|Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Coach Services|
I thank you for your interest in my Baseball Pitcher Interval-Training Programs.   However, I have some concerns.
Even though I recommend that biological ten year old youth baseball pitchers use two and one-half pound wrist weights and two pound iron balls in my First, Second and Third 60-Day Youth Baseball Pitchers Motor Skill Acquisition Programs, we still must be very careful not to apply these stresses for too many consecutive days per year.   Therefore, I recommend that they do not pitch competitively until the growth plates at the elbow end of the Humerus bone completely mature.
Even minor trauma can cause premature closure of the growth plates that permanently shortens their pitching arm.   Major trauma can separate, avulse or fracture their medial epicondyle, deform the head or the radius or worse.   I strongly recommend that until the growth plate of their medial epicondyle completely matures, no pitcher should practice pitching for more than two months per year, no pitcher should pitch competitively in games against opposing hitters until they are thirteen years old and no pitcher should pitch more than one inning per game twice a week.
I understand parents and youngster wanting to learn how to properly apply force to their pitches.   I only disagree with too much stress.   Therefore, I have written first, second, third and fourth 60-Day Motor Skill Acquisition Cycle Programs for off-season training for ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen year old youth pitchers.
In my First 60-Day Program, youth baseball pitchers learn how to properly release my Maxline Fastball, Maxline True Screwball, Maxline Pronation Curve and Torque Fastball.   In my second, third and fourth cycles, pitchers learn to incorporate the proper glove and pitching arm actions with increasingly more complex body actions.
At biological sixteen years old, the growth plate of the medial epicondyle of the Humerus bone completely matures.   Therefore, I have written an 120-Day High School Pitchers Interval-Training Program that minimally strengthens their pitching arm.
At biological nineteen years old, the growth plate for the head of the Humerus bone completely matures.   Therefore, I have written a 280-Adult Baseball Pitchers Interval-Training Program that maximally strengthens their pitching arm.   If adult pitchers chronically train at my maintenance levels, they will have 'injury-proofed' their pitching arm.   As I did, they will be able to pitch every day without any stiffness or soreness.
First 60-Day Youth Baseball Pitchers Motor Skill Acquisition Program
Second 60-Day Youth Baseball Pitchers Motor Skill Acquisition Program
Third 60-Day Youth Baseball Pitchers Motor Skill Acquisition Program
Fourth 60-Day Youth Baseball Pitchers Motor Skill Acquisition Program
120-Day High School Baseball Pitchers Interval-Training Program
280-Day Adult Baseball Pitchers Interval-Training Program