9Y pitching mechanics


#1

Things I think he needs to work on

  1. longer stride
  2. keeping back foot on ground
  3. glove stabilization
  4. leading with hips not shoulders

any thing I am missing?

also pitches in a game and pitches in a week?
How many how much ?


#2

This isn’t to help him it’s purely a comment:

Compared to a lot of the 9 yr old’s mechanics and throwing motion i’ve seen he’s got some good stuff going for him. Sure his mechanics are a bit messy now but you can see that he has the basis down and has a very good (and swift) arm action for his age. I could see him throwing hard when he grows up.


#3

[quote=“Dfalcs”]Things I think he needs to work on
…also pitches in a game and pitches in a week?
How many how much ?
[/quote]

A basic guidline would be as follows from the ASMI site:

Recommended limits for 9-10 year old pitchers:

 50 pitches per game
  75 pitches per week
  1000 pitches per season
  2000 pitches per year 

In my totally unprofessional opinion, pitch counts can vary by a certain degree based on physical maturity and conditioning and should not be solely judged by age.