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Jordan Sidwell just finished his first season as the AA strength and conditioning coach in the Atlanta Braves organization after spending the 2018 season with High-A Florida. Previously, Sidwell worked in the collegiate setting as a strength coach at the University of Maine (2017), South Dakota State University...

Time to Train By: Flint Wallace Your off-season training must be different than your preseason and in-season. If you train too much the same way or too closely to the same way year-round, the growth stagnates, and the adaptation is much slower. When you train differently during different parts of the year, the...

What are good meals to eat before a tough workout or game?  By Rasa Troup, RD, LD, CSSD, OLY Timing for pre-workout/competition meals and snack is a key to help your body to be fueled well before your workout so you can have more fuel in your body and in turn, you can have a higher quality workout session.  It is...

The Athletic Position – It’s Hard to Recover from a Bad Start Zach Dechant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Baseball at TCU The athletic position is a fundamental position for all athletes, whether on the field or in the weight room. It is an essential position of movement initiation in virtually all sport....

ATS and SCCCS: The Importance of Collaborative Care By: Matt Lucero, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer, Texas Rangers The strength of any organization can be defined by the quality of the relationships among those working to make that organization successful. The relationship between an athletic trainer and a strength...

Balance Training: The Single-Leg Windmill  By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM Balance training is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood components training in many sports. When we think of balance, many athletes and coaches only think of it as a static process with someone standing on one foot. Functional...

Taylor Haslinger is a native of southwest Florida and is a recent graduate from Webber International University with an MBA in sports management, along with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has had previous stops in strength and conditioning with his alma maters Webber International...

Joseph Miranda is currently a strength and conditioning coach in the Cincinnati Reds organization where he just completed his second season at class Double-A Chattanooga (2019) and Pensacola (2018). Prior to joining the Reds, Miranda spent two seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization (2014-2015) and one season...

Derek Mendoza is in his sixth season as a Sports Performance Specialist in the Mariners organization, and fourth with Tacoma. He served as the performance coach with AA Jackson in 2015 and the Dominican Summer League Mariners in 2014. Prior to joining the Mariners, he was a Supervisor of Sports Performance for Texas...

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 conditioning and performance at this level. Topics are selected from questions submitted by participants, coaches and parents involved in...