Story by: Rebekah Hibbert on January 30, 2017
Being a sport parent is tough. You want the best for your kid. You want to push them (gently) when they need it but also want them to have fun during their athletic endeavors. And you certainly want to help them avoid pitching injuries and ailments.
Recently, Ryan J. Krupp, M.D., orthopedic and sports medicine specialist with Norton Sports Health held a free Throwing Clinic for young athletes at Legends Sports Academy in Louisville.
In 2016 there were 750 players on the MLB’s active rosters. Of those, only 13 had played in the Little League World Series, and only one of those is currently a pitcher in the MLB. This serves as a good reminder that too much, too early, regardless of athletic ability, has a cumulative effect that can be detrimental to an athlete’s career — or stop it before it even begins.
Download this handy pitch count and rest day chart to keep your young athlete going strong.