Newsletter #57

About the Author: Eric Cressey

7 in 2007

I wanted to start this newsletter off with a big congratulations to Coach Kirk Fredericks and the entire Lincoln-Sudbury High School baseball team on their seventh consecutive Dual County League baseball title.  Since I arrived here in Boston, I’ve become somewhat of a feeder program for L-S baseball from a strength and conditioning standpoint, and it’s been a blast to play a part in their success – which includes a #2 ranking and best record in the state of Massachusetts right now.

In particular, I want to recognize Justin Quinn, Eddie Bleiler, and Kevin Scanlan, the three guys who got this entire tradition started almost overnight.

Justin, a sophomore shortstop, went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a triple, and six RBI in the title-clinching game earlier this week.  He’ll be playing ball this summer in Georgia’s highly competitive East Cobb baseball league.

Eddie, a senior catcher headed to the College of the Holy Cross next year, hasn’t allowed a stolen base all year – and is hitting .482 at the #3 spot.

Kevin, a senior pitcher headed to the University of Maine next year, is 7-0 with a 0.16 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings – and two no-hitters to his credit.  He’s also hitting clean-up and playing first base on days he doesn’t pitch.

For a little more detail about their conditioning work with me, check out Going Batty at L-S, which ran in last Sunday’s Boston Globe.

Best of luck the rest of this season, guys.

For more detail on some of the assessments and training protocols we used with these guys this past off-season, check out The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual.

An Interview with EC: Part II

Part II of Erik Ledin’s interview with me is now available: HERE.  In case you missed it, you can check out Part I HERE.

We’ve also had several blog updates since our last newsletter, so be sure to check it out!

Before we go, I just want to take a second to congratulate all our college and high school athletes on their recent (or upcoming) graduations.  Amidst all the heavy lifting, jumping, sprinting, and mobility work, we often lose sight of the fact that young athletes have a lot of competing demands – and you all deserve to be applauded for putting an emphasis on academics without losing sight of your training goals.

All the Best,