Special Issue on Strength and Conditioning for Athletes

Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Zhigang Yang
      Department of Physical Education, Center of Physical Fitness FuDan University, Shanghai, China
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    • Zacharias Papadakis
      College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, USA
    • Gerasimos Grivas
      Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece
    • Jorge Alberto Aburto-Corona
      Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
    • Guillermo Daniel Barahona-Fuentes
      Grupo de Investigación en Salud, Actividad Física y Deporte ISAFYD. Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Las Américas, Viña del Mar, Chile
    • Kaukab Azeem
      Health and Physical Education, KFUPM, Hyderabad, India
  • Introduction

    Pitchers are the soul and core of a baseball team, and they often play a key role in a baseball game. Pitching speed is very important to success in pitching. There are some factors influenced pitching speed, such as wind speed, muscle strength, psychological, umpire bias in judgment .(Parsons, Sulaeman, Yatesm, Hamermesh, 2011), weather, and so on. From a performance perspective, pitching speed (Matsuo et al., 2001; Werner et al., 2008) has traditionally been accepted as a criterion to assess a pitcher. And it is important that the pitchers generate the velocity from the same release point.( Gray, R. 2002; Perkin, D.,2014; Sandoval, J.,2011) .Much of research has focused on the biomechanics of the skill on pitching performance (Fortenbaugh, Fleisig and Andrews, 2009). Therefore, pitching speed was associated with physical conditioning. And it was very important to select specific and effective training methods increasing pitching speed. The purpose of this special issue is to determine the key physical conditions needed for a pitcher by studying the relationship between pitching speed (PS) and a set of selected physical conditioning variables which, in return, should help coaches design more effective training programs to improve pitchers’ physical conditioning. The results and information derived from this study may be helpful for coaches, physical therapists, and athletic trainers with direct interaction with baseball players.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Physical conditioning
    2. Fitness
    3. Physical Education
    4. Physical activity
    5. Strength and conditioning
    6. Sports culture

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sportssciencejournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.