I know you are thinking of baseball throwing errors that are off target, but this is about the most common baseball throwing errors kids make during warm up time at the beginning of games and practices. Coaches often miss these warm-up mistakes, but it is important that players learn the correct way to warm-up so unnecessary game errors do not show up and for injury avoidance.
Almost as common are players, who begin with easy throwing speeds, and then immediately jump to firing the ball. The correct warm-up throwing technique has players gradually work up in speeds, as mentioned.
Still other players make this most detrimental of baseball throwing errors by throwing 90 to 100% of top speed, immediately. Besides overuse throwing, this may be the next leading cause of arm soreness. Players must learn to begin with easy tosses, followed by more speed and then hard tosses from greater distance, as outlined above.
Of course, coaches should also be aware of allowing kids to spend too much time with throwing warm-ups, especially hard throws from long distances, which lead to worn out arms. Once again, that is another reason for baseball coaches to be observant of players' warm-up habits and coach the proper way.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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