9 year olds mechanics - UPDATE!

Hey all again,

I wanted to thank all of you who offered so much advice and encouragement at the beginning of the season with my son’s mechanics. We spent the season working mostly on getting him to start from the stretch as well as improve his glove arm which was flopping out to his side at the beginning of the season.

With the changes to his glove arm, his consistency has improved a lot; in his last All Stars game he pitched almost the entire game with only one walk. During games however, his velocity is lacking. When we’re practicing at home he throws much harder than in the games. I’ve noticed some of the other kids pitch much harder than my son but their consistency to throw strikes is all over the place.

So I guess my question is: Should I worry about his velocity at this point or will it just naturally come as he gets more and more comfortable with pitching?

Also, here is a video of his last All Stars game that he pitched. I hope you will all agree his mechanics has improved from the first videos you saw of him. Take a look and let me know what you think…where should we go from here? (The original videos are still on my YouTube if you wanted to see where we started.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvIJkJtzg_o Normal Speed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QhyaNtVyo0 Slow Motion

Most importantly, he had a great time pitching! He loved it! After his last game for the season he asked if we could practice all year for next season!

Thanks again!


he looks good to me but I don’t wan’t to sound like the bad news bear but he might have timing issues. But maybe it’s just me.

:slight_smile: Good luck Taylor :slight_smile: