Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Speed/Agility

Your Arms Control Your Legs in Acceleration and Top Speed By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E When accelerating and sprinting at top speed, your arms and your legs are synchronized. Speed is the product of stride length x stride rate. Ideally, you want your arms to move from your shoulders and your hands to move up to...

What Do You Need to Be a Good Athlete? By Robb Rogers, MS, CSCS, MSCC In today’s world of athletic competition there are four areas in which all athletes must demonstrate some mastery in order to excel on the diamond, field, court, track, or ice.  These areas are common to all sports regardless of gender, age or...

FASTER STARTS AND QUICKER ACCELERATIONS Acceleration Guidelines when Stealing a Base 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...

6-Week Speed Training Program for Baseball and Softball By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E SPEED WINS! Speed is one of the 5-tools that pro and college scouts look for, high school coaches covet and many youth players lack. Speed is the only tool that is used on both offense and defense and can be a game changer in...

Three Things Can Happen When You Slide Head First and Two of them are Bad! By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E, FACSM Despite what doctors, athletic trainers and coaches say, kids from T-ball to high school and college routinely slide head first into 2B, 3B and occasionally into home plate. Why? They see big leaguers do...

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...