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Tips for Aspiring Strength and Conditioning Coaches in Pro Baseball There are several job opportunities available for strength and conditioning coaches and interns in MLB. (See http://baseballstrength.org/category/jobs-2/). PBSCCS asked three head strength and conditioning coaches with decades of experience at the...

Chocolate and Athletes By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD Most athletes love chocolate in any form: candy bars, chocolate chip cookies, squares of dark chocolate. Over 60% of all US candy sales are chocolate-based. But how good or bad is chocolate for our health? Is it as health-promoting as we want it to be? What about all...

YOUTH SPORTS The Truth About Showcases In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth and high school baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance at these levels. Topics are selected from questions submitted by...

Breakfast On-the-Go Options By Roberta Anding, RD Regardless of whether you are a player, coach, umpire or parent, your mother was right – “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes your supply of glucose to increase energy, improves alertness and...

Why Taking a Season Off Could Be What You Are Missing  By Brian Jordan, RSCC*D With the summer baseball and softball seasons behind us, fall baseball coming to an end and high school softball starting, now is a good time to discuss the importance of players taking time off. For baseball and softball players, fall can...

Old School vs. New School or The Truth as We Know it Now By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The purpose of this post is not to debate which is better, “old school” teaching and coaching methods rooted in decades of playing, coaching and scouting experiences or “new school” methods developed from the collection...

Sandy Koufax’s Transition from Thrower to Pitcher Anyone who has played or watched baseball in the last half-century has heard about Sandy Koufax’s on field accomplishments: 165-87 won-loss record in 12 MLB seasons 76 lifetime ERA 2,396 career strikeouts (9.28 per game) 137 complete games in 314...

What Do You Need to Be a Good Athlete? By Robb Rogers, MS, CSCS, MSCC In today’s world of athletic competition there are four areas in which all athletes must demonstrate some mastery in order to excel on the diamond, field, court, track, or ice.  These areas are common to all sports regardless of gender, age or...

12 Things All College Coaches Want in a Recruit By Alan Parham – National Scouting Report “Ability is something college coaches look for when recruiting. But there are some other traits that coaches want in a prospective student-athlete.” ATHLETICISM: First and foremost, you must have the skills to play in college,...

FASTER STARTS AND QUICKER ACCELERATIONS Acceleration Guidelines when Stealing a Base By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth and high school baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning...