Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Youth Sports

Weighted Ball Training in Youth Baseball By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Regan Wong, PT, DPT, CSCS The current emphasis on pitch velocity at all levels of baseball has helped increase the popularity of weighted baseball training, i.e., throwing over weight (more than 5 ounces) and underweight balls (less than 5...

Life Lessons Learned in Pro Baseball By Charlie Hayes, Veteran MLB Player Every boy who plays baseball from age 5 through college dreams of playing in the Major Leagues. Charlie Hayes, a 14-year veteran third baseman with 7 different MLB teams including the 1986 World Champion, New York Yankees shares the life...

RESEARCH REVIEW By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E “Do MLB players who specialize early sustain more serious injuries?” Early Sports Specialization – Effectiveness and Risk of injury in Professional Baseball Players11 Purpose: To determine the impact of early sport specialization on the frequency of serious...

YOUTH SPORTS Split-Squat and KB Split-Squat By James Clifford, RSCC – Seattle Mariners 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....