Official statement released
The American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) has released its position statement on best practices for youth pitchers in avoiding injuries.
Of particular interest is the statement that throwing curve balls is not a risk factor in youth shoulder and elbow injuries. However, this does not mean that youth pitchers don’t need to take precautions before doing so.
The position statement addresses how to avoid overuse, mandatory 4 month rest periods, and pitch counts.