CWS!!!

Strength coaches doing heavy lifting Here’s a good article on strength coaches in the college setting.  They talk a little bit about salaries but these are far from the norm.  I wish it were that way everywhere.  As most of you probably know I’m with the TCU Baseball team in Omaha, Nebraska.  We won Friday against Florida State 8-1 and lost …

Umpires!!! and a good article!

With baseball in mind this week I’ll think we’ll stick to that theme.  The following video is great.  I think umpires can make us all feel like this on certain days.  If you’re not a fan of foul language this video probably isn’t for you.  It’ll give you a little insight as to what happens on the field during an …

Frogs make the CWS!!!! and the shoulder

It’s a big day for Horned Frog baseball.  Yesterday, we beat Texas in Game 3 of Super-Regional to advance to our first ever College World Series.  It was an incredibly hard fought series with outstanding pitching.  As of now we play the first game of the 2010 CWS against Florida State on Saturday, June 19th at 2 p.m.  TCU basks in …

The Week in Review

This past week I was out of the office on a trip to San Diego for the Mountain West Baseball Conference Tournament.  The team took care business on the field which allowed me to have some fun off the field.  Aside from doing a little surfing while I was there I also got the opportunity to visit with the Head …

Rotator Cuff and the Towel

I’m no stranger to shoulder problems as I suffered through four shoulder surgeries during my time as an athlete.  Throughout all my rehab I always wondered what was the purpose of placing a towel under the arm during external rotation movements.  Well if you don’t know why you’re doing it either then you’re in the right place.  The towel actually increases …

Back on the Horse

It’s been a long break since my last post.  I have been on the road for the last several weeks visiting Salt Lake City as well as Orlando for the CSCCa National Conference.  I was actually a scheduled back up speaker for the Conference this year.  Unfortunately, my services weren’t needed this year as everyone was able to fulfill their obligations.  My …

Cardio for baseball???

Since today is Friday, I thought that I’d share another piece of gold for all the baseball people out there.  The video below is just magic and will turn anyone into a competitive baseball player if you didn’t already know.  I’ve posted on a previous video from this amazing coach HERE  so if you haven’t had the chance feel free to …

The All-Knowing DOC

Orthopedic surgeons know what they’re talking about when it comes to the body. . . . . .sometimes!?!?  While I value a Doctor’s opinion when it comes to assessing and diagnosing joint, and tissue injuries I don’t often value their opinion on sports performance.  I’ve spoken with a doctor who have said they aren’t taught anything about the physiological effects of training …

Floor Angels

My post today is of our shoulder mobility exercise called floor angels. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHYRevvAsPg] Start with the knees bent and the feet flat on the floor. We start the hands at the ears and extend all the way up over the head by reaching out as far as possible. Have the athletes try to keep their arms completely flat on the floor …

Sleeper Stretch

Many of the athletes associated with throwing sports have experience with the sleeper stretch.  The sleeper stretch is for those with glenohumeral internal rotation deficits commonly known as GIRD.  This problem occurs most often in overhead throwing athletes.  Every time an athlete throws a ball there are huge distraction forces that occur at the release of the ball.  This repetitive stress causes …