Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Youth Sports

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 Five Simple Guidelines for Positive Coaching By Alan Goldberg, Ph. D. 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...

Pitch Smart Risk Factors  In 2014, USA Baseball and MLB teamed up to establish Pitch Smart, a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for pitchers.  A primary goal of the Pitch Smart program was to help young players...

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...

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. Topics are...