Baseball season is here. With the pressure to compete and more kids playing year-round, they could be vulnerable to injuries.
In fact, 75% of youth baseball players report having arm pain.
Jeremiah Cangelosi has loved baseball since the age of three.
"I throw two or three times a week, and then I usually play all year except for three months in the winter," he tells us.
Pitching that much can take a toll. Jeremiah has dealt with soreness, but it turns out the cause wasn't just the number of pitches he threw, it was also in his form.
Two years ago, he started working with Michael Macatangay, an athletic trainer at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus who helped develop a unique injury prevention program.
"One of the components we use in this injury prevention program is they actually analyze their throw using video analysis through our iPad," says Macatangay.
"It really showed me my arm's not on time with the rest of my body, which was putting a lot of strain on my arm," says Jeremiah.
This allows athletic trainers to find and fix throwing habits that can lead to injuries, personalizing a plan for each player.
Athletic trainers are hoping schools and baseball leagues will use the program as a model to help kids stay on the field and out of the doctor's office.
As for Jeremiah? He says the program has not only kept him pain free, but he's pitching better than ever.