The Arms Race
How to avoid and remedy youth baseball arm injuries.
Active Expert Matt Daily tackles the whole youth baseball curve debate--and what pitch he would advise young hurlers to throw.
Mandatory pitch counts have changed Little League baseball forever. Here's an insider's look on how they work and what you can do to stay in compliance.
With the rise in elbow injuries to youth pitchers, Little League has implemented a strict pitch count based on age. But will this improve things? Is it enforceable?
Whether you're throwing out base runners in Fenway Park or turning a 6-4-3 double play at a local Little League park, developing arm strength is a vital part of any player's repertoire.
The youth baseball organization has adopted a pitch-count rule to help save youngsters' arms.
Sadly, youth shoulder-related injuries (and surgeries) have increased three-fold over the last decade. This number is certainly alarming and a cause for concern.
Dr.'s relief pitch: More Little Leaguers have big elbow, shoulder pain, as do many older boys, but it doesn't have to happen.