[quote=“coachxj”]Your son has something that almost no one who has posted a clip on this website possesses… he knows how to throw the ball (arm action). This is also validated by his velocity (8th grader throwing 75 mph).
I wouldn’t change a thing right now, especially anything having to do with the pivot foot.
For someone who has not done a lot of pitching I would suggest having him work out a stretch until he becomes more comfortable on the mound (game situations).
Other than that I wouldn’t change a thing, at least not until you get some videotape of him throwing under game conditions.
I will also say that the quickest way to potentially screw up your son’s pitching future is to worry too much about making him a pitcher at this stage of his development. And more specifically listening to any Tom, Dick or Chris’s opinion as to what you should or should not do.
as a set of all the players that I’ve viewed posted on this website your son has some of the best throwing abilities.
As usual my not so humble opinions. :evil:[/quote]
Thanks for the feedback. My boy recently took several pitching lessons from a pitching coach with the Yankees organization. He works with kids in the offseason. The instructor told me privately that my son has one of the two best “arms” he has worked with.
I took a look at your website:
Very impressive stuff!
My son made the cut for his 8th grade team. The coach spent the first week evaluating the kids for the cut. They didn’t do any pitching, so we don’t know whether he’ll even be asked to pitch!