The following are links to a side and rear view video of my 9 yr old son pitching.
[www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncph7XOnv8Q] Side view
[www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqc74THMQ2Q] Rear view
These videos were taken 3-19. The only thing we have changed since then is to get his momentum going forward when his lift leg reaches its apex.
The main problem we have at this point is his release point, which is sometimes too soon and causes him to miss high. I notice this problem seems to occurr more frequently when he does not get a high leg lift. What are the best drills to correct this problem?
Also need help on the mental side. During practice he will throw 70-80% strikes with good velocity (43-45 mph), but in a game it sometimes decreases dramatically and he struggles.