Dudeguy, thx for the positive words. He has worked so hard over the last couple of years to fine tune his mechanics and it is paying off as right now as he is pitching extremely well. So well in fact that I am hesitant to introduce any more tweaks.
However, as we are always trying to improve I am constantly looking for that something to fine tune just a little bit more in hopes to give him that little edge.
dm59 , I see what you mean. We have actually worked extensively on maximizing hip/shoulder rotation for the past year or so. Try explaining to a 13 year old that when his lower body wants to go to then he has to hold off on hip rotation then has to hold off even more on shoulder rotation :lol:
We did all the drills and all the analysis and at times it was awkward, then amazingly one day it just clicked, just like that, he “understood it”. Better said, his body just “got” it.
Just prior to heel plant(approx 19 sec) you can see that his hips have already started to rotate and that his belt buckle is facing the 3rd base line. At toe touch his throwing shoulder has not yet begun to rotate and is actually a little bit behind his body, sort of a counter torque? This is what you are referring to correct???
I guess overall we are extremely pleased with his mechanics, however as I mentioned in the original post i would like to see him release a little further out in front and follow thru across his body a bit more after release.
Am I nit picking??? If not then any ideas/drills on how to get him to reach further and follow thru more???