ZONE Resources

GENERAL RESOURCES

  • International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement on Youth Athletic Development
    The IOC critically evaluated the current state of science and practice of youth athlete development and presented recommendations for developing healthy, resilient and capable youth athletes, while providing opportunities for all levels of sport participation and success ...
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  • Concussion Guidelines for Parents/Caregivers
    What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way your child may think and remember things and can cause...
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  • Guidelines for return to play after a Concussion
    ​A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport...
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  • Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012
    The Zurich 2012 document examines the sport concussion and management issues raised in the previous Vienna 2001, Prague 2004 and Zurich 2008 documents and applies the....
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  • 23 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout Routine – Joe Vennare
    Time to get moving and keep moving. Get started on your active lifestyle goals with these tips…....
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BASEBALL RESOURCES

  • In The ZONE – 2016 In Review 
    Another baseball season has quickly come and gone. Baseball Sask provincial competitions, Baseball Canada Cup, Westerns, Nationals and a thrilling MLB Playoff are all in the books. As we begin to reflect on the 2016 baseball season, there are many positive developments and encouraging trends we have seen both at the ballpark, and in the clinic ...
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  • BASEBALL CANADA Long Term Athlete Development Document
    Long Term Athlete Development is a pathway whereby athletes follow optimal developmental, training, competition, and recovery regimens from childhood throughout their lifespan. Baseball Canada has developed sport-specific LTAD guidelines for players, parents and coaches. In realizing this vision, the aim is to keep more Canadians active for life with recreational sport and physical activity, and at the same time provide the support and opportunity for Canadian athletes to develop at an elite level ...
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  • BASEBALL CANADA 2015 Pitch Count & Pitching Regulations
    Specific age-group parameters for pitch counts and associated rest/recovery, as well as pitcher eligibility ...
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  • ZONE Baseball Performance: Interval Throwing Program (High School, College, Pro)
    An evidence based interval throwing program (ITP) is a critical tool during off-season training and pre-season preparation, while also being a key component in a structured gradual return to throwing/pitching following injury or surgery...
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  • ZONE Baseball Performance: Interval Throwing Program (Youth)
    An evidence based interval throwing program (ITP) is a critical tool during off-season training and pre-season preparation, while also being a key component in a structured gradual return to throwing/pitching following injury or surgery...
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  • ZONE Baseball Performance: Dynamic Warm-up, Movement Prep & Cool-Down
    Baseball is a sport requiring explosive, dynamic movements. As such, athletes of all ages need to properly prepare themselves prior to any practices, games, or throwing sessions. ALWAYS WARM-UP TO THROW, don't throw to warm-up. This dynamic progression addresses key movements and areas.
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  • Improve Pitching Performance – Why you need to put the ball down
    Although that title may sound counter-intuitive to many, the reality is that pitching year-round, or performing throwing programs year-round, will often put baseball athletes at a greater risk of injury and actually limit their potential performance...
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  • The New Kid - Matt Duffy, SF Giants (The Players' Tribune)
    A must read for all players, coaches and parents. Great perspective from an MLB rookie on how to build strong team culture within the clubhouse...
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  • Injury in Baseball: Food for thought... where are we headed - Mitch Dahl
    With elbow injuries at the forefront of discussion at all levels of baseball, we look at factors that may be contributing to the issue, as well as factors that can impact injury prevention and player long term health...
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  • 6 Physical Attributes of Elite Hitters - Eric Cressey
    Mobility, strength, functional movement, and vision provide important building blocks for a solid foundation for skill development...
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  • The Catcher Is Watching You - Eno Sarris
    As Melvin Upton steps to the plate and readies for the pitch, Buster Posey appraises him. First, he looks at his feet as they dig in… brazenly staring as he takes in information. Down pops the sign as the catcher moves his attention to the pitcher. It’s not just idle ogling. He’s looking for clues. Which ones?...
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  • Life on the DL is no picnic - Sean Doolittle, Oakland A's (ESPN guest columnist)
    MLB pitcher Sean Doolittle shares his thoughts, motivation, and perspective while on rehab assignment...
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  • 7 Reasons Baseball Pitchers Shouldn’t Throw Year Round - Eric Cressey
    Excellent article discussing the need for dedicated time away from throwing to recover, train, rehab and prepare for the next season...
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  • ZONE Baseball Performance: Baseball Tips: Get Moving with Dynamic Warm-up
    Science and research indicate that athletes need to prepare for practices and games dynamically...
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  • Saskatoon Baseball (SBCI) Concussion Guidelines
    What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way your player may think, remember, and perform. A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport, should occur in a step-like fashion...
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  • Enhance Performance During the Baseball Season by Reducing Overuse - Mike Reinold
    I've talked over and over again that overuse is the number one reason why we have so many high school and youth baseball injuries. It's likely the most significant factor while also being the easiest to address. People grasp the concept that overuse can lead to injury, but overuse is also the number one reason why performance is decreased over the course of a baseball season...
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  • Mental Training - Habits that Build Discipline AND The Power of Positive Talk - Tony Bonvechio
    Actions speak louder than words, but words can dictate your actions. Swapping negative or self-doubting phrases for positive and confident ones can completely change your perspective...
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POST-OPERATIVE RESOURCES

  • Pre-Op and Post-Op Patient Guidelines
    For Pre-Op and Post-Op patient guidelines, please see the following link...
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  • Post-Op Rehab Guidelines
    The following post-operative guidelines are intended as just that... guidelines. They are to be considered as a framework for post-operative progression. Each individual client may progress at varying rates following surgery. The guidelines do not substitute for the clinical expertise and direction offered by your orthopedic surgeon and physiotherapist, but do act as a valuable reference during the post-operative rehabilitation process. For procedure-specific post-op rehab guidelines, please see the following link...
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