we had a scrimage last night, and he pitched one inning, the second inning.
16 pitches, with nothing more than a few inches out of the strike zone.
faced 4 batters 2 strike outs, their lead-off hitter got on with a grounder to 3rd, and another strike out.
We’ve practiced a couple times, with having him concentrate on the glove coming back to his peck. I think that has really helped the one in 4-5 wild pitches thats 2 feet out of the strike zone that we had issues with last year.
My thought on him not coming up and over is, it’s leg strength, and at 10, I’m not going to start him doing leg-squats just yet. as he grows, we’ll see if he comes out of it naturally, and after seeing the Greg Maddux frame by frame, I’m not going to change it unless there are problems. Maddux has been pitching for 21 years like that, so I’m not too woried about injuries.
he’s not a big kid, only about 60 pounds, and speed is not an issue, he throws harder than a lot of his peers now. the control was the only issue (and of course to make sure he’s not setting up to injure himself) , and I think we are on the right track for that.
I’ll give him a couple more weeks to focus on the glove, and we’ll move on to the head tilt. I watched last night, and he is doing that some.
Thanks for your help guys, I’ll try to post a new video in a week or 2
sorry for such a long-winded post.