My 12 yo DD took up Pitching this past August and has slowly been ramping up lessons and throwing more to get ready for her season that starts in May.
I took a ramping up approach as i want her to like pitching... and I am not expecting the next Jenny Finch here.
Started with PC Session every 3rd week until December and throwing on our own the off weeks
Then in December we went to every other week with PC and throwing on our own the off week
February we kept every other week with PC but were also throwing an additional day ( so 2 days a week)
Now we are at the point of every week with PC 1 time and 2 additional times a week on our own with no days in a row.
First game is April 28
She throws for about 45-60 minutes per session.
In August she was at around 40 mph now she is in low 50's now and seems to gain a little speed every week
Accuracy is coming along more every session as she learns about her body and why pitches miss and correcting herself.
So that is a little background and I know she has a long way to go yet.,, and now my questions
Is there a chart on average speed for her age that is up to date ( found a few but those were pretty old). just want to know if she is average or just a but under average.
Also was wondering if this ramping up approach I took was a good thing as I am wondering next off season if we do it the same way or change it somewhat.
Thanks in advance
Any comments,suggestions, criticisms are welcomed....