A warning from Dr. Andrews
Throughout my coaching career I have strongly encouraged my players to NOT play baseball year-round. Playing other sports makes a player a more well-rounded athlete, often makes them more well-rounded socially as well because they are interacting with other people, and it also gives their baseball muscles (especially arms!) and chance to recover.
Repetitive motion injuries are appearing at an alarming rate at the younger levels and it has a lot to do with how youth baseball is structured today.
A friend passed on an article which had some strong words and great advice for young players, their parents, and coaches from one of the world’s most renowned sports doctors – Dr. James Andrews.
It’s a must-read so feel free to forward this to others as needed.
Click HERE for the article.
Tomorrow’s post: The importance of using more wrist when throwing