Hi guys, hope all is well.
Havn’t posted my sons mechanics on here for awhile. Last year about this time I had him up and it was noticable how little momentum he had going to the plate with his front hip. Thanks to some on here, Roger and the like, I focused on getting him a little more momentum to the plate and he had a nice summer pitching.
I still have questions about his arm action though. I’ve looked into various articles, studies, and opinions on this. He isn’t really a slinger but I’d almost prefer that…where the forearm and arm are almost parallel before slinging the ball to the plate. He is more of a long armer in the back. I’ve studied some throwing programs and am trying to get him to lead more with his elbow to get more of a slinging effect.
Any comments on his mechanics and throwing motion are appreciated. I have no idea where he is with velocity now, but it was decent for his age and his level of competition last year.
Here is the video from one year ago today
Here is 5 months later …I’m just not sure of the arm action yet
I’ve learned a ton over the years from a lot of people and really appreciate the feedback
I’ve studied and enjoyed Paul Nymans work and I am trying to get my son to get more of the arm action he suggests as I believe it is key…the problem is he’s not an inverted W guy but I feel that arm action is very important along with everything else working together to get the full efficiency of the throwing action.
He has a long way too go and continues to work hard…