I just found this site. I’m a life long ball player (shortstop) who has a 13 yr old son who loves to pitch and play center field…and can you believe he told me HE DOESN’T WANT TO PLAY SHORT.
Anyway, he’s a big strong kid, 5’ 11" about 145. He is extremely fast, and his swing is really coming around. Now, I know how to work with him on that but I know nothing about pitching. He throws hard and had success in little league last year…of course due to the short distance from mound -plate (He hit 70 on the gun a few times). This year he is in jrs and they are on a regulation field. I thought it best since he will be trying out for high school ball next year.
It’s early in the year so I’ve limited his thowing but he seems to be able to bring it nicely. However, my main concern is his mechanics and possibilty of injury. He has a tendency to drop the arm down and over throw…usually resulting in the high pitch. The season is starting up in few weeks and I’d really like to correct his delivery and overall mechanics.
So, the point of all this is I need some advice, links, video clips, etc. to the correct mechanics and drills. Thanks so much.