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Association Between a Rule Change to Reduce Home Plate Collisions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Injuries in Professional Baseball Players: An Overview by Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM Because the act of blocking the plate accounted for most of the physical prior to the 2014 season MLB and the MLBPA...

   This episode of the podcast is to bring about awareness of our upcoming webinar, “The Importance of Nutrition, Strength, and Mental Health in Sports”.   The webinar will be co-hosted with the CPSDA, and you can sign up following the link below: http://baseballstrength.org/pbsccs-events/   The speakers in this...

Current trends and impact of early sports specialization in the throwing athlete.  Orthopedic Clinics in North America. 51: 517-525, 2020. Organized youth athletics in the United States has increased greatly in both participation and level of competition over the past several decades. This shift has morphed what was...

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...

Breaking Down the Lat Bar Pulldown By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies Importance for the Overhead Throwing Athlete The lat bar pull down is a staple vertical, upper body, pull exercise that is often used as alternative to the traditional pull-up. One of the primary goals of this exercise is to train proper...

Joe Hogarty, RSCC, ATC Joe Hogarty just completed his 17th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 16th year in professional baseball including the last nine as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club. His career in professional baseball began in...

Job Title: Massage Therapist Job Class: Full Time Department: Baseball Operations Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer Summary As a licensed massage therapist, this individual, through their specific manual therapy techniques, will assist in the preventative and restorative soft tissue management of players and staff...

In 2014, USA Baseball and MLB teamed up to establish Pitch Smart, a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for pitchers.  A primary goal of the Pitch Smart program was to help young players reduce arm injuries by...