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How To Grip A Change Up

How To Grip A Change Up

Every pitcher should be able to throw a good change up. It is one of the easier pitches to learn, but difficult to master. A good change up will help your other pitches be even more effective. To grip the change up the ball is gripped deep in the hand, balanced and held loosely. The […]

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Common Mistakes When Throwing A Split Finger Fastball

Common Mistakes When Throwing A Split Finger Fastball

The split finger fastball can be a very effective pitch if thrown correctly. However, there are a few common mistakes that pitchers make when throwing the splitter. Learning to control the pitch and keeping it low in the strike zone. Hiding the grip from batters and coaches. Some pitchers start each preliminary motion with a […]

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When To Pitch Inside And Outside

When To Pitch Inside And Outside

There are certain times when you should pitch inside, and when you should go for the outside corner. When ahead in the count, pitch inside since the batter needs to protect the plate and probably will wait longer with an inside-out swing. When behind in the count, pitch on the outside 1/3 of the plate. […]

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How To Improve Your Pitching Control

How To Improve Your Pitching Control

Being able to control your pitches begins with your mindset. Try these four tips to improve your accuracy next time you pitch. Verbalize the pitch to an exact location Before your pitch, say to yourself where you are going to throw your next pitch. “I will throw my fastball on the outside corner at the […]

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How To Deal With Tight-Zone Umpires

How To Deal With Tight-Zone Umpires

I was at a game yesterday where the umpire, admittedly, had a relatively small strike zone. This happens sometimes in baseball, and as a pitcher, it is important to learn how to adapt to the umpire’s zone, not try to fight it. In one instance today, a pitcher was having a tough time hitting the […]

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How To Fix A Hanging Curveball

How To Fix A Hanging Curveball

A common problem that many pitchers have is hanging their curve ball. Leaving a curve ball up in the strike zone offers the hitter a prime pitch to hit. There are a few common reasons why I pitcher hangs their curve: Low cocked arm position Over striding with the front leg Lack of hand speed […]

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Pitching Drill To Cover Home Plate

Pitching Drill To Cover Home Plate

Covering home plate as a pitcher can be a scary thing, as it often happens very quickly and there can be some contact at the plate between you and the runner. This drill will help you prepare for that situation to ensure you make the best possible play. Purpose of drill: To teach pitchers how […]

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Defensive Drill For Pitchers

Defensive Drill For Pitchers

Purpose: To create various situations that pitcher’s must react to on ground balls to the right side Drill Procedure: Offensively runners at 1st, batter-runner at the plate. Defensively; pitcher, catcher, 1st and 2nd basemen, and SS. Pitcher pitches to catcher and reacts to a ball hit to the right side of a come backer. Situation […]

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Pitching Arm Deceleration Drill

Pitching Arm Deceleration Drill

Purpose: 1. To develop proper arm extension and arm path during a long smooth arc of deceleration 2. Practice bringing the throwing shoulder down over the lead leg. 3. To regain a good glove position to protect himself on come-backers Techniques: Looking into a mirror 1. Use a slow motion form throwing motion (no ball) […]

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Pitching Drill To Improve Velocity

Pitching Drill To Improve Velocity

Purpose: 1. To teach a pitcher to drive his pivot leg knee forward and inward after the stride foot lands stabilizing the body. 2. This technique increases the angular velocity of the hips- a major source of power in pitching. 3. Proper hip rotation allows the pitcher to square off to the plate which will […]

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