'); The Billion Dollar Arm

The Billion Dollar Arm

Posted 12 May 2016 in Hitting Tips

The combined yearly salary of every pitcher in the MLB is $1.5 billion. Yes, that’s billion, with a “b.”

It’s clear that in baseball, arms are the most valuable commodity there is. If you’re a little league, high school, or even college pitcher you may not be getting paid billions of dollars, but your arm is still your life. So what are you doing to take care of it?

These days, kids start pitching younger and younger. As a result, many young pitchers have logged hundreds of innings before they get to high school. Unfortunately, this increase in innings becomes dangerous if it is combined with improper instruction and insufficient strength and conditioning. As a result, there has been a sharp rise of Tommy John surgeries in youth baseball.

Now, more than ever, it is critical that young pitchers take care of their arms. The most important thing pitchers can do is take preventative measures to ensure their arm is in the best shape it can be in. At Performance Plus, we specialize in teaching young athletes how to stretch, warm-up, and throw in the healthiest way possible.

Our strength and conditioning coaches are also experts at creating exercise programs that help pitchers increase strength while maintaining dexterity and flexibility.

While our strength and skill training are enough to make us one of the best pitching facilities in the state, we don’t stop there. Performance Plus also utilizes Crossover Symmetry.

Crossover Symmetry is a state-of-the-art shoulder, elbow, and scapular training system used by the MLB, NFL, NHL, ATP, and many Olympic programs. Crossover Symmetry is designed to prevent arm injuries and increase strength. You can visit the Crossover Symmetry website for more information about how baseball players take advantage of this groundbreaking tool.

Give us a call if you’re a pitcher and you want to protect your most valuable asset!

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