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The Need For An Analysis

Blog contribution is written by current Coach with TCU Sports Performance, Andrew Behnam. There are many factors that make up the intricacies of a strength and speed program for a specific sport. What you see on paper is a neatly designed regimen with strategically placed exercises ready for a team of athletes to attack it with relentless intent. What you …

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Top 10 Takeaways From my Internship Experience at TCU

By Tommy Hansen Navigating the internship process can be a difficult task for any young coach. The idea of moving halfway across the country to volunteer your time with the hope that it leads to your dream job can be a little stressful to say the least. This is why it’s extremely important to do your research on what internship …

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Form and Function

If we understand FORM we can understand FUNCTION and consequently MOVEMENT and DYSFUNCTION. Understanding origins and insertions isn’t just for A&P class in college.  Traditionally the rhomboids and serratus anterior were viewed as individual muscles and separate entities that affected the scapulco-thoracic joint. However understanding the role of fascia and the connectedness it plays throughout the entire body gives us …

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Upper Body Scapular Patterns

Training the upper body isn’t always about the “what,” but more about the “how.”  This article was written and posted at simplifaster.com. Complete Upper Body Training Guide for Baseball Athletes

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Creating Scapular Control

It’s no secret how important the scapula is in the health of an overhead throwing athlete.  A stable scapula gives rise to a healthy, mobile, glenohumeral joint.  The scapula is to the shoulder, what the low back and pelvis are to the hip.  The human body is always stabilizing, and mobilizing at the same time to create motion.  Look no …

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Why we are a 3 day team

Why we opt for 3 day split vs 4 day in the Fall off season: I utilize a High/Low System when designing Fall training plans with our baseball team.  That basically means we train 3 days with high intensity and the other 2 with lower intensity.  Charlie Francis, famous Canadian sprint coach is the one who popularized the High/Low system and …

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Training Rotational Movement Patterns

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from high school coaches about our baseball training.  The number one thing is how to implement rotational work into their training.  Many small schools, and/or high schools don’t have access to cables, bands, or even med-balls to supplement their program with rotational training.  Even if they did have access to some of these tools, due …

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What You Don’t Know About the Pushup

This is an article I wrote for EliteFTS.com several years back on the pushup and it’s benefits.  The original article can still be found with no video links so this the updated version.  It’s no secret how much I use the pushup and it’s variations to train our baseball athletes.  It is not only a essential movement in our foundation …

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Shoulder Injuries – Rethinking Your Program

The shoulder is a complex area that gets injured as much as any body part in athletics. Throwing sports are not alone with shoulder problems, football presents is own set of problems as the shoulder is one of the most injured areas as well.  So with that in mind, I threw some thoughts together based on a presentation I gave two years ago …

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8 In-Season Training Tips

I was thinking to myself about our in-season program on our bus ride to the Super Regional in College Station this afternoon and came up with a random list on programming for in-season training.  I use, or have used, most everything on this list at one time or another in the training of  baseball, and football athletes.  Obviously, this isn’t …