What are we looking for as parents
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
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)
Deep Neck Flexors
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