Catcher's sore arm
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
My son started playing Catcher this season for his team. He started with 3-4 innings/game but as the coaches realized that he is good and others didn't want to do it, they started putting him in for catching all 6-7 innings. Today his throw to second base wasn't as strong and he couldn't get the ball to the second base, while stealing bases was going on, and later complained that his right shoulder hurts when he tries to throw the ball or lift the arm (the throwing arm). Any strengthening tips? Should we ask the Coach to give him a rest from catching after few innings? Is this related or a common issue?