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Strength & Conditioning: Are We Hurting Ourselves?

It’s the middle of August and for some of us, the summer season is coming to a close. As such, high school and collegiate players are beginning to face some tough questions. What am I going to do for off-season training? Where am I going to accomplish this? What...

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Pain Culture in Baseball: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

"Coach, my arm reallllly hurts" When a player comes to you talking about being in pain, as a coach, you are immediately thrust into a position of responsibility and confronted with some difficult decisions. Do you pull the player out of the game? Switch them to a...

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Pitching Mechanics: Are We Missing Something?

As seen on Pitch Mechanics 101.   How Most View Pitching Injury Ask most pitching coaches at the amateur or even collegiate and professional levels about injury prevention and you’ll find the conversation defaults to mechanics. Where the elbow needs to be, how...

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Practical Tips For Monitoring In-Season Workload

Now that the baseball season is in full swing, we must turn our attention towards keeping our athletes healthy and on the field. Preventing the overuse and abuse of our youths’ throwing arms is a major topic of conversation in the sports medicine community. Workload...

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