[quote=“juan.serrallonga”]my son is 14 years old and not so tall 5-7" and weight 108, but throw 80-81 MPH. His coach says he have a chance to make it in major league. Given he is so young what do I have to do to prevent him from injuries. I have heard a lot about his bones and tendom are not mature enough and an elbow injury could be easy trhowing that hard. he love the game and dream about play big league that make me protect him from himself.
thanks and advicing would be welcome[/quote]
Don’t work him to death!!! My brother through 82 when he was 14. My dad basicly worked him to death by throwing everyday, baseball camps all the time, and much more. Don’t get me wrong, baseball camps are great but not more than 2 per season. My brother loved baseball more than anything. In high school he topped out at 92 and could throw 89-91 on demand. By this time baseball was getting very dull for him becaused he played it everyday. Over the years he lost intrested in the sport but conntinued to play because my father made him. He played for the Atlanta Astro’s and many other great teams. He could have went and played for UTK but decided not too because over the years he played more baseball games and practiced to count. My father was pretty upset with him but he got over it because my brother is going to law school. Baseball isn’t everything.
So basicly, don’t kill your son over baseball. If you want him to go pro, let it be a think he enjoys and don’t force it to him. It’s just a game and even if you throw hard now doesn’t always mean you will make it pro…
I know im only 14yrs but I know a lot about baseball