Speed/Agility

Improving Running Mechanics in 10U Baseball By Eric Telly, Landow Performance 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...

Balance Training- Ankles, ACL’s, and Rehabilitation Daniel S. Cobian – Chicago White Sox Balance training is designed to stimulate the sensorimotor system and may be implemented in various forms aimed at addressing multiple areas of injury prevention.  By challenging the sensorimotor system, balance training...

Improving Speed in Youth Baseball By Jose Vazquez and Gene Coleman – Texas Rangers 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Kneeling Hip Thrust By Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS The hip thrust exercise has become a common exercise for strengthening the gluteus maximus that has gained popularity over the last couple of years thanks to its simplicity and effectiveness. While a weighted bilateral hip thrust is an excellent exercise, I have...