It sounds like you're really serious about helping your son to achieve a certain amount of goals, now and in the future. A training program with competent professionals is your best course of action, and here's why.
- Your son's health, if you continue in this direction, is going to require a collection of professionals all timed at different intervals of your son's progress to achieve what you and he have as a goal(s). These professionals will eliminate any and all guess work on your part, thus removing a trial and error process that will not jeopardize your son's well being.
- The professionals that you're going to require will all start with a REFERENCE point.
- Your son's Primary Physician will be your starting point. That means a complete physical that itemizes blood pressure, eyesight, weight, hearing and other observations. This will also include your son's health history complete with possible food allergies, health limitations and so on. Any and all competent training professional will want this physical print out prior to providing services.
- A Registered Dietitian will start with a REFERENCE point that tells him/her what your is doing now, what his primary physician says about his health. He/she will REFERENCE what his daily routine is/was and what your son's diet is currently, and why. Since baseball is a four (sometimes five) season sport, serious training itineraries customize the athlete's diet to match those seasons and why. Your son's ability to meet a "training table" as we call it, along with your support to provide said items - when and where as directed by the Dietitian will be a test of both you and your son's commitment here.
- A Strength and Conditioning Coach will start with a REFERENCE point by examining your son's physician's physical examination printout provided by your son's Primary Physician. He/she will also want to know what the registered Dietitian has recommended so he/she can plan on a progressive program that compliments the energy source for his/her detail itinerary - matching the season that your son is in, concentrating on baseball.
- A Pitching Coach will start with a REFERNCE point by examining your son's physician's physical examination printout. He/she will also want to examine the itinerary called for by your son's Dietitian and his Strength and Conditioning Coach. A word of caution here - at the amateur level, and even at the professional level, NO pitching coach can match the skills and competency of a Dietitian and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Oh we can come close and even mirror some of the motions, but we're not a specialist in those sciences. Your son's Pitching Coach will not only work you son on various disciplines of pitching, but he/she will also monitor your son's progress with his interactions of other professionals.
The conversations and exchange of information among the professionals itemized above is normal and should be expected. The reasons are many, but the primary reason is to provide feedback of one professionals impact and contribution to the other professional's work. In other words, the information stream is dependent on each experience doing justice to the next at different intervals and why.
I know this may sound expensive - but it doesn't have to be if you do a little digging and plan it carefully.
I mentioned all this considering your interest and intensity of helping your son concentrate on this sport and especially the pitcher's position.