Reply to "Pitcher wanting to catch"

Be careful for what you wish.   We are in a small school (400 HS kids) so the talent depth is shallow.  My son catches and pitches and to be honest I don't see his catching form interfering with this pitching form.   My biggest concern is that in tournaments or playoffs he will pitch one game and catch the next.  Not only arm fatigue but the squatting takes a toll on your legs which are instrumental in pitching.   During the season it's not a big deal because we play 2 games per week. 

So the 1st round playoff (3 game series) my son will be the starting pitcher on Friday and then catch the following day.   Now if our team was very good I can't imagine him keeping up this load throughout the playoffs.  

Since we are the 4th seed playing the 1st seed in another district there is a good chance our season comes to an end anyway after the weekend.  

I would like to see the new UIL rules on pitch count to eventually restrict a pitcher from catching also within the same days of rest. 

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