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Dana Maggs
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One of the things I am seeing more and more of in softball in the past 10 years are arm and shoulder issues with pitchers due to over use. All of the softball organizations need to start considering a limit to the number of pitches or number of innings a pitcher is allowed to pitch on a given weekend at a tournament. Not only will it save the arms and shoulders of a lot of young ladys. It will promote the development of more pitchers and will level the playing field at the tournament level. That way no coach can ride the arm of one stud pitcher through the majority of the tournaments. There have been studies done in the past on the stress that windmill pitching does to the shoulder and arm but the softball organizations seem to ignore those findings and continue to allow coaches to abuse the arms of their pitcher all for the sake of a plastic trophy at the end of a weekend tournament. I consider this to be the biggest issue that goes unaddressed in the sport. We will do everything we can to make sure a bat is legal and within limits so it wont injure a player from a hit ball. Yet the governing bodies of softball do not seem to care if a young players career is cut short due to overuse by a coach or and over zealous parent who wants their daughter on the mound every game. Its time to really look at limits for pitchers in softball. Just one mans opinion.  

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Hello my name is Dana Maggs. I am the owner of Excel Hitting and Pitching in Flower Mound Texas. I am a full service Softball and Baseball coach. I teach hitting, pitching, fielding, throwing, slapping and catching. Have been both a baseball and softball coach and have now moved to full time instruction. I have known Gary for several years and am glad to be able to come on here and support him in anything softball. You can find me on facebook at Excel Hitting and Pitching.
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