Take your time young man.
My son was in the same predicament as you as an 11 year old…low 50s, very good control, good movement, great pickoff move, very good fielder, outstanding mound presence, but couldn’t blow the ball past anyone.
He went through little league as a five year all star and made a couple very good travel teams. But…kids blew right past him between the ages of 11-13. They all grew while he was still at 5’ 1" 100 lbs. he was in the low 50s and most of the other kids started moving to the mid/upper 60s.
He was skinny, gangly, somewhat uncoordinated and lacked strength and stability… until midway through his eighth grade year when he grew six inches and added twenty pounds.
The fall after his eighth grade year I started him on a 28 session velocity course that teaches the Driveline method. He also started going to a gym 3-4 times a week to lift and worked with a sports performance strength and stability coach once a week.
This past week he hit 72 mph on the radar gun.
He still has eight velocity sessions to go before high school tryouts in March. We’re hoping he can get to the mid 70s by then which would place him ahead of the curve.
He has grown to 5’7"-5’8" 120-125 lbs as a 14 year old and is a lefty. He still throws a ton of strikes with a very good curveball, good movement, very good pickoff move, and can field his position. Hopefully he makes the team.
Whether he does or doesn’t, the fact is that he’s made drastic improvements in such a short period of time…added 13 mph to his velocity from late August to now.
A big part of that is the velocity training, but also the fact that we combined it with lifting and other fitness work at a time where he was physically capable of handling it and not a minute earlier.
He’s much stronger in the upper body, scaps, delts and has drastically improved his hip flexibility, joint stability and core strength.
But…we took our time with him and didn’t start such a program until we knew he was physically ready.
Don’t worry, you’ll get there also.