This is my first post on the forum though I have been reading post for quite some time. My son and I are looking for some input on his pitching. A little background info:
My son is a 15 year old HS Soph. He has pitched since @ 8 years old with only my instruction. We have stuck to fundamentals: trying to let his throwing style develope naturally, only correcting any major flaws which may have appeared occasionally. From the beginning of his pitching until this year, his pitches have consisted only of a fastball, 4 and 2 seam, and changeup. This year he started incorporating a curve, which is developing really nice, though he still concentrates on locating his pitches and changing speeds to get batters out more so than trying to use the curve too much. In the big picture, this philosophy has helped him to develope a really nasty changeup anyway, so the curve is just one more tool in the bag.
The year started with the realistic expectations of playing JV and getting plenty of time on the mound to work towards stepping into a Varsity role next year. But, after a really good winter, he has been thrust into a role on Varsity, splitting starts between SS and 2Base, and and getting some mid-game time on the mound several times so far.
My concerns are that my son has reached a point where the improvements he makes from now on will be much more minor and need to be spotted by a more “trained” eye than my own. We have looked into some possible private instructions semi-locally, but i’m not really sure that’s going to be very affordable. Any input is welcomed, your not going to hurt any feelings here.
Speed: Never been clocked: I’m guessing somewhere around 76-80mph.
Thanks for taking the time to read and post.
(I’m trying to make arrangements to be able to get some better quality video.)