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MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach – Michael Sadler is beginning his fifth year with the Seattle Mariners. Michael’s first season was in 2018 with the Clinton Lumberkings (Low A affiliate) in Clinton, IA. In 2019, he was in Modesto, CA with the Modesto Nuts (High A affiliate). Last season in 2021, Michael was a...

Dynamic Warm-up By Mike Lidge – Philadelphia Phillies An effective dynamic warm-up can improve performance and reduce the risk of injury by gradually preparing the entire body for baseball-specific movements. By activating the central nervous system and major muscle groups, while also increasing blood flow and body...

Eating Clean: Unintended Consequences By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSCS I’ve started eating clean; quinoa and brown rice. No more white rice. I haven’t had cookies for ages. I’m eating clean—no added sugar. When I visit my parents, I bring my own food. It’s healthier…. The clean eating movement has raised a...

Youth Sports Five Simple Guidelines for Positive Coaching By Alan Goldberg, Ph. D. 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...

Derek Somerville is in his 8th season as a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball including 2 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and currently in his 6th season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Derek is originally from Minot, North Dakota, and attended the University of Mary studying Exercise...

Derek Somerville is in his 8th season as a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball including 2 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and currently in his 6th season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Derek is originally from Minot, North Dakota, and attended the University of Mary studying Exercise...

Six Simple Reasons Why Athletes Fail to Meet Their Goals Why your athlete is struggling with their goals and how to find success Daniel Gould, Ph. D. – Michigan State University If your young athlete tends to lose focus partway through a season or fails to achieve their goals by the end of the season, they aren’t...

Ricky de Luna serves his 5th year as a strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to his experience with the Red Sox, Ricky assisted with strength and conditioning programs with the United States Marine Corps, the US Olympic Training Committee, Altis, and within the NCAA D1 setting....