Training

Youth and High School Baseball 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 selected from questions submitted by participants,...

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

Jump Rope Routine By Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RYT There are a several reasons to incorporate jumping rope into your fitness program: It’s a great way to improve speed, agility, quickness, coordination, strength and power. It can help reduce the risk of injury by increasing strength and ankle stability while working in a...

Quadruped T-Spine Self Mobilization By Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS Execution: Assume a quadruped position on the floor. Next, place the left hand behind your head and bring your elbow in so that it is in line with your body. Then, ease your back toward your heels to lock in your lumbar spine. If this causes knee pain...

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

Designing Training Programs for Baseball By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC Designing training programs for baseball players can be very simple.  There are a few concepts to focus on before you get started.  A successful program is one that a player can complete without a large risk of injury.  A successful program also helps...

Athlete Eating Guidelines By Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Stay hydrated. Your body is more than 60% water and your muscles depend on water to function properly. A dehydrated body cannot train or compete at its peak. Drink enough so that your urine looks like pale lemonade or apple juice and so that you are...

Box Jumps By Zach Dechant, BS, CSCS, USAW, SCCs   So, for quite a while I’ve had some issues with the box jump.  I know many coaches who use the box jump extensively as a training exercise, as well as a form of testing.  In healthy athletes it may not be as much of a problem, but anyone who has had any type...