My son is a 9 year old lefty and began pitching last fall. We had a few lessons with a reputable pitching coach in the area which helped a lot. He throws very hard for his age, so I’m told, getting into the low 50’s. His main problem is control. He is very wild. Compounded by the fact that most of the kids don’t swing and have a lot of trouble hitting him when they do, it makes for some very long innings and a lot of walks.
He is all over the place but lately I’ve noticed he mostly misses to the outside when facing righties. From what I can tell his form looks good and matches what the pitching coach told us except for his actual delivery. He doesn’t throw sidearm but he does come over the top and then throws across his body and the ball always has a 45 degree spin to it. I’m wondering if the control issues are with his release point and maybe he’s not following through all the way.
I know it’s hard to tell without video, but does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing the wildness in general? And, specifically, what drills are good for teaching proper deliver, release, and follow through?