I haven’t gone through the entire index, so if this question has already been posted I apologize.
I am not a fan of the Slide Step for a left handed pitcher. I pitched, and coached, for years and found the loss of control and pitching speed negated any advantage the slide step my offer. It also seems like the greatest advantage of being a lefty is the ability to decide at the top of the leg kick whether to go to the plate or first.
Stating that, it is only my opinion. My son, who is also a lefty pitcher, is being pressured to adopt the slide step by his coach. What is the general opinion of other coaches and players on this board? Certainly, at the end of the day, he will do what the coach tells him, but if anyone has any science or other professional opinions I can share I would appreciate it. (unless I’m wrong of course, then I’ll just keep it to myself! lol!)