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YOUTH SPORTS Sumo Squat to Stand with Thoracic Mobilization Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC and Scott Cline, PT, RSCC Arizona Diamondbacks Recently a 14U coach said “I know that my players need to stretch their hamstrings before they play, but early in the season the ground is often cold and/or wet. Is there an effective way...

Interview with Sergio Rojas  Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, San Francisco Giants Most baseball fans in the US are aware that the Dominican Summer League (DSL) is a branch of affiliated Minor League Baseball played in the Dominican Republic but not a lot more. The PBSCCS contacted Sergio Rojas,...

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  Ricky de Luna serves his 5th year as a strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to his experience with the Red Sox, Ricky assisted with strength and conditioning programs with the United States Marine Corps, the US Olympic Training Committee, Altis, and within the NCAA D1 setting....

San Francisco Giants Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic Interview with Sergio Rojas  Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, San Francisco Giants PBSCCS: Where is the Giants Baseball Academy located? Rojas: The Giants facility, The Felipe Alou Baseball Academy, named in honor of Felipe Alou’s...

Pro-Agility Run Part IV How to Train for the Pro-Agility Run Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The following is Part IV of a four-part series on the pro-agility run and will explain how to run the pro-agility run. Parts I-III can be found at the bottom of the page. How to train for the pro...

Pro-Agility Run Part III Common Errors when Performing the Pro-Agility Run Gene Coleman, Ed. ., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The following is Part III of a four-part series on the pro-agility run and will explain how to run the pro-agility run. Part I, Evaluating Agility with the Pro-Agility Run, can be found at:...

The Pro-Agility Run Part I Evaluating Agility with the Pro-Agility Run By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The pro-agility run is a popular method of evaluating agility among players in travel, high school, college and professional baseball. While norms are available for most age groups, limited...

Why We Don’t Do the Sleeper Stretch in Baseball By Nate Friedman, CSCS and Scott Cline, CSCS, Arizona Diamondbacks A common complaint that strength coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists in professional baseball hear from players is that their posterior shoulder is tight. Given the throwing volume that...