Posts by: Gene Coleman

Kneeling Squat Jump By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The kneeling squat jump is a lower body plyometric exercise that will help develop coordinaion, strength and power in the muscles of the posterior chain (low back, glutes and hamstrings) and those of the core, shoulders, arms, and spinal erectors. How to do...

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Tips for Aspiring Strength and Conditioning Coaches in Pro Baseball There are several job opportunities available for strength and conditioning coaches and interns in MLB. (See http://baseballstrength.org/category/jobs-2/). PBSCCS asked three head strength and conditioning coaches with decades of experience at the...

Chocolate and Athletes By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD Most athletes love chocolate in any form: candy bars, chocolate chip cookies, squares of dark chocolate. Over 60% of all US candy sales are chocolate-based. But how good or bad is chocolate for our health? Is it as health-promoting as we want it to be? What about all...

Veteran’s Day PBSCCS Honors Navy Veteran, Yogi Berra Everyone knows, loves and respects Yogi Berra for his Hall of Fame career with the Yankees and Yogism’s. The PBSCCS would like to honor and thank him for his service in the United States Navy during World War II. Yogi signed with the Yankees in 1943, but put his...

Pitch Limits in Girls Softball By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The Amateur Softball Association of American annually registers more than 83,000 girls’ softball teams comprising more than 1.2 million girls total, but there is limited research on the risk of injury to the throwing arm and shoulder of softball...

Energy Drinks Before Practice and Games? PBSCCS was contacted by a travel coach who wanted to know if it was OK for players to consume energy drinks before practice sessions and games? PBSCCS submitted this question to several sports nutritionists and the following was prepared from their responses. Is it OK? NO!...

YOUTH SPORTS The Truth About Showcases 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 selected from questions submitted by...

Breakfast On-the-Go Options By Roberta Anding, RD Regardless of whether you are a player, coach, umpire or parent, your mother was right – “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes your supply of glucose to increase energy, improves alertness and...

Your Arms Control Your Legs in Acceleration and Top Speed By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E When accelerating and sprinting at top speed, your arms and your legs are synchronized. Speed is the product of stride length x stride rate. Ideally, you want your arms to move from your shoulders and your hands to move up to...