Resting arm in offseason

Once the baseball season ends, how long should you rest your arm before you start throwing again.

If you are younger than an adult, then the ASMI recommends you shut down for 2-3 months. We shut our travel ball team down for 2 months. Read about “periodization” here
http://www.asmi.org/asmiweb/usabaseball.htm
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But it’s “active rest”. Meaning you can play other sports that don’t involve overhand throwing. And you can continue working out. You don’t want to just sit on your butt all that time.

But it’s “active rest”. Meaning you can play other sports that don’t involve overhand throwing. And you can continue working out. You don’t want to just sit on your butt all that time.[/quote]

I also play quarterback for the football team. I am thinking about giving up football to get on a real intense offseason strength and conditioning program… Any opinions? Any good ideas for offseason such as camps and whatnot.

I am a 6 foot 145 lb. freshman.