Well I’m a sophmore and I made varsity this year. The turnout was pretty bad we didn’t have any seniors tryout. We will have a decent team though for our area we have 11 juniors and 2 sophmores. I go to a pretty small school. I made it for the field but where I come from if you have decent stuff you’ll pitch. Well I’ve been working in the offseason with the coach on the mound a bit in the gym throwing. I really worked on my forkball and I got the thing going pretty good, but I don’t have a lot of speed to start off with. I’ve been working pretty hard in the gym and I have my mechanics a lot better and I have some more speed but it will be tough.
I live in New York which means we still have snow on the gound so we’re in the gym. Today my coach set it up so that we could have pitchers off of the mound and live hitting in the cage. So I was summonded to throw 6 batters, more of just to get the hitters swings less of me to practice pitching. Well I did pretty good and had 2 strikeouts and maby a couple week ground outs. The first was a walk and one kid had a nice rip on me. I didn’t warm um too much which explains the walk. Well my forkball was really good and it dropped off a lot. I threw it 5 times 2 a ball, 1 of those was low and one was outside, the one wasn’t too low either. 1 was grounded off the plate for a foul ball or a groundout and 2 were swings and misses. I might have had 1 more swing and miss but I don’t remember.
My coach was really impressed with me and said that he wasn’t considering me a pitcher but I might see some innings. I said I need to work on some velocity. He said it should come with some longtoss once we get outside. We’re also going to SC for a week during spring break for a tournament. My control was pretty good and I hit my spots not too bad but I just have be careful if I leave one out.
So heres the deal, I workout early for 45 mins to an hour around there before school. I usually do just whatever footballs doing but I thought maby I should do some more baseball related stuff. I have TuffCuff and its sweet and has everything but sometimes I don’t know which is best for me which days and what. Its a great guide and its setup for all months but I’m not sure which I should do. I don’t need to condition like I’m pitching a lot becuase I’ll only pitch alittle bit. If someone could give me which parts of TuffCuff if they have it to use for strength and velocity that would be great or workouts in TuffCuff or even other workouts. I go 3 times a week early and can stay after before practice whenever I want.
I will give some stats for me. I’m 5’9" 156lbs. Some of my weights are for squating today I started with 115 10 times for a warmup then went to 135, then 145 then 195 for 10 each. 200 is about where I am for squating. For arms I do usually 45’s for Dumbell press while holding both in the air but 50 shouldn’t be too hard. I don’t really bench ever but if you want it I think my max is 135 :roll:. I really don’t think that reflects me because I can out dumbell press some kids that can crush me at the bench so I’m really not sure. Also my shchool gym has machinewise. 2 weight benches obviously. Leg extension, curl and press maby if thats what it’s called. Pull up and dip machine. The Lat machine that has the different attachments grips. We’re getting a jammer soon. Shoulder press. We also have sandbags and I don’t know where the med balls went to but I havent seen um lately. We also have some of those small bands that you use around your hands.
Thanks for any help.