My son has played Select ball since he was 9 years old and he has excelled at every level thus far. He is now 14, having just completed his U13 Select Season. He has never had an individual pitching coach that could work with him one on one outside of team practices. Now, after watching him pitch in some tournaments recently, I realize that his pitching needs to be further developed and his delivery needs to be sharpened and refined. But now he is entering high school, a high school with a very successful baseball program. He has already met and worked with the school’s coaches and he was a member of the school’s Metro League team for incoming freshmen.
My question is, is their a need for an individual pitching coach? Would there be a conflict of interest by bringing in a individual pitching coach for my son?
You see, once my son was about 11 years old, I turned my focus towards my younger boys, we have 4 altogether, and somewhat left my older son to the behest of his coaches. I know he would be a more developed pitcher now had I encouraged him more and made sure he was working on his craft.
At this point, what can I do to keep him on the top of his game? Should I still be working directly with him or just making sure he is getting skilled instruction somewhere. ( I am a decent coach, but was never a pitcher, so I lack that expertise for sure).
How can I help him? I feel partly responsible that his pitching isn’t more developed.
I would appreciate any advice.