Frank Velasquez Jr. ATC, CSCS*R is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club (since 2003) and the Owner/President of 3Rivers Athletic Development, LLC (est. 2007).
A 1989 Graduate of Three Rivers, HS (Three Rivers, MI where he was a three sport athlete and a part of the Wolverine Conference baseball All-Conference team). Frank is a 1993 Graduate from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) where he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology and was a student athletic trainer on the staffs for several of the Wolverines athletic teams and Big 10 Championship teams in football and women’s swimming/diving as well as the 1991 Gator Bowl and 1993 Rose Bowl Champions.
Frank has worked in Professional Baseball since 1996 as a minor league athletic trainer and minor league strength & conditioning coordinator (Texas Rangers Organization ’96 – ’02).
He has a wealth of experience in training persons of all ages in the areas of baseball strength, athletic development and overall wellness. He has 5 years of experience working in the arena of out-patient physical therapy (rehabilitation of injuries and sports performance enhancement).
Frank is professionally certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist * Registered (by the National Strength and Conditioning Association) and as an Athletic Trainer Certified (by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association).
Frank’s approach to training targets the improved athletic development of athletes, mostly being baseball and/or softball players (but not limited to). Building strong, agile and resilient baseball players is his job. He has a passion for educating athletes, coaches and parents in the importance of a proper warm up, safety in the weight room, shoulder care, reducing the risk of injuries and in the areas of nutrition, supplement use, hydration and rest. Frank provides direction, discipline and motivation to athletes of all ages that will help them to improve their physical condition and ultimately enhance their athletic performance.
Frank, his wife and son reside in the north hills area of Pittsburgh, PA.