Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

ORGANIZATION:  Texas Rangers   JOB TITLE:  Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach   JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Texas Rangers are looking for a certified strength and conditioning coach to implement their performance program during the Arizona summer league and beyond. Responsibilities include running daily...

Developing A Year-Round Strength & Conditioning Program for the Professional Baseball Player By Matt Krause The primary purposes of the New York Yankees strength and conditioning program are to 1) reduce the risk of injury and 2) increase potential performance. Strong and flexible muscles are able to produce more...

On December 11th at their annual meeting in Las Vegas, the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS) announced their 2018 Minor League Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award winners. Some of the winners pictured below from left to right are: Cole Durham (Reds), Will Gilmore...

A large portion of our time as strength and conditioning coaches is spent considering the various factors that go into the creation of an athlete’s workout program. The types of exercises, the number of sets and reps and the length of rest periods are all things that we spend hours considering and fine tuning for...

We all love to make predictions. It doesn’t matter if its sport “Warriors will win easily tonight, they’ve too much talent” or life “They’re a perfect couple, they’ll be married within months”. Of course, in business and sport, we apply the same thought processes. What’s perhaps more interesting, is...

Check out the latest issue of Softball – Baseball Performance Conditioning here!  Softball/Baseball Performance Conditioning Volume 18, Issue 1  

Steve Chase just completed his 17th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 14th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Tigers in 2005, he gained valuable experience working in the private fitness field, first as a personal trainer for Powerhouse Gym in Wyoming, MI and then for a fitness center in...

Vitamins have many effects in the body and specific to athletes, they are involved in muscle contractions and energy expenditure. Elite athletes have an increased need for vitamins because of the higher stress that is placed on the body during training. The following is a list of all of the vitamins, their functions...

Agility is probably one of the most difficult things to coach and it’s one of the things most susceptible to hype and guruisms. This post is going to present some thoughts about agility training and sports. At the end of the day, the most difficult thing about coaching agility is that you have to understand the...