When Will Her Speed Jump?

Every parent of every young pitcher has the same question at some point. When will her speed increase significantly? The answer can vary greatly. [Read more…]

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Why Does it Hurt?

One of our readers had a great question this week. With so many advances in training and medicine, why do we see increasing injuries? [Read more…]

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Body Language Dramatically Affects Performance

Kids who perform well tend to carry themselves in a different way. They have a confidence that affects the way they handle themselves in the circle or in the batter’s box. But, can it work the other way? Does your body language enhance your performance? [Read more…]

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Parenting Traps to Avoid

Every year some truly talented kids decide to give up softball. It disappoints many people around them. Unbelievably, many of these kids had college scholarships, but simply walked away from the game. Think about it. [Read more…]

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Five Great Parents

We see all types of parents because we are involved in the game on many levels. What do the great ones have in common? The first thing you should know is that there is no perfect parent and no specific way to support your daughter’s dreams. [Read more…]

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A Weak Mental Game Can Be Entirely Physical

Last week a parent called for advice on her daughter’s “mental game”. The girl would get upset very quickly. She was always expecting too much of herself. I asked for a video and the mother could not understand that request, but sent it anyway. [Read more…]

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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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