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Develop A Practice Plan For Pitchers

  Pitchers Need Practice Too How to create a practice plan for pitchers without changing much at all about what you’re already doing. In many youth baseball and high school baseball practices, it is very difficult to carve out time for the pitchers to get their work in.  After the everyday practice […]

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Tips To Prevent Pitching Injuries

You can’t reduce the risk of pitching injuries to zero. We are huge believers in healthy arms, and everything we do is based on the principle that good health is priority number one.  Having said that, there will always be a risk involved in pitching from a mound, especially when high velocities […]

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Drills For Pitching: Quarterbacks

  We’re always looking for great pitching drills. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, our eyes and ears are open for new ideas about how to make pitchers better.  One great set of drills that we use for pitchers is called quarterbacks.  It’s no secret where it got its’ name and it’s […]

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Top 5 Tips For Pitchers In The Bullpen

Do More Than Just Throw Pitches In The Bullpen   There are far too many pitches being thrown in the bullpen that don’t have any real purpose.  Sure, pitchers are throwing various pitches and attempting to locate them in the zone, but that is not close to enough for anybody who desires […]

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Interview With Brent Pourciau from Top Velocity

The following is an interview with Coach Brent Pourciau from Top Velocity.  Brent is a certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and Biomechanics analyst for all ages of pitchers, including MLB. Please follow us on Twitter as well so that you can be updated in real time as we post new articles […]

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Improve Pitching Mechanics – Leading With The Hips

Better Pitching Mechanics In our pursuit of improved pitching mechanics, this article will highlight one critical component that happens right at the beginning of the motion.  The way we begin our motion will really tell the story of what our pitching mechanics look like all the way through.  In order to be […]

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Improve Pitching Mechanics By Starting At The End

Pitching Mechanics Can Be Complicated Baseball Brains wrote an article about improving pitching mechanics that is now featured on Pitching 101!  We are always busy writing, whether it’s for this site or those of our friends. Pitching 101 is a fantastic site which features some awesome baseball people!  Click below to read […]

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Why The Landing Foot Matters For A Pitcher

  I Used To Think It Didn’t Matter… I wrote one article that said I don’t coach the stride in the pitching delivery a whole lot, even though I believe it’s attached to a few of the most critical components of it. In many ways, I could say exactly the same thing […]

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Pitching Mechanics – Loading The Hips Part 2

Loading The Hips Creates Tension and Energy One of the most critical components of proper pitching mechanics is the ability to load, keep loaded, and then effectively unload the hips.  This is important for many reasons. The first is that it provides an opportunity for proper hip/shoulder separation (article on this upcoming, […]

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Your Pitching Stride Is Only A Reaction

Hey guys, There’s a few things in pitching that I don’t teach.  Stride is one of them. That doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s important, I think stride distance and direction are directly related to a few extremely pivotal pitching mechanics.  The reason I don’t teach it, is because the pitching stride […]

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