The HS season in the Northeast is now winding down and summer/travel/showcase ball is right behind. Make sure you have it all co-ordinated so you can give your best at all times
HS playoffs can wear players out, especially the pitchers and catchers because of the compressed schedules and then the rain gets in the way and compresses the schedule even more. Be honest with yourself and your coaches and do not put you in a position to hurt the team and injure yourself.
The reason you play summer/travel/showcase ball is to better yourself and get exposure. It does not do you any good to be subpar when you are in this situation. I do not know what other travel teams similar to ours do but we ask the pitchers to let us know if they feel under par--if you feel bad for a Friday mound date then tell the coach---there are usually at least two more game dates that weekend--we consider our starting pitchers to all be # 1 arms so does it matter really if you pitch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. We want you to be at your best every time you go on the field not just so you can win but more improtantly so that you can show the college coaches what you have. Most showcase/travel teams are not too worried about trophies but more importantly getting their players proper exposure so they can move to the next level inb a good situation.
The same goes for catchers and position players who feel tenderness in their arm. SPEAK UP-- a days rest can really help--be the DH or the EH and ease off on the arm for a day or so--it can work wonders--this is why the good travel/showcase teams have a deep bench--it helps to protect the players.
Have a great run thru the HS playoffs if you are in them adn have a great baseball summer.