My daughter is just turning 15, she pitched for a team last year and pitched as much as 6 or 7 games in a 3 day period at 40 feet. This year the mound is being moved to 43 feet.
My question is with the extra 3 feet do any of you coaches have a recommendation of how much a fast-pitch pitcher should pitch and how much rest in between games? Do you count pitches, innings or how do you determined when to rest your pitcher?
Everyone has advised that a fast-pitch pitcher could pitch as much as she can and not damage their arm but the American Sports Medicine had a report at the end of last year that a fast-pitch pitcher can damage her arm just like a baseball pitcher.
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Any suggestions would be appreciated.