With only working on pitching development twice a month as stated in the above response. How can the mind learn a movement in a specific sequenced motion if you are not working on that skill in a bullpen/video a minumum of twice a week? Is he pitching in a travel ball league/little league team’s that are preventing this pitcher from really putting the needed time into perfecting the sequence of the pitching motion? Trying to change pitching mechanics during the competition of a game is devestating to the learning process.
Moving away from the mound leading with the front hip, delaying the hand break at the belt well into the stride is a good starting point for future bullpen work.
I have to attest to the a2000 myself, I purchased this glove last fall for my son along with the wilson glove conditioner that comes in a white jar and I’m still working this glove in for him. It is a great long lasting glove once broken in but it does take some time in order to do so.
The a2k is a great option due to the softness issue was addressed in this model from wilson and still get the long durability that is legendary with wilson but the price tag is close to $300.00
rawlings has the heart of gold collection and multiple other glove options from the price point from $75 up to $300
A great company to check out is akadema.com they offer a awasome collection of gloves with the ability to personialize the gloves to your desires color, laces, embordery. The price is very affordable unlike rawlings custom glove options that can run in the range of $450
Thanks for the link to this story. It never seems to amaze me when stories like this come to light in the mainstream media like it’s something new and amazing concept, when Mr. Mills have been ahead of the curve on this a long time ago.
Thanks Randy for your posting it’s always nice to get a second opinion on mechanics. We have been working hard in the past few months on trying to delay hand break after moving in a lateral motion towards the target, I’m too concerned about his elbow postition at landing that should get corrected with a later hand break.
Without getting into correcting too many things at once but In the front view (haven’t posted yet) his lateral move towards home plate Is landing on the third base side of the mound which prevents him from properly torquing against his lower body since his hips are closed. As Mr. Mills says one thing at a time, so in my mind the high elbow takes priority at this time due to likelyness to cause injury.
I hopefully can post this right but here is a side view of my son’s delivery.
To anwser your question Mr. Mills my son is 8 years old and we have been working on this for about 4 to 5 months now. We have been working on the explosiveness of this delivery and with the bull pen sessions that we do have been able to get the control. There is still a long way to go since his arm is still getting involved way to early with the early hand break (which is also to high at hand break from the glove)
Thank you in advance for any and all help,
The power of misguided contraptions like this will end up in every baseball program before to long, just because a player endorses it and makes a fast buck off of it. I just saw one in the baseball academy that we participate in a month ago and this academy is a former major league pitcher that still does towel, balance drills etc…….
complete rip off! no use of video feedback or any instruction that promotes a explosive movement down the mound. I just sit back and watch the wasted hours that goes into lessons with minimal results from them, it’s like a cash cow to these former major league pitchers when it comes to lessons.
I was on that website last night since that governs high school rules also and I had to order the rules for $8.00 in order to get the ruling on what a pitcher is able to do. Thanks russell for that infomation I knew someone would know thanks.
I got it figured out for anyone else that is using the v1 golf app to do your videotaping,. you must use your cam from the device that you are using and import it to v1 application. If you capture it while using the application it will only allow you to upload it to their library and not youtube.
Since all of the video at this time has been captured using the application I will have something posted this weekend just using the device camera that allows posting to youtube.
Plus if you are using the android application for the v1 golf there is now a baseball application on the market for $9.99 It seems to do the same thing that the v1 golf did but allows you to upload your videos to a baseball instructor instead of golf….fyi
I was going to post a video of his delivery, but have had problems getting the video to transfer from the v1 software that I have been using to videotape his delivery. Any suggestions would be helpful on how to post it from the v1 application.
By no means do I believe that he has mastered all the above mentioned, we have worked very hard on a long delivery, late hand break and at this time moving aggressive into a braced front leg so his body is generating the power. My main concern at this time is at landing his head is out over his front knee and not centered, I will try to get a posting of this on here which will better illustrate.
With the two yellow lines I suspect that area to be the problem, is that due to a short stride which appears in the side by side comparison? Since It’s a freeze frame and we can’t see how he started the delivery, does he have an early hand break or just poor arm swing out which is causing the the low elbow? Will there be an answer posted later?
I know that you stated that your 10 year old was pitching 50mph, from what distance? Was a radar gun used to ? The video posted showed a short stride and slower body movement that doesn’t equal up to 50-54 mph.
I was wondering the same thing on how to keep your fingers on top of the ball, and I came across a post where this guy recommended throwing a hockey puck by placing the index and middle finger on top and the thumb centered on the bottom of the puck. Just thought I would pass it along hope it helps.
I have been a Mike Esptein subscriber for the past two years and it has transformed my 8 year olds swing from hitting weak ground balls to hard lined shots. I fully stand behind the hitting system and teach it to others on the team. The one problem with using this hitting system with younger ballplayers is their leg muscles haven’t fully developed at this age in order to incorporate the system as intended, but it will lay the foundation of hitting when they do develop more and will be ahead of the game.