5-Tool Trainer Mobile App
UPMC Sports Medicine developed the 5-Tool Trainer mobile app to help youth baseball players, parents, and coaches track training progress and prevent overuse injuries. This app is designed as a quick, easy way for young players to take active roles in monitoring their training.
Manage My Stats
Players, coaches, and parents can monitor players' progress by keeping track of their statistics. It calculates averages and provides alerts indicating when players near recommended pitch counts. The 5-Tool Trainer can also track players' stats across multiple teams and leagues. This can help identify rest periods, and help coaches make the right game-time decisions.
The app tracks:
- Innings Pitched
- Pitches thrown
Build My Skills
This feature includes video-based dynamic warm-ups and workouts for improving different facets of your game. The instruction includes tools for tracking players' progress alerts to help with preventing injuries. Players can also share their stats and progress on Facebook.
Use this feature to learn more information about common baseball injuries and how to avoid them, including links to additional UPMC Sports Medicine resources.
Coach and League Resources
Take advantage of these resources to let your players, parents, or coaches know about the features and benefits of the free app.
Click here for a PDF of an informational handout, containing app highlights, screen shots, and more. Feel free to print or email this informational sheet to coaches, league officials, parents, or players.
For a convenient way to get the word out, simply copy and paste the following text into an email that you can send to your baseball contacts:
The 5-Tool Trainer mobile app from UPMC Sports Medicine helps baseball players to improve and track their performance in five specific areas, while taking the right steps to stay healthy. Inspired by the “Five-Tool Player” evaluation system used by baseball scouts, this free, first-of-its-kind product uses UPMC Sports Medicine expertise to educate players, coaches, and parents, prevent injuries, and analyze stats. Click here to learn more and how to download the free app.
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