ChangeUp Partners with The Bay State Games

South Hamilton, MA — Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation, Inc. (“Bay State Games”) and ChangeUp, LLC (“ChangeUp”) announced today the signing of a strategic partnership. Under terms of the agreement, ChangeUp will serve as the “Official Pitching Safety and Performance Management System” of the Bay State Summer Games, an annual statewide athletic festival held in Massachusetts. The ChangeUp platform empowers coaches to … Read More

ChangeUp endorsed by Pitch Smart

Pitch Smart

We are so excited to announce that ChangeUp has recently received the seal of approval from Pitch Smart, a joint program by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, that is dedicated to promoting the health and safety of amateur baseball players of all ages and levels. Here’s what Lauren Rhyne, Senior Director of Athlete Safety and Education had to say … Read More

Introducing ChangeUp

Competitive athletics, by their nature, are physically demanding – this can be particularly so with young athletes whose bodies are still developing.  Different sports impose different stresses on the body. In baseball, some of the most common stresses can be tied directly to arm overuse, with the highest prevalence of overuse injuries (shoulder and elbow) tied to pitching. In recent … Read More

Why ChangeUp?

The two-time National League MVP’s mindset exists in many of today’s players.  The difference is that there no longer is a true “offseason” to spend looking out the window, dreaming of baseball and – most importantly – resting and recuperating.  More and more athletes play year-round, often for multiple teams. In addition to the traditional outlets of little league and … Read More

One Perspective on “Pay to Play” Baseball

Today’s youth baseball players have any number of outlets to play the game we all love. Options may include Little League, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, American Legion, Pony League, etc. In recent years, the baseball world has seen a proliferation of programs in the AAU or “travel” baseball spheres. Once primarily the province of elite baseball players only, “pay to … Read More