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Check out the latest issue of Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning Volume 14, Number 7. Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning Volume 14, Number 7

Matt Krause and Sean Marohn were selected by MLB to serve as American and National League strength and conditioning coaches, respectively for the 2015 All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Krause, who worked in the Reds organization for eleven years, is in his second season as the Director...

The development of a strength and conditioning professional goes far beyond just possessing the knowledge needed to utilize the principles and theories of training in the design and implementation of effective training programs. Proficient and efficient programming requires coaching. In each strength coach’s...

Name:  Napoleon Pichardo Or­ga­ni­za­tion:  Texas Rangers Title: Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Years working in pro­fes­sional base­ball strength and conditioning:  Thirteen seasons including one spring with the Yankees, one year with the Blue Jays and eleven years with the...

The emergence of the professional baseball strength and conditioning profession started in 1993 with three American League strength coaches, Fernando Montes (Cleveland Indians), Steve Odgers (Chicago White Sox) and Bob Alejo (Oakland A’s). Montes, who was a member of the National Strength and Conditioning...

During my five plus decades in professional baseball as a player, special advisor, club president, CEO and team owner, I’ve known a lot of players, especially pitchers, who started getting their game face on a day ahead of when they were scheduled to pitch. I didn’t. I would get focused and prepared, but my work...

Strength and conditioning emerged as a priority activity among Major League players in the late 1980s and early 1990s. You could see the change in player size and body structure in the clubhouse and on the field. More clubs were hiring strength and conditioning coaches and more clubhouses had weight rooms, some even...

Nolan Ryan joined the Houston Astros prior to the 1980 season as the highest-paid player in MLB, earning 1.1 million dollars a year. I received a phone call from the GM, Tal Smith, informing me that we had signed him and inviting me to a reception to introduce him as the Astros’ newest member. Prior to the...

My first experience in strength training for professional baseball occurred in the spring of 1976. The minor league field coordinator for the Houston Astros had become a marathon runner. When the organization brought the top minor league prospects to Florida in September for an additional six weeks of Instructional...

Name:  Perry Castellano Or­ga­ni­za­tion:    Minnesota Twins Title: Director – Strength and Conditioning Years work­ing in pro­fes­sional base­ball strength and conditioning:   Fifteen seasons including seven seasons in Minor League Baseball. Five seasons as Minor League Strength and Conditioning...