Chart: Guidelines to limit young pitchers' arm injuries

  • Updated: April 28, 2014 - 9:42 PM

Guidelines for avoiding arm overuse

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, considered the foremost authority on pitching-related injuries and a director for the American Sports Medicine Institute, spearheaded several studies after noticing a significant rise in the number of young athletes requiring Tommy John surgery. In attempt to offset this epidemic, he proposed guidelines for coaches, players and parents to follow:

 

Pitch count limits

Age Max. pitches/game Max. pitches/week

8-10 50 75

11-12 75 100

13-14 75 125

15-16 90 Two games a week

17-18 105 Two games a week

Note: Actual number of pitches thrown determines number of rest days in between pitching outings.

 

Earliest age to learn pitches:

Age Pitch

8 Fastball

10 Changeup

14 Curveball

15 Knuckleball

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