I coach a 11U team; I took video of all of the kids pitching and was looking to get some help w/the analysis of their mechanics… I’ll post one by one; the first is one of my twins.
Thanks in advance!
“Sort Of” Side
Here’s my analysis; please add any comments you see fit:
Pretty well balanced, elbows relaxed, showing back pocket, could start getting some momentum towards catcher as he is at the top of his knee lift.
Bottom Of Arm Circle:
Strides stays down/out; no sign of swinging the gate, stays sideways, good dynamic balance, arm doesn’t completely come down - I notice a lot of MLB’ers dropping that arm straight down; is that important?
Good stride distance, good stride line,shoulders still closed, hips opened slightly - could be opening more
Lands on good bent knee, shoulders stay pretty closed, hips rotate slightly - could be rotating more into landing, PA up in high cocked position w/elbow in good position.
Hard to see on side view but gets decent external rotation of the arm, knee fairly bent, nose close to over knee, head starting to fall off to side slightly; maybe due to front shoulder pulling open, hips starting to pull backside foot off rubber, doing a good job of keeping GS arm quiet and over post leg.
Can’t see release on side view, but seems to be about at front foot - could get a little more out front of his foot, fairly bent knee, head coming a little more off to the side
Descent extension, seems he could get more bend forward and extension should be more to the target; rather than across - somewhat due to the head coming off target.
Descent finish, starts finishing down but ends he deceleration - could finish more around his post leg, could flatter w/the back