Been a while since I took some video of my 11 year old. Over-all he’s had a solid year pitching, been pretty consistent with his strike zone, few walks, and decent speed.
I still think there’s some room for improvement with his velocity and I’d like to see him with better follow through and more explosiveness.
After viewing the clips I noticed some things and started working with him some more over the last week.
His hand break has gotten higher (typically has been more near his waist), and at times he seems to be leaning back or towards 1st base some and seems to lose some momentum. It seems his higher hand break gets his glove hand started way up high, and he ends up pretty tilted at release. Also have worked with him more on tucking his glove in rather than letting it swing outside his glove side leg.
Some things I’ve told him as result of watching this…
Hand break at waist
lead with hip, long stride, toe towards 3rd until foot plant
pretend you’re throwing down hill, stay on top of the ball
reach for the catchers glove and follow through
let upper body move into glove, keep it tucked at chest
Any other thoughts or comments? Am I on the right track?