Hi All, getting chilly up here in the Northeast but that’s when you have to bite the bullet and go out to the local baseball warehouses I guess.
Several weeks ago, when it was quite nice outside yet in the winter, I videotaped my kid and posted on here for some feedback. I’ve included that link as the first one just for a comparison of then to some throwing today.
We’ve only had two real chances to get some productive throwing in since we got some feedback on this site.
I can say one of the biggest revelations I had was the concept of getting moving sooner and getting some momentum going. I’ve had a chance to see some clips of college kids and pro’s and definitely notice the hips beginning to move much earlier than the old stop at the top as in the first link from several weeks ago with my kid.
Interesting enough, the first time he tried this he was a little out of synch a week ago with his arm getting up and ready with the increased tempo and momentum. But after about 15 or so pitches he was beginning to get it. Today his accuracy was very good.
And amazing enough based on a glove radar he had about a 4 mph increase from what I’ve been used to seeing over the last several months. Why? Maybe part throwing from a mound but the speed was increased even more than I was used to from the mound.
Anyway, what I note is that he’s doing a better job of getting the hips started forward from before…and is a bit better with his back leg action but still needs work on staying stacked such that his back foot drags on release. Some throws this occurred some not so much more work is needed, but again, his accuracy and speed were notable.
Anyway, apologize for the contrast and darkness but for the most part you can get a gist of the mechanics.
I noted some posts on here from Paul Newman lately criticizing the site in part for internet related wannabe pitching advice. I completely disagree. While I think everyone needs to take advice, chew on it, digest it and research it, I see a result from just one change in hip movement which I wouldn’t have been privy to besides this site. I enjoy talking to his old coaches as well who I greatly respected.
A ton of work left to do but the kid learned from just seeing his old clips who mechanical he looked and now has increased the tempo.
Thanks for any feedback as it all helps.