If you want to improve pitching performance like pitching velocity and control, it’s essential to train your body for efficient mechanics and functional strength. One cross-specific training method for both mechanics and strength is the towel drill. We’ve found that towel drills are a really effective tool for all pitchers to use in deep training.
Many players want to improve their pitching velocity. There are a lot of things you can do to work toward increased velocity. However, it’s important to understand where the most velocity comes from: torque. About 80% of pitching velocity comes from torque, while the other 20% comes from the stack and track movement. Using torque
Pitching instruction can focus on many different aspects of pitching to help you become a better player. One of the most important mechanical variables to address to improve pitching performance is timing. Timing is how long it takes for you to go from initial movement to foot strike. Training for your ideal timing can have
High school pitching athletes are constantly looking for ways to improve performance. If you want to play college or pro ball, you might want to boost velocity. Many look to weighted baseball training programs to help increase pitching velocity and strength. However, there are some important points to keep in mind before you start using
There are many factors that affect pitching velocity. However, the stack and track movement can account for about 20% of velocity. The stack and track is a key part of the kinetic chain in your pitching sequence. Improving it can help boost your pitching velocity. In this article, we explain what stack and track is,
Improving pitching velocity is important, but equally important is using that velocity to your advantage. After all, a pitcher’s job is to get hitters out. Therefore, it’s important to learn and use strategies that can help increase the number of strikes you throw. Understanding effective velocity may help with this. In this article, we’ll go
Have your previous pitching lessons included instruction to stay tall and get your hand up as high as possible during release? This is a common thing coaches teach to pitchers. However, it may not be the most efficient or effective strategy. When talking about release point height, we also need to discuss release distance. Increasing
For many players, early trunk rotation or over rotation can reduce pitching velocity. A common misconception is that “striding straight” will help reduce the risk of early trunk rotation. However, is this true? Our research suggests this piece of advice might not be accurate. Is Pitching Velocity Affected by Stride Direction into Foot Strike? You
Want to increase your pitching velocity? Taking care of your arm and increasing functional strength are a great place to start! Improving velocity is hard work, and no mistake. However, work ethic isn’t the only thing in your toolkit for velocity training. Functional strength and arm care are the basics that great pitchers rely on.
Every pitcher has a signature that’s unique to them. We believe in keeping that signature while teaching athletes efficient mechanics for velocity, control, and injury prevention. Unfortunately, many youth pitching coaches give instruction that can affect your young player’s signature. While well-intended, the advice to break the throwing hand toward second and glove to the