Hi all. This my first post on this forum. I look forward to your comments.
My boy has been playing ball non stop since he was 6. We have always concentrated on hitting and fielding, never ever on pitching. My feeling was, play ball, be a ball player, and that he is.
He has recently turned 12 and wants to pitch more. I have always steered him away from that in fear of arm problems. Well now I am thinking about how to approach this and am thinking that lots of long toss is the key. I am stressing good mechanics, a short time limit, but cutting loose hard throwing. Then bringing those mechanics and arm speed to the mound.
Is this the way to go? BTW, he is not a physically mature kid for 12.
What can I say, nothing in kids baseball scares me except arm injuries!
Thanks for listening!