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Improving Speed in Youth Baseball By Jose Vazquez and Gene Coleman – Texas Rangers 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...

Limitations of First Year Position Players Who Sign Out of HS  By Cole Durham, CSCS – Cincinnati Reds With the high school baseball and summer seasons over, and the importance of an effective off-season strength and conditioning program on future performance and risk of injury, we asked Cole Durham, Minor League...

Major Challenge When Training a Team of Professional Athletes By Joe Kessler – Cleveland Indians One challenge that I face when working with elite athletes is balancing their fundamental skill work with their training. Our focus is ultimately on them becoming better baseball players and what they do in the weight...

Philadelphia Phillies Strength and Conditioning Program   The Phillies Strength and Conditioning Program under the direction of Paul Fournier, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dong Lein, Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Furey Leva, Minor League Strength and Conditioning...

Andrea Hayden was a Major League Strength and Conditioning Fellow with the Minnesota Twins in 2019 and will be joining full-time in 2020. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Missouri Baptist University and earned a Master’s degree in Human Performance from Lindenwood University in 2018....

James McCallie just completed his 7th season as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Tampa Bay Rays organization. James has spent the past 3 seasons at Class Low A Bowling Green of the Midwest League. Over the past 7 seasons, he has also been assigned to High A Port Charlotte and GCL. James graduated from the...

Tips for Aspiring Strength and Conditioning Coaches Ken Mannie, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Michigan State University recently posted an article and video in which he provided tips to students who might want to become a strength and conditioning coach1 In his article and video, Coach Mannie offered...

Goblet Squat in High School Baseball By Chris Giacchino, ATC, CSCS, Cleveland Indians 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...

Aerobic Capacity in Baseball Players By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Baseball is an anerobic sport that relies primarily on the ATP-PC system to provide energy for short bursts of high-intensity, explosive movements in game situations. Most movements in practice and game situations are over...

Increasing Muscle Mass in High School Athletes 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 selected from questions submitted...

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