Monday, June 07, 2010

Don't let your kid throw out his or her arm


Kevin D. Plancer, MD, is a leading orthopedic and sports med guy. He says kids’ muscles are still growing so they can’t take as much stress as an adult’s.

Some schools, coaches and parents thus enforce pitch counts—how many pitches a child can throw in a game or practice session.

Kids don’t know what something is supposed to feel like and may be reluctant to stop when it hurts, especially if coaches arnd parents are…er, forceful.

Research shows pitch counts minimize injury.

Check out Moore Youth Baseball Association’s website at:
http://www.mooreyouthbaseball.com/pitcher_safety.htm

Remember—games are supposed to be fun.

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