I haven’t been coaching for long enough to see a young cohort of kids progress through high school. What piques my curiosity is how the relative skills of the cohort progress as they get older.
Do the kids who throw hard at 8 remain the harder/est throwers at 10, 12, 15? Do the ones who pitch the “best” continue to do so?
My suspsicion is “No” with the caveat that at the very top, the child remains one of the better ones but is joined by others
Really curious about this as summer travel begins and kids of differing throwing levels get sorted into what appear to be, in the heat of the moment, permanent positions.