Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Conditioning

Long Toss Initiating Force from the Ground Up By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC-E, FACSM Regardless of whether you are a believer or non-believer in the practice of long toss for pitchers and/or position players, it appears to be here to stay. Most players use some form of long toss during the off-season, pre-season...

Pitch Clock, Aerobic Capacity and Recovery By Daniel Donohue, RSCC Major League Baseball’s initiative to speed up the pace of play has altered the physiological requirements for Minor League players. Specifically, the addition of the pitch clock requires pitchers to deliver high intent, max- or near-max effort...

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...

http://baseballstrength.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Ryan-Serena-Combining-Skills-and-Movement-1.mp4

Coaching in the Florida Complex League  Interview with Jose Salas and Vanessa Escanilla Strength & Conditioning Coaches – Philadelphia Phillies Most baseball fans are aware that the MLB has minor league affiliates at several levels, e.g., AAA, AA, A, etc., but unless there is a team in their home town or nearby, few...

Research Review Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs Simple single-leg step-down test (SLSD test) can help assess hip abduction strength, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury A recent study by medical personnel at USC and California Angles of 180 minor league...

Field Test for Aerobic Capacity By Joe Kessler, CSCS, RSCC*D, FMS There are a number of treadmill and bike tests that can be used to assess aerobic capacity in a laboratory setting when you have a few players to test and unlimited time to perform the assessments. When you have a one-week pre-season developmental camp...

10×100 Yards in 10 Minutes By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC In past years, professional, college, and high school players would have completed the various phases of the training year plus pre-season (amateur) or spring training (professional) and be 3-4 weeks into the season or on-line to...