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Jose Vazquez Is entering his 15th season as the Texas Rangers Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach. He previously spent four seasons with the New York Mets, serving first as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (2002-2004) and later as the Director of Rehabilitation (2005). In November 2018,...

Rob Fumagalli is in his 13th year in strength and Condidtioning and 11th in professional baseball. While the 2020 season is his first as the Assistant Major League Strength and Condidtioning Coach for the Texas Rangers, he has over a decade of experience in professional and collegiate baseball in he USA, Latin America...

Give your athletes that competitive edge with the 2020 Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society’s (PBSCCS) Virtual Clinic powered by the NSCA. Identify strength training, conditioning and wellness best practices for the baseball player. Learn from current and former Major League...

  Group episodes were the big addition to the podcast in year three. The feedback has been very positive thus far, and we will continue to have more group episodes in the future. We will also be working to add sponsors to our podcast this year (with potential discount codes for listeners). In terms of the PBSCCS, we...

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on using Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) in professional baseball.   Speakers: Al Sandoval (Texas Rangers organization) Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization) Trevor Swartz (Colorado Rockies organization)   Questions/topics covered in the...

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...

Eric Ortego just completed his 3rd season in the Cleveland Indians organization and is currently assigned to the Lynchburg Hillcats. Prior to joining the Indians organization, Eric was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at McNeese State University, where he was the head strength and conditioning...

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...