My son, a small 2023 LHP will be starting 9th grade in a couple months at a high school with just under 1500 students. It has the smallest student population among schools in its division (CA division 2), and I am given to understand pays around a $5000 stipend to the head coach of the HS baseball program. I don't think $5000 is likely to attract a high caliber head coach who is able and willing to put in the time and effort to build a comprehensive program.
I have learned from parents with slightly older kids that the current head coach and his assistant coaches understand the game of baseball. They are good game managers, which I've seen myself. But the organizing and managing the program as a whole leaves much to be desired. For example, there is no group pre-season workout program or any guidance for such.
Is this typical for mid-size schools?
What are typical expectations for how much a kid and his parents are on their own for development, and which aspects of development can be helped along by the HS baseball program at a mid-sized school?
I've already been helping him since he was 12 1/2 to structure a reasonable schedule for calisthenics, bands, sprints and short runs. At this point, I'm thinking that I should guide him toward's Driveline's Hacking the Kinetic Chain when he is physically mature enough, and pretty much assume that his HS will not provide much (if any) guidance for developing a pitcher body.
I'm curious to hear from others as to how much to expect from a (especially mid-sized) school, and how much must be done on one's own.