The Little Details Matter with Alabama Baseball Strength Coach Brett Price

Brett Price knows the importance of sticking with something he’s passionate about. From the time he was a student himself, he’s known he wanted to work in baseball. So, he found the best people to learn from and worked his way up to becoming the strength and conditioning coach for the baseball program at the University of Alabama. Now, he passes along the lessons he’s learned to the students he works with both on and off the field.

It’s important to create a culture of dedication on a team and that comes from having standards, Price says. He defines a standard as what is required of a person regardless of how they feel on any particular day. By letting his players know that the best is expected from them every day, from the moment they walk in the door, they understand their commitment to the team is important. And by using a top-down approach and modeling that behavior for them, his players understand that he cares about them and is willing to do what it takes to help them succeed.

Key Moments You Don’t Want to Miss:

  1. Climbing the Ladder How Brett Price went from student intern to graduate assistant to professional strength and conditioning coach through perseverance and goal-setting
  2. The Why of Buy-in How he learned the importance of personal connections in fostering a sense of camaraderie and team spirit
  3. Different Personalities Why he takes the time to understand what makes each of his players tick
  4. From Many to One Why he thinks it’s important for players to learn how to self-motivate and build their own structure, so they can find success outside the team

What You’ll Learn:

  • Build a personal connection with players
  • Establish a strong team culture
  • Ensure players understand your standards
  • Foster mental discipline
  • Help students find their own motivation to succeed

Quotes:

“The first thing, if you want anybody to buy into what you’re selling and what you’re trying to teach them, they’ve got to know that you care about them.” -Brett Price

“Different kids respond in different ways and you have to figure out which approach to take with them. That’s part of the job — figuring out what it is that makes them tick and what makes them compete at the highest level.” -Brett Price

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