(07-13-2011 03:54 PM)swindlehurst Wrote: What I have been doing with my kid is this.
Step 1: Start with shoulder facing the target, hands together.
Step 2: Almost make a T with your arms. Glove pointing where you are throwing, the ball pouting away.
Step 3: Make an L with your throwing arm.
Step 4: Throw and follow through.
The start adding in a little step towards where you are throwing.
As for catching pop flys correctly. Stand on some steps and drop the ball into their glove. They will get used to catching above their heads. This worked magic for me.
(07-13-2011 04:01 PM)michaelstepper Wrote: this is what i was going to start with. i've told my kids and a couple little league teams ive helped coach to keep your elbow away from your body when throwing.. don't short arm it. keeping the elbow in takes alot of "oomph" off the ball. my oldest can throw twice as far when he listens. the little leaguers listen better than my kids btw... also don't worry about speed.. get it to the glove in an accurate manner. after a while the motion becomes muscle memory and the speed can follow.
keep at it dad! it's frustrating but worth it
(07-13-2011 04:27 PM)Blue_Horde Wrote: He comes up to me with anything that is round in shape and asks me to pitch it to him.