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For a quick look at my professional journey, please see the following features: 


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My Story

Born and raised in Omaha, NE

2005: NCAA DI softball player at the University of New Mexico

2009: Strength and Conditioning Intern: API (Now EXOS)

2010: Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant: LSU

2012: Strength and Conditioning Intern: St. Louis Cardinals MiLB

2012: Front Office Internship: Los Tigres Del Licey (La Republica Dominicana)

2013: Strength and Conditioning Internship: Arizona State University

2013: Strength and Conditioning Internship: Chicago White Sox

2014: Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coord: St. Louis Cardinals

2016: Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Houston Astros

2018: MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach: AA Affiliate: Houston Astros

2019: Returned to School for MSc in Biomechanics in Amsterdam

2019: Apprentice Hitting Coach: Netherlands National Baseball & Softball programs

2019: Research & Development Intern: Driveline Baseball: Eye Tracking for Hitters.

2019: Hired by New York Yankees as an MiLB hitting coach

2022: Moved to role as minor league manager

Rache Balkovec
Rachel Balkovec

Updated Sept 1, 2020: The worst possible thing that could happen is that I could look back at my life and say that the only thing I did for the world was to make a few athletes stronger in the gym or better at hitting a baseball.  By trade I'm a hitting coach, but in reality, I'm a student, athlete, minimalist, feminist and nomad.  Those are things that I resonated with long before my career and will be with me long after my career in sports is over.


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