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Consistency is King: Programming for Sport By Max Torres, M.Ed., CSCS Any trip onto various YouTube fitness pages yields a plethora of videos demonstrating every variation of every exercise that you could possibly think of. With all of these exercises shoved in your face, how could you possibly provide your athletes...

Proper Conditioning for the Baseball Player By Zach Dechant, CSCS, USAW, SCCS Conditioning with Tempo Runs. Conditioning for baseball players has long consisted of LSD: long, slow, distance work. While slow aerobic work has it benefits, I tend to disagree that it is a useful technique for baseball athletes which leads...

Hip Thrust and Squat for Acceleration and Max Running Speed By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC, Napoleon Pichardo, RSCC, Gene Coleman, RSCC*E For decades, the squat has been considered to be the “King of Exercises” for almost all things athletic. While research indicates that squats are effective for improving many of the...

Matt Eiden just completed his 11th year working in professional baseball, all with the Washington Nationals. Eiden’s career in professional baseball started in 2009 as an intern with the Nationals (2009-2010). In 2011, Washington hired him to work part-time when the team was home and to direct rehab workouts when...

Being a Well-trained Athlete Isn’t Enough By Jim Taylor, Ph. D. One of the questions I’m asked most frequently from athletes, coaches, and parents is: “What does it take to be a successful athlete?” For any athlete who wants to be their best, this is no easy question, yet one that is worth asking and worth even...

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES SOCIETY STEPS UP TO PARTNER WITH HOOTON FOUNDATION PBSCCS WILL ENDORSE AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THF’s EDUCATION MISSION WITH SPONSORSHIP OF “ALL ME®” T-SHIRTS   McKinney, Texas (Saturday, February 23, 2019) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today...

Patrick Trainor is currently the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization. Prior to joining the Rays in his current role, he has spent time with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians, as well as a previous stint with the Rays as an assistant strength and...

ORGANIZATION: Tampa Bay Rays JOB TITLE: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach JOB DESCRIPTION: The Tampa Bay Rays are seeking a qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach for the 2019 baseball season.  The position will report to Port Charlotte, FL and assist with Spring Training/Extended Spring Training, and...