Tag Archive: pitching drills

Elbow Position for Correct Spin

In this video, I talk about the importance proper elbow position during forearm fire in order to achieve the correct spin

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The Importance of Drills

In this video, I talk about how each individual drill relates to the whole pitching motion.

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Intermediary Target Drills

In today’s video I demonstrate some drills you can try to address the chin up problem I discussed previously.

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Consistency vs. Predictability

It’s important to be very consistent as a pitcher without being too predictable. Learn what drills I do with my pitchers to develop consistency in this week’s video!

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How to Incorporate Power Drills

Today’s video answers a question from reader Shelley about how and when to incorporate power drills into pitching practice.

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How Tape Can Help You Practice Pitching

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Pittsburgh just got its first snow of the year! Unless you’re in a warm place, you’re probably stuck in a gym for at least 2-3 more months. There aren’t many advantages to pitching on a gym floor, but there is one: TAPE! Today you’re going to learn how some strategically placed tape strips can aid your pitching practice.

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Quick Tip: Indoor “Distance” Drills

The weather has been beautiful here in Pittsburgh, and I’m hoping it will hold out for a while yet so my girls can continue practicing outdoors as much as possible! But regardless, the post-work daylight hours are getting shorter, many people struggle with changing field use permissions in the fall, and it’s going to get chilly eventually.

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The “Beat Your Streak” Game

Although we receive a ton of questions on a wide variety of topics, 90% of them are “How do I fix ____.” No matter what is giving you trouble, you can use this game to fix ANY problem!

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Are you hurting your progress by cheating at your drills?

This general concept is true of any pitching drill, but I want to focus specifically on arm isolation drills today. For those just learning to pitch, and those who are trying to switch to forearm fire style from something else, arm isolation drills are very important for learning the correct arm whip. However, it’s very easy to cheat at these drills—so easy, in fact, that you may be cheating without even realizing it! Are you unknowingly hurting your development?

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Rapid Fire Speed Pitching: Good or Bad?

I don’t know if this is a recent epidemic or a coincidence, but I’ve had several parents come up to me recently saying that their daughter’s coach has asked her to throw as many pitches as she can as fast as she can in some set amount of time, and wondering if that’s okay. This is an easy one: NO IT’S NOT!

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