Silver Pitching Clinics
A Great Way to Waste Money and Get Injured
Written on September 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm, by Eric Cressey
Q: I read your blog here the other day about your “ideal competitive year” for a baseball player. What’s your take on showcases and college camps? They always occur during the “down periods” you mentioned: fall ball and the early winter. How do these fit in to a baseball player’s development?
A: To be blunt, while there are some exceptions to the rule, they rarely fit into development. In reality, they usually feed into destruction – at least in the context of pitchers. I openly discourage all our young athletes and parents from attending them almost without exception.