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Daniel Redziniak, MD February 29, 2012
Maximum Pitch Counts <ul><li>Age Pitches/Game </li></ul><ul><li>7-8 50 </li></ul><ul><li>9-10 75 </li></ul><ul><li>11-12 8...
Rest Periods Required <ul><li>Age 7-16 Age 17-18 Days Rest </li></ul><ul><li>61+   76+   3 </li></ul><ul><li>41-60   51-75...
Age Recommendations for Various Pitches <ul><li>Pitch Age </li></ul><ul><li>Fastball 8 ± 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Slider 16 ± 2...
Prevention <ul><li>Warm up properly by stretching, running, and gradual throwing </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to pitch count g...
Prevention <ul><li>Don ’t pitch on consecutive days </li></ul><ul><li>Fastball, change-up, then breaking pitches </li></ul...
USA Baseball <ul><li>General Guidelines presently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper pitching mechanics as early as possible </l...
Thank You <ul><li>More information and pitch count tables can be accessed at  www.stopsportsinjuries.org </li></ul>
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Youth Sports Injury Day: Throwing Injuries

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Dr. Daniel Redziniak shares tips for preventing throwing injuries in young athletes

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Youth Sports Injury Day: Throwing Injuries

  1. 1. Daniel Redziniak, MD February 29, 2012
  2. 2. Maximum Pitch Counts <ul><li>Age Pitches/Game </li></ul><ul><li>7-8 50 </li></ul><ul><li>9-10 75 </li></ul><ul><li>11-12 85 </li></ul><ul><li>13-16 95 </li></ul><ul><li>17-18 105 </li></ul>Little League Baseball
  3. 3. Rest Periods Required <ul><li>Age 7-16 Age 17-18 Days Rest </li></ul><ul><li>61+ 76+ 3 </li></ul><ul><li>41-60 51-75 2 </li></ul><ul><li>21-40 26-50 1 </li></ul><ul><li>1-20 1-25 None </li></ul>Little League Baseball
  4. 4. Age Recommendations for Various Pitches <ul><li>Pitch Age </li></ul><ul><li>Fastball 8 ± 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Slider 16 ± 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Change-up 10 ± 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Forkball 16 ± 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Curveball 14 ± 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Knuckleball 15 ± 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Screwball 17 ± 2 </li></ul>Little League Baseball
  5. 5. Prevention <ul><li>Warm up properly by stretching, running, and gradual throwing </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to pitch count guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid pitching on multiple teams with overlapping seasons </li></ul>Little League Baseball
  6. 6. Prevention <ul><li>Don ’t pitch on consecutive days </li></ul><ul><li>Fastball, change-up, then breaking pitches </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t pitch with pain </li></ul><ul><li>Seek medical attention if pain persists </li></ul>Little League Baseball
  7. 7. USA Baseball <ul><li>General Guidelines presently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper pitching mechanics as early as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year round physical conditioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 3 months/yr, no baseball or throwing drills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discourage pitching for more than one team in a season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not return to mound in a game after being removed </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Thank You <ul><li>More information and pitch count tables can be accessed at www.stopsportsinjuries.org </li></ul>

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