Thanks, he is big boy. I, myself, started with 10#, Slade used 5#'s and i think it was a bit too much for him. I'll drop him down to 3#'s.
Thanks for the pitching advice also. I have my wife to keep me in line. He didn't pitch regularly until he was 12, then his coaches started using him more. He's a leftie too. He'll turn 15 in a couple months.
I used to feel that I needed to push him to practice. He usually isn't a "gung-ho" type of kid. When I realized that, I curved my outward show of enthusiasm and gave him opportunities and he started showing me the drive he has. The early growth has helped him on the field. He now wants to get better and wants to learn what he is doing wrong when things don't go well.