Hello everyone my name is Peter and I am new to the site. Back in the day I use to be a pitcher but I tore my labrum pitching in my last year in high school. I now coach baseball and do pitching and hitting lessons. Honestly I understand the hitting motion better than the pitching motion at this point. I can teach hitting very well but I want to lead the players I teach with the right mechanics so I am trying to get a better understand of the pitching motion. I figured if I tore my labrum obviously their was something wrong with my mechanics when I was in high school. I purchased the Major League Pitching package dvd program. I have watched everything once and will definitely watch it a couple more times so I get a better understanding.
Right now I coach two travel teams one is age 8 and the other age 7. The age 8 group is starting to learn pitching which is why I became interested in learning the right pitching mechanics. Currently I am just teaching the kids the backwards pitching motion, since they are all beginners. We are working with a strict 40 pitch a game pitch count and have two bullpen sessions a week. Basically what I was wondering if there is anything that I should know about. Like, what should be my main focus with these kids?
Also besides the Major League pitching package is their anything else I should purchase to get better understanding.
I figure everyone missed this the first time. I am looking for any help in regards to teaching the kids the correct pitching motion. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know what should be my goal for 8 year olds that are about to go to 9u baseball in regards to pitching.
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