So..anyway, I was wondering ...
an observation that was brought up in a recent thread..
3 mid major D1's so far and I still can't figure out what D1 pitching coaches do..
even when I talk to other parents from other schools- both bigger(P5) and smaller..
son says : they take that first slow stroll to the mound after you walk your 2nd or 3rd guy and give you the "take it easy- throw strikes" speech...
some call pitches in game (that most pitchers do not agree with and btw do not shake it off or else..)
sometimes they make travel arrangements for the team.
some may even be high tech and do some video/rapsodo type stuff at times..
maybe some babysitting here and there...
many maybe are nice guys...
but do they coach and teach?
the reason I ask this is how does one's son improve and workout "things" in fall and during spring season?
whether its their 1st or 5th season?
are they just expected to work stuff out in the off season/summer ball?
work it out yourself maybe...dig deep...
ask your team mates for some advice?
maybe you have a pitching guru back home..?
an old travel coach?
maybe you have a Driveline or Tread coach on video speed dial ...for a pretty penny...?
but one thing I do know..
the teams pitching coach will most likely not help you with mechanics or improving "technique"
sure there may be an odd one here and there..
but that is a rarity..
maybe 18 to 25 kids are too much ..?
It is a weird situation..
just a thought.. if any of your kids eventually become a pitching coach ..
and you want to give them some advice..
first thing to do is to coach/teach/develop
the rest is logistical...