Hey guys, long time no see.
I don’t think I’ve posted on here for about half a year (probably about right). Anyways here’s my story:
I’m 18 years old, 6’2, 200 lbs. I throw mid 70’s, with a nasty slider + change-up. I’m in university, as well.
Last season, I played in an A-ball league and pitched really well, I was the workhorse, and subsequently pitched most of the games.
This year, there is no more A-ball (I’m too old now, so they cut out A-ball). I’ve gotta try out for a team to make it. The tryout is coming up soon (probably in about 3-4 weeks), and it’s basically just for me, the rest of the team is mostly picked.
I’ve been working out all offseason, doing my squats and all that business, so that’s not a problem.
My problem is two fold:
I’ve been playing dodgeball (that’s a no-no for the elbow tendon) for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve been feeling it in my elbow. I feel responsible to play on the team because I’m the captain, and frankly, they have no chance without me.
I forgot my baseball glove at home. I brought it home a while ago and I guess forgot to bring it back (smart guy, I know).
Here are my questions:
What do you think I should do about dodgeball? Keep playing, take the week off before my tryout? Playing won’t be that bad so keep going? Or just be careful and stop when I think that I need to?
Is there anything besides the obvious throwing that I can do to prepare for baseball? I’m itching to throw but without a glove and partner it’s kind of hard. Should I just try and focus on my mechanics? Or jut relax?
Thanks in advance.