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Tyler Gniadek, RSSC, Chicago White Sox   Tyler Gniadek just completed his 5th year in strength and conditioning and 4th year in professional baseball. A native of Colorado Spring, CO, Tyler graduated from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, CO where he earned four letters in baseball and football and was...

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Squat and Touch with Rear Leg Extended a Precursor to Single-Leg Squats By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E Most strength and conditioning coaches will agree that, regardless of whether you are using them as a primary or support exercise, the single-leg squat is an effective, closed-chain, ground-based, lower body...

Using Box Jumps to Improve Explosiveness By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC – Texas Rangers   One of the essential goals of all strength and conditioning coaches is to improve explosive athletic power. By definition, power is the rate of doing work, and strength is the ability to exert force.  While both have similar...

Push-ups 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 are...

Nutrition for Peak Performance By Jeanne Stevenson, RD, CSSD, CDE – Detroit Tigers When hours upon hours are spent dedicated to practicing the intricacies of baseball, sometimes nutrition is placed on the back burner, viewed as a secondary item of importance. However, choosing the right foods at the right time and...

Alan Burr just completed his seventh season as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He has spent the last three years in AAA Indianapolis. He spent 2016 and 2014 in AA Altoona, 2015 in high-A Bradenton, and 2013 in low-A West Virginia. He spent six years in the collegiate ranks...

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Minor League Strength & Conditioning Specialist (AA) Overview Summary   Provides overall supervision/implementation of the strength and conditioning program for minor league players. Evaluates, motivates, and educates athletes in all aspects as it relates to performance enhancement and durability. Assists with...

Job Posting: Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers Dominican Republic Strength & Conditioning Specialist Job Locations -San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic Overview Summary   Provides overall supervision and implementation of the strength & conditioning program for minor league players at the Dominican Republic complex. Evaluates, motivates,...

Jordan Sidwell just finished his first season as the AA strength and conditioning coach in the Atlanta Braves organization after spending the 2018 season with High-A Florida. Previously, Sidwell worked in the collegiate setting as a strength coach at the University of Maine (2017), South Dakota State University...

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