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Brandon McDaniel enters his 12th season in Professional Baseball. He currently is a Director of Athletic Development and Performance Science for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been in the field of Strength and conditioning for 13 years and has previously worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the minor league level...

Task Specificity on Rate of Force Development and Joint-Angles for Better Transfer  By Daniel Cobian, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, CES Sports conditioning program design involves the aim of enhancing performance with considerations to the movements that govern the specific sport.  Baseball performance relies on quick and...

Kneeling Hip Thrust By Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS The hip thrust exercise has become a common exercise for strengthening the gluteus maximus that has gained popularity over the last couple of years thanks to its simplicity and effectiveness. While a weighted bilateral hip thrust is an excellent exercise, I have...

Tricks of the Trade Cold Weather By: Brett Walker, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Chicago White Sox As baseball season approaches, we think about moving from the warm weather of the Cactus League to the stiff, cold wind that blows off Lake Michigan in Chicago. April baseball in the Windy City presents...

Justin Bucko is in his third season in the Cincinnati Reds organization, his first at Class A Dayton. Last year, he served as strength and conditioning coach at Rookie Billings. Following an internship in the Olympic sports department at the University of Maryland, he worked for the AZL Reds in 2017. Justin played 4...

Joe Hogarty, RSCC, ATC Joe Hogarty just completed his 17th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 16th year in professional baseball including the last nine as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club. His career in professional baseball began in...

Lateral Hurdle Step-Over Drill for Change of Direction By Gene Coleman, Jose Vazquez and Napoleon Pichardo The purpose of this post is to present a drill that will help athletes safely transition from deceleration to acceleration and improve the ability to change directions quickly and under control. The movements...

ORGANIZATION: Philadelphia Phillies JOB TITLE: Minor League Nutrition Coordinator, Dietitian STATUS: Full-Time LOCATION: Clearwater POSTION OVERVIEW: The Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Dietitian is responsible for selecting and ordering the meals that our minor league players and coaches will consume throughout...

ORGANIZATION: Cleveland Indians JOB TITLE: Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach Interns (2) JOB DESCRIPTION: The Cleveland Indians are seeking TWO dedicated, passionate individuals that are pursuing a career in Strength and Conditioning for the 2019 Arizona League season. Interns will gain hands-on experience...

  Dwayne Peterson is entering his six seasons as a minor league strength coach with the Houston Astros and his second year in AAA. He is a former division one football player, competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder. Dwayne spends his offseasons with his wife Candie at their home in Erlanger, KY. Topics covered in...