Category Archives: Pitching

Become Your Own Best Baseball Coach

There Is Not Better Coach For You…Than You There are most certainly two different schools of thought when it comes to training amateur baseball players. On one side you have baseball coaches who want the players to work on the physical skills of the game only.  These baseball coaches believe players should not […]

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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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Don’t Become A Slave To Video Analysis

  I’ve seen players, parents, and coaches all become addicted to video analysis.  They believe that every fault can be found in slow motion video, and all they need to do is systematically identify them in the video and then fix them. Some coaches become so dependent on slow motion analysis that […]

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How To Create A Good Baseball Workout

What Makes A Baseball Workout Different   Strength and conditioning for baseball can be different than it is for a lot of other sports.  Baseball players don’t need as much straight ahead, or linear, power as a football player might or the cardiovascular endurance of a soccer player.  When we design a baseball […]

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When Should Kids Learn To Throw A Curveball?

    Baseball Brains Believes Two Important Things About Curveball Training: There is a constant debate in the world of pitching, particularly youth pitching, about when kids should learn to throw a curveball.  I’ve heard a lot of points from both sides of the argument, and read a great deal of research on […]

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Are High Level Mechanics Too Hard For Young Players?

Youth Baseball Coaches Should Keep It Simple.  But… I gave a presentation about pitching to a large group of youth baseball coaches awhile back, and the first question I received after my talk was; “That stuff is awesome, but isn’t it too advanced for Little Leaguers?” It’s a good question, and I’ll […]

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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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