Yes Steve and I’ve been following your advice on direct emails. Our regular season ended about a month ago and we finished 9-3 and with a 3rd Place in our end of season tourney. Manny pitched 16 innings, 26Ks and finished with a 2.45 era. He was selected as a 10U - American All-Star and has pitched in 2 of 4 tournaments. When he pitched they took 1st in both tourneys and now we’re headed to State next week. I’ll update with you how we perform as a Team and also how Manny pitches at the highest level of competition for his age bracket. I’ll continue sending you emails too directly as after the All-Star season ends, we will start Fall Ball then the end of season workouts with your Tuff Cuff Jr. program. I do have some questions of when to start using any weighted balls to increase velocity, if you recommend?
I’ve heard talk of a few 10U pitchers using them in our tourneys and it has increased their speed initially but they get hit too just like the rest.
In closing, what do you recommend is a good age to use such a tool to increase speed besides, long-toss, bull pens (mound and flat ground) and core, leg and shoulder exercises. Just want to continue giving the best pitcher advice to my son for his abilities too.
Thx again for everything Steve!
Stanley Cruz, Manager/Coach
Black Hills Major Minor - White Sox