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JCB Partners with Center on Youth Baseball Health and Wellness

By Dugout Chatter, 10/10/19, 4:00PM EDT

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JCB pioneered a unique opportunity to gain important sports health knowledge for its coaches, players, and families.  Mark Harvey, JCB President, stated, “The health and wellness of our JCB ballplayers is as important as teaching the game of baseball.” Recently, Dave Alberts, JCB Majors Commissioner, developed and coordinated a JCB Sports Clinic with The Center for Health and Sports Medicine (located at 201 Village Oaks Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259). The 30-minute JCB Sports Clinic, mandatory for all JCB recreational and advanced baseball teams, provided beneficial health and wellness information within the framework of baseball.  Scott Marberry, MD, CAQSM, from The Center volunteered valuable time to research, present, and discuss a variety of topics: Prevention and recognition of throwing injuries; Sports nutrition and hydration; Stretching and recovery; Skill and strength training; and Concussions / Basic injury first aid. Dr. Marberry described to the attending  coaches that “Self-stretching exercises significantly reduces the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball players.” Dr. Marberry’s full presentation is available on the JCB website at: https://www.jcbaseball.org/page/show/5360381-health-wellness-and-injury-prevention. As the premier northeast Florida recreational baseball organization, JCB has unmatched dedication to its players, coaches and families.