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YOUTH SPORTS Eating Before a Morning Baseball or Softball Game PBSCCS was recently contacted by a coach of a 13U team who wanted to know what he could do to improve team performance in morning games. He said that his players seemed to be dragging during morning games and wondered if there was something that they...

YOUTH SPORTS How to Make a Young Athlete Slow By Mike Boyle The PBSCCS recently received an inquiry from a mom who asked if her son should run cross country to get in shape for baseball? The following response was provided Mike Boyle, Co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. Mike was the strength and...

YOUTH SPORTS Games are Won at Practice USA Baseball With the 2022 baseball season just starting in some places and in full swing in others, PBSCCS contacted USA Baseball to see if they had information posted that would help improve practice sessions. The following explains the importance of practice in player...

Pitch Smart Risk Factors  In 2014, USA Baseball and MLB teamed up to establish Pitch Smart, a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for pitchers.  A primary goal of the Pitch Smart program was to help young players...

YOUTH BASEBALL Consistency Trumps Intensity By Flint Wallace, Colorado Rockies 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 at this level. With pre-season training for...

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Batting Average and Resistance Training Workouts By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E When I became the strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Astros in 1978, one of the primary concerns of the front office, manager, coaching staff, athletic trainer and some players was “will lifting weights cause muscular...

Off-Season Strength and Conditioning In Professional Baseball By Brian Jordan, RSCC*D As the change of seasons is marked by changes in the weather, October marks professional baseball’s changing of seasons. For teams not in the play-offs or World Series, October signals the end of a 6-month competitive season and...

In this day and age of energy bars, protein powders and weight gain shakes, many athletes forget about “real” foods such as peanut butter. Peanut butter (PNB) is perhaps the best sport food around. PNB is tasty, inexpensive, satisfying, nourishing––and even good for our health. But all too often, I hear athletes...