*What can I do? We are having a terrible time. During his first outing in JV, he threw a complete game 95 pitches, which concerned us very much. … Well guess what Second start, complete game 92 pitches in 58 degree weather. …The coach seems way more interested in winning a meaningless JV game then the health of his players… I said that it was the coaches responsibility to watch out for the health of the pitcher and that the kid (athlete is always going to want to pitch if asked). … Great outing, but was sent back out, after the 1st batter I knew he was done, as he was missing high ( a sure sign of fatigue)
Seems like a slam dunk decision process to me mbenefiel.
if he were my son, he’d be doing something else. This system that your son is in, is influenced by other things on the apposing side of good sense and reasonable management. If it takes your son to under the knife to drive the point home to you, then so be it.
So, first I would suggest researching your insurance policy to see just how much that kind of operation is covered.
Second, I would approach your son - after his surgery, and try and convince him why you and his father let things go as far as they did.
The bottom line here is this, you’re expressing concerns after concerns - which is a good thing. You evidently know something is wrong and that’s to your credit. What detracts from your credit- is allowing your son to continue when you know better, but for some other reason(s), those reason(s) are holding you back from taking charge and showing your son, by example, how to take charge of his own well being.