Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

Mike Roose begins his 2nd season as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Red Sox. He spent 4 season as the Red Sox Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator after serving as a strength and conditioning coach with Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010 and 2011. He started with the Red Sox...

Frank is a ’93 Graduate from the University of Michigan (B.S. Kinesiology). Frank worked in the outpatient physical therapy setting as an ATC during the ’93-’96 years. Frank started his career in professional baseball in 1996 working for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. First 4 years (’96,’97,’98,’99)...

As a coach, you know that full buy in and adherence to the structured program in place is crucial to the overall development of your players. You also know that coaching is relational at its core. In order to build stronger relationships and improve communications with your athletes you need to understand their...

Learn the basics of a Traditional KB swing and how to use them correctly.

The importance of sleep cannot be understated in terms of recovery. Sleep plays a critical role in not only recovery and on-field performance, but in all aspects of daily living. With new technology and recovery tools continuing to surface in recent years, it is important for coaches to help athletes see the big...

The step-up is a basic exercise that sometimes gets pushed to the back of the repertoire, especially when a coach has accessibility to modern equipment and a state-of-the-art facility. Many minor league teams, however, do not have access to a lot of equipment or large training facilities at home or on the road. For...

The following is a roundtable in which three distinguished strength and conditioning coaches with a combined total of more than 30 years of coaching experience at the Major League level discuss their thoughts on improving performance through testing and player evaluation. In all sports, athletes are judged by how they...

Garrett Sherrill just completed his 12th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 11th year in professional baseball including the last five (2012-2016) as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. Sherrill’s career in professional baseball started in...

  Jose Vazquez (Texas Rangers) and Ty Hill (Miami Marlins) recently served as the official Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the American and National League All-Star Teams in the 2017 Major League All-Star Game in Miami. Vazquez, is in his 16th year in MLB including the last 12 with the Rangers as the Major League...

Check out the latest issue of Baseball Softball Performance/Conditioning here!   Baseball Softball Performance/Conditioning Volume 16 Number 5