This section is looking pretty dead so I thought I’d pose a question. If you coach LL age pitchers (or have them living under your roof) how often, if at all, do you encourage them to pitch during the off-season?
With my own kids (9 & 11) I decided that not pitching at all risked losing whatever mechanics they have, and pitching too much risked injury and/or losing their interest, so we’re getting out once a week and warming up slowly then throwing 50-60 pitches. We’re not worrying about velocity at all, and letting location take care of itself, while focusing mainly on improving mechanics and making them consistant.
BTW - same approach to hitting. We’re making it to the local batting cage for just a few turns once a week.