Yet another Arm Rest question

So, several of my HS players kept playing during summer/fall but most cut back to throwing just a day or two a week, just enough to keep up arm strength to play occasional tourneys and/or occasional camp.  Several also threw a short bullpen once a week for about twelve weeks.  

With this info in mind, is it still necessary/recommended to take a full two months off?  I know this will obviously vary from player to player and hinge largely on how the arm feels.  But, generally, does a lighter throwing load for 3-5 months change the approach or necessity for full rest before ramping back up?  Do you consider it significantly different that an arm didn't throw every day like they do in-season?

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You know I'm new to this whole baseball concept with a young 2020, BUT, I was told by a Doctor baseball dad that the arm needs time to rest to address micro-tears, and even light throwing can keep them open.  No over hand throwing for 2 months, month to ramp back up.  During those two months basketball is fine to play, and a weighted plyoball program with zero pitching, where it's more like a shotput throw into a wall, is best for pitchers, and the towel drill is helpful.  Same applied to position players, they should work on strength during that time but no overhand throwing.

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