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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...

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?” While there are a lot of exercises that...

Association between late-night tweeting and next-day game performance among professional basketball players. Sleep Health. 5(1): 68-71, 2019. Objectives: In sports, decreased sleep duration is generally associated with poorer performance compared to adequate or enhanced sleep duration. Yet, these findings have...

Playing video games for more than 3 hours a day is associated with shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players Background: The effect of lifestyle factors on elbow or shoulder pain in young baseball players remains unclear. This study examined the association of game playing and television viewing...

Youth Single-Sport Specialization in Professional Baseball Players.  Orthopedic J Sport Med. 8(3): 1-8, 2020. Background: An increasing number of youth baseball athletes are specializing in playing baseball at younger ages. Purpose: To describe the age and prevalence of single-sport specialization in a cohort of...

Early Sports Specialization is Associated with Upper Extremity Injuries in Throwers and Fewer Games Played in Major League Baseball. Orthopedic J Sport Med. 7(7): 1-5, 2019. Background: Single-sport athletes who specialize in baseball at a young age may have a greater predisposition to overuse injury, burnout, and...

Eric Ortego just completed his 3rd season in the Cleveland Indians organization and is currently assigned to the Lynchburg Hillcats. Prior to joining the Indians organization, Eric was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at McNeese State University, where he was the head strength and conditioning...

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on building effective working relationships between strength and conditioning coaches and other members of the medical staff.   Speakers: David Meyer Johnny Larson   Questions/topics covered in the episode: General discussion on the working relationship these...