My son is an 11u baseball player and has been complaining his feet hurt when we get home from games/practices. He says they have always hurt (since played 8u) but i recently noticed him limping when we get home. No problems during games even when we play 2-3 games in a day.
They don't hurt when he plays basketball or does any other activity. Over the years he has worn Boombah,Under Armour,& Mizuno cleats- he says they all feel the same. The pain goes has never lingered very long.
Something to be concerned with ? or since its only when he wears cleats something he will have to deal with?
Try to localize where the pain is and that will help determine what it might be. But since it is sport specific, and seems to only occur in cleats, it is probably the footwear. First check the fit. Have him measured both non-weight bearing (seated) and weight bearing (standing) and compare size. Also make sure they use a Brannock device to measure not only heel to toe but also heel to ball (first MPJ or big toe joint). He should be fitted to the larger of these sizes (probably one half size bigger than measured, but does depend on shoe last). If there is a great difference in non-weight bearing vs weight bearing, he may be over pronating and may need a more supportive cleat (medial or inside arch support and firmer heel counter) and or arch supports or orthotics.
If the pain is in his heels, it could be Sever's. This is simply a growth condition common in children 8-13 - essentially there is a difference in growth of the calcaneus (heel bone) and connective tissue. But this would nornmally occur after all physical activity not just after wearing cleats.
Not seeing him, it's difficult to tell, but have him checked by a C.Ped (Board Certified Pedorthist) or DPM (Podiatrist).