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 might be with out entry to a energy workers, energy coaches with restricted expertise working with baseball gamers, and talent/sport coaches seeking to achieve a extra basic understanding of growing athletic efficiency.

Within the newbie ranges of baseball, enhancing the energy and conditioning aspect is usually one among, or the bottom hanging fruit to enhancing this system as an entire by each enhancing efficiency and mitigating damage. Particularly, at the highschool, junior faculty, Division III, and NAIA ranges, the place many groups lack entry to a energy coach, gaining fundamental information on the basics and utility of train science may help a coach make large strides in enhancing the final bodily qualities of their staff.

Foundations of Energy: A Six Half Course

The course is cut up into six elements. The primary is an introduction to fundamental energy and conditioning ideas and ideas. This introduction covers the whole lot from the Driveline Excessive Efficiency Workers’s basic strategies and beliefs, to fundamental anatomy and physiology, to the fundamentals of utilized train science. This part offers the elemental base on which the precise programming and training will probably 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 amenities and assets. Lastly, we talk about the joint vary of motions and different common components coaches ought to concentrate on when monitoring athletes over time.

Following assessments and KPI’s, we get into some particular fundamentals of programming. This contains 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 12 months. This part provides you a basic understanding of the 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 by way of the 12 months. Studying the foundations of the way to program an athlete by way of the low season, pre-season, and in-season is invaluable for each energy and talent coaches alike. 

Teaching within the Weight Room

Lastly, this course gives you perception into the artwork of teaching within the weight room. Working from designing a warm-up, by way of interacting with athletes, and even into cueing particular workout routines, it particulars legitimate evaluation processes, train alternatives, and coaching lodging for coaches on any finances with a wide range 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 way to accurately establish and cue athletes within the weight room. The course additionally comes with a full train library and a pattern program progressing by way of accumulation, energy, and energy block.

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



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