Long Toss Debate Heating Up!
Written on May 23, 2011 at 5:31 am, by Eric Cressey
The question of whether or not teams will allow pitchers to long toss as part of their throwing programs between/before outings has become a hot topic that could really impact the MLB draft on June 6-8. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports did an excellent job of outlining the entire situation in this article:
Long Toss Debate Shakes up MLB Draft
Additionally, I gave a quote for this article on the subject at PineTarPress.com. Needless to say, I’m a big long toss advocate and have seen its efficacy over and over again when it comes to increasing throwing velocity. I’m glad that these issues are being brought to the forefront. If you’d like to read more about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of long toss, check out these three articles:
Making the Case for Long Toss in a Throwing Program
Throwing Programs: The Top 4 Long Toss Mistakes
Long Toss: Don’t Skip Steps in Your Throwing Programs
Just some food for thought to kick off the week!
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