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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....

The relationship between shoulder range of motion and elbow stress in college pitchers. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-29, 2020. Hypothesis: College pitchers with increased external rotation gain (ERG) produce increased 5 medial elbow torque (elbow stress), while those with reduced total rotational range...

Plank Exercise: Types, Progressions and Duration By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The plank is a principle exercise in most strength and conditioning coaches tool boxes. Designed primarily to resist extension and enhance core stability, planks are efficient, effective, can be performed...