If your over the age of six(6), and you’ve played the game more than once, and you’ve got ambition to play anywhere in the upper ranks – college and possibly beyond… You got-a be dumb-duda-stupid to be pitching in a game …and then re-enter. I don’t care if it’s in the later innings or a double header. Your durability and dependability suffer beyond reason - not to mention to opportunity for serious injury. Your club doesn’t have certif. trainers, it doesn’t have a rehab program, it doesn’t have you signed to a multi$$$ contract, your body hasn’t matured to the point where it can sustain loads and demands of the sportv -repeatedly, and above all you do not have a coaching staff that has the professional experince and training to compliment such play.
The school, association, league that your part of collects money, fields are paid for, insurance is paid for, waivers of liability are signed, umpires are paid for, uniforms/equipment and so on is all considered part of the business of the game. No tickee-no-lanundry! No one that is part of this business would stand by and say…”ahhwwww, that’s ok”, to their part, BUT when it comes to the business of taking care of you… your well being,… it’s a “be a team player kid”,….” you don’t see anybody else complaining do you”, … “if it hurts that bad, go home!”. What’s evern worse is your volunteering to “help out”. You got to have more respect for your health and your ability to look out for number one —YOU!
So for you to anti-up with saying …”I’ll pitch for ya coach… again, and again, and again…shows me that you don’t have the brains you were born with. Give it a rest kid! Sounds a little harsh does it? It’s suppose to. If you’re not going to take better care of yourself than this you belong on the “DL” list next time your club’s roster comes out. “DL” for dead last.
When you have a coach that allows you or asks you to do this… direct him/them/they to this web site and ask for me directly. Even better yet have them click this web site, then e-mail me. I got some choice words I’d like to pass on. I’ve been coaching for over thirty two (32) years –up and down the amateur ladder, and I can’t remember how many promising youngsters I seen chewed up by this kind stupidity.