Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

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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...

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Goblet Reverse Lunge with Slider By Brian Jordan, RSCC*D The goblet reverse lunge using a slider, is an effective posterior-chain exercise for developing lower body strength. Placing a slider or Val slide under one foot and holding a DB or Kettlebell at chest level, creates instability and applies an external load...

Management of Acute Injuries in Baseball and Softball Games and Practice By Nate Shaw and Ryne Eubanks, Arizona Diamondbacks All sports, including youth and high school baseball and softball, have inherent risks. If you play long enough, nearly everyone will, at one time or another, get injured. For most athletes,...

PBSCCS Coach of the Month Lance Thomason, St. Louis Cardinals Lance Thomason just completed his 11th year in strength and conditioning and 10th in professional baseball. His coaching career started at the University of Wyoming where he worked as an intern in Strength and Conditioning (2011) and volunteer Strength and...