Until I Learned Better

Maturity is the realization that I did not know as much as I thought yesterday, and the determination to know more in the near future. During the long drive home from an event last week, it occurred to me how much we have learned over the years and how naïve most of us are in the beginning. [Read more…]

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There Are No Shortcuts

Three things really bother us at Tincher Pitching.
1-Way too many kids come to us the first time because they are in pain.
2-Too many people try to take shortcuts when it comes to proper strength training.
3-There are too many gadgets out there that promise results, but most actually hurt more kids than they help. [Read more…]

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Every Pitch Must Do Its Job

Too often pitchers get ahead in the count and give up a hit or walk. What causes this failure to finish? You can cite many contributing factors, but often it is because the pitcher missed the most important pitch. [Read more…]

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She Who Adjusts, Wins!

At a recent event, we helped a pitcher make an adjustment to her form. The results were immediate. She was delighted and everyone around her was impressed with the jump in speed.
The next day, she was back to her old habits and one of my instructors was puzzled that she was so willing to allow things to regress. [Read more…]

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Something as Simple as the Backswing

If you don’t understand the purpose of certain movements within a specific activity, it is easy to cause problems by trying to change them. Many people who work with pitchers have a single mindset. [Read more…]

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Colleges Can Keep You Confused

One of our pitchers went to three different college camps as a part of her recruiting effort. She returned confused. [Read more…]

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You May Just Discover Your Dominant Pitch

It is wonderful when our instructors hit upon a great truth. I was on the road at a weekend event when a student was hesitant to try a couple of new pitches. [Read more…]

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Dynamic Power (Speed) Positions in Softball

When a kid wants to maximize the quick release of energy in softball, whether it is hitting, throwing, or fielding, she must know how to put her body into the correct position. Let’s talk about dynamic power positions. [Read more…]

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Are You Creating Dependency?

Right in the middle of a lesson, I told a relatively new student, “If you look over at dad for approval again, we may have to end this session”. Let me put this in context. [Read more…]

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What Kind of Weight Training Should She Do?

A couple of years ago one of our most promising students injured her shoulder while lifting weights at school. She spent months in therapy. The very same thing happened with another pitcher a year later. While lifting weights something popped and she was never the same. [Read more…]

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