Here’s something that I’d like you and your son to watch.
Your son’s proportions suggest that he is going to have some issues with progressive motion Vs. balance motion. This video clip shows in slow motion, then in real time, CJ Wilson dealing with progressive motion while managing balance motion. Note: I use the phase balance motion here only because it’s simpler for getting my point across. In the professional coaching circles it called something else, and even that varies with the particulars of the pitcher
Watch how Wilson moves and how he concetrates his body’s progress forward, by anticipating his body’s shifting weight – his arms comes up his glove arm extends, then his arms come in slightly as he completes his throw. NOTICE how he completely rotates his shoulders- exchanging his glove side shoulder with his pitching side shoulder. See how balanced he is after his release of the ball. From beginning to end – this is what we call a “Pitching Cycle” – BUT, in an abstract form to compliment a long toss exercise.
Have a game of catch with your boy and have him try and duplicate Wilson’s long toss. Now don’t allow your son to howitzer the ball trying to impress you on how hard or how far he can toss. Go slow and easy to allow him the luxury of feeling the exercise at his own pace.
See if this routine doesn’t give your son a better tempo with his body’s control. Also, and I almost forgot, stay within about 70-80 feet from him. Remember to, a proper warm up session is mandatory prior to tossing.
If you need suggestions on warm ups techniques, you’ll find plenty of suggestions by going to the information subjects at the very top of this web page. “click” on ATRICLES, then scroll down the page that your brought to and select the title(s) that suit you best.
At your son's age, the learning experience can be difficult at times. This stuff is not for everyone. But then again, if one doesn't try, .........