Posts by: Gene Coleman

Partner Pallof Press for Core Stabilization  By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC Regardless of whether you are practicing, playing or working in the weight room, a strong core is needed to provide a stable base from which the arms and legs can move and ensure that the forces initiated in the...

YOUTH SPORTS Developing Balance in Young Athletes 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 issues, topics, exercises, drills and programs that can affect...

Flexibility and Performance  By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC Flexibility involves more than sitting on the ground and pointing at your toes What is flexibility?  Flexibility is defined as the ability of a joint or joints to move through a full range of motion. If you are limited to bending over and pointing at your toes,...

YOUTH SPORTS Eating Before a Morning Baseball or Softball Game PBSCCS was recently contacted by a coach of a 13U team who wanted to know what he could do to improve team performance in morning games. He said that his players seemed to be dragging during morning games and wondered if there was something that they...

YOUTH SPORTS How to Make a Young Athlete Slow By Mike Boyle The PBSCCS recently received an inquiry from a mom who asked if her son should run cross country to get in shape for baseball? The following response was provided Mike Boyle, Co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. Mike was the strength and...

Throw and Catch Two Essential but Under Emphasized Skills in Youth Baseball/Softball By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM If you go to almost any baseball or softball game played by kids between the ages of 6 and 14, the one thing that is most noticeable, besides the inability of pitchers to throw strikes, is the...

Sports Psychology: Dealing with the Perfectionist Dave Yukelson, Ph. D. I deal with high achieving perfectionists all the time, telling a perfectionist to relax or chill is usually not the best approach, it is not the way they are wired. I like to talk with athletes about Adaptive vs. Maladaptive perfectionism. One...

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...