|It seems that Tanner McGaw just can’t get enough of HarbourCats baseball.
The athletic therapist, a product of the highly-regarded Camosun College program, who also works for the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL, is returning for his fifth season with the Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League, leading all training services for the 2018 season.
New to the HarbourCats this year is yoga instructor Natalie Bell, a certified instructor who works with a variety of athletes, including the boxers and jiu jitsu fighters of Peterec’s Martial Arts and the West Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team.
McGaw will again work closely with Head Coach Brian McRae and his coaching staff in keeping players healthy, stretched out, and following the varied regimens they arrive with, designed by their college baseball programs.
“I’m pleased to be back, work with Brian again, and excited by how many players we have returning from last year,” said McGaw. “It’s a challenging role because all these guys come from different backgrounds, and with different summer goals for their training, and their competition results. At times, it’s more about managing their needs and communicating with them about what objectives they have, than it is about taping ankles or keeping shoulders loose. To know that many of these guys will advance to professional baseball makes it an exciting time, as busy as our season is.”
McGaw will be assisted by Brandy Craveiro, an intern from the Camosun College program, as well as professionals from Synergy Health in Victoria – on board once again as a valued HarbourCats partner – who will be providing additional health and wellness services to our players…