I was just doing my normal surfing today and I was really looking at how many people want to get good overnight. I think this is a very good website for one and I recognize some names from other good sites. I also like the fact that steve is not bias to any training methods and has an open mind.
The son was your average 10 year old who just wanted to get better. Like any other dad I purchased books and DVD’s and found a good quality instructor here in So Cal. Anyhow three years later and alot of hard work went into what he is today and there were no gimmicks or tricks, just hard work and determination, factor in desire as well.
I wanted to also talk about a situation that I have seen personally. The son is pitching very well in Fall Ball and many parents want to know how and why he is throwing well. His velocity is up and his control is improving. So I was approached by a parent and they wanted some “secrets”. Well I told him that we long toss about twice a week and throw a Bullpen once a week or sometimes twice , depending if games and practices conflict with one another. I also told him that if the kids mechanics are bad to not even do long toss or bully sessions but to Videotape him and watch to see if his mechanics are sound. So after a few weeks his kid is complaining of a sore arm. I videotaped his kid and noticed that his kid dips his elbow below his shoulder line and he pushes the ball. This is a recipe for disaster when you mix in long toss!!!
Anyhow I think the dad wanted his kid to get good real quick and he may wind up hurting his kid in the long run as opposed to helping him. :roll: