Thanks for the thoughtful feedback.
It’s hard to get a cogent explanation of what he’s working on. This was the first lesson I was able to make.
I know there’s a focus on direction and getting glove hand pointed to target. There’s been significant drills for agility and lower body explosiveness. I’m convinced that he really has yet to understand his lower body and is often far too focused on aiming pitches. All focus has been lower half. One thing that has been corrected is that he’s always been supinated through his entire pre-release. His 4-seam always cut and has a natural curveball that is excellent. Was never able to sink a ball or to throw anything other than a straight change. His coach has corrected that and he’s now able to back up a 2-seam with sink and throw a circle change properly. I believe it’s from getting him better aligned to the plate.
He’s playing basketball this winter and I feel like he’s benefiting from the conditioning and jumping. He’s been a very timid athlete and is just now beginning to understand how to use his body. He’s banging down low in basketball for the first time. I’d like to see him far less worried about the result of the pitch and focused on the process. It feels like he’s afraid to let loose.