So I have started giving my 9 year old son pitching lessons with a pitching coach. My son really seems to enjoy it and does well in game situations. What should I be working on with him at this age and what to avoid?
His team baseball coaches are more throwers than pitchers and figure that if you hold the 4 seam fastball correctly then that is all you need to know to pitch. His pitching coach has other things in mind, like mechanics, warm up, long toss, and wants him to throw a 2 seam FB.
Just wondering what the conventional wisdom is for this age group and to keep him interested and healthy. To his team coach’s credit, he watches pitch count very closely and doesn’t let kids throw more than 40 pitches in a game and then there is two days of rest.
Thanks in advance,