Specialization leads to more injuries

We’ve talked about the pitfalls associated with young athletes specializing in one sport too early. A study by the¬†University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and funded by the¬†National Federation of State High School Associations¬†Foundation has shown clear evidence that youngsters who only play one sport suffer lower-extremity injuries at a higher rate than those who play multiple sports.

Finally pitch-count restrictions for high school baseball

We’ve seen the stories of high school pitchers throwing well over 100 pitches in a game. At last, the National Federation of State High School Associations Baseball Rules Committee has approved a revised pitching policy that will require state associations impose a pitching restriction policy for the 2017 season based on the number of pitches thrown in a game. Here is an article explaining the rule change from the Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer.