Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitching

Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitching

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast: Why Communicating is Crucial in Youth Sports + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #2 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask hard.... More »

The Value of Sound to Coaches

When I first saw the title to this Sports Coach UK blog, I jumped to the conclusion that it was about listening to athletes’ performance as another means of gaining insight to their effort and technique. Boy, was I wrong! The blog describes how the sound of performance can be a useful reinforc.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... More »
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What Does Your Child’s VICTORY Look Like? + MORE

Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.          Related StoriesWhy Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports .... More »
youth football tournaments 1461697675 1289919815 Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitchingBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently presented study from orthopedic surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sheds further light on the risk factors for injury in elite adolescent pitchers
The study strongly supports the idea that fatigue is a contributing factor in poor pitching mechanics, which ultimately increases the risk for arm injury
The legs and core tend to fatigue and weaken before the shoulder and arm, suggesting that focus on core and leg strength would be helpful in reducing pitching injury risk

It’s that time of year- time to start thinking about baseball and young pitchers…

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