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04
12
2017

Velocity Based Training for Baseball Athletes

Absolute strength is a crucial stage in an athlete’s development; however, the stimulus will need to change as an athlete gets further into their career. Absolute strength is a great tool for young athletes to develop high force production, neuromuscular efficiency, and lean-body-mass gains. S...

04
05
2017

Individualization in Athletics: Potential Points of Failure

Individiualization. It’s the solution to everything in coaching. Trainees want to be treated as individuals with specific needs and get personal attention to solve their issues, and coaches promise it to them in droves. Personalized workouts, custom-built templates, individualized programs, ev...

03
20
2017

In-Season Lifting: Managing Volume, Intensity, and Fatigue

It’s mid-March and baseball season has officially begun. The college season is well underway, most high-school tryouts have completed, and spring-training games, along with the World Baseball Classic, have all kicked off as well. It’s one of the best times of the year and one of those times that giv...

02
20
2017

The Meaning of “Sport-Specific” in Baseball Training

Go to just about any baseball field in the country and you are bound to hear the term “Sport Specific” a handful of times in reference to strength training. Whether it be players, coaches, or parents, they all want the same thing: performance training that adequately matches the demands...

01
23
2017

Building Your Team’s In-Season Training Plan – Part II

In part one of this three-part series we discussed some initial considerations to account for when developing an in-season training program for the high school baseball team. In summary, Part I established the overall purpose of strength-training and performance training in-season, and the importanc...

01
13
2017

Building Your Team’s In-Season Training Plan – Part I

The competitive high school baseball season is nearly upon us. As 2017 has finally arrived, many southern states are merely a handful of weeks away from tryouts, leaving very little time left for planning. Even the northern states who observe a true winter will see their first pitches thrown sooner...