congrats to Samuel on a great year!
worked on some of these changes and have seen an immediate jump in velocity, he was sitting mid 60s 64-66 and threw 1 pitch 68 mph, I think the changes will result in more accuracy as well.
nothing about long toss, one of the guys did a lot of analysis on how hard players throw vs the year before, how much movement they get on pitches. surprise if you throw harder and have lots of movement on your fastball and breaking balls you are more likely to tear UCL. nothing on long toss, but I would not be surprised if there is a link to year round baseball, throwing, showcases. Interesting and I wish I could find the story, Kolek the big hard throwing Houston area high school senior 6″6 260, hitting 100. He broke his ankle playing first base had to sit out 3 months and then came back throwing 5 mph harder just in time to get on the radar. It may feel like you cant take 3 months off but there is plenty of time to get discovered. Different debate what a high school senior throwing 100? whats his upside at this point?, although maybe a safe draft pick compared to other high school pitchers as you likely already know what he will grow into.
thanks coach working on it already
i think you can also get some good used turf for pretty cheap to add some traction to that mound also.
Dick thanks for the comments will try and build him up slowly, he was doing some conditioning but like a lot of 11 yr olds, got bored with it. Its also been tough with the cold winter so far, even in Texas. I know he will get back to his previous form soon, was just more concerned with tryouts and the reality is, it is what it is. But a good lesson to start getting ready earlier when it really counts in high school.
<p>the interesting thing is that Harvey has not experienced any pain or soreness. They did MRI because of forearm tightness and perhaps a loss of velocity. My son was diagnosed with a UCL sprain and he had pain there. of course I think for a growing boy rehab and making sure your mechanics are good seems to have been a good option. will be interesting to see how Harvey does with his rehab. </p>
<p>as a follow up, ive read that Simons and Corea (astros top pick last yr) have both been clocked at 99 mph on throws from short stop. Should a pitcher be able to generate similar top speeds on flat throws with good throwing mechanics from the field, stepping into the throw etc as he does on the mound? </p>
Ok those are great tips. Thanks to both of you. Do you have a link to a backwards pitching sequence? We will work on it.
http://youtu.be/2P98kuasalg This is from a few days ago. He doesn’t seem nearly as dynamic as a few months ago I think he is not getting a good leg push from his back leg which is causing him to hang back and not transfer his weight as efficiently. His follow thru definately not as fluid. He still hit 62 which is a little faster than he was before but he felt like it took more effort, and he’s probably a little bigger and stronger.
<p>forgot to add he is 5″3, 100lbs.</p> Hi my name is Herb </p> <p>My son Blake is 10 yrs old about to turn 11 in 2 months</p> <p>He threw 62 mph yesterday</p> <p>He works with an instructor, he took the last few months off from throwing so we are just picking it back up. Right now we have been doing pitchers type workouts and thrown a full bullpens shaking off the rust, and have worked some on some deceleration drills. I noticed that he doesnt seemed to be following thru like he used to when we filmed these shots in late may/june. I will post that video. in spite of that he had been throwing 57-60 in the spring and hit 62 the 2nd day back throwing. </p> <p>My son played little league and elite level baseball over the summer, he is getting ready to tryout for the NTIS team for Texas that will compete in NC and vie for a spot on the baseball usa team.</p> <p>He had some inner medial elbow pain in February and March, from what I believe was throwing in cold weather without a proper warmup during a scrimmage. Was not growth plate, dr believed it was strained UCL but did not get an MRI.</p> <p>after sitting out 2 months, picked right up with no pain and throwing as hard as ever, and no pain. He will occasionally have some soreness in his elbow, but most days he will throw or pitch in a game and be virtually pain free with no soreness at all anywhere. </p> <p>We have bought one of your pitching manuals, a warm up disc, and I have been on your email list, which is very informative the last year or so.</p> <p>thanks,</p> <p>Herb</p>
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