Why I Banned Throwing Before Practice

When talking with other coaches or parents about some of the routines that my teams have there’s usually a few things that are guaranteed to get a strange look. One of those is when I tell them that I don’t allow throwing before practice. The next question is obviously “Why?”.

Throwing Warm Up

What I Saw That Drove Me Crazy

Go to just about any youth baseball practice, at least on the recreational level, and what you’ll see before practice goes something like this: (more…)