My son is 17 and is a Catcher for his Varsity team. He has always thrown hard, but when he was 16 he hurt his back and could not throw for 6 months as he had to rest per MD. He is now 90-95% back to normal (still some minor pain, but he's dealing with it), and has really worked at getting his back stronger. MRI didn't show anything really.
His throwing velocity is about where it was before this all happenend (15 months ago). Can someone give me a good Velocity routine (I'd be the one to do it with him). Maybe there is an accelerated velocity routine since the season starts in 4 1/2 weeks?
He is almost 6'0, 164lbs.
Not sure what to do exactly. He has been throwing with weighted balls (overhand) 2-3x/week for the last month. But I feel that he needs to do more, however I'm not sure what is best. Should I buy an 8lb medicine ball, or bands (he does have a band that he can use, just not sure of the best velocity exercises).