How to Prevent Injuries in Young Pitchers

Baseball is big in Acadiana and with the arrival of spring, the practice fields and diamonds are abuzz with activity. Thousands of children throughout Louisiana play youth baseball under the supervision of adult coaches, administrators, and parents. Many play in community based or area leagues and many play representing their respective schools. Some even participate on select traveling squads and may even play year round! The bottom line is, especially for young pitchers, lots and lots of throwing! Over 35 years ago physicians recognized the risk to the upper extremity, especially the shoulder and elbow, in the growing child. According to a the Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) Sp


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