Thank you for the responses. To answer your questions. He averages live game pitching every other weekend ±80 pitches.
Are there any decelerator exercises you would suggest Roger?
Coach: The growth spurt has happened really over the past 14 months. He seems to be getting better with coordination but at first it was a learning experience. He eats like a horse, usually several meals a day (drives my wife crazy constantly cleaning after him) and he’s really not a junk food or soda drinker. Drinks a ton of water and almost every night will have a bowl of ice cream. Has been in the ±120lb range for 4-5 months now.
I have him working out 3 times a week on his own, mostly core stuff, squat machine, bench press (we have a weighted pulley gym), lunges, med ball over head throws, etc. He has been getting stronger lately it seems…
Other then pick up basketball games with friends, no other sports. Wife has him scared (rightfully so or not) to play tackle football.
He seems to have really taken a liking to pitching. I have been his pitching coach at home (I went and got a 10" portable mound) and practice at field, as I played baseball (pitcher as well) into my later years. I have been a member of this forum since earlier this year and have learned many things as well that we have implemented. Thanks to forum!
We are at the point now, where if he wants to pursue baseball into high school next year I think I really need to get him a pitching coach as I feel I can no longer provide insight. It’s past me at this point and feel like I have no more to offer him…plus it’s been difficult lately being a Dad/Coach providing what I think are tips, pointers, tweaks…which he sometimes views as criticisms. Makes the end experience of a pitching session sometimes very tense between us and not enjoyable.
Thank you for all your help…
If you see anytime in his mechanics, or anything else we should pay attention to, I’m all ears:)