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14U Baseball Performance Requirements Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC An earlier post discussed some of the major adjustments that youth baseball players have to make as they move up from 12U to 13U 1. This post, will examine the adjustments needed to be successful at 14U. The transition...

Atlas Split Squats with Perturbation By Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS Training and rehabbing athletes to maintain core stiffness in athletic functional positions will improve performance and reduce injury risks for the spine and lower extremities. This exercise is an effective way to address postural stability, increase...

Thoracic Spine Range of Motion and Rotational Power By Dan Donohue, MS, RSCC – Cincinnati Reds There are multiple factors to consider when designing programs to help athletes increase rotational power during competition. One aspect that strength and conditioning coaches emphasize is thoracic spine mobility /...

How to Improve Speed in Youth Baseball – Part II By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM 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....

MATTHEW C KRAUSE TO BECOME FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES SOCIETY -PBSCCS! PBSCCS Board of Directors announce MATTHEW C KRAUSE as first ever Administrative Director of the PBSCCS “I am very humble the PBSCCS Board of Directors has chosen me to be the first...

Caffeine for Athletic Performance: Sources, Doses, Timing and Expected Effects By: Lawrence L. Spriet, Ph.D. Introduction and Background. Caffeine is the world’s most consumed drug. It has a role in many social activities and improves quality of life by helping individuals feel better, have more energy and complete...

Can Vegan Athletes Become Elite Athletes?  Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD   Fact or Fiction: The vegan diet is unlikely to support optimal performance in athletes? Fiction! No evidence suggests a nutritionally balanced vegan diet impairs athletic performance (1,2). Google vegan athletes; you’ll find an impressive list of...