ArmCare Elite (ACE)

ArmCare Elite (ACE)
Membership Features

ArmCare Elite (ACE) is a specialized community that will launch in 2023. Membership is free and exclusive to experts who hold dual credentials, meaning they are both Certified ArmCare Specialists and Certified Pitching Biomechanists. The community offers remote and in-person events focused on deep data-led insights for individualized player development and so much more.

  • Expert Community Access: Like-minded experts will utilize the ACE community to exchange ideas, receive thought provoking questions, and supply answers for the group. The community will also help shape new educational offerings as it relates to advanced player development strategies, sports science, athletic wellness, tactical strategy, and talent identification. All members are invited to attend four quarterly meetings that we call Game Days, that include select speakers, sports science applications, and new updates planned by
  • Access to Exclusive ArmCareIQs and ArmCareFX: Separate yourself from the rest. ArmCare Elite members are going to learn new methodologies and new metrics to gain a competitive advantage that will be above and beyond those who do not have the dual credential. Right now there is plenty of public education in existing ArmCare IQs and ArmCare FX segments on Youtube. These offerings feature short lectures and applied research reviews from public sources. These information sources are educating the masses, but imagine having access to unpublished data and new discoveries that are not available to anyone else for one year’s time? As an ArmCare Elite Member, you will have exclusive insights before anyone else in the world of sport and get a major head start on your competition.
  • Eligibility to attend our in-person ArmCare Elite Coach Summits. ArmCare Elite Membership is your key to advanced education and opportunities to network in-person. You will have a chance to have the keys to the kingdom and register for our 3-Day ArmCare Elite Coach Summit. This exclusive event is in-person and builds upon being a dual Certified ArmCare Specialist and Certified Pitching Biomechanist by providing an advanced certification called the ArmCare Elite (ACE) Coach. As an overview, this event will cover all aspects of training and throwing programming guided by strength and range of motion assessments that are blended with 3D motion capture for the ultimate coaching education experience.
  • Special Pricing and Offers for ArmCare Products and Services. As an ArmCare Elite Member, you will receive special offers on furthering your education and training approaches that includes savings on technology, training gear, clothing and mini-courses. The savings provided will pay for the investment you have made toward your education in addition to all the other competitive advantages offered by being an ACE member.
  • Member Spotlight on our Website: As an ArmCare Elite Member you have extreme credibility and technical know-how in the industry that only a fraction of the population has understanding of or can implement. For this reason, we want to help provide visibility for you and your business so that people who come to our website can contact you. This option will increase your marketing outreach and provide social proof that you are ELITE in sport. As we add members, this offering will be under construction.
  • WANT TO JOIN? You can purchase our Certified ArmCare Specialist Course and Certified Pitching Biomechanist Course separately to join. Following the completion of both courses, you will receive an invitational email when ACE is ready to roll.
  • Further questions about our ArmCare Elite Membership or any of the educational products offered, please email

Save $400! When Buy Both Courses

Enroll in both the Specialist and Biomechanist course for the low price of $990. And Join The ArmCare Elite Community for free!

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How It Works

Generalized programs in training the throwing arm are ineffective and can cause further imbalances and strength deficits. Coaches are seeking ways to individualize, but lack tools and resources until now.

Discover The Benefits

In the ArmCare Specialist course you learn new key metrics evaluated using player-led dynamometry and range of motion testing. And how to successfully integrate those metrics into customized programs for your athletes. This education is a must for any coach or clinician who wants to get the most out of their players and advance throwing health, velocity and command.

Designed to Advance Assessment & Training Practices

We are focused on teaching you how to improve throwing arm performance and health through creating individualized training programs based on dynamometry and range of motion assessments. Fatigue is the number one injury risk factor associated with throwing arm injuries as it causes weakness and compensation in throwing delivery. A program implemented without assessment may add to fatigue and create further strength deficits that can reduce resistance to throwing stress and cause poor performance.

Arm strength and range of motion are evaluated through 6 important measures focused on relative strength, shoulder balance, strength velocity ratios, arm fatigue, arm recovery and arm readiness. By having advanced knowledge of these ground breaking metrics, coaches, sports medicine specialists and athletes will be able to make the right decisions in adjusting training and workload and establish a strong performance process through our Player-First Approach that organizes observation, communication, implementation and evaluation of data.

Once complete, you will be a Certified ArmCare Specialist and be able to present your credentials publicly. The credential tells people that you are a baseball performance professional that deeply understands how to monitor the throwing arm and thinks critically in making throwing and training program adjustments to guide athletes in reaching their dreams.

Extensive education: over 9 sections comprised of 30+ videos

Extensive education: over 9 sections comprised of 30+ videos

Learn how to formulate an effective and streamlined monitoring, communication, individualized training and evaluation process for your athletes

Comprehend multi-dimensional monitoring criteria called Key Performance Metrics and how training and throwing programs are adjusted based on data

Master testing procedures that involve fixed dynamometry including testing frequencies to ensure continuous and consistent measurements

Learn about watch, warning and medical alerts concerning relative strength, shoulder balance, strength velocity ratios, arm fatigue and arm recovery measures

Learn how to use an athlete management system to decrease time to action and access raw data for customized analyses

Acquire deep understanding of how to algorithmically train athletes based on data that includes preparation, strength and recovery practices and templates

Understand our SPEAR training concept that involves new training approaches based on cross-education training research

Separate yourself from your competition in scouting and player development by including strength analytics in player projection and individualized training programs

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About Ryan Crotin


Dr. Ryan Crotin is the Vice President of 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.