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Despite the fact that management and coaches have been telling players for decades NOT to slide head first into first base, some players continue to do it. While most know better, when caught up in the heat of the battle, the competitive juices start to flow and players will do anything to reach base safely. While...

Reverse Sled Drags Reverse sled drags are a very low-tech and versatile lower body exercise. They can be used to rehab an injury, reduce stress on a sore joint, increase strength, improve conditioning and/or as an alternative to traditional strength training exercises. Reverse drags work the quads in a knee-friendly...

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INTRODUCTION Starting pitching is the foundation for any successful organization. Whether they came from your minor league developmental system, via a trade or signed through free agency, this collection of five starters has a significant impact on your team’s success or failure. Running programs that are...

Injuries in baseball seem to be on the rise at every level of play and many of them are preventable.  This is a multifaceted concern with several possible culprits.  One potential issue is that athletes are designing their own strength and conditioning programs without the benefit of a scientific foundation or...

Conditioning tests, although common place in today’s world of athletics can vary from sport to sport and even team to team.  Some organizations will use a specific test that has been passed down over the years as a tradition and some may not find the value in doing one at all.   Conducting a conditioning test...

Name: Javair Gillett Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Detroit Tigers Title: Head S&C Co­ach Years work­ing in pro­fes­sional base­ball S&C: 12 Years in S&C total: 14 Ed­u­ca­tion: M.S. Human Movement, A.T. Still University; BA Exercise Science DePauw University Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: Reg­is­tered S&C Coach...

Recent research indicates that there is a shortage of training education for both youth athletes and coaches( http://1.usa.gov/InqqoO ).  Knowing this, we have posted a simple ground based training program.  The goal of this program is to create flawless movement patterns, before adding external resistance, for...

The game of baseball is all about getting out of the box quickly and reaching max speed as fast as you can. When getting out of the box, you need to run as hard as you can for the first 15 yards. If you are slow over the first 15 yards, it is nearly impossible to make up time toward the end of a run. Baseball is a...

Brian Jordan, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Colorado Rockies Brian Jordan, RSCC, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Colorado Rockies. In 1998, Brian received his BS degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College. Following a brief internship at the United States Naval Academy Jordan...