It’s the time of year when youth baseball programs from little league to high school start thinking about spring workouts. Their inspiration is often fueled by the thousands of Royals fans descending on Surprise, Arizona to watch the world champion Royals at spring training.
While the Royals players are great role models to younger athletes on the mechanics of the game, team doctors from The University of Kansas Health System have tips to share for staying healthy and avoiding injury so players at home can train like the pros in Arizona. Follow us @kuhospitalnews for ‘Training Tips’ from Vincent Key, MD, head team doctor and orthopedic surgeon as he shares advice on topics ranging from what doctors look for in a team physical to what young players should eat and drink as well as what to avoid. The doctor will also dispel myths circulating the Internet on gimmicks claiming to perfect pitching and offer sound advice on increasing speed. Then, keep checking the Medical News Network for interviews you can use to create stories for your viewers, listeners and readers. In the video below, Dr. Key gives us a preview and shares how it feels to be back at training camp.