Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

YOUTH BASEBALL In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance in at this level. Topics are selected from questions submitted by participants, coaches and parents involved in...

Jim Malone, CSCS, RSSC*E Jim Malone is completing his 29th year working in strength and conditioning and 22nd year of work in professional baseball. A native of Buffalo, NY, Jim has had an extraordinary career as both a player and coach in both collegiate and professional sports. A graduate of St. Joseph’s...

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...