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Nate Shaw is in his 17th season in Professional Baseball and is in his 14th season as the Major League Strength Coordinator with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He studied Athletic Training at the University of Florida. Prior to graduating, Nate was fortunate to land a dual internship as a Trainer/Strength Coach and...

Eric McMahon is the Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Texas Rangers. He is currently in his 11th season with the Rangers’ Organization and 14th season in professional baseball. Eric grew up in Burlington, Vermont and obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Lawrence University,...

USADA backs supplement program for athletes By. Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced its official recognition of NSF Certified for Sport dietary supplements as lower-risk products, in an effort to help curb the number of contaminated supplement cases under its...

The Baseball Recruiting Process is Failing Us By Casey Mulholland In the early 2000’s TV series “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” Drew Carey used to open every show by saying, “a show where everything is made up and the points don’t matter.” Drew Carey’s repetitive opening line could be applied to much of...

Designing Training Programs for Baseball By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC Designing training programs for baseball players can be very simple.  There are a few concepts to focus on before you get started.  A successful program is one that a player can complete without a large risk of injury.  A successful program also helps...

Athlete Eating Guidelines By Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Stay hydrated. Your body is more than 60% water and your muscles depend on water to function properly. A dehydrated body cannot train or compete at its peak. Drink enough so that your urine looks like pale lemonade or apple juice and so that you are...

Box Jumps By Zach Dechant, BS, CSCS, USAW, SCCs   So, for quite a while I’ve had some issues with the box jump.  I know many coaches who use the box jump extensively as a training exercise, as well as a form of testing.  In healthy athletes it may not be as much of a problem, but anyone who has had any type...

Jose Vazquez is entering his 13th season as the Texas Rangers major league strength and conditioning coach. He previously spent four seasons with the New York Mets, serving first as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (2002-2004) and later as the Director of Rehabilitation (2005). Prior to joining the...

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...