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Improving arm strength

Originally Published: September 17, 2010
By David Pittman | Special to ESPNHS.com

Baseball practice at the University of Texas starts the same way nearly every day.

Five minutes for four short exercises to strengthen and loosen the rotator cuff. Ten minutes of long toss starting at 70 feet and working up to 200 feet. The position-specific throws: catchers gun to second base and outfielders launch one-hop throws to a base.

Texas head coach Augie Garrido knows the importance the routine plays to his team's success in improving throwing velocity and ...

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