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8-Week Interval Throwing Program

8-Week Interval Throwing Program Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics This throwing program was developed for TMI Sports Medicine by Regan Wong, Major League Physical Therapist at Texas Rangers Baseball Club and Daniel Evans, Director of Physical Therapy at TMI Sports Medicine. It is intended for skeletally immature young adolescent baseball/softball players. It

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10 Big Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Sprinting

10 Big Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Sprinting By Darren Wensor Look for These Common Sprinting Errors When Coaching Young Athletes Below are 10 of the most common skill errors that I see kids make when they are sprinting. POOR HEAD POSITION. Even though most kids look forward when they run, some do so with their

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Brad Ausmus’ Off-Season Progressive Throwing Program for Catchers

Brad Ausmus’ Off-Season Progressive Throwing Program for Catchers by Gene Coleman, Ed.D., RSCC*E During my four plus decades in MLB, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from numerous catchers and coaches who were former catchers. Most notably among these were Yogi Berra, Tony Pena, Brad Ausmus, Ivan Rodriguez, Pat Borders, Benji

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RESEARCH REVIEW: Showcases and UCL Injuries in Elite Professional Pitchers

Showcases and UCL Injuries in Elite Professional Pitchers Recent research by Peter K. Kriz, MD and colleagues in the Division of Sports Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, RI has revealed interesting information concerning the relationship between the number of High School Showcases attended, ulnar collateral ligament injuries requiring reconstruction (UCL-R) and

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Lower extremity power, spin rate and velocity in pro pitchers

Wong, R, et. al. Relationship between lower body extremity power and fastball spin rate and ball velocity in professional baseball pitchers. J Strength Cond Res. 37(4):823-828, April 2023. Lower extremity power has been hypothesized to increase ball spin and velocity during pitching in baseball. Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: To determine the relationship

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Hydra Running for Recovery and Fitness

Hydra Running for Recovery and Fitness By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Hydra running has been used by athletes in several sports to enhance recovery and maintain or improve fitness while avoiding the lower-extremity pounding that comes with land-based running.  Several track athletes have set personal best and/or World Records after deep water training and

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