My son has pitched for a couple of years now. He turned 12 one month ago. He’s 5-3 and weighs a buck and a quarter. He has gained about 8-10 mph since last spring- we’ve worked mechanics and intent. We haven’t thrown a BP in 6wks. We have a fund-raiser baseball camp put on by the local HS starting tomorrow. We took a couple of weeks off completely and since, we’ve thrown some long-toss. He hasn’t pitched since fall ball ended the first week of Nov but has continued the band work he has been doing since early last spring. We went to the field today to hit some and we ended up pitching some too.
One area of his pitching where he has struggled with is getting over his front leg prior to release. We were just goofing around today. I drew him a line at 5’6" to encourage him to really reach with his landing leg, and a line toward the plate for him to follow. (we’ve been working on standing high jumps and step-ups since fall ball). Today, he was consistently landing at about the 5’ mark. I like what I see on some of the the pitches in this clip. I don’t like the glove hand flopping all over the place. Keep in mind, we were just having fun. He really seemed to respond to the “light” coaching. Maybe it was just the mental break he’s had since the season ended.