One of the primary goals of every athlete is to optimize their skills and abilities. In baseball, there is not a more important skill than throwing. For starters, if you can’t throw, you can’t play. But throwing is more than just staying injury free. The goal of every baseball player should be to find out “what’s” in your arm, and “what” it is capable of doing.
Our “Year Round Throwing Manual” is designed to give players, coaches and parents a plan of action to find this out by not only optimizing the Health, Strength, Endurance and Recovery Period of the arm, but to gain insight into how to best “navigate” the four major seasons or periods throughout the year (Off Season, In Season, Summer Months, Rest Periods).
Based on 25 years of experience, our step by step approach will clearly lay out a plan that takes the guess work out. By understanding, strategically, “when” to start your Throwing Progression, “how” to best Build Up and Maintenance your arm, “when” (and how long) to Rest, and “how” to best navigate the Summer Months, this Year Round Throwing Manual provides a plan that makes sense and is easy to follow…a plan that gives you clarity and confidence as you make your way through each period or season.
This is best accomplished by understanding a few of our most essential principles up front, namely: 1) That all arms are unique, 2) The importance of “listening to the arm” and allowing it to dictate what it needs from day to day, 3) The positive effects on an arm (Health, Strength, Endurance, improved Recovery Period) by throwing more, rather than less, and 4) The importance of Arm Care and Long Toss.
Finally, you will also find an Addendum section at the end of the Manual that addresses a number of additional topics, including: the Mental Side of Throwing, Pitch Counts, Rehabilitation Protocols, Inclement Weather (Indoor) Training, and Protecting Your Arm as you move forward in your career.
It’s simply amazing what our bodies (arms) are capable of doing if there is a clear and direct intention toward training, along with a map that gives us the guidance to best navigate that path.
This Manual was written with this in mind. — Alan Jaeger
“For Coaches/Players that are serious about their throwing program and the investment of building their arm, what a great place to refer to! This Year Round Throwing Manual spells it all out with a clear map and a plan from both the technical and structural points so that it can be used at any time to guide a player to a healthy arm, year round! This manual should be a staple on the shelf.” — Scott Brown, Pitching Coach, Vanderbuilt University
“Jaeger Sports has long been on the forefront on what it takes to develop elite throwers — this Year Round Throwing Manual is a direct reflection of their passion, knowledge and diligence — it is truly outstanding. This Manual is a tool that I will use to help our program develop high level throwers.” — Matt Hobbs, Pitching Coach, Wake Forest University