I constantly see posts and threads from those that do not believe that young people today can achieve speeds greater than the early stars of softball. First of all the athletes of today are bigger, stronger, and quicker on average than the previous generation. Also, you have girls that are trained in modern or female specific mechanics that can produce greater potential speed and spin. Finally, there are some great athletes that are focusing on pitching that could be legitimate stars at the highest levels in basketball, volleyball, or track and field. It stands to reason that these speeds and faster will be achieved and are achieved earlier all the time. OTOH, hitters today are also so much more advanced in training, mechanics, and technologically superior bats (some even legal!) that it is imperative that the pitchers continue to get better with each generation. I have only seen one way to clock pitchers and all college coaches that I have seen do it the same way- behind the plate. Just because you haven't seen these young upstarts doesn't mean they do not exist. There is some great young talent in the midwest and southeast, and the ones I have seen do not always go to these combines or camps to get clocked. They are known to the people that matter-those recruiting them. No disrespect intended and I know there will always be inflated boasting about DD's speed. However there are some very legitimate young players coming like the player in GA, and there will be more. The old gold standard will get outdated at some point.