So I’ve been spending a lot of time recently on a new project, and I’m excited to say it’s finally getting close to being ready for release. I’ll never know the thrill (and pain) of childbirth, but this is probably as close as I’ll ever get… So today I’m just going to share a little bit of what it’s about (without completely giving everything away).
As a pitcher, your first priority should always be developing a good fastball. No question – that has to come first, and this is something I’ve written about before numerous times. See these articles for reference:
That said, once you’ve established decent command of your fastball, to be a complete pitcher you want to add quality secondary pitches to round out your arsenal. And developing new pitches (or expanding your skill-set) is something that can take your game to a whole new level – just ask Max Scherzer. But if you’re a young pitcher looking to add a new pitch, you better make sure you have a good process…
When I was a kid I was a mediocre ballplayer. I had some raw ability, but I wasn’t a standout by any means. Every day was a struggle, often ending in tears on the car ride home – embarrassing to say, but true (thankfully, baseball’s helped me develop better perspective over the years). It got so frustrating that I didn’t even play little league when I was 11 and 12.
But when I was teenager I learned how to throw a good curveball and my whole world changed.
I fell in love with pitching and went from being a kid who nearly gave up on the game completely to averaging 14 strikeouts a game by my senior year in high school, getting drafted and earning a division I scholarship to my dream school.
I mean it, you would have never seen that coming if you’d seen me when I was 11 years old!
Then one night, after years grinding in the minors playing all over the country, I found myself pitching back home for the Bridgeport Bluefish and buckled Hall of Famer Ricky Henderson with my curveball to end the game… a pretty cool moment for a kid who grew up a Yankee fan watching him on TV.
And the Curveball had such a huge impact on my career (and really the whole path of my life), that I’ve decided to put together some special training focused entirely on this pitch.
3 Part Video Training Series for Developing a Good Curveball
See, as nasty as a good curveball can be, it can also be one of the toughest pitches to Master. And as a coach working with pitchers over the past 10+ years, I’ve seen all kinds of mistakes that guys make with this pitch that prevent them from ever developing a really good one.
So I’ve just put together a Free 3-Part Video Training Series for developing a good curveball. Just a heads up, I’m not giving this away to everybody – you will need to enter your email. But after that, you’re in! Check it out and let me know what you think!
Click Here for your free video series: CurveballMastery.com/Video-Series