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If you are a young baseball player (or the parents or coach of a young baseball player) who wants to become a better player, you MUST become a better athlete. To become a better athlete, you MUST get stronger, run faster, increase power, improve agility and become more flexible. Baseball skills are important, but to...

Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society members Pete Prinzi (St. Louis Cardinals) and Matthew Krause (New York Yankees) were honored at the 2019 National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association at the NSCA Coaches Conference in Indianapolis, IN in January. Prinzi and Krause were honored...

Jason Meredith just completed his 10th year in professional baseball, all with the Milwaukee Brewers. A native of Kirksville, MO Jason graduated from Davis County High School in Bloomfield, Iowa where he earned two letters in basketball and was named to the All-State Team in his senior year. After high school, he...

Research indicates that the weighted horizontally directed hip thrust is an effective exercise for the muscles of the posterior chain – glutes, hamstrings, calves and back – that can be used to improve performance in the weight room and on the playing field. Hip thrusts have been shown to improve lifting...

The Cincinnati Reds organization has been implementing the FMS at all levels of the strength and conditioning program, with the exception of the Dominican academy. I was asked to screen our players in the Dominican academy in January of 2018. Unfortunately, no screening kits were available in the academy, so we had to...

Job Title: Massage Therapist Job Class: Full Time Department: Baseball Operations Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer Summary As a licensed massage therapist, this individual, through their specific manual therapy techniques, will assist in the preventative and restorative soft tissue management of players and staff...

A Guilford College graduate, Logan Jones, is heading into his second season with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a strength & conditioning coach. While at Guilford, Logan earned his degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences & Health Sciences and was also a member of the Quakers’ baseball team. Following graduation, he...

Nordic Curl #1, By Eric McMahon

KB Swing by Nate Tamargo

In 2014, USA Baseball and MLB teamed up to establish Pitch Smart, a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for pitchers.  A primary goal of the Pitch Smart program was to help young players reduce arm injuries by...