Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

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...

The following is a summary of some of the facts that leaders in the field of sports nutrition have presented concerning the effects of alcohol on performance. Even moderate alcohol consumption can affect performance for up to 48 hours after drinking, and the effects will last longer with higher levels of...

The San Francisco Giants have a full-time Assistant MiLB Strength & Conditioning Coordinator / Rehab S&C Coach position available for the 2019 season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist Rehab Pitching Coordinator / PT’s / ATC’s in the Rehabilitation of injured athletes: Program design on an...

Job Title: Arizona League Strength and Conditioning Specialist Employ Status Seasonal (January 2019 – October 2019) FLSA Status: Exempt Summary Provides overall supervision/implementation of the strength and conditioning program for minor league players at the Arizona Maryvale complex. Evaluates, motivates, and...