CATCHING MACHINE PERFORMANCE
-Your one-stop-shop for all things catching-
Blog, Podcast, skill-work, drills, training, mobility, arm care, video consultation, online programming.
Kyle Brennan, B.S., CSCS
I've played baseball since I was four years old and have considered myself a catcher since age nine. I graduated from Ward Melville High School in 2012. I went on to catch five years for the Division-1 University at Buffalo, starting the last 3.5 seasons. In 2017 I was named to the Johnny Bench Award Watchlist, a list comprised of the top defensive catchers in the nation. I was well-rounded defensively and received ample pro interest later in my career.
During my time there, I spent over 1750 hours of training and learning from the sports performance staff, 500 of which were in an internship setting. During this internship, I gained experience working with a wide range of collegiate athletes (Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Track+Field, Rowing, Volleyball, Wrestling). I've written countless programs for our team at Buffalo. I graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Exercise Science.
Since graduating, I've worked and volunteered as an EMT, amassing over 2500 hours of patient care experience. In August of 2018, I launched @catchingmachine_performance on Instagram as a means to give back to the community that raised me. I also passed the CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) Certification as well as the CatcherMTRX Certification. I went on to coach two seasons with CatcherMTRX, the Long Island Titans and Ward Melville High School. I now am a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms). I train players privatleyivately and in small groups, run a catcher mobility class as well as train players online, host a podcast, youtube channel an d run a scussful instagram account!
Today, I run Machine Performance, a Baseball/Softball strength and conditioning program out of Revolution Athletics in East Setauket. I also work privately with players in catching, hitting, pitching, and fielding lessons, located in Setauket and Farmingdale. I work with athletes ranging from elementary school-age through professional players.
You can find me on social media @catchingmachine_performance or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with you!
Professionalism - Dominate preparation.
Present and conduct yourself when no one is watching as you would with five scouts in the room.
Early is on time. You have dressed appropriately, ready to go.
Be the first one in, last one out.
Dominate every rep, swing, throw, drill, is done with concentration and focus.
Care for your equipment.
No small stone left unturned. Get good at the boring stuff.
Clean up after yourself.
Discipline is Freedom.
The more we dot our I’s and cross our T’s, the more opportunities we gain in life.
Be a GREAT teammate.
The first step to becoming a great leader.
Learn from those above you, lift those below you.
Compete with and demand more out of those who are better than you. Lay a hand out to those who are struggling. We all know how it feels to have an older/better player give us a pat on the back. Be that guy, often.
The team and your teammates take priority over yourself. If the members of the team care more about others, the organization thrives. Personal accolades come pouring into those who are on successful teams.
Commodore thrives through a unified struggle. We are all in this together.
Find ways to improve your current self.
Never assume you have it figured out. The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t understand
Actions speak louder than words.
Our performance on the field will speak for itself.
Confidence is keeping the promises you make to yourself.
Dominate in here, dominate out there.
Conforming to others is lame.
Be the very best version of YOU.
Sleep is the number one performance-enhancing drug, and it’s free.
Lack of consistent sleep reduces reaction time, recovery, strength, endurance, capacity to learn and adapt to opponents and training. It increases the injury rate, stress, and fat accumulation.
You work here won’t matter much if you're not sleeping.
Want an edge over your opponent? Out-sleep them! Wake up and go to bed at the same time each day, even weekends.