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Tips for Aspiring Strength and Conditioning Coaches Ken Mannie, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Michigan State University recently posted an article and video in which he provided tips to students who might want to become a strength and conditioning coach1 In his article and video, Coach Mannie offered...

Goblet Squat in High School Baseball By Chris Giacchino, ATC, CSCS, Cleveland Indians 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...

Aerobic Capacity in Baseball Players By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Baseball is an anerobic sport that relies primarily on the ATP-PC system to provide energy for short bursts of high-intensity, explosive movements in game situations. Most movements in practice and game situations are over...

Increasing Muscle Mass in High School Athletes 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...

Putting in the Work: The Off-Season By Cory Ritter, MS, CSCS, St. Louis Cardinals It’s January, and that means a lot of us just finished traveling to celebrate with family. Time has flown and before you know it, a new baseball season will be here. No matter what level of baseball you are currently involved in,...

Single-Leg Forward Reach By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E The single-leg forward reach is a closed-kinetic, ground-based, unsupported, i.e., only one foot is in contact with the floor, single-leg exercise. It involves the synchronized action of the muscles of the core, hip, knee and ankle joints to increase unilateral,...

How to Use Force Plates in Sports There was a time not too long ago that force plates could be found only in engineering or biomechanics labs on university campuses. Today, however, there are a growing number of MLB organizations that either have installed them in their weight room, training room or performance center...

Squat and Touch with Rear Leg Extended a Precursor to Single-Leg Squats By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E Most strength and conditioning coaches will agree that, regardless of whether you are using them as a primary or support exercise, the single-leg squat is an effective, closed-chain, ground-based, lower body...

Using Box Jumps to Improve Explosiveness By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC – Texas Rangers   One of the essential goals of all strength and conditioning coaches is to improve explosive athletic power. By definition, power is the rate of doing work, and strength is the ability to exert force.  While both have similar...

Push-ups in High School Baseball By Chris Giacchino, ATC, CSCS – Cleveland Indians 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...

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