Coaches Articles

Inertial Flywheel Training By Daniel Cobian MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, CES, Chicago White Sox

Inertial Flywheel Training By Daniel Cobian MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, CES, Chicago White Sox   Eccentric resistance training is an effective means of preventing muscle damage and enhancing performance through inertial flywheel training devices.  Meta-analysis data indicates that inertial flywheel training produced significantly greater improvements in concentric and eccentric strength, muscle power, muscle hypertrophy, vertical jump…

August 28, 2020

A Summary of Analysis of Non-Game Injuries in MLB By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E

A Summary of Analysis of Non-Game Injuries in MLB By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E A study published in The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine in December of 2019 examined the MLB Health and Injury Tracking System (HITS) medical record database from 2011-2016 to determine how many injuries occur in both MLB and MiLB players…

August 28, 2020

Youth and High School Baseball Player Development – Establish a Routine By Chris Joyner, CSCS, RSCC – Auburn University

Youth and High School Baseball Player Development – Establish a Routine By Chris Joyner, CSCS, RSCC – Auburn University In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth and high school baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance at these levels. Topics are…

August 28, 2020

Lower Extremity Body Weight Exercises By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC*D – Arizona Diamondbacks

Lower Extremity Body Weight Exercises By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC*D – Arizona Diamondbacks Every baseball season I receive a number of questions from young players and their parents asking – “What can I do to increase leg strength at the ball park without any equipment?”

July 24, 2020

Podcasts

Interview with Kyle Lindsey

  Kyle Lindsey is in his third year with the Atlanta Braves organization, having served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Danville Braves in 2018 and the Gulf Coast League Braves in 2019. Before joining the Braves, Lindsey was an intern for Texas Christian University (2017-2018) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham…

September 9, 2020

In-Season Recovery Group Discussion

  This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on in-season recovery techniques.   Speakers: Logan Jones (Arizona Diamondbacks organization) Danny Escobar (LA Angels organization) Travis Roberson (Cleveland Indians organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: Overall thoughts on the importance of recovery modalities in-season Challenges faced trying to improve recovery in professional…

August 26, 2020

Three Year Anniversary Episode

  Group episodes were the big addition to the podcast in year three. The feedback has been very positive thus far, and we will continue to have more group episodes in the future. We will also be working to add sponsors to our podcast this year (with potential discount codes for listeners). In terms of…

August 12, 2020

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Group Discussion

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on using Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) in professional baseball.   Speakers: Al Sandoval (Texas Rangers organization) Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization) Trevor Swartz (Colorado Rockies organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: Overall thoughts on Functional Range Conditioning Biggest misconceptions about FRC How to implement…

July 29, 2020

Events

2020 PBSCCS Baseball Virtual Clinic

Give your athletes that competitive edge with the 2020 Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society’s (PBSCCS) Virtual Clinic powered by the NSCA. Identify strength training, conditioning and wellness best practices for the baseball player. Learn from current and former Major League strength and conditioning coaches about how best to strength train the baseball player…

August 25, 2020

Research

Analyzing MLB player’s performance based on age and experience. J Sport Economics & Management, 7(2): 78-100, 2017.

Analyzing MLB player’s performance based on age and experience. J Sport Economics & Management, 7(2): 78-100, 2017. Abstract: This study models player performance as a function of age, experience, and talent. The unbalanced panel includes 5,754 seasons spread among 562 batters and 4,767 seasons spread among 489 pitchers. Peak physical age for hitters was 26.6…

August 28, 2020

Peak Athletic Performance and Aging: Evidence from Baseball. J Sport Sci. 27

Peak Athletic Performance and Aging: Evidence from Baseball. J Sport Sci. 27(6): 599–610, 2009. Abstract: Baseball players exhibit a pattern of improvement and decline in performance; however, differing lengths of careers and changes in rules and characteristics of the game complicate assessments of age-related effects on performance. .This study attempts to isolate the impact of…

August 28, 2020

Current Workload Recommendations in Baseball Pitchers: A Systematic Review. AM J Sport Med.

Current Workload Recommendations in Baseball Pitchers: A Systematic Review. AM J Sport Med. 48(1): 229-241, 2020. Background: Several recommendations have been made regarding pitch counts and workload for baseball pitchers at different levels, including Little League, high school, collegiate, and professional baseball. However, little consensus is found in the literature regarding the scientific basis for…

August 28, 2020

Previous Seasons Workload and Injury Among MLB Starting Pitchers

Previous Seasons Workload and Injury Among MLB Starting Pitchers How many innings can we throw: does workload influence injury risk in Major League Baseball? An analysis of professional starting pitchers between 2010 and 2015. J Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 27: 1386-1392, 2018. Background: There has been increasing interest regarding the association between pitch counts, as…

August 28, 2020

Social

Twitter


Instagram