I have a 9 year old and a just turned 12 year old.
The 12 year old pitches in two games per week...two innings each game.
We practice (never more than an hour, not less that 30 min) 3-4 times per week. All year round....breaks for vacations or holidays....
We have a 16 ounce cannonball but I think it is too heavy for her.
We practice with a 14" ball (drills and 35 feet pitching.)
We use a spinner and have weighted balls (9, 10, 11, 12 ounces)
We vary the drills and she doesn't pitch full motion with more than 9 ounce.
How many times per week should a just turned 12 year old practice each week?
What about a 9 year old...she can easily do the under the leg snap drill with a 9 ounce and regular 12" ball, spinner, snap drills.
Mostly we are looking at release point with her and trying to keep herpre motion consistent as she tends to be a little inconsistent (typicall of a 9.5 year old I would guess.
Seriously thinking about the PERFECT CIRCLE and would buy it today .....