How to prevent injuries: with actions, not words


Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in both Hudson, Mass. and Jupiter, Fla.  

A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the national strength and conditioning association, received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science at the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology. He graduated from the University of New England with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management.

He served as the strength and conditioning coach to the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team that won the gold medal at the 2015 World Cup in Osaka, Japan. Like Russ Lawrie, Brett Lawrie’s father, Cressey holds several state, national, and world records, often in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class.

He thinks players should play more than one sport, should shut down from pitching for three months. He has a number of theories on avoiding injuries and it’s a worthwhile read if your son plays or if you coach.


Preventing Baseball Injuries: Actions Speak Louder Than Words