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Little League Elbow Prevention


To reduce your chance of getting Little League elbow, take the following steps:

  • Warm up before pitching with light aerobic exercise (eg, jogging).
  • Stretch your muscles slowly and gently before pitching.
  • Follow the pitching rules of your baseball league. Do not play in two leagues at the same time.
  • Limit your pitching to a maximum of 4-10 innings per week.
    • In general, aim for no more than 80-100 pitches per game, or 30-40 pitches per practice.
  • Learn and practice good pitching techniques.
  • Do not throw curve balls and sliders until high school. This is when the growth plate in your elbow is fused with the bone.

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