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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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Teach Kids How To Throw Before They Pitch

Teach Kids How To Throw, Pitching Will Come Later I get asked this question all the time: “I have a kid who’s never pitched before and he’s all over the place.  Can you walk me through the steps really quick to get him pitching better?” My answer puts some people off, but […]

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Baseball Coaches Need To Focus Too

If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this I assume you are), you run across a million pieces of advice about baseball coaching and drills for players, and you’re not quite sure who to believe or what to use. I wrote an article about how a lot of online coaches […]

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How To Set Goals For Baseball

I think goals are the best way to get better at something.  So many guys that I see in the cages day to day are working hard, but not necessarily getting better.  In fact, I’ve seen plenty of them get worse from day to day, because they’re taking a ton of bad […]

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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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Don Mattingly Is Clueless About Hitting

Sometimes Resume Doesn’t Mean Good Coach   I am never surprised when I hear a professional baseball player (or former player) giving bad advice about hitting.  I’m not surprised because I hear it constantly from them.  Incredible baseball players who are regurgitating old school junk advice because they’ve heard it from all […]

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Coaching Without Video Analysis Ruins Pitchers

I’m going to start by saying two things that, when taken together, will make me sound insane: A pitching coach can’t make effective changes to a pitcher without video analysis. Video analysis is well on it’s way to destroying an entire generation of pitchers. I not only sound insane, I sound a little […]

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Effective Baseball Practice – Quality over Quantity

How To Practice Baseball Most Effectively As baseball players head to the cages, to their personal trainers, to camps or clinics or any other training ground it’s important to optimize the training.  Time spent training is not always time spent improving.  In fact, we’ve seen plenty of players take strides backwards in […]

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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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