Hey guys, longtime lurker first post! My 10yr old son has developed a mild case of “little League” elbow. Doctor said the X-Rays looked fine and for him just to lay off throwing for 4 to 6 weeks. I have decided that we will take the full 6 weeks of rest.
He basically went 15 months without a break from baseball. Since he plays on a full-time travel team, I have decided that he will take off every August, September and October from now on. So basically, no more fall ball.
My son, Matthew, loves to pitch and he is definately above average for his age. He only throws a 2 seam, 4 seam, circle change (developing) and an occasional knuckball (developing). His mechanics are also very good and we are always working on improving though.
I am an assistant coach on our team and we were very careful about pitch counts. Matthew began feeling pain in the inner elbow the very last game in our last tournament for the season. That tournament though, he did throw a bit too many pitches in my opinion, and I hold myself accountable for this.
Now back to the question, are Blackburns ok for a 10 yr old to do every day or maybe every other day? Maybe I can have him do something else as well? I want to do what I can to prevent this from happening again.