The USA Baseball's Medical Advisory Group which consists of leading sports surgeons as well as former professional players has announced new guidelines that parents and coaches should use in order to keep pitchers safe. Please don't leave it up to the pitcher to track the number of pitches he has thrown in a game. Coaches should track each pitchers weekly and monthly pitch count totals. We encourage parents to track their son's pitch total as well. Remember, counting innings isn't enough. We recommend you count pitches during a game rather than innings as you could easily throw as few as 3 pitches or 20, 30 or more pitches in an inning.