Meet Our Team: Brad Cresse

Brad Cresse has been an integral part of the Traction team from the beginning. His passion for training and truly impacting the players he coaches is remarkable and is felt by athletes and parents alike. We are proud to have him on our team! 

Want to know more about his favorite exercises or what motivates him? Read below for some Q&A:

What is your hometown?  
Seal Beach, California

What is your job title and favorite part of your job at Traction? 
I am the Director of Sports Operations and Player Development at Traction. My favorite part of my job is providing a fun and structured environment for young athletes to learn and train to maximize their potential.

What's an interesting fact about you that a lot of people don’t know.
My godfather is hall of fame LA Dodgers Manager, Tommy Lasorda.

What brought you into the training/sports field?
Coaching has been in my blood since I was very young. My father started a baseball school when I was five years old and that taught me all the fundamentals and skills along with discipline and structure.  I further developed my baseball education by playing under some of the best coaches in the country during my four years at Louisiana State University and seven years in professional baseball.  I am very passionate about the game and truly enjoy paying it forward to young athletes today.

What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“You can’t soar with the eagles if you hoot with the owls.”  That's one of my favorite quotes because it's something my father always told me.  You cannot be at your best on or off the field if you don’t get the proper rest, both mentally and physically, and make wise decisions. 

Explain your favorite exercise/drill and what is it used for.  
The best drill has to be throwing program/long toss.  It is used to train Traction players how to throw the baseball correctly using the proper mechanics needed to give every player the best chance to be accurate and prevent injury. Long toss program helps with improving arm strength.