He’s moving down the mound a lot earlier and faster than me, like how Roger talked about the “energy angle” and how at the peak of his leg lift he’s already going towards home a lot more than me. And then obviously his intent is very good, very explosive and aggressive towards the plate.
Also I see his front landing leg is a lot more aggressive in straightening out and making his body like a catapult, I have a little flexion in mine, probably from lack of strength.
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Correct. The most important thing you said was intent. The front leg action is more a result of doing other things right. He isn’t trying to keep it firm, that just happens. Might be a strength issue, but probably not.
I think the bottom line is you don’t need to be making massive mechanical changes here, but take into account the stuff here and start trying to add in a little bit more intent in everyday catch play and off the mound. When you long toss really let it fly and try to drive just a little bit harder in the exct same way you already do. You already move down the mound using what appears to be the proper musculature, so just do it a little faster. Experiment with small things, starting with intent, but don’t go changing everything that isn’t broken. Been there, done that.
Start thinking long and hard about how you’re going to strengthen your body up to be as prepared as possible for your final high school season.
Let me know if you have any questions and as always feel free to PM me if you need to