Looking for a little help on one of my 12U pitchers… He’s got very good velocity and is pretty accurate.
One of the biggest things I’d like opinions on is his back leg… I don’t really see this in MLB pitchers nor any kids I’ve analyzed??
Notice his back leg in either the side or back view - his back leg is coming up and off the rubber on the side view as his front shoulder begins to turn - well before release; on side view you can see it at frame 51 in Quicktime or backview frame 51. Is this taking away from his power or accuracy?? Most guys will have the foot dragged on the ground/pulled forward by the hips rotating and pop-up after release…
Other things I see that could use some work:
Start with feet closer together; he’s wasting movement to knee lift
Get a some more momentum/movement w/hips as part of knee lift
Watch collapsing back side knee over foot
Better timing w/his arm - he’s getting it up a little early
Landing front foot more open; too closed at landing preventing hips from clearing
Needs to brace front side leg/knee better - knee keeps moving forward from landing to finish…
He does seem to do the following well:
Good back side extension w/his leg
Stays closed well
Drives forward/down w/Torso
Tucks front side well
Good release/follow through.
Please let me know what you see w/him.