Daniel R. Treccia (B.S., C.S.C.S.) was raised in Geneva, Illinois, and has taken his love for baseball from the little league fields of his hometown to NCAA, independent and international pro, and MiLB stadiums across the continent. Becoming a professional baseball outfielder was not handed to Daniel, he worked tirelessly at it for the better part of 25 years. For twenty-seven years he developed into a feared power hitter with a rare addition of speed on the base paths, playing for the Grand Prairie AirHogs, Sioux Falls Canaries, London Majors, Burlington Bandits, Guelph Royals, Hawaii Stars, among other teams over a five season career. Since then, he has been a contributor at the world renown fitness website, Breaking Muscle. His writing has reached millions throughout the globe through this publication and other independent media ventures. In retirement, Daniel has developed a real passion for teaching the game of baseball and all forms of sports performance training to younger generations. Since 2014, Daniel has coaches varsity baseball with two IHSA schools in the Chicago area and worked as a private hitting instructor. Daniel learned from some of the best sports performance coaches in the Chicago land area and now works as a strength coach himself. As of February 2016, Daniel became certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a C.S.C.S. (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), the only accepted certification in training NCAA athletes. Today, Daniel writes sports performance programming for youth athletes to current professionals.