Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

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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...

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...

Six Simple Reasons Why Athletes Fail to Meet Their Goals Why your athlete is struggling with their goals and how to find success Daniel Gould, Ph. D. – Michigan State University If your young athlete tends to lose focus partway through a season or fails to achieve their goals by the end of the season, they aren’t...

YOUTH SPORTS Games are Won at Practice USA Baseball With the 2022 baseball season just starting in some places and in full swing in others, PBSCCS contacted USA Baseball to see if they had information posted that would help improve practice sessions. The following explains the importance of practice in player...

Half-Kneeling Hip Flexor and Hamstring Stretch By Regan Wong, PT, DPT, CSCS and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Flexibility and stretching have always been part of baseball. In the past, stretching was considered to be synonymous with warm-up and most warm-up routines consisted mainly of stretching exercises. Now, we...