My son, many of you have seen his pitching videos, is trying to add a curve to his fastball. I have been trying to teach him to throw it just as a overhander but from the side - (instead of a “C”, it would be a “U” from the catchers point of view.). He threw one that hung then broke a good 3-4 inches then down then could never get throw it again.
Most of the time, the ball looks like a bullet spinning right at me. I can see a red dot in the middle of the ball and is does not move. I tried the little league curve which says you point your finger at the catcher when you snap but he is getting more frustrated.
He threw the other day and had 3K, 2H and rest were ground outs over 14 batters. After they get used to his pitch, they key in on that fastball and drill it. He tried a change but it floated (second hard hit).
I picked up the curve quick but I never tossed it from the side and tried today and sent the ball spinning like a top in one direction.
Has anyone found a way to teach or have picked up a curve from the side? Maybe slurve or slider?
He is 12 throwing from 46’.
I tried to see what his “bullet ball” is and I get mixed results from a Backup Slider, Gyro Ball, Junk Slider (one that never breaks).