My son is 12 & has good mechanics, but like all pitchers needs to develop in a few key areas. He is shutting down throwing from Oct to end of Dec, but we want to take advantage of the down time to work on a couple of things that were tuff to tweak in season.
2 ?'s… Is it okay to soft toss 15 feet into a target with a 1 oz ball as he works on drills/timing? Does that compromise his “down time” as he rests his arm for the 3 month dead period?
What drills are best to work on his timing (arm position & shoulders being closed @ foot strike) & lower body work (back leg extension, explosive stride & arm extension @ the target into release)?
I’m looking at the towel drill as one drill to incorporate but not sure how that affects his arm during down time?
What other drills or exercises can develop his timing of the arm position @ foot strike & effective use of his lower body?