Posts Tagged ‘Pitching’

An earlier post (cite) presented a review of the risk factors associated with arm injuries in pitchers. The purpose of this post is to present the age-appropriate Pitch Smart Program Guidelines for youth and adolescent pitchers. Included in these guidelines are age-appropriate recommendations for days of rest after...

In 2014, USA Baseball and MLB teamed up to establish Pitch Smart, a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for pitchers.  A primary goal of the Pitch Smart program was to help young players reduce arm injuries by...

  Another baseball season is underway and that means thousands of young pitchers are throwing at all levels of youth league competition. For many of these youngsters, this effort becomes the peak of their athletic careers. It’s not just sometimes because of a lack of desire to continue on, but also often an inability...