Tell me what you think.
Good job. He’s looking good. My suggestion is to get rid of the idea of the “balance point” and get moving sideways sooner. Get him to remove the pause at the top of the knee lift. A little more momentum would be the only thing I’d act on for a bit.
We’ve been trying to get his hips moving to the plate over the last few months. However, it has had a negative effect on his curveball and has caused him to miss high - I think. We are now trying to delay his hips going forward until the top of his knee lift to see if it helps. Before, we applied the “stay back” method - I guess we are trying to find some middle ground.
He will probably never be a power pitcher, so control is the key for him. He has a really good curve ball (Zito like - no joke) along with a cirlce that he is close to mastering.
One of things we both see in the video is his head pulling away from the pitch. Any suggestions on overcoming this?
He is 2-0 this year - beat two very good teams. Still too many walks though. Thanks
I only see one link - the one for the video from behind (2B).
It seems there are 2 other links but I see red X’s.
here are the two links in a different format.
We’ve been trying to get his hips moving to the plate over the last few months. However, it has had a negative effect on his curveball and has caused him to miss high - I think. We are now trying to delay his hips going forward until the top of his knee lift to see if it helps. Before, we applied the “stay back” method - I guess we are trying to find some middle ground. [/quote]
I agree with DM’s comment about getting the hips going sooner. When doing this, the head and shoulders should stay slightly behind the front hip into foot plant. But I’ve seen pitchers lean back too much toward 2B when trying to do this. This posture change could certainly affect release point resulting in a curveball missing high.
Pulling away as in toward 2B like I described above? Maybe you can post some video of him trying to get the hips going sooner so we can see if we can spot something else.
Take a scientific wild a** guess (Swag) who is scheduled for the job of home plate ump at the Terry Parker vs Eagles View jv game on 3/26…I’m hoping for my 2nd personal look at your son that day.
He’ll love my strike zone…but if I hear someones old man in the crowd givin me a rough time, I’ll run ya! So best behavior that day…
Aaron plays for the varsity squad, so he’ll not be pitching in the game you are calling. I would really like you to see him - maybe some other time. He is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against Nease. BTW, how is your boy doing? So far, Aaron got the win against Episcopal and La Grange Georgia. He pitched against St. Augustine, but left after 3 because he threw 111 pitches three days earlier. We ended up losing that game, but he had the lead when he went out. Good luck the rest of the way.
He (Aaron) ought to do fairly well against Nease, we beat them 3-0 (They aren’t hitting well right now…they just scheduled their whole team to lessons with Rick Wilkens…), we’re 4-1 in the district. My boy just picked up a save against Mantanzas 2 innings , 0 earned, 2 k’s and a pick, he’s thrown well, just hasn’t had the defence working (2 actual “hits” everything else errors), I think he’s totaled 13 innings, 2 earned, one loss to Orange Park, charactorized by the paper as an error filled contest…His coach was less diplomatic…He had the win at Menendez (Left after 5+ leading 3-2 (Both the 2 were unearned), but the Sr. who relieved him couldn’t hold the lead) He tied the game on a squeeze and we won in extra innings.
I’m liking what I’m seeing, he’s not getting hit at all and he’s getting lots of ground balls, his slider was sick at Menendez I think he was at 7 k’s when he left…mostly I can see the best is yet to come. We just went and saw Wilkens yesterday morning and I saw the light bulb light-up on a couple of small tweaks Rick had him consider…“What initiates rotation”? got him all fired up, he talked about it the rest of the day and into today…I love when I see that kind of fire. We’ll see, so glad your boy is kicken it! We’re playin the same teams…St Aug is our only district loss 2-1, we get them at home before the end of the year (We were rained out before) and I feel fairly sure they’ll see my boy at that point.
My son lost his first game of the year last night 2-0. He pitched all seven, walked 0, had 7 k’s, and neither of the runs were earned. Gave up three little singles. Our team did not hit well (other kid pitched well too), nor did it push runs across when it could have. I’ll post some video later for all of you expertise
im 18 and im a pitcher on my varsity squad. but i still feel like im not using my whole body. dose any one know any tips on how to make mores use of your shoulder and hips when pitching. also when i throw me arm feels like theres now whip to it any advice will be appreciated.