HOW IS AN ELBOW OR SHOULDER INJURY DIAGNOSED?
If a young athlete is throwing too hard, too much, too early, and without rest, a serious elbow or shoulder injury may be on the horizon. If the athlete complains of elbow or shoulder pain the day after throwing, or movement of the joint is painful or restricted compared to the opposite side, see a physician familiar with youth sports injuries immediately.
Maximum Pitch Counts
Source: Little League Baseball
Rest Periods Required
|Ages 14 and under||Ages 15–18||Required # of
|66+||76+||4 calendar days|
|51–65||61–75||3 calendar days|
|36–50||46–60||2 calendar days|
|21–35||31–45||1 calendar day|