Does Crossover Symmetry increase velo?

 I sit at 79 and touch 80 every once in awhile. I just bought the individual crossover Symmetry package and I was wondering that if I followed all of the workout plans every day, as well as long toss, will I see a jump in my velo? I’m currently a sophomore in high school right now (15 years old). I made the varsity team freshman year and pitched well, but the older kids are starting to catch on to my speed.

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Matt Parsons posted:

 I sit at 79 and touch 80 every once in awhile. I just bought the individual crossover Symmetry package and I was wondering that if I followed all of the workout plans every day, as well as long toss, will I see a jump in my velo? I’m currently a sophomore in high school right now (15 years old). I made the varsity team freshman year and pitched well, but the older kids are starting to catch on to my speed.

I question whether any post that is allegedly from a HS player is actually from a HS player.  Regardless, here is some food for thought.  Band work should be a part of every pitchers daily routine. The bands you purchased are fine and using them regularly will strengthen the rotator cuff - which will greatly reduce the chance of injury.  You don't want to long toss every day. Mix in some drill work. Regarding the velo - success at 79 mph can have a lot to do with the fact that it is below bat speed.  As you get older and stronger, and velo goes up, you may get hit harder for a time.  This happens to a lot of pitchers and you have to battle thru it.  Hitting is all about timing, therefore pitching is all about upsetting a hitters timing.  IMO the best way to upset timing is to change speeds. So, as velo increases to 80 - 84 (and you become more hittable) you need to become more adept at changing speeds.  This will make you a better pitcher in the long run anyway. You should spend as much time working on your change up as you spend trying to throw harder - and you want a minimum of 10 mph differential between fastball and change up.  Think about learning to pitch better as much as you think about trying to throw harder.

If you are near one of their office locations, ask to get some one-on-one time with one of their trainers. Son did this twice and it was very beneficial to him.  Do not have any direct evidence that performing CS enhanced my son's velocity...it sure did not reduce it!

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