Former MLB Pitching Coach Leo Mazzone to Headline PBI's 2014 Pitching Summit

Professional Baseball Instruction introduces the Baseball Health Network with Leo Mazzone and special guests.

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PBI Major League Advisor Leo Mazzone

PBI MLB Advisor Leo Mazzone

Arm injuries to young pitchers are happening at an alarming rate. Find out how to protect your pitching staff at the 2014 Pitching Summit.

Upper Saddle River, NJ (PRWEB) January 13, 2014

Professional Baseball Instruction and the Baseball Health Network present the 2014 PITCHING SUMMIT featuring legendary former Major League pitching coach LEO MAZZONE on Tuesday January 21 at 6PM at the Sheraton Crossroads in Mahwah, NJ.

Also in attendance that evening will be former Major League pitcher Gary Lavelle, Chief Clinical Officer and physical therapist Mark Amundson from Twin Boro Physical Therapy, and PBI president and owner Doug Cinnella.

As the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves, Leo Mazzone was instrumental in the development and success of pitchers John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux. Glavine and Maddux were just recently voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Under Mazzone's guidance, the Braves won an unprecedented 14 consecutive National League Eastern Division titles and the 1995 World Series.

Gary Lavelle pitched professionally for 21 years including 13 at the Major League level with the San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics. A 2-time National League All-Star, Gary is the Giants #1 leader in saves for a left-hander and the team’s #2 all-time saves leader. His accomplishments as a member of the Giants are commemorated by a plaque at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Lavelle also served as pitching coach in the New York Yankees organization for 5 seasons. He is currently the head baseball coach at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake VA.

Mark Amundson will be speaking on his company’s innovative “One2Four” approach to treatment of athletic injuries that identifies patients along a defined continuum of care, levels one through four. The program was developed to achieve goals of each patient in order to maximize the individuals function and outcomes. This team treatment approach uses Evidence Based Practices (EBP) collaboratively with Orthopedic Surgeons (Ortho), Physical Therapists (PT), and other Specialists alike.

The evening will be hosted by PBI's Doug Cinnella, and Steve Hayward, the president of the Baseball Health Network.