I was wondering what you all think I should do about this situation.
My HS coach is very competitive, too much in my opinion. He doesn’t seem to care about our (pitcher’s) futures. He doesn’t mind having our pitchers throw 150 or more pitches per game. He calls pitches and often calls for 75% breaking balls.
He already caused our ace stress fractures in his shoulder (due to too many breaking balls and overuse) , and now is trying to rush him back. He is also trying to rush back another guy who dislocated his shoulder not too long ago.
Yesterday, I had my first varsity apperance. I havent really thrown in a game in over a year. Due to previous elbow and other arm injuries I rarely throw more than 5 curve balls per day. Also the growth plates in my arm haven’t closed so I rely on locating my fastball and a decent changeup. Yesterday I threw 25 pitches (came in with the score 13-6). I threw 18 curveballs and even shook off a few. After the game my arm hurt and today it’s even worse. Maybe Im overreacting, but to me it seems like the situation made it so it was not worth hurting my arm. We are under .500 as a team and have little chance of a league, region or state title. We were losing the game by a lot and with the offense on my team, we wern’t going to come back.
I want to pitch, but not for this guy–what should I do (after letting my arm heal).