Tag Archives: pitching mechanics

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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Having Trouble Throwing Strikes? Learn To Dance!

Learn to Throw Strikes The Old Fashioned Way I’ve never been a good dancer, but I think it’s cool to watch somebody that is.  There’s one element in particular that pitching coaches can, and should, borrow from the graceful world of dancing; rhythm.  If a pitcher is having trouble throwing strikes, this […]

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Better Pitching Mechanics – Loading The Hips Part 1

  I wanted to share some videos and drills today which are vital in improving pitching mechanics.  The topic here is loading the hips, which is pretty complex so I’ll pick one certain aspect of it for right now; Storing energy in our hips for a longer period of time so that we […]

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