[quote=“Roger”]Follow-through is a non-teach. The ball is gone so it has no bearing on the pitch.
Please excuse the thread jack, but i have a question, o great guru from the North…
While i agree with the idea that the follow through doesnt directly affect the pitch, because as you said the ball is gone, doesnt it indirectly the pitch? The way it was described to me was this: if a pitcher isnt following through “enough” that means the arm is decelerating when it should still be moving at full speed through the throw and release stage. I always used an airplane analogy to try to explain it to my son. The throw and release is the airlpane flying, and the follow through is the landing sequence. You cant land the airplane until the flying part is completely done.
I know that the analogy is probably not perfect, but it helped me explain it to a 10 yr old. He has had a wicked problem with control (mostly leaving everything WAY high)for the last 8 or 10 months and it has just been literally the last three weeks at AS practice when his coach has been making him almost over exaggerate the follow through that his control has reappeared.
Now in the interest of full disclosure, he has worked on other things with my kid, leading with hip front hip and keeping his head steady through the entire pitch, but the follow through thing seems to be the thing that most dramatically affects his performance.
So, now that ive typed all this im wondering if you just meant that as long as the kid is following through properly, you dont change it, or coach it to look any particular way. But anyway…guess i’ll post it anyway