Pitch Counts Can Prevent Elbow Injuries

baseball-pitcherOne of the most important ways in which to keep our young athletes healthy, when they’re involved in baseball for most or all of the year, is by pitch counts. Guidelines for pitch counts or pitch limits assume that young athletes are involved in showcases, camps, and travel ball – all in addition to high school and junior high teams, throughout the year. Cross training is important as well – participating in other sports gives the shoulder and elbow a break. Also remember to take at least two months off from throwing per year.

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