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05
14
2019

Using a Test/Retest Model for Position Players

At the end of each summer, players return from their summer teams or training regiments to their respective schools. Each player tends to use his time in the off-season a little differently. He can go off to the Northwoods and play 70+ games, cover his windows with trash bags to get sleep in the Can...

08
05
2017

Coaches Series: Review of First Year Implementation

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. He took over there in January 2017, having coached the previous two seasons at Point Loma Nazarene University.  I took over the pitching staff at UC San Diego in early January 2017....

12
05
2016

The Most Important Year of Your Training Career

While every year, off-season, month, and week of training is vitally important to the development of the athlete, not all years are created equal. In fact, many might say that the training cycles that carry the most weight and significance are those that occur later in a career, when a player has ac...

10
03
2016

Why Developing a Training and Pitching Routine Matters

When you’re a rookie-ball strength and conditioning coach – as I was during my time in professional baseball – you work with many young players. But, this is not at the exclusion of other players, as you’re also afforded the opportunity to see and interact with players of all...