I’m looking for some feedback on Shawn’s pitching. He’s 11 years old and is 5’ 3, 105 lbs. He throws hard, but isn’t too consistent with his control. I noticed that he was opening up and landing his plant foot towards the 1st base side of the mound, so I used some chalk to give him an indicator as to where to land his plant foot and it seemed to help. When he is on, he is really tough to hit; but when he is off, the batters won’t even attempt to swing. In the videos, he’s only throwing his 4 seam fastball. He throws mostly a 4 seam fastball and his main out pitch is a cut fastball that he throws in on the hands to right handed batters. He also throws a Circle Change and a Curveball, but only to keep hitters off balance.
Here are some videos of him from the front, side and back. He pitches exactly the same whether he has a batter at the plate or no batter at the plate. In these videos, his control was pretty good, so maybe the plant foot was part of the problem. On the Front and Side view videos there is some slow motion video towards the end. He tells the camera the location of each pitch on the Front and Side views.
Let me know what you think and if there are any drills you can recommend to help with his mechanics.