Our season ended about a week ago and our Varsity coach was talking to all of us individuoly....

Anyways I played SS for the JV and when I talked to the Varsity coach he said my arm is too weak to play short... When he told me this I was a little disappointed,  but we have a whole summer before our team gets back together in the fall...

Can I get some advice on how to get a strong arm for short I really want to play short and prove my coach wrong when we get back from summer break.... Any workout or any suggestions would be awesome,  Thanks!!
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Keep in mind that most decent V programs have the guy with the strongest arm, athleticism and fielding ability playing SS, so don't take it too hard.  It's great that you are listening to what he is saying regarding things you need to work on and taking action. 

 

Check out the J-bands and throwing program here...

 

http://www.jaegersports.com/

 

Also, when you take ground ball reps, be sure to take several deep in the hole and work on making that long throw strongly.  And be open to earning whatever position you have a shot at winning.  If the current V SS is returning, that may mean better opportunities exist at another position.

 

I will add that it is also very important that you can make all the throws consistently.  As a HS coach, there have been many years where we looked first at guys with strong arms but ended up putting someone there who we could count on to make all the plays that should be made.

 

Good things tend to happen to those who work the hardest!

I agree 100% with cabbagedad. The only thing I would offer is long toss and long toss correctly staying "on top" of the ball. This is all my son ever did other than hitting the weight room.

Thanks alot cabagedad and Floridafan that's probably what I'm going to be doing over the summer... Bands, long toss, weight room, ground balls, and hitting... Hopefully I come back much stronger next season... Again thanks for the advice

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