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What is it Like to Coach in the AZ Complex League? Interview with Ryan Clausen – Cubs, John Abbott – Cubs, Nate Penaranda – A’s  The Arizona Complex League is in its 33rd season and is a rookie-level Minor League Baseball league that has operated in and around Phoenix, AZ, since 1988. Prior to 2021, it was...

Research Review Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs Simple single-leg step-down test (SLSD test) can help assess hip abduction strength, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury A recent study by medical personnel at USC and California Angles of 180 minor league...

Identify Individual Needs By James Clifford, RSCC In baseball, as in the general population, there are a variety of body types performing different roles and this is a significant factor to keep in mind when designing personalized training programs. For that reason, the Seattle Mariners have created a needs analysis...

Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning A Newsletter Dedicated To Improving Baseball and Softball Players Volume 14, Number 4 Performance Baseball-Softball Conditioning

The procedures for helping athletes prepare to train, practice and compete have changed significantly over the last decade. The decade started with “authorities” recommending that players perform static stretches prior to activity. From there it advanced to dynamic warm-up, movement preparation and self-myofascial...

What’s in a Number? By Loren Ladow, Denver Broncos Most coaches use a battery of tests to evaluate the status of their athletes and determine areas of strength and weakness. Tests such as the vertical jump, broad jump, pro agility shuttle and 40-yard dash are often used when testing athletes in a variety of sports....

The following exercise was recommended by Vern Gambetta. I have used it with good success, first with the Mets and currently with the Rangers. This exercise has three movement sequences that emphasize the loading and unloading of the hips and hamstrings in the sagittal, frontal and transverse plane. It can be used as...

During the off-season, I try different activities and think about how I might be able to use a few of these new exercises and drills with my players. Two years ago, I attended a “barre class” that used non-impact, small movement exercises to isolate individual muscle groups. One muscle group that these exercises...

Track and field coaches divide sprint training into three components; acceleration, maximum velocity, and speed endurance. Acceleration is the process of increasing your velocity. Maximum velocity is running all out. Speed endurance is your ability to maintain your maximum velocity. For a sprinter, all three are...

If you are looking for a change of pace from doing traditional split-squats, try doing them of a 2” x 4” beam. Elevating your body as little as 2 to 4 inches and placing your feet in a parallel stride position raises your center of gravity, decreases your base of support, reduces stability, increases...