Meet Our Team: Trae Duncan

What is your hometown?
Baton Rouge, LA

What is your job title and favorite part of your job at Traction?
I am a Baseball Instructor and Coach at Traction. My favorite part of my job is seeing my players have success in their games after putting in the work every week in their workouts. 

Name an interesting fact about you that a lot of people don’t know.
Probably my love of photography and videography. 

What brought you into the training/sports field?
When I was in my first season in the Tampa Rays organization, I would do camps, lessons and other training with kids in the area I was in. Because of that, I knew when my time playing was done, that I wanted to pass on what I have learned to the next generation of athletes. 

What’s your favorite quote?
"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra power it takes to win." -- Muhammad Ali

Explain your favorite exercise/drill and what is it used for.
Load and balance on back leg hitting drill is probably my favorite. I use it with a lot of my hitters for a couple of reasons - it helps with balance, power and rhythm so the hitter can be in full control of their body pre-swing.