When starting Elite Baseball Performance, I envisioned it to be the ultimate resource for baseball players, parents, coaches, strength coaches, and rehabilitation specialists.
Our mission is simple, we want to provide trustworthy cutting edge information and programs to advance the game of baseball.
There is a lot of garbage on the internet right now when it comes to baseball performance. Who do you turn to? Who can you trust? What actually works? What is safe?
We are here to help.
Our goal is to create the ultimate online resource of trustworthy information. Our Board of Advisors and contributors from around the world share our passion for advancing the game and helping baseball players improve their skill, enhance their performance, reduce their chance of injury, and get back on the field after an injury as fast as possible.
But we need your help! If you share our mission, please help spread the word about EBP. Thanks for joining us,
Mike Reinold, Editor-in-Chief
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Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, CSCS is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Reinold uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, muscles imbalances, and manual therapy to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries and performance enhancement in baseball players.
Dr. Reinold is currently the co-founder and president of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, a physical therapy and performance training facility just outside Boston. Over his career Dr. Reinold has served as a consultant for the Chicago Cubs, Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist of the Boston Red Sox, Coordinator of Clinical Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute, and Coordinator of Rehabilitation Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Jarad Vollkommer, BS, CSCS
Jarad is the Content and Community Manager of EBP. In this role, he is responsible for developing the great content and community of this site. Jarad is a strength and conditioning coach and the Assistant Director of Training at Infinity Sports Performance in New York. Jarad is a graduate from the University of Tampa and has experience in training athletes of all ages and abilities, as well as research in reactive and visual training for baseball players. After graduation, he interned at Champion PT and Performance in Boston, MA. His main goal is to bridge the gap between scientific research and application that will give his athletes a competitive edge in enhancing their on-field performance, and shares his mission on his website https://baseballsciencemadesimple.com.
John LaRue, CSCS
John LaRue is a Content Manager and Editor for Elite Baseball Performance. John’s role is to not only assist in developing original content, but to manage the rehab content that is submitted by our great contributors. John is currently a third-year DPT student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. During his training for school, he completed a clinical rotation at Champion PT and Performance in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, John will intern with a Major League Baseball team as well as begin his Sports PT Residency at Duke University in Durham, NC. His main goal is to educate other students and young clinicians on the basics of baseball rehab that can help to prevent injury and improve performance.
Dan is an editor of EBP and co-owner of Warbird Training Academy and the Warbird Senators Baseball Club in Central Illinois. A professional pitcher of six seasons, Dan specializes in pitching and strength and conditioning for baseball and softball players. He speaks to teams, schools and aspiring athletes, and writes for numerous fitness and baseball websites. His first book, Pitching Isn’t Complicated, was published in 2013, and he maintains a popular baseball website at DanBlewett.com.
Brooks is the managing editor of EBP. Brooks is a third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his final year of school, he completed a clinical rotation at Champion PT and Performance in Boston, MA. He has worked with baseball players from the youth level to the professional level.
Brooks is a former Division I baseball player for the University of Nevada, Reno, where he earned all-conference honors. He was named Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-American his senior year in 2013. Prior to UNR, Brooks played baseball at Western Nevada College. A two-time letter winner for the Wildcats, he earned all-conference honors his sophomore campaign.
The Elite Baseball Performance Advisory Board is made up of some of the leading experts in baseball, from a diverse variety of backgrounds including orthopedic surgery, biomechanics, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, baseball coaching and player development, and MLB players.
James Andrews, MD
Dr. James Andrews is internationally known and recognized for his scientific and clinical research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries, as well as his skill as an orthopedic surgeon. He is considered one of the most respected medical experts in baseball, helping pioneer much of our current understanding of baseball injuries. Dr. Andrews is a founding partner and medical director for the Andrews Institute and a founding member of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI).
Glenn Fleisig, PhD
Glenn S. Fleisig Ph.D., is the Research Director of the American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Fleisig is a recognized leader in baseball pitching biomechanics, identifying mechanics for minimizing elbow and shoulder loads while maximizing ball velocity. In addition to his work at ASMI, Dr. Fleisig currently serves as chair of the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee, medical committee member for Major League Baseball, safety consultant for Little League Baseball.
Josh Beckett is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and Florida Marlins. After being the 2nd pick in the 1999 MLB draft, Josh went on to throw a no-hitter and become a 3x All-Star, 2x World Series winner, ALCS MVP, and World Series MVP. Highly respected for his work ethic, blazing fastball, and aggressive pitching style, Josh had an amazing MLB career totally over 2000 innings pitched over 14 seasons.
Craig Breslow is a Major League Baseball pitcher, having played for over a decade with the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, and Miami Marlins. He was a 2013 World Series Champion with the Red Sox. Often referred to as one of the smartest players in baseball, he majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. He is the founder of the Strike 3 Foundation supporting childhood cancer research.
Stan Conte, PT, DPT, ATC
Stan Conte is the founder of Conte Injury Analytics, with the goal of helping MLB teams and others in injury management and reduction. Stan previously served as VP of Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Head Athletic Trainer for the San Francisco Giants. He has over 23 years of Major League baseball experience in the management, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of the Major and Minor League baseball players injuries
Ken Crenshaw, ATC, CSCS
Ken Crenshaw is the Head Athletic Trainer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a position he has held for over a decade. Ken was the head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 2003 to 2005 and served as the assistant athletic trainer for the Rays from 1998-2002. While with the Rays, Crenshaw shared “Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year” honors in 2005 and the “Dick Martin Athletic Training Staff of the Year” honors in 2004.
Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS
Lenny Macrina is the Director of Physical Therapy at Champion PT and Performance in Boston, MA. He is a board certified sport clinical specialist by the APTA and certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA. After working with Dr. James Andrews at ASMI in Birmingham, AL for nearly a decade, Lenny has worked with an extensive amount of baseball players recovering from injury and surgery, ranging from Little League to the MLB.
Eric Cressey, CSCS
Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.
Matt Blake is the Assistant Director of Player Development of the Cleveland Indians and owner of Elite Pitching Development. In conjunction with his company, Matt has been the Pitching Coordinator for Cressey Sports Performance. Matt’s throwing philosophy is largely drawn from his continuing education into functional anatomy and available research on the overhead throwing population. With a heavy emphasis on video analysis and an integration of concepts from both the Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning communities.
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