Integrative Performance Coach
Kyle Brennan's peak interest is human performance and driving constant improvement, particularly in baseball and softball.
The requisite of mentoring is first to accomplish; Kyle lives to build knowledge, experience, and the ability to communicate across cultures to inspire and educate.
Kyle Brennan's Qualifications
Complex Hitting Coach, Houston Astros
Jan 2023 - Present
Kyle is the player development point man for the complex's injured position players, ranging from Major League long-term rehabs to the acute FCL injury. Meeting daily with medical and S&C rehab coordinators, the team meticulously plans appropriate skill work progressions and creates daily individualized schedules for each player in coordination with their needs and complex activities.
During practice, Kyle's main focus with the rehabbing players is as a hitting coach, but he also works extensively with throwing return to play/optimization and catching defense. Kyle will also aid in IF/OF defense early in the return-to-play process.
In addition to maximizing skill development for rehabbing players, Kyle works on cross-departmental initiatives tangential to the hitting department, most notably with Performance Science, Sports Medicine, and Innovation.
Dominican Summer League Hitting Coach, Houston Astros
January 2022 - January 2023
Took an investment year to immerse in Latin American culture, gain empathy for our LA players’ experience, and, most importantly, build and strengthen relationships and continue to learn Spanish.
Following this experience reached a new milestone on the bilingual journey with a new certification from SIELE: Basic Fluency "B2".
A+/AA Player Development Coach, Houston Astros
February 2020 - Jan 2022
Worked with catchers, outfielders, and baserunners as a 1st base coach.
March 2021: Voluntarily spent five weeks in the DR coaching our Latin players, experiencing their culture, and practicing Spanish. Promoted to AA following the 2021 season.
Machine Performance LLC
Founded August 2018
@Brennan_BaseballPerformance on Instagram
Free inspiration and education to youth and amateur players.
National Camps, Speaking Engagements, Virtual Catcher Classroom, Physical Preparation (S&C), Mental Performance Strategies, Private Instruction.
Prior Coaching Experience
Fall 2017 - Feb 2020
Sports Performance Coach (CSCS, FRCms) at Infiniti Performance in private and group settings.
Head coach for Long Island Titans Travel Organization.
Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Ward Melville High School.
Emergency Medical Technician
August 2017 - August 2019
2500 Volunteer and Paid EMT experience hours for Brentwood Legion Ambulance and Ambulunz, respectively.
Sports Performance Intern
Jan 2017 - June 2017
University at Buffalo Sports Performance full-semester internship led by Nate Harvey and Angelo Buono: disciples of the conjugate training methodology and its application to sports performance.
Skills and Certifications
Basic Spanish Fluency "B2"
S.I.E.L.E. (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Español)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
CatcherMTRX Certified Instructor
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
Functional Range Systems
EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS)
EXOS Training Systems
Proud Moments and Experiences
Basic Spanish Fluency "B2"
Squatted 275lb x 30
Moved to the Dominican Republic
January 2022 - November 2022
Broke Organizational Force Plate CMJ Records
CI @ 100ms : 301.9 Ns
CMP : 5139 W
MS, Physician Assistant, New York Institute of Technology
Non-Matriculated, Stony Brook University
B.S. Exercise Science, University at Buffalo
August 2012 - May 2017
Grade: 3.5 science and ES GPA, 3.39 Cum GPA
Activities and societies: NCAA Division I Baseball Catcher
2-Time Baseball Academic All-MAC team. 3-time Mid-American Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2017 Jonny Bench Award watch list.
Forgone studies to pursue entrepreneurship and a career in coaching.
June 2017 - June 2019
Additional Organic Chemistry 1 & 2, Microbiology and Medical Terminology Courses. 3.95 GPA.
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