Pre-game routines are a very important and often overlooked part of preparing for competition. Giving youth pitchers structure when preparing for a game is something that can pay off for them for the rest of their careers. As arm injuries continue to rise, it is something that needs to be attacked from the ground up. At the youth level, most players don’t feel a need to warm-up. Their bodies are loose and ready for competition without much activity. They may not feel what picking up a baseball and throwing with no warm-up is doing to their bodies, but over time it will more than likely affect them in a major way. There are multiple benefits of having a structured pre-game routine.