Quote it’s proven in all sports that the max efficiency that can be achieved is at this level of effort.the harder you try to throw,the more velocity you lose.He’ssmart enough to get it,but also young enough to not get it.
At85%-90% he is acting like a starting pitcher that is expected to start and finish a game,if possible not a closer that will come in and blow it out for an inning or two trying to stricke everybody out.
At 85-90% his ball will move more.I encouraged him to stay 85-87mph.He can always dial it up when needs a high fast ball for a K.throwing 90 his ball straightens out ,flattens out making it hittable for good hitters.as he grows he should stay in the 90-93mph range an dial it up when needs it.We have a couple of kids came thru our progam thru 98 had to drop back to 93-94 to strike out people.98 the ball is flat straight an hittable
At 85%-90%more balls will be put in play and you let the laws of baseball take over batters will get themselves out if you let them.He throw 69 pitches in 4 innings.that’s too many if he is to complete 7 innings under 100 pitches.that’s on pace for 120 pitches ,unfortunately,some coaches will leave kids in that long but they shouldn’t.they will give all kinds of reasons why it’s ok but it’s not.throwing at a more efficient 85-90% will not only make his motion more repeatable,but allow him to be more productive.Josh can help on this guite a bit if you choose to go that way.
So, he wants your son to hold back and not throw as hard. How do you do that and why would you?
Not once did he mention that maximizing mechanics and increasing velocity makes the hitter’s job much more difficult because he has less time to react.
Completely irrational. The older I get, the less patience I have with incompetence. Too bad he just doesn’t leave him alone and let him pitch and be happy he’s blessed with a kid that cares enough to dedicate so much effort and time to his skills development.
Pure nonsense. All belief based.
Did this apply to Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, Aroldis Chapman (luckily they not screwed him up yet) and all the other 100 mph pitchers including Verlander.
How is Lincecum doing since he dropped into the low 90’s? He has had to reteach his body a brand new level of throwing intensity. That is what messes up ball control.
The same happened to Daniel Bard. At his lower…less than 96 mph fastball his control got worse.
If a pitcher can move fast and under control that is what he should do. And that is how you maximize velocity and ball control.
I knew what you would say an I agree 100%.
WE WILL TAKE YOUR ADVICE.
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OFF SEASON FUNCTIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM WE BOUGHT FROM YOU
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