20+ years instructing youth baseball players
Exercise Health Science degree Kennesaw State University
6 year minor league career
Owned and operated 7 indoor training facilities
Coached high school baseball
Coached high school softball
Authored Blueprint for Baseball
Conducted many coaches clinics for baseball associations
This course covers the key reference points of pitching out of the wind-up and the stretch, arm strengthening exercises, various pitching grips and pitch count guide lines for youth baseball.
Achieving and maintaining balance during the pitching delivery is paramount to develop a consistent, repeatable delivery.
The Distance and Direction of stride play an important role for a pitcher to have a repeatable delivery.
Tim Lincecum is a current MLB pitcher that has an extremely long stride.
Steve Carlton and Nolan Ryan are Hall of Fame pitchers that also utiized a long stride.
In this course we will discuss what an achieveable stride length should be for your pitchers.
Little League Elbow is a very common injury among youth baseball players.
Arm angle, arm slot and release point are three components of the delivery that can lead to arm injuries.
Proper arm angle, arm slot and release point are imperative to having a safe, effecient and effective delivery.
Finishing pitches is not just a good way to improve accuracy and velocity, it will also help pitchers avoid arm injuries.
Common pitching grips for baseball players include:
I don't teach this move...
However, I want to show it to you so you can see how other teams may use the balk move to first base when trying to pick off your base runners.