Pitching lessons at any age don’t just focus on how to throw a curveball. Rotational athletes must also learn how to become stronger in a way that promotes more efficient pitching. This means learning foundation fitness to make the whole body stronger and more balanced. Foundation fitness helps players correct inefficiencies that occur from everyday physical stresses. Resistance training can encourage and
Youth Pitching Position Myth: Wide Stance
Many of us have heard that pitchers should set up with a wide stance, with the front leg straight and the back knee bent. The problem with this youth pitching advice is that it creates biomechanical inefficiencies. This can become an extra challenge to getting momentum behind the pitch. Early momentum and timing are two major factors in
Pitching Lessons to Help Prevent Elbow Injuries
Many people are concerned about increases in elbow pain and injuries in youth pitchers. Pitching lessons aim to help players learn the proper way to pitch in an effort to help prevent injuries. In order to instruct pitchers correctly, first you must know what usually causes elbow pain and elbow injuries from pitching. Then, lessons
Never Stretch Your Shoulder Again!
Right now, most team trainers and PT’s are feeling a disturbance in the force with the previous statement. I’m convinced that the “Sleeper Stretch” must be on the final exam for these certifications or degrees and count for 90% of your grade, because everywhere in our game, players are lined up to hit the table
Release Height or Release Distance? Which is a better teach?
On a recent Twitter post, we polled people on the following: Which is a better teach to pitchers: 1. Increase Release Point Height 2. Increase Release Point Distance 3. Do neither, leave it alone. It’s great to see the majority of coaches/players voting for increasing release point distance (distance from rubber to release) as the
Can a Pitcher’s Starting Position Effect Velocity?
Yes, it can! We recently posted a picture asking which starting position averaged 3 mph higher, A or B? Dean Doxakis@DeanDoxakisNPA Can a pitcher’s starting position have any effect on velocity? Yes, it can! Which pitcher position had a 3 mph avg increase, A or B? Share with many, the debate will be lively and
Who is National Pitching and Tom House Sports?
Sounds like a club that anyone can join, get an ID card and a window decal, right? But in fact, it’s one of the most respected and advanced rotational athlete training programs in the world for: baseball, softball, football, and golf. This association is led by Tom House PhD, and his highly trained directors and coaches
Weighted Baseball Training
Recently there has been studies released on weighted baseball training in relation to safety and effectiveness. National Pitching, as a “health first” organization encourages viable, defendable, and unbiased research to ensure training programs are “health first, performance second”. The most recent study reports 24% of pitchers participating experienced some form of injury during the study.
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