Most Little League Baseball Injuries Preventable
A new book Play Ball,Play Safe gives coaches, parents tips for keeping young athletes healthy.
To help prevent injuries:
- How to Warm up and Cool Down
- Monitoring the Amount of Play
- Focusing on Fitness
- Recognizing Minor Problems Before They Become Major
- Making sure it’s fun..
“Today’s youth baseball is played much differently that it was a generation ago when today’s parents and coaches were kids,” sayDr. Wesley Cox is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon focusing on elbow and shoulder injuries. He works extensively with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.
“The players are bigger, stronger, and faster. The season is longer and the training is more demanding.” . Detroit Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly agrees with Dr. Cox, “Taking care of your body begins younger than we think, and playing at the next level requires that we do it well. Start good habits in youth baseball, and our kids will play longer and better.”
This book is designed to ba reference for parents and coaches for pre- and post-game routines, as well as hitting and pitching progression programs and overall fitness.
Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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