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Preventing Pitching Injuries in Youth Baseball

With spring youth baseball right around the corner, here are some ways to reduce the risk of baseball pitching injuries from overuse, poor pitching mechanics, and/or poor conditioning.

Many Injuries in Youth Baseball Are Preventable

Many of the injuries suffered by children and teens in youth baseball are preventable if certain precautions are taken, experts say.

More Emphasis On Injury Prevention in Youth Sports Needed, Says Micheli

The emphasis in youth sports safety should be on injury prevention, says Lyle Micheli, M.D., Director, Division of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston, because many of the risk factors for injury can be controlled.

Preventing Pitching Injuries: Observe Pitch Count Limits and Rest Periods

One of the best ways to reduce the risk of overuse injuries for youth pitchers is to strictly observe per game,week, season, and yearly pitch limits.
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