My 13 year old son is having a problem with his two seam and says it does not move. He said it moves the same as his four-seam, so he dosn’t throw a two-seam and sticks with the four-seam. His coach told him to place his index and middle finger between the two seams and to grip the ball lightly, and he gets no movement with this approach. After doing some research, I learned that the index and middle finger should be placed directly on the seams and the ball should be held tighter than a four seam. After reading this forum, I also learned that he should/could apply pressure to the seam with his index finger.
I know the ball will not move the same for everyone and there are variations of the grip to everyone’s preference, but I would be interested to learn if there is a “classic” approach of the proper way to teach a 13 year old how to throw a two-seam. I want to make sure he is getting the proper instruction at his age and that he gets good results from his efforts.
He’s 5’11’’ at 13 and has big hands and beautiful, long fingers for pitching, so we’re hoping he’ll get a good spin off the ball.
Thanks for any help.