Mickey Brueckner is the owner and director of training at the ANNEX Sports Performance Center, a sports performance and CrossFit facility located in Chatham, New Jersey.
Like many high school and college student-athletes, Mickey had aspirations to pursue a career as a professional athlete. During his sophomore year in college Mickey was projected to be a top five round pick in the Major League Baseball Draft in the summer of 2003. However, a season-ending elbow injury led to two Tommy-John surgeries and months of physical therapy. Never getting back to his previous form, he had to give up his path of becoming a professional athlete.
To stay connected to his passion, Mickey took up the next best thing - training. As a trainer, Mickey is able to utilize his years of experience as an athlete combined with his performance training and physical therapy experience to help other athletes become faster and stronger, while also focusing on injury prevention.
Since returning from Arizona in 2006, Mickey has quickly created a reputation in his area for his work with developing amateur and professional baseball athletes. Along with working with all levels of baseball athletes, Mickey has also served as a consultant for several high school, college, and professional baseball programs in the field of program design and player development.
Mickey has had the opportunity to work with some of the best high school and college athletes coming out of New Jersey as well as a host of professional athletes from the NFL and MLB, a handful of which have worked with Mickey since high school. In 2007 he trained the High School Baseball “Gatorade Player of the Year” as well as the USA Today High School Baseball “Team of the Year.”