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The Secret to Pitching Velocity

The Secret to Pitching Velocity

 The Secret to Velocity - What Should Your Landing Leg Do? In this video, Chris talks about how important the landing leg is in the pitching delivery. There are a lot of issues a pitcher can have in his or her delivery that can kill their velocity. The position of the landing leg is one of the main issues a pitcher can have in their delivery. When a pitcher strides out and lands on their landing leg, we need some bend in the knee to absorb the energy that is created in the delivery. When the upper body starts...

Mar 05, 2020

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Move Fast!!! Down The Mound

Move Fast!!! Down The Mound

Move Fast!!! Down The Mound As pitchers, we want to move as fast as we can down the mound and stay under control. The faster we move, the faster we throw.  The analogy we use is a long jumper. Long jumpers work on their speed so that they can jump farther, the faster they run the farther the jump. This is the same with pitchers. If you go back and look at early Nolan Ryan pitching, you will notice that he moves really fast in his delivery and he is arguably the hardest thrower to ever live. Another great benefit...

Mar 02, 2020

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The Secret To Throwing Hard

The Secret To Throwing Hard

How To Throw The Ball As Hard As Possible? This part of the delivery is very important to your ability as a pitcher to generate the maximum amount of velocity you are capable of as a pitcher.    We are front foot lands on the mound, we need as much distance as possible between our left hip and right shoulder as a right-handed pitcher and our right hip and left shoulder as a left-handed pitcher. If we can have our hips wide open, meaning our belly button is pointed at the catcher and our chest pointed as close to second...

Mar 02, 2020

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How To Throw More Strikes

How To Throw More Strikes

 How To Throw More Strikes - What does your head do during the delivery? As a pitcher, one of if not the most important thing we can do in our delivery to be able to throw strikes and command the baseball is to keep our head still and our eyes level. During our delivery, we want to make sure that our chin stays behind our belly button which allows us to stay on our back leg longer and generate more power during our delivery.  When we keep our head still and our eyes level, it gives us the ability to...

Mar 02, 2020

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How To Generate Velocity With Your Arm?

How To Generate Velocity With Your Arm?

 What Does Your Throwing Arm Do During The Pitching Delivery? Most instructors and coaches will say that you cannot change a player's arm action during their throwing motion. For the most part, this is true, but I have had success changing one particular action in the throwing motion to add velocity to any thrower.   When a pitcher starts their delivery and their throwing hand breaks from their glove, we want to have there and facing the ground. As their arm starts to move up we want them to pull their elbow back towards first base if they are...

Mar 02, 2020

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