The Baseball Health Network‘s latest seminar – “Coach, my arm arm hurts.” Now what? – was held at Professional Baseball Instruction‘s indoor training facility in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
The evening was hosted by BHN founding partner Doug Cinnella and featured presentations by BHN founder Steve Hayward, Performance Director Eric D’Agati, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, and legendary former MLB pitching coach Leo Mazzone.
Highlights included a full demonstration by Eric on Trunk Rotation and Shoulder Mobility, using a local high school coach as his test subject.
A full video showing how to test and fix trunk rotation can be found under “premium videos” here on the BHN website.
Steve detailed the importance of proper throwing mechanics, along with ideas on playing catch with a purpose. He also incorporated a power point presentation that illustrated some of the common mistakes young pitchers make and how to correct them.
Dr. Ahmad‘s power point demonstration shed light on baseball’s current love affair with velocity, and how it’s not necessarily good for the game. He also showed video footage of an actual Tommy John surgical procedure.
Leo Mazzone spoke of the benefits of throwing more often with less intensity and how that philosophy not only carried the Atlanta Braves to 14 consecutive National League Eastern Division crowns an a World Series victory, but also helped keep his pitching staffs relatively injury-free under his supervision.
A full Q&A, hosted by PBI’s Jim Monaghan, followed featuring questions from the audience as well as some submitted in advance over the Internet.