I guess that is one of them thar rhetorical questions.
I was going to post this in the Youth pitching section, but since things can get a little stagnant down there, i decided to do it here. So i guess if anyone wants to comment on the second video to keep this thread on topic, go ahead. But mostly, this post is my thank you to everyone at TCP, from Mr Ellis on down to the regular posters just like me. Its been a fun year, and i think that my son has benefited from me posting here. Just a little jaunt down memory lane, here is a video of my then 9 yr old son taken way back on August 20, 2009.
Certainly not the worst youth pitcher ever, but just as certainly much room for improvement. We started with getting his glove side hand into proper position, and on his overall balance. We also worked on his release, and his over (or maybe early is a better description) pronation of his throwing arm. We worked on his follow through to encourage finishing pitches. I hammered into his head a phrase im pretty sure i picked up here…“Pitching with intent” In the end, i think he made vast improvements. Obviously, he still has much room for further improvement (I think his arm action is better, but i still dont think he is getting all he could out of his lower body), but as we sit here on the beginning edge of The Offseason (cue ominous music) i thought some of you might be interested in how he is doing. .My son’s Little League Minors team was State runner up, and when the team that won the Championship declined the invitation, his team was invited to represent the state of South Carolina in a Minors Tournament of State Champions in Huntington West Virginia, which we have just gotten back from a few days ago. So all in all it was a great summer for him. Now he is beging me to get a refund on his fall soccer registration so he can play Fall baseball. Too bad for him. LOL. Anyway, without further ado, here is my now 10 yr old son, pitching in the SC Minors State Championship Tournament, about 11 months after the original video was taken
Again, thanks to everyone here.