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“Tools of Ignorance” The Evolution of the Role and Equipment of the Catcher in Baseball By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E “Tools of Ignorance” is the nickname given to a catcher’s protective equipment: mask, chest protector and shin guards. Different sources have credited Muddy Ruel and Billy Dickey with coining the...

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast discusses being named AA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Speakers: Henry Aleck (Los Angeles Angels organization) John Gentile (Minnesota Twins organization) Casey Callison (Toronto Blue Jays organization) Questions/topics covered in this episode: What did you learn...

Kneeling Squat Jump By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The kneeling squat jump is a lower body plyometric exercise that will help develop coordinaion, strength and power in the muscles of the posterior chain (low back, glutes and hamstrings) and those of the core, shoulders, arms, and spinal erectors. How to do...

  This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on being named a AAA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Speakers: Larry Adegoke (New York Yankees organization) AJ Russell (San Diego Padres organization) Questions/topics covered in this episode: What did you learn in previous positions that...

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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...

Veteran’s Day PBSCCS Honors Navy Veteran, Yogi Berra Everyone knows, loves and respects Yogi Berra for his Hall of Fame career with the Yankees and Yogism’s. The PBSCCS would like to honor and thank him for his service in the United States Navy during World War II. Yogi signed with the Yankees in 1943, but put his...

YOUTH SPORTS Sleep, Recovery and Performance in Youth Sports By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM 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. Topics are...

Pitch Limits in Girls Softball By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The Amateur Softball Association of American annually registers more than 83,000 girls’ softball teams comprising more than 1.2 million girls total, but there is limited research on the risk of injury to the throwing arm and shoulder of softball...