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John O’Neil on Developing the Youth Baseball Player

John O’Neil is the Director of Performance at CSP-Massachusetts. After working at the Annex Sports Performance Center and Drive495, John returned to Cressey Sports Performance in 2017. Over the past few years, John has coached people of all ages in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, as well as working as a high school baseball […]

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Eric Cressey on Baseball Development, Daily Schedules, and The Myth of “Balance”

Eric Cressey is the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Peformance, which is world-renowned for the results it gets with baseball players. This past year alone, he trained both Cy Young award recipients, and CSP is widely considered one of the premiere facilities for baseball specific training. Personally, Eric and I have been friends for […]

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Rob Rabena on Arm Care and Building Better Baseball Players

Rob Rabena is the Director of Sports Performance at Maplezone Sports Institute, located in Garnet Valley PA. At MSI, Rob and his team of strength coaches work with all levels of the baseball athlete from middle school up to the professional ranks. Prior to MSI, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cabrini […]

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Training the Overhead Athlete (and Meathead)

Note from MR: I’m slooooowwwwwwllllyyyyyyy recovering from the Physical Prep Summit this weekend, but I wanted to make sure I got some fresh content to you ASAP. Tony Gentilcore is a guy I’ve known for years, and it’s been cool to watch him grow and evolve. In today’s post, he’s going to give you the […]

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The What, Why and How of Alternating Function

(Lead photo courtesy of Keith Allison) One thing I’ve always tried to do is grow and evolve as a coach. When you’re just getting started you’re somewhat limited in your perspective, and we all have a tendency to model the coaches we spent time with early on. When I started coaching I was strongly influenced by powerlifting, […]

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Physical Preparation with Greg Robins

Greg Robins is a guy who I’ve followed for years now. Not only is he a great coach, but someone who I feel is constantly educating himself and taking his own game to new levels. In this show, Greg and I talk about his wide-ranging path to working at Cressey Sports Performance, his personal philosophy […]

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Physical Preparation with Eric Cressey

Eric Cressey and I have been good friends for years. Whether it was writing articles for T-Nation or giving presentations, it’s been awesome to watch him grow and evolve over the years. In this show, Eric and I talk about how he got into the world of physical preparation, how he built an incredibly successful […]

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5 Thoughts on Off-Season Baseball Training

When you think of elite baseball development, it only makes sense to think of Cressey Sports Performance. Whether it’s the 39 guys they had in the major leagues last year, or the 100’s of minor league and developmental guys they training, it’s obvious they’re pretty darn good at what they do. At IFAST, we may […]

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Interview with Ty Terrell

Ty, thanks for taking the time to be with us here today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? Absolutely. I am currently a coach at IFAST and have been there for about a year and a half. Prior to that I was a director at a YMCA and ran an […]

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Interview with Eric Cressey

Eric Cressey is not only one of the brightest minds in our industry, but also someone I call a good friend. I’m really excited to wrap up “Athletic Development” month here at RTS with an interview with EC, focusing on his target niche, baseball. Enjoy!

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New Podcast with Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold

As you’re about to see, this week is going to be a bit different than most. To start with, I’m putting a podcast on the main page – which I rarely if (ever do).  It’s with two of the smartest guys I know – Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold.  In this podcast, they discuss shoulder […]

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Random Saturday 12-19

Unfortunately, my server connection was a little wonky at the gym yesterday, so Random Friday has turned into Random Saturday. Regardless, I hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend! – Wednesday was the last day for Mike the Intern (pictured above on the right) at IFAST.  Today, he graduates from Western Michigan University.  […]

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Glass Boxes and Softball Players

The other day I was perusing my Facebook inbox, and read over the following message: Mike – I have been enjoying your Assess and Correct program and learning lots. Thanks so much. Had a little problem with a group of 8th and 9th grade softball girls that just started with us. They all are very […]

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