Coaching Youth Pitchers: Installment Two

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Okay, so in Part One of this series on coaching youth pitchers, I talked about the importance of the glove-arm, throwing-arm connection. And that was mainly about upper-half mechanics (getting the arms in sync). Well in Part Two, we’re gonna take a look at the lower half…

More specifically, the feet.

Because we tend to think of throwing a baseball as something you do with your arm, it’s easy to lose sight of ...

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Is That Really a “Knuckle Curve”?

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So I’ve been loving all the feedback on the Curveball Video series. If you haven’t checked that out yet, click here. But there’s one misconception I’ve been seeing more and more, and it’s about something I didn’t get to address in that series. So I just put together this short video to help clear things up.

Usually what they’re talking about is the index finger, where they spike it with the tip ...

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Curveball Release – Don’t “Turn the Doorknob”

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In response to some questions I got about my last post, Curveball Release & Pronation, I thought it would be helpful to clarify something. The purpose of that video was simply to show what a pitcher’s hand actually does when throwing a traditional curveball.

To be clear, I am NOT suggesting that pitchers actively attempt to pronate or turn the hand palm-out when throwing this pitch. That kind of pronation into pitch ...

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