How to Take Care of Your Body During Summer Travel-Ball – Part I

“Summer Seventeen” has arrived, and with it another travel baseball season begins.  The manner in which travel-ball consumes the months of May through August for high school-aged ballplayers is rapidly growing from year to year. Tournaments are proliferating and expanding, families are traveling further, the competition is ratcheting higher, and the scouts flock by the…

Creating a “Performance Culture” in the Weight Room

A training session is only as good as the effort and belief committed by those implementing and participating in that training. For those who do not give the program full attention and effort, even the greatest training program ever written just becomes a collection of numbers and words. For this reason, among many others, strength coaching is so much…

How to Determine Age-Appropriate Training for High School Athletes

One of the hardest concepts to get across to youth athletes is the importance of age-appropriate training methods. If it isn’t advanced, complex, or professional-grade, it probably isn’t going to satisfy many initially. But, with a steady dose of patience and education, combined with a consistent message based on long-term development, eventually most athletes will jump on board…