Good morning Paul. Love your system and the work outs for my son have been paying off. I use them as warm ups for the entire team. My son Ryan has jumped from 65 mph to 72- 74 mph! He is 12 and threw four innings, with 1 hit allowed. He proceeded to pick the kid off at first base. Had six strike outs. He loves the cutter video. Thank you and I’ve attached a video clip of him this last Saturday.
Way to go Ryan! Ryan is a great example of a younger pitcher using our system the right way. 90% of the 90mph Club can be used by pitchers of all ages.
Parents and coaches often ask about throwing different pitches at younger ages. There are no hard and fast rules here. It really comes down to the individual pitcher. I’ve coaches 11 year olds that I felt 100% fine with teaching breaking pitches. On the flip side, I’ve had 16 year olds I felt were not ready.
It comes down to physical matuarity, strength, flexability, and mechanics. It’s not a certain age or time in your career.
Pitches don’t hurt your arm. The way a pitch is thrown is what does it. The most stressful pitch on your arm is a fastball. A fastball throwing wrong will do more harm then a curveball thrown right.