Getting Over & Around The Front Leg/Hip

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So this is something I see a lot…

Pitchers and coaches using perfectly good drills… but performing them in a way that only further ingrains bad habits. Making the pitcher stiff, overly linear, and robbing him of rotational power.

See, that drive to the plate – that powerful move down the mound – is important… But it’s all for naught if you don’t convert that to rotational power at foot plant. It’s why you see the game’s best, the elite of the elite, doing one ...

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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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Principles of Pitching Success… Understanding Inertia

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Another quick story for you…

And pay attention because there’s a lesson here and it can be absolute death for you if you’re a pitcher.

So we’re on our way to church yesterday, and my daughter’s behind me in her car seat reading one of her giant animal encyclopedia books.

We’re cruising along and she’s telling us about different kinds of frogs (boggles my mind how much amphibian knowledge she can store in that little head of hers)… and then we come to ...

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Pitching Mechanics: How Crushing a Golf Ball Relates to Your Pitching Velocity

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Ever wonder why pitchers make good golfers? I can’t tell you how many guys I played with who liked to get out for an early tee-time on the days they weren’t pitching…

But hitting a golf ball well (consistently) can be one of the most challenging, frustrating things in all of sports.

It should be so EASY! It’s literally just sitting there for you on the tee!

But if you’ve ever played the game, you know it’s anything but… It’s why even the ...

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Masahiro Tanaka Knows Lower Half Pitching Mechanics

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Looking at Masahiro Tanaka’s pitching mechanics, one of the things that really jumps out is how well he gets his lower half into his pitching delivery. You’ll see him come out of his leg lift by leading with his hips and allowing his center to drop as he builds momentum towards home plate. And perhaps more than anything else, he’s one of the best examples I’ve seen of a pitcher staying “loaded” with his hips in his stride.