My son is 10 and we have been working in the off season on implementing Coach Ryan’s suggestions from video analysis we did last year. Two of the recommendations my son has down pat (coming set with feet closer together and staying tall during delivery – not “scrunching his shoulders toward his lead leg when it comes up).
But, I am having REAL trouble getting him to get good weight shift (hip leading toward home) and real trouble getting him to break his hands later. (I did finally get him to stop collapsing his back leg – well pretty much).
Does anyone have any suggestions for working on these things with a 10 year old?
Our season starts next month and I am just about to give up until the offseason for fear I will mess up his pitching rather than improve it. I would appreciate any input on this also.
I really think he is losing some velocity and control, but I cannot get him to consistently get his hips going and break his hands late.
I will appreciate any suggestions.
Replying to my own post, I don’t know if that is out of the ordinary or not!
I went back and reviewed my son’s video analysis and compared how he is doing now. He IS doing better with his weight shift and hand break. I compared it to the video of him provided for the analysis and then to the MLB player used in the side-by-side comparison. I should have done that earlier. My mistake. And I need to let him know he is doing better too.
But, the problem, as I see it now, is that his hands are still ahead of his trunk. In other words, his hands are NOT in the position we want at landing. His right arm (pitching arm) is not cocked at landing and his lead arm is not out in front, it is already down by his hip. So, any idea on how to fix those problems????
this stuff takes time. be paitent, we have been with dick for about 4 years , there will always be things to work on. it will come. work on one thing at a time.
Any advice? Yeah, don’t push too hard on a 10yo. Keep it fun.
Post some video so we know what you mean.
Sorry for failing to respond.?? I became sidetracked.?? Now I cannot figure out how to post a video.
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