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 about ChangeUp, the only player-centric mobile solution that captures pitch activity over multiple teams and leagues, across all seasons and for a player’s entire career:
“Pitch Smart, a joint program by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, is dedicated to promoting the health and safety of amateur baseball players of all ages and levels. Working with health care and baseball professionals, Pitch Smart has developed practical, age-appropriate pitching guidelines to help avoid overuse injuries. These guidelines are most effective when consistently and conscientiously enforced, yet doing so in today’s competitive landscape is challenging given that athletes are able to compete year-round across multiple teams.
While many coaches follow pitch count guidelines, information regarding workload and resulting recommended rest tends to be siloed by team or program, and without timely communication from players and parents, activity associated with other teams is commonly not factored in when determining pitcher availability.
ChangeUp’s player-centric approach to pitch management simplifies this process, enabling tracking of activity across an unlimited number of teams and seasons when determining availability, providing the most complete picture possible of a player’s pitch loads. ChangeUp is preconfigured with Pitch Smart guidelines and supports a wide array of other pitching rules. Additionally, ChangeUp provides advanced visual cues indicating when pitch limits or rest thresholds are being approached, along with real-time availability reports.
ChangeUp’s analytics capabilities allow users to better understand players’ strengths and weaknesses, tailor training regimens (in and out of season) and help position players for maximum success.
Finally, ChangeUp’s enterprise-level reporting functionality makes review and enforcement of player health and safety rules across entire organizations simple and easy. Pitch Smart is excited to partner with ChangeUp in its fight against overuse injuries. ChangeUp’s player-centric solution enables a pitcher’s entire workload to be considered when determining availability, while ChangeUp’s historical performance analytics help position players for maximum success.”
Senior Director of Athlete Safety and Education
For more insights and guidance on preventing overuse injuries, visit www.mlb.com/pitch-smart.
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