Baseball Strength and Conditioning: Foundations of Strength


By Brice Crider, Excessive Efficiency

The Driveline Foundations of Energy course was created to offer coaches with a baseline schooling in energy and conditioning, particularly catered to coaching baseball gamers.

This course was designed for highschool or faculty coaches which are with out entry to a energy workers, energy coaches with restricted expertise working with baseball gamers, and ability/sport coaches seeking to acquire a extra elementary understanding of creating athletic efficiency.

Within the newbie ranges of baseball, bettering the energy and conditioning aspect is usually considered one of, or the bottom hanging fruit to bettering this system as an entire by each enhancing efficiency and mitigating harm. Particularly, at the highschool, junior faculty, Division III, and NAIA ranges, the place many groups lack entry to a energy coach, gaining primary data on the basics and utility of train science might help a coach make massive strides in bettering the final bodily qualities of their crew.

Foundations of Energy: A Six Half Course

The course is break up into six elements. The primary is an introduction to primary energy and conditioning ideas and ideas. This introduction covers all the pieces from the Driveline Excessive Efficiency Employees’s elementary strategies and beliefs, to primary anatomy and physiology, to the fundamentals of utilized train science. This part supplies the elemental base on which the precise programming and training can be constructed.

Subsequent, we cowl high-performance assessments, Key Efficiency Indicators (KPIs), and athlete vary of movement in key joints. We talk about the significance of monitoring athlete efficiency over time, what we use as KPIs in gymnasium, and low-tech KPI’s that coaches can implement into their coaching with out entry to in depth and costly services and assets. Lastly, we talk about the joint vary of motions and different basic elements coaches ought to pay attention to when monitoring athletes over time.

Following assessments and KPI’s, we get into some particular fundamentals of programming. This consists of how coaches can use Bondarchuk’s pyramid in making programming selections, train progressions and regressions, train pairing examples, and programming in a gaggle setting.

Programming baseball gamers is up subsequent, as we element constructing out coaching blocks and designing coaching periodization plans, particularly when seeking to program an athlete for a full calendar yr. This part offers you a elementary understanding of the best way to create a coaching plan designed round your athlete’s particular wants.

Be taught to work round environmental constraints and systematically progress that plan via the yr. Studying the foundations of the best way to program an athlete via the low season, pre-season, and in-season is invaluable for each energy and ability coaches alike. 

Teaching within the Weight Room

Lastly, this course offers you perception into the artwork of teaching within the weight room. Working from designing a warm-up, via interacting with athletes, and even into cueing particular workout routines, it particulars legitimate evaluation processes, train choices, and coaching lodging for coaches on any funds with quite a lot of useful resource and facility constraints accounted for.

The train movies cowl the dos and don’ts of our hottest programmed workout routines. Past the how-to movies, additionally included are quizzes with visuals showcasing the commonest errors we see, serving to coaches perceive the best way to accurately determine and cue athletes within the weight room. The course additionally comes with a full train library and a pattern program progressing via accumulation, energy, and energy block.

The FOS certification is all on-line and may be discovered with our different certifications right here, and pairs effectively with the Foundations of Pitching course to offer a broad understanding of creating baseball gamers in throwing and energy coaching.

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