Post by mikeg091578 on May 5, 2019 21:38:55 GMT -6
Hello, I have a 10 year old son who pitches and catches, my question is do I combine the amount of innings pitched and innings catching, to see how much rest he needs?? His coach wants to pitch him more and I want to do the right thing!! As a example, his last game he pitched 25 pitches and caught 32 pitches, that would be 57 total and require 3 days rest!! Thanks
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on May 6, 2019 6:46:45 GMT -6
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That being said, I can tell you that the data show that playing pitcher and catcher is a risky combination (see www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21098816). Little League Baseball has made safety rules, such as a player cannot pitch and catch in the same game.
My recommendation is to determine if your son would rather play pitcher or catcher this season, and eliminate the other. He can play other positions as well, as there are no numbers showing problems with pitcher-infielder or pitcher-outfielder combinations.