Max pitched collegiately, has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Oakland University, is the Medical Throwing Director at Overhead Athletics and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
- We do not know completely why throwers and pitchers are getting hurt more often today.
- We do know many ways (none of them quick ways) to help reduce injuries long term. Listen to these ways, very scientific and common sense approaches.
- Where do the injuries begin?
- Coaches with young kids need to look for certain things to help the movement of young throwers and pitchers.
- Two of the hardest things for coaches are identifying the problem with the human eye and figuring out the drills which will help correct the movements.
- Players have the responsibility to take what they are learning and applying it with extra work. Parents are there as a support system.
- Warm-up before throwing, what does this entail?
- Arm care is important to the longevity of a thrower/pitcher.
- If you learn very good movement patterns that will allow you to be a better pitcher. Also allows the coaches to have more pitchers and reduce the workloads.
- How do you know if it’s sore or if it’s an injury?
- Recover in pitching is so important to the health of the player and long-term development.
- Kids that throw harder than most of your players need to be looked at even closer. Higher risk of injury.
- Weighted ball programs enter the equation after many things are in place.
- And so much more is discussed.
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