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Lower Extremity Body Weight Exercises By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC*D – Arizona Diamondbacks Every baseball season I receive a number of questions from young players and their parents asking – “What can I do to increase leg strength at the ball park without any equipment?” While there are a lot of exercises that...

YOUTH BASEBALL 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 health, conditioning and performance at this level. Topics are selected from questions submitted by participants, coaches and parents...

Association between late-night tweeting and next-day game performance among professional basketball players. Sleep Health. 5(1): 68-71, 2019. Objectives: In sports, decreased sleep duration is generally associated with poorer performance compared to adequate or enhanced sleep duration. Yet, these findings have...

Playing video games for more than 3 hours a day is associated with shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players Background: The effect of lifestyle factors on elbow or shoulder pain in young baseball players remains unclear. This study examined the association of game playing and television viewing...

Youth Single-Sport Specialization in Professional Baseball Players.  Orthopedic J Sport Med. 8(3): 1-8, 2020. Background: An increasing number of youth baseball athletes are specializing in playing baseball at younger ages. Purpose: To describe the age and prevalence of single-sport specialization in a cohort of...

Early Sports Specialization is Associated with Upper Extremity Injuries in Throwers and Fewer Games Played in Major League Baseball. Orthopedic J Sport Med. 7(7): 1-5, 2019. Background: Single-sport athletes who specialize in baseball at a young age may have a greater predisposition to overuse injury, burnout, and...

Supplementing Velocity Development with Med Ball Training  By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies   One of the ways the body is able to generate considerable torque during the hitting or pitching motion is through the elastic energy created through the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) of the anterior oblique...

Field Test for Aerobic Capacity By Joe Kessler, CSCS, RSCC*D, FMS There are a number of treadmill and bike tests that can be used to assess aerobic capacity in a laboratory setting when you have a few players to test and unlimited time to perform the assessments. When you have a one-week pre-season developmental camp...

Improving Running Mechanics in 10U Baseball By Eric Telly, Landow Performance 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...