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Interview with Brett Platts (Part One)

EPISODE DESCRIPTION

 

Brett Platts just completed his second season in professional baseball. He spent this last year in both Low A (Down East Wood Ducks), & High A (Hickory Crawdads) in the Texas Rangers organization. Prior to his time in Texas he was with the Chicago Cubs organization where he spent the 22’ season in the Dominican Summer League. Previous stops include an internship at the University of Iowa (2022), and a full-time position at the Okotoks Dawgs Academy in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada (2019-2022). Platts has a MS in Exercise Science from Liberty University, and a BA in Psychology from Carleton University. Platts is from Albany, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Education & Certificates:

Liberty University: Masters of Science, Exercise Science, Fitness & Performance

Carleton University: Bachelors of Arts, Sport Psychology

National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

National Strength & Conditioning Association: Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)

Topics covered in this episode:
-His best professional baseball story
-Athlete monitoring and his Simplifaster article (https://simplifaster.com/articles/athlete-monitoring-program-jump-data/)
-Finding appropriate load and stimulus for in-season athletes

Quotes:
-“Reflection can be kind of a hard aspect to grasp. So kind of taking those moments and just making sure you’re present for once” (3:20)
-At the end of the day we’re prepping them to play 162 games” (7:44)
-“There’s a lot of data out there. I think it’s just about creating relationships with everybody and then displaying the data that you have” (16:53)

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


Instagram:
@BrettPlatts

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