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San Francisco Giants Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic Interview with Sergio Rojas  Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, San Francisco Giants PBSCCS: Where is the Giants Baseball Academy located? Rojas: The Giants facility, The Felipe Alou Baseball Academy, named in honor of Felipe Alou’s...

2021 PBSCCS Strength Coach of the Year Scott Weberg – Toronto Blue Jays Scott Weberg, Head Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, has been named the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2021. A...

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...

Mental Breaks In Game and Out of Season By Andy Bass, Ph. D. – Pittsburgh Pirates Focus and concentration are crucial to success in baseball and softball. We need to be locked in on every pitch and every at bat. How often have we heard coaches or players say that the reason they lost the game, or made a costly...

Youth Sports The Goblet Split-Squat Increase Lower Body Strength and Balance Without Directly Loading the Spine By Jose Salas, CSCS, Philadelphia Phillies. 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...

Nolan Ryan’s Advice for Young Pitchers By Nolan Ryan If you are a pitcher in professional baseball, you are in the game because you have a love of the game and you have a gift. You were given a gift. I didn’t do anything to be blessed with the arm that I had. It took me a while to figure out that I was blessed...

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...

Larry Walker – What the Scouts Saw in Him By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM Like his HOF classmate, Derek Jeter, Larry Walker was a two-sport athlete, but unlike Jeter, his primary sport was not baseball. Being a Canadian, it was hockey. He didn’t turn his attention baseball until he was 17-years old. So,...

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