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High School Pitching & Weighted Baseball Training

High School Pitching & Weighted Baseball Training

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

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Youth Pitching Questions: Should Pitchers Ice Their Arms?

Youth Pitching Questions: Should Pitchers Ice Their Arms?

Many youth pitching coaches teach their players to ice their arms after a game. However, this might not actually help with healing and recovery. It’s a common misconception that ice can help pitchers heal faster or more effectively. However, research doesn’t really support this claim. So, let’s discuss why ice might not be a good

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Using Pitching Velocity Effectively for Strikes

Using Pitching Velocity Effectively for Strikes

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

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Encouraging Proper Nutrition in Youth Pitching

Encouraging Proper Nutrition in Youth Pitching

Part of helping youth pitching athletes become better pitchers is helping them with the fundamentals. Nutrition is one important fundamental for not only pitching performance, but also overall health.  Why is Nutrition So Important for Youth Pitching Athletes? Why is it so important for kids, and particularly athletes, to prioritize nutrition? Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients

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Pitching Lessons: Release Point Height & Distance

Pitching Lessons: Release Point Height & Distance

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

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Strategies for Reducing Youth Pitching Fatigue

Strategies for Reducing Youth Pitching Fatigue

Youth pitching fatigue is a serious problem. Fatigue at any age or skill level can have harmful effects on a pitcher. That’s why it’s so important for coaches and parents to help their young players recognize fatigue and know the risks. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of the problems that pitching while fatigued can cause. 

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Does Stride Affect Pitching Velocity?

Does Stride Affect Pitching Velocity?

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

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