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Practicing Pitching

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Pitching Overview

 

Pitching Tempo

 

Throwing a Bullpen

When working at home, you can work on the same things you would work on in a pre-game bullpen.

When pitching at home, the primary goal needs to be working on fastball command and velocity. Mastering a four-seam fastball is not only essential to a pitcher but it is also the same grip fielders use. To become a "plus" arm at any position, work on the four-seam.

Only after some mastery of that four-seam has been demonstrated should you begin to work on other pitches. The throwing program below assumes above average mastery of the four-seam fastball for travel players as well as high schoolers.

Warmup arm before pitching. Can be used after a long toss program as well.

Throwing a Change Up

 

24 Pitch Bullpen

4 FB, 4 Two-Seam, 4 Changeups, 4 FB, 4 off-speed (or changeup), 4 FB
 
For RHP
4 seam - up and in and down and away.
2 seam - inside to righties - always throw low
 
Tips
Change in the dirt
 
4 seam up
2 seam changeup that fades away from lefties
Circle change - inside to righties - drifts further in 
 
Master the inside pitch - balls look faster on the inside than the outside

When working at home, be aware of the details of each part of the pitching process. Using drills that break down the process can help emphasize the different checkpoints in pitching mechanics.

Set Position, Leg Lift, Hand Break, Stride Drill

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Go to the Pitching Drill Library for more pitching drills

 

 

 

 

 

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