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Youth Pitching Questions: Should Pitchers Ice Their Arms?

Youth Pitching Questions: Should Pitchers Ice Their Arms?

Many youth pitching coaches teach their players to ice their arms after a game. However, this might not actually help with healing and recovery. It’s a common misconception that ice can help pitchers heal faster or more effectively. However, research doesn’t really support this claim. So, let’s discuss why ice might not be a good

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Encouraging Proper Nutrition in Youth Pitching

Encouraging Proper Nutrition in Youth Pitching

Part of helping youth pitching athletes become better pitchers is helping them with the fundamentals. Nutrition is one important fundamental for not only pitching performance, but also overall health.  Why is Nutrition So Important for Youth Pitching Athletes? Why is it so important for kids, and particularly athletes, to prioritize nutrition? Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients

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Strategies for Reducing Youth Pitching Fatigue

Strategies for Reducing Youth Pitching Fatigue

Youth pitching fatigue is a serious problem. Fatigue at any age or skill level can have harmful effects on a pitcher. That’s why it’s so important for coaches and parents to help their young players recognize fatigue and know the risks. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of the problems that pitching while fatigued can cause. 

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