Champions Baseball Academy and Beacon Orthopaedics Offer Pitching Clinic

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Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is partnering with Champions Baseball Academy to hold a Pitching Clinic focusing on parents and coaches of young athletes.  The event will take place on February 24th, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Food and drinks are included with the price of admission.

Champions Baseball Academy will provide the facilities at their Linneman Street location in Cincinnati. This pitching clinic is only $10 per coach or parent, and anyone is welcome to attend. For every adult ticket, an admission for one youth athlete is also given. All proceeds raised will be given to the Reds Community Fund.

The goal of the Pitching Clinic is to provide insights to coaches and parents on how to gauge if a young athlete is fatigued, and how to implement reasonable pitch counts and inning counts. This knowledge will help coaches and parents prevent overuse damage and injuries caused by fatigue.

Former MLB players Chris “The Crafty Lefty” Welsh , Rick “Buster” Keeton, and Tom “Mr. Perfect” Browning will be teaching at the clinic. Since proper technique is crucial to injury prevention, the three big-leaguers will be showing the aspiring athletes and their parents how to throw without damaging your joints and tendons. Welsh also mentioned that he would be instructing attendees how to “command the strike zone.”

Along with the major leaguers there will be a sports medicine professional from Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine present to talk about common pitching injuries in youth, preventing pitching injuries, strength building programs, youth pitch counts, and care of the arm.

A physician specializing in sports medicine from Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will also be presenting. Warming up and stretching can be important elements of a preventative plan. Learning how to respond to injuries, how long to rest, and other proactive elements are important to keep young players on the mound and pain free.

All three of the instructors and our sports medicine professionals will be hanging around after the clinic to answer questions. Welsh promised attendees to expect, “The most informative pitching clinic in Cincinnati this year.”