Preparedness to Throw

Preparedness to throw is a whole new process of injury prevention. Chris Gallina joins Ryan Collins live at the Sports Medicine Update 2023

What are we looking for as parents


Radar guns

BAD in Youth Athletes

Rest for throwing Athletes

We usually suggest no athlete should be pitching for more than 7 months

Maybe pitch for 2 seasons then focus on fielding and hitting

Pitchers should not play pitcher and catcher as well

Breaking balls

James Andrews – you should not throw a curve ball until you can shave

Mechanics is key during the pitch

Fastball and changeup are very effective for youth athletes

What are the signs and symptoms to look for

Medial elbow pain is number one

The posterior cuff is sore on the Youth Athlete after almost every pitching outing

When do we shut them down?



Cross body abduction

External Rotation Gain

Is it GIRD or adaptation?

Mr. Burns Posture (The Simpsons)

Soft tissue

Pec Minor 

Deep Neck Flexors

Jeremy Jackson

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