on ways to be undeniable to hiring managers.

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Part 3: Getting into an Emergent Field

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In this third of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—discusses setting yourself up for success outside of professional baseball first, and some of the realities of working in professional baseball.

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Part 4: Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Position

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In this fourth of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—goes into greater detail concerning her position as the Latin American Strength Coordinator with the Houston Astros. She also discusses her passion to teach, educate, and develop the athletes she works with.

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Part 5: Conclusion

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In this final video of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—concludes her talk by describing her reasons to be in professional baseball, including the chance to impact the field of strength and conditioning, the opportunity to develop players long-term, and the opportunity to travel.

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