Nothing gets you respect more than your actions – Rachel Balkovec

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Rachel Balkovec is a professional baseball strength and conditioning coach and keynote speaker. At the age of 26, she accepted the role of Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals and became the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history professional baseball. Coach Rachel has worked with several very successful organizations in sports such as EXOS, Louisiana State University, the Chicago White Sox, Arizona State University, Los Tigres Del Licey Beisbol, the St. Louis Cardinals and most recently with the Houston Astros. Balkovec is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and is a former NCAA Division I softball catcher. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2009 with her undergraduate degree in exercise science and from Louisiana State University in 2011 with her master’s degree in sport administration.
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