Bulletproof Arm - Data-Led Pitching Management
Bulletproof Arm - Data-Led Pitching Management


Data-Led Pitching Management


Master the art of data-led pitching management. Learn how to devise individualized pitching schedules to ensure optimal performance throughout the season. From handling logistical challenges to adjusting training intensity, frequency, and volume, this course empowers you with the tools to enhance your pitching staff's performance and minimize fatigue and risk of injury.

Includes Printable PDF

Runtime: 45 minutes

Ideal For: Coaches, Parents, Players

Learn from experts with deep experience in Major League, Collegiate, and Amateur Baseball and avoid pain and poor performance.

It’s a difficult task for anyone to create an individualized approach to scheduling pitchers across all levels of play - we are simplifying the process in this course. Injuries and poor performance are a result of not allowing the athlete to have time to regenerate, strengthen areas of the body that are weakened and not recovering well and not understanding how to fit all the important ingredients into the competitive pitching schedule for high school, college and professional pitchers.

This course indicates how to pair throwing program demands with drills, bullpen schedules, lifting themes, arm care testing schedules and arm care training requirements to ensure that the athlete is optimally loaded and recovered, while being data-led in making scheduling and program adjustment.

In 2017 and 2018, Jordan Oseguera, ArmCare.com’s Director of Pitching Performance and Dr. Ryan Crotin, Executive Vice President, experienced the worst injury endemic in the history of the Los Angeles Angels. In addition to bringing in individualized arm care programming through a collaborative organizational approach, pitching scheduling had to be evaluated to ensure that athletes had enough rest and appropriate training prescriptions to not push the athlete into undertraining zones or overuse. Collectively, an improved in-season management process, in addition to building up athletes during the season by allocating well-timed recovery, led to a significant improvement in pitcher health with reduced injured list days for the minor leagues by over 50% and for the MLB team in approach of 65% with no surgical injuries to the active roster for the 2019 and 2020 season.

Following the completion of the course, students will receive a handout indicating a step-by-step process in knowing how to monitor athletes, react to alerts and adapt in-season pitching schedules for game and bullpen management. Being dynamic allows coaches to protect athletes from injuries while increasing the opportunity to win games by managing throwing arm fatigue and poor performance.

Gain knowledge about how to schedule high school, college and professional starters to account for different competitive conditions and access to onsite training facilities.

Gain knowledge about how to schedule high school, college and professional starters to account for different competitive conditions and access to onsite training facilities.

Understand the science behind how lifting schedules are organized across high school, college and professional starter and reliever schedules to advance recovery, prevent over or under-training and optimize strength improvements made all season long.

Apply experience-driven insights through mistakes made by Jordan and Ryan in heightening internal stress for athletes following pitching bouts and why megadosing arm care training on bullpen and game days are essential to reducing throwing arm fatigue and nervous system imbalances throughout the competitive season.

Comprehend the cross-education arm care training design to ensure that the brain in addition to the throwing arm is being activated while training the glove arm in-season.

Know how to handle adversity such as traveling across time zones or condensed schedules or logistical challenges in not being able to train athletes after games and bullpens.

Determine when to push bullpens and games based on warning alerts and how to restore throwing arm strength and recovery within the competitive season.

Determine when to adjust bullpens and games based on watch alerts that scale workloads according to the degree of throwing arm fatigue or inhibited recovery demonstrated through Fresh and Post Exams.

Walk away with confidence in how to appropriately schedule and modify critical competitive, training and skill development involvements for pitchers during the season so that your pitching staff performs at a high level while minimizing fatigue and risk of injury.

Course Curriculum

The Data-Led Pitching Management Course is a companion course to our throwing programs course - Building Data-Driven Throwing Programs that lays out how the ArmCare.com platform is integrated to adjust intensity of training, frequency, density and volume of work.Data-led pitching management is essential and coaches need to be skilled in designing competitive schedules and important competitive processes that build on top of preparation, dynamic programming and monitoring involved in the offseason. This is where coaching and athletic performance shines in the in-season, and also a time where pitching management is critical to keeping your athletes healthy and dominating the competition all season long.

This course is just over a half hour and covers how to manage your bullpen using alerts to scale volume and shift appearances based data to ensure that you know when all systems are a go, or when you have to scale down or provide your athlete additional recovery time to build up arm strength.

The education in this course is invaluable for any athlete, coach, team or parent interested in understanding how to schedule activation, throwing programs, drills, bullpens, lifting, arm strength and range of motion testing and arm care training into the weekly schedule for relievers and across various rotations for starting pitchers.

About Ryan Crotin


Dr. Ryan Crotin is the Executive Vice President of ArmCare.com focusing on global adoption of individualized training and assessment through a data-led approach. He also is the driving force behind ArmCareU and the ArmCare Elite community, being a comprehensive educational stream and network to advance baseball health and performance.

Ryan completed his PhD at the University at Buffalo studying fatigue-induced movement compensations in baseball pitchers.His post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Pennsylvania focused on joint function and biomechanics to determine potential causes of throwing injuries.

His latest position in MLB was Director of Performance Integration for the Los Angeles Angels overseeing strength and conditioning efforts and sport science to apply physiologic-based data to improve the way athletes are coached, receive clinical care, and scouting as it relates to athletic profiling for the amateur draft.

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