Born Burlington Vt. US Marine veitnam vet. Started teaching Coach Millâ€™s methods to my son when He was old enough to hold a ball. Have been very successful while teaching him and many others. Still have many pitchers in High School and College calling me with questions and updates. We came aboard again to give a little back plus Elijah (my son 15) is at the age of growth and I wanted to make sure he continues on the right path. We decided not to play summer ball and fall ball so he could concentrate more on conditioning and consistant bullpens for training. The Games will be waiting for him. Lots of Texas baseball year around. If you have not totally bought into Coach Millâ€™s way I encourage you to do so. Donâ€™t deviate one bit or get caught up in the pressures to go along with the some coach. I have found even in the major league level that most coaches trust in theory and canâ€™t answer simple pitching questions, like, â€œWhy are you telling me to come to a stop, or why are you saying my stride should be shorter. I spoke to Jon Danials (Rangers GM) and he asked me after I told him I had a pitcher throwing 80 at age 13 if I was using long toss. I told him I didnâ€™t believe in long toss and he looked at me like I was crazy. Folks stand your ground for your kids, teach them to be their own pitching coach and to know their mechanics better then anyone. Glad to be a part of a serious pitching community.
A lot of wisdom in this post…that of course few outside of this circle would follow.
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