Sports Medicine Resources for Baseball :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Baseball Resources

Baseball is the American past-time, and many young players have dreams of following in the footsteps of past greats. But in order to have any future chance at playing in the “big leagues,” you’ll have to take care of your body today. Learn about some helpful ways to keep your body in its best shape.

Injury Prevention Tips

Bat Length and Weight Guidelines

Pitching Guidelines


Little League Elbow
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Throwing Guidelines: The "Seventh Inning Stretch"
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Mouthguards in Sports: A Necessary Piece of Equipment
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Ohio High School Athletic Association Information

OHSAA Rules Governing Uniforms for Baseball

The OHSAA has implemented the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) rule change regarding composite bats. "Rule 1-3-2 through 5 was completely rewritten with the intention of creating a rule that preserves the intent and spirit of the old rule, but is better suited to products resulting from new technology." This rule was released last year with compliance required beginning with the 2012 high school baseball season. This rule prohibits the use of composite bats that do not contain the BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) certification stamp.

Click on the links to OHSAA for more information on rule changes for baseball equipment.

Learn Proper Throwing and Conditioning Techniques

Our Personal Best Shoulder Stability Program for Throwers teaches proper conditioning techniques in a hands on setting.

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