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Baseball coaches and players deal with many different issues when it comes to finding ways around inclement weather, small spaces, lack of facilities and time.
Sometimes youth, middle school, and high school athletes can have trouble controlling their effort level when throwing. Because of this, it can make it harder for coaches to make sure their players get the ample throwing time and distance they need.
There are several ways to complete a long toss program inside or in small places, but let’s focus on an alternative to long toss that may be more appropriate for youth athletes or athletes that lack physical, mental, or emotional control to properly perform long toss
Using a throwing progression such as those outlined above, and in the accompanying videos, can provide the stimulus to needed to encourage adaptations in soft tissue that will help protect the arm and increase performance, while also providing for a framework to teaching proper throwing mechanics.
For a full arm care program to pair with your throwing progression, click here to read Baseball Rebellion's Lead Pitching Instructor, Dave Shinskie's arm care program for all levels.