Introduction to Arm Care
Location: Blair Field – Long Beach, CA
Monday, January 22, 2018 to Monday February 19, 2018
The goal of the program is for the athletes to have a better understanding of their arm and its needs for strength and maintenance, and to be familiar with comprehensive arm care routine and recovery techniques they can utilize as they move into their competitive seasons.
Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19
Session 1: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Session 2: 7:15pm-8:45pm
Wk 1 – The Scapula-thoracic Junction
- Intro to Scapular Anatomy
- Scapular Strengthening
- Scapular Stabilization
- Serratus Strengthening
- Recovery Technique: Stretching
Wk 2 – The Rotator Cuff
- Intro to Cuff Anatomy
- Isometric Cuff Strengthening
- Dynamic Cuff Strengthening
- Eccentric Training
- Recovery Technique: Foam Rolling
Wk 3 – The Glenohumeral Joint & Elbow Joint
- Shoulder & Elbow Anatomy During Throwing
- Closed-chain vs. Open Chain Exercises
- Rhythmic Stabilization
- Dynamic Strengthening & Stabilization
- Recovery Technique: Trigger-point Massage
Wk 4 – Advanced Techniques
- Lower Body Impact on Arm Health
- Integrating Balance into Arm Care
- Integrating Ballistics into Arm Care
- Recovery Technique: Self Myofascial Release
Wk 5 – Utilizing Comprehensive Arm Care Program
- Putting the Pieces Together
- Customizing Your Program Based on Throwing Routines
- Advanced Recovery Techniques – Utilizing Yoga, Pilates, etc. for Arm & Overall Mobility & Stability
Each week will be 90 minutes. Each day will begin with a discussion portion – to introduce new material and to review any questions that came up since the previous week. The new material and exercises will take roughly 60 minutes each day, with an additional 20-30 minutes after for additional practice with new and learned exercises.
Jessica has the athletic trainer for the Long Beach State Dirtbags for the past 4 seasons. She has worked baseball at the collegiate and professional levels for the last 16 years, including 3 years as an intern with the Texas Rangers organization and 5 seasons as a head athletic trainer in the Atlantic League. She is a certified athletic trainer, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist and performance enhancement specialist.
Andrew pitched for the Long Beach State Dirtbags during the 2014 season as the Friday night starter. He posted a 7-2 record on the mound with a 2.05 ERA while leading the pitching staff with 69 strikeouts. He pitched 109.2 innings in his first full season as a pitcher, with two complete game shutouts and finished with an 8.1 inning victory at the Florida Regional against North Carolina. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round.
Each camper attending the Long Beach State Dirtbag Baseball Camp must be covered by his or her parents’ insurance. Any and all medical expenses resulting from injury or illness will be the responsibility of the camper’s private insurance company. Download Waiver Form
4700 Deukmejian Dr
Long Beach, CA 90804
What if I have to cancel a camp?
$25 nonrefundable deposit (part of registration fee)
No refunds within 7 days of camp date
50% fee on cancellations within 14 days of camp date
Illness or injury will require a doctor note and be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
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