We have a standing rule for all practices and pre-games on teams coached: you never pick up a baseball to throw it unless and until your entire body is ready to handle the strain. We want to see glistening, a mild sweat come from the pores, before you start throwing.
That's a tough rule to enforce when a new season begins. There will always be players who show up, grab a ball and start throwing as if that's all there is to baseball ...and without realizing that a cold arm is a soon-to-be-injured arm.
So we insist when necessary.
On the lessons whicn will follow, we outline the sequence and structure. While there is a focus on arm/core prep, it's not just for pitchers and catchers but all players.
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