Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Youth Sports

Predictors of Throwing Velocity in Youth and Adolescent Pitchers Sgroi, T., et. al. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 24(9): 1339-1345, 2015 Purpose: To determine the demographic and biomechanical factors that predict throwing velocity in youth and adolescent pitchers. Subjects: 420 pitchers between the ages of 12.1 and 17.3...

Current trends and impact of early sports specialization in the throwing athlete.  Orthopedic Clinics in North America. 51: 517-525, 2020. Organized youth athletics in the United States has increased greatly in both participation and level of competition over the past several decades. This shift has morphed what was...

Youth Single-Sport Specialization in Professional Baseball Players.  Orthopedic J Sport Med. 8(3): 1-8, 2020. Background: An increasing number of youth baseball athletes are specializing in playing baseball at younger ages. Purpose: To describe the age and prevalence of single-sport specialization in a cohort of...

Early Sports Specialization is Associated with Upper Extremity Injuries in Throwers and Fewer Games Played in Major League Baseball. Orthopedic J Sport Med. 7(7): 1-5, 2019. Background: Single-sport athletes who specialize in baseball at a young age may have a greater predisposition to overuse injury, burnout, and...