I stopped playing on my school team in the fall due to a number of reasons. One reason being the methodology of the coach and him causing my ability to regress. Another big reason was my knee keep giving my issues. Causing me to have my knee scoped this past December.
So for me now, I just throw on my own. I’m planning on playing summer ball for a team, but my main goals center around seeing how far I can long toss.
I really enjoy throwing and get a great thrill from it. I don’t know where it will lead in the future. All I know as of now is that I want to throw and workout with the goal of throwing far in mind.
As far how often I throw. I try to throw 3-4 days a week. Since Ohio is still frozen now, I haven’t been able to long toss as much as I like. Only having gotten two times outside this year so far, I have been focusing on getting my knee back to being as healthy as it can be and getting as much throwing in as possible.
I have been focusing, since I got back to throwing after my knee scope, on weighted baseball throwing, medicine ball, wrist weights, and connection ball throws.
Since I’m inside a lot now and have limited ability to use the space in the facility to stretch it out, my ability to simulate long toss has been very limited. But I’m encouraged by my recent long toss distances that what I’m doing to strengthen my arm and improve my mechanics has been working.
When it warms up here, I will be working on trying to long toss a lot more. No more than 4 days a week most likely.
Ironically, my arm has been able to handle throwing a lot, but my knee will get sore. So, I guess I won’t have to worry about overuse on my arm that much.
Hope all is well Steven!