Category Archives: Pitching

Is It Possible To Train Pitching Velocity AND Command?

Is Pitching Velocity The Enemy of Accuracy? An interesting thing happens when people start talking about pitching, especially when they’re talking about pitching velocity.  It usually turns into a discussion of what somebody wants more; velocity or pitch-ability. I’m going to define pitch-ability as being able to command your pitches and do […]

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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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Baseball Workouts Are Not All or Nothing

Hey guys, we’re into the offseason now, so baseball workouts are at full speed.  I love it! We have guys throwing medicine balls, whipping ropes around, working with bands, and doing a lot of good ole fashioned agility work with some sprinting thrown in for good measure. We love working out, and […]

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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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Private Baseball Lessons – Good or Bad?

Hey guys, I think winter is the perfect time to write about private baseball lessons a little bit because a lot of players are getting them this time of year.  I would like to start by saying that Baseball Brains coaches give a lot of private lessons, year round.  So then we […]

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Nothing Happens Until Foot Strike? Wrong!

Pitching Advise is Rampant, Make Sure You’re Following The Good Stuff I keep hearing things on the internet that I don’t believe, and I don’t have it in me to stop listening.  To say I’m addicted to baseball information, especially about pitching, would be like saying fresh cut infield smells good.  Heck […]

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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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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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