Motion Analysis: Tracking A Pitcher’s Progress

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I want to let you in on a little secret.

As you know, I’m a big fan of using video with my pitchers. Motion Analysis can be a powerful tool…

But here’s something that might surprise you…

When I’m working with a pitcher, I DON’T record every pitch. In fact, there might be entire sessions where we don’t look at video at ALL.

Why would I do that? How do you make any progress if you’re not constantly evaluating and assessing?

Fair question.

We all know those pitchers who are just OBSESSED ...

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Groundhog Day Lessons for Pitching Success

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Sooo Mr. Groundhog, what SAY you?

Six more weeks of winter? Sweet…

Not a big shock – I’m looking out my window at more snow piling up as we speak. Snowed in once again…

Starting to FEEL a lot like Groundhog Day around here. Snow, snow… and more snow.

If you’ve ever seen that Bill Murray movie, you know what I mean.

In the movie, his character (Phil, incidentally) is stuck in time, doomed to repeat the same day over and over.

At first, he thinks he’s ...

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Would You Have Changed Mo’s Mechanics?

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One of my ALL-TIME favorite guys to watch pitch was Mariano Rivera…

Few pitchers in the history of the game were as consistent as Mariano over the long run.

Few repeated their motion as well.

Few commanded their fastball (or usually “cutter” in his case) as well.

But one thing he WASN’T was particularly quick to the plate…

(Here’s an old post where you’ll see what I mean: The Importance of Setting Your Feet)

Which is why I’m convinced that a lot of AAU ...

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How a Hippopotamus SAVED Me (from a lifetime of BAD Pitching instruction)

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I remember where I was when I first read page 51 of that book.

We all have those moments.

You see something, hear something, read something…

And suddenly it makes SENSE… It’s like you just stumbled upon some secret TRUTH – something you knew all along but had somehow remained hidden.

That’s what it was like when I first read the passage about the HIPPO in Tim Gallway’sInner Game of Tennis.

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Thankfully I came across it early ...

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Find Your Pitching “RESET” Button

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Ah, back at it… another “Mental Side of Pitching” tip for you today…

This weekend I went back to school…

Well, not literally… I attended the annual World Baseball Coaches Convention (along with more than 1,000 other coaches from around the country).

Nothing like a couple days of deep immersion to get the wheels turning and recharge your mental coaching batteries.

Some great presentations… ideas were traded, coaching philosophies were exchanged and ...

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