Most of us are here because of our shared love for one thing: baseball. Throughout our careers, we all grow to appreciate the little things: the smell of freshly cut grass, the pop of the catcher’s mitt, and taking in … Read more >
For anyone who is interested in youth baseball or softball, I urge you to pay attention to some of the data regarding youth throwing injuries. Some of the numbers are staggering. I would like to make this entire post HIGHLY … Read more >
I like simple studies that answer complex answers. A recent report in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy has shown the baseball pitchers with Tommy John injuries have weaker rotator cuff strength than healthy players.
This has long been … Read more >
Building strength, creating mobility and optimizing mechanics can all increase pitching velocity.
Velocity may put the pitcher on the mound, but efficient deceleration will help keep him there and off the treatment table. During the deceleration phase, the primary function … Read more >
Tommy John injuries continue to rise throughout baseball, from youth through the professional level. The best decade has seen a dramatic increase in Tommy John injuries, and also an increase of youth injuries seen.
When I first started as a … Read more >
Heart rate variability (HRV) can be an important metric for athletes to measure recovery and response to stress. A recent research report was published looked at HRV between starts in professional baseball pitchers.
The results indicate that changes to the … Read more >
A common concern we often hear at Elite Baseball Performance is pitchers not knowing what to do for an inseason throwing program. We recently discussed how to perform a throwing program to prepare for the season. If you’ve followed … Read more >
One of the most important concepts when trying to prepare the arm for the baseball season is developing an appropriate offseason throwing program. It is important that any throwing program consists of a rest period after a long summer, followed … Read more >
The start of baseball is almost upon us, so this seems like an appropriate time to talk about a few common problems that baseball and softball players can run into during the season. These are all fixable problems, but if … Read more >
The incidence of Tommy John surgery in baseball players continues to be on the rise throughout amateur and professional baseball. At this point it’s unfortunate that many feel it is just “part of the game.”
There are many myths about … Read more >