[quote=“Chris O’Leary”][quote=“Ken”]My son is 12 yrs old, is talll (about 6ft) and throws very hard. He has always had good control in the past, but for some reason, this year he is consistently high. He isn’t wild inside and outside so much as just high. By high I mean from the chest up. I can’t seem to figure out what he’s doing differently/wrong. I’m actually starting to think maybe it has to do w/how fast he’s grown.
Any suggestions what to look for?[/quote]
Sounds like he could be rushing.
By that I mean that he could be trying to get a little something extra on his pitches by striding forward extra hard.
One solution is to either not stride forward so quickly (I tell my pitchers to be smooth and to not “jump” toward the plate) or to break the hands a little sooner so that the arm is up and in the ready position at the moment the shoulders start to turn. Reminding the pitcher to take a nice long stride can also help.
I have had this problem with a couple of my pitchers this year and recently wrote an article that tries to explain this problem in depth…
Let me know if that helps.[/quote]
Thanks…that makes sense. I’ve actually been telling him that I think his upper body is behind his lower body, but didn’t no how to correct it.