Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

Check out the latest issue of Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball here.   Inside you’ll find topics such as technology in strength training, adaptations in current strength training, and a look back at some favorite exercises of the stars.   Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Vol. 17 Issue 4

Company: Boras Sports Training Institute Position Open: Strength and Conditioning Coach Position Details:  Full-time The Boras Sports Training Institute (BSTI) is looking to hire a strength and conditioning coach to work with our professional baseball clients. This professional will be responsible for the...

Company: Boras Sports Training Institute Position Open: Strength and Conditioning Coach Position Details:  Full-time The Boras Sports Training Institute (BSTI) is looking to hire a strength and conditioning coach to work with our professional baseball clients. This professional will be responsible for the...

Injuries of the hip and groin among professional baseball players can result in a significant number of disabled list days. In a four-year period between 2011 and 2014, there were 1823 hip and groin injuries that accounted for approximately 5% of all injuries that occurred among MLB and MiLB players1. The most common...

Attention strength and conditioning coaches and those aspiring to join the profession: if you want to be a better coach, invest in yourself. By no means do I consider that “I have made it”, but in the wake of accomplishing my goal to become a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, I have...

Phil Falco just completed his 20th year working in the field of strength and conditioning in professional baseball. A native of Denville, NJ, Phil Graduated from Morris Knolls HS in Morris County, NJ where he earned three letters in football and baseball. After HS, he enrolled at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA...

As a sports dietitian to high school, collegiate, professional, Olympic, over-40 and recreational athletes, I spend a great deal of time talking about performance eating. Many athletes are advised to cut carbs, track macros – or macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat) – or eliminate foods without regard to the...

  Former MLB player Ray Knight said, “Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary” and very succinctly summed up about half of the tenets of sport psychology. Longhorn coaching legend Darrell Royal summed up the other half when he stated, “Luck is what happens when...

There are five physical tools that pro and college scouts look for when evaluating baseball talent: 1) the ability to hit; 2) the ability to hit with power; 3) running speed; 4) arm strength; and 5) fielding ability. While it’s important to score high on most or all of these tools, physical attributes aren’t the...

Seven Foundations of a Healthy Diet Healthy nutrition starts with planning. Mentally or physically map out meals and be sure this food is available. Eat at regular intervals in the day. No longer than 4 hours without food.  Choose whole foods vs processed foods for the majority of your diet (90% of the time) (see...