Training

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...

Off-Season Recommendations for High School Baseball Players from a MLB Strength and Conditioning Coach With the high school baseball and summer seasons, and the importance of an effective off-season strength and conditioning program on future performance and risk of injury, we asked Paul Fournier, Major League...

Plyometric Training and The Vertimax By Mike Lidge MS, RSCC Research Behind Plyometrics. Plyometrics are used to improve lower body power and increase explosiveness by training the muscle to do more work in a shorter period of time1. This is achieved by activating the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC), which occurs when...

In Season Conditioning for Starting Pitchers  By Jason Polakowski, CSCS, ATC, USAW  A pitcher possesses the baseball more than any position in baseball. This leads to a high amount of activity each game, especially when it comes down to the starting pitcher. Watching a game, it may not seem like a big deal because...

YOUTH BASEBALL Beginner’s Push-up: From the Knees or With Hands Elevated? By Gene Coleman and Xavier Saldana 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....

Fueling Tactics By Dave Ellis, RD Young male athletes playing power sports like baseball often dial in on muscle or weight gain strategies promoted by the popular press (supplement retailers on the internet, muscle magazines), loaded with “Bro Science” level information all designed to promote a dietary...

The “Touch and Go” Box Squat Jose Salas, MS, ATC, CSCS The squat has often been called the “king of exercises” and rightly so. It’s a closed-kinetic chain exercise that builds functional strength and power from the ground up. The squat, both back and front versions, is a staple in many strength and...

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...