My boy turned 8 in April and in my opinion he’s got great potential… He wants to throw faster and he hones in on the strike zone nicely and even when throwing balls, rarely are they “wild”… I’ll post some video in the coming days to get some feedback on his mechanics… Here’s the problem. I got a Glove Radar (
), and while it’s fun to see what he’s throwing, I’m reading on here about kids throwing WAAAAY faster than him. His fastest (@ 46ft) was 35 on the glove radar… According to the company, I should tack on 5-6 mph on top of readings since the reading is at the glove & not release… So that means the fastest I’ve ever clocked him at is what 41? Is that dog slow? And BTW that’s his TOP speed… That day his average was around 37mph… Yesterday when we practiced, his average was around 34!? I don’t tell him, I just look at the reading and encourage him, and in fact, I encourage him to NOT try to throw hard because he loses command quick.
Anyway, is he way slow for his age? Should I stop coddling him and let him try to throw harder or work on his mechanics to get more velocity? I think he definitely needs a longer stride… And I also think he’s turning his trunk/torso too soon… Anyway, any advice? Thanks much, glad I found this place…