Pitch Smart Recommendations for Youth Baseball

Pitch Smart Recommendations for Youth Baseball
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Concerned About Your Child's New Summer Coach/Camp Counselor? Trust Your Instincts and Do Your Research + MORE

  By Rachel Flanagan With summer break comes a burst of new activities for families, including summer camp for kids, plus a plethora of sports and academic opportunities. That means you and your children meeting and interacting with new counselors, coaches, tutors and others. There are m.... More »

Extended Stay America for Team Travel

When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »

Sports Parents, Whose Game Is it? Yours or Your Child’s? + MORE

Sports parents, are you letting your child play his or her game, or are they playing yours? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. It’s hard for spor.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
youth flag football tournaments 1489564115 1986928655 Pitch Smart Recommendations for Youth BaseballBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Young pitchers are at risk for arm injuries due to a number of factors, and pitching while fatigued is perhaps the biggest risk for injury
MLB’s Pitch Smart guidelines are designed to reduce injury risk while still allowing for the competitive development of the young player…

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