I know there are guidelines on the # of pitches per game…based on age
But what would a recommended practice week look like for a 9U player that pitches a bit?
Figure Game Sunday - 3 innings or 45 pitches…
When would that pitcher be ready to have a little bullpen session?
also aside from pitching practice - should other practice be limited (throws from short and 3rd base to first, long toss or just playing catch…)
I am asking this question because I recently noticed that when my son is coming off total rest - his velocity goes up a GREAT deal (I noticed this thanks to tons of rain recently - where we have had almost no father/son practice time between games) normally we practice/play catch… 3-4 nights a week after school/work between games.
I should add: the 3-4 nights a week is not all “pitching”! that os pitching 1 or 2 days, mixed with just catch, or infield grounders… making the throw to first from 3rd…