Why Does My Son Have Forearm Soreness?

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I’ve recently heard from a number of baseball dads around the country concerned about elbow and forearm soreness their sons have been having while pitching. They all basically want to know same things:

Just based on this sample of emails, I’m pretty sure there are a lot more young pitchers and concerned parents out there who aren’t sure where to turn for advice. So I thought it could help to address these concerns here with today’s post.

Dr. James Andrews knows more ...

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Pitching Principle #2: Momentum

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Part of becoming a good pitcher means learning how to use and harness the power of momentum. What do I mean by this?

Momentum can be described with the simple equation: mass x velocity = momentum.

If you think of an 18 wheeler, it takes a lot of force applied over a long time to get that thing moving. But once it’s up to full speed, it’s going to take a lot of breaking power to slow it down. That’s ...

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Pitching Principle #1: Balance

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You often hear pitching coaches talk to young pitchers about the importance of having good balance. And I completely agree… but not in the typical “get to a balance point” meaning.

Read this article to see more about why I’m not a big fan of the balance drill:
Pitching Drills: Why Most are a Complete Waste of Time

For me, Balance is a core principle that applies not just ...

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