For any young athlete interested in playing baseball or softball, one of the first steps to success is selecting the right glove. A player’s comfort level with their glove is crucial since a glove is a tool that any player can use to hone their skills.
03/09/2016 - 08:37
In pediatric sports medicine almost half of all injuries are due to overuse. This can be especially true in baseball. As kids train year-round for sports, now is a good time to prepare for this summer sport.
07/08/2013 - 14:31
As the summer comes to an end so do summer baseball leagues. The problem with this is that many kids want to continue playing baseball, but do not want to wait until next spring. For those kids who would like to continue playing ball, parents should look at fall ball leagues.
10/17/2011 - 13:52
Thanks to relatively new technology, the most physically demanding position on the diamond—catcher—has gotten easier. A product called knee savers, which attaches to your shin guards, is a stress-relieving accessory that reduces the erosion of cartilage on the knee joints and provides support, protection and comfort.
07/10/2011 - 15:46
Throwing a baseball too many times, too often, or throwing the wrong types of pitches can predispose a child-athlete to elbow and shoulder injuries.
07/10/2011 - 15:31
D.J. Phillips MD
The position of catcher is one that slowly begins to reveal its importance the longer your child plays the game of baseball.
07/10/2011 - 15:27
Switch hitting is an aspect of baseball that not many athletes have the skills to become proficient at. Starting out is the hardest part of switch hitting. For many hitters, batting from the opposite side can bring out frustration and anger.
06/16/2011 - 10:35
The “Dog Days of Summer” can take a toll on a lot of things: the lawn, the air conditioning bill, the Pirates’ chances at a .500 season. And often times, your child’s success on the baseball or softball diamond.
05/26/2011 - 14:55
Buying spikes for growing kids can seem like a losing battle. Your son or daughter needs them for their baseball or softball season, you spend your hard-earned dollars on a good pair, and mere months later, they go in the basement till next season.
04/20/2011 - 12:44
When considering the normal itinerary for the average Little League baseball practice, there seems to be one over-riding conclusion: Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment. Unfortunately, it’s a reality that many a Little League practice has become way too ho-hum.
04/19/2011 - 15:01