For years, we have been asked a number of questions about the frequency and intensity of throwing for pitchers and position players, both for the Off-Season and In-Season. Questions like, “When should I start my throwing program”, “How many days a week should I throw”, “How far out should I long toss”, “When should I get aggressive with my throwing”, “How much long toss should I do In-Season”, “When and how often should I take time off”, and for pitchers, “How much over hand throwing should I do” and “When should I begin my bull-pens”. Of course, these questions are all geared toward trying to understand the best way to position a player to have a healthy, strong and durable arm throughout the year.
First and foremost, the purpose of any throwing program should be to…
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