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17
2014

Should Youth Pitchers Throw a Curveball? Probably Not.

The debate on whether or not youth pitchers should throw curveballs rages on, and on, and on. Studies to seem to show that breaking balls are no less stressful on the elbow and youth pitchers who throw curveballs don’t seem to be more likely to have surgery or retire from pitching due to pain,...

03
22
2012

Young Arms and Curveballs: The Real Story Behind it All

Two weeks ago, the NY Times published an article titled Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist. In the article, Bill Pennington interviewed various experts in the field of youth baseball pitching and got mixed answers. Dr. Fleisig of ASMI said his research can’t prove that curveballs ar...

05
19
2011

Flat curve ball? Stop throwing strikes!

A common problem with pitchers of all ages is the inability to control their curveball. Sometimes it’ll be great, and sometimes it’ll come out of their hand flat. (I have this problem myself!) Most of the time the problem revolves around the pitcher throwing the ball to the target and no...