Ideal Stride Length For Pitchers?

This is one of those questions we often hear. First, if anyone gives you certain rule for ideal distance, it should make you feel uncomfortable. If someone wants to shorten your stride length for some arbitrary reason, people who have quick answers to questions that have many variables make me nervous. [Read more…]

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Strong in the Right Places?

If the body can’t handle the load efficiently, it will compensate. We see this over and over in pitching, catching, and hitting. Every single week we see a kid with strength problems. It may be muscle imbalance, hip flexibility, or scapular dysfunction. Try as she may, the kid cannot hold the body in the correct position for speed or movement. [Read more…]

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Yes, We Need More Certified Instructors!!!

We are happy things have grown so quickly, but….. The demand for our approach to pitching is pretty exciting, but overwhelming. We need Instructors in many areas of the country. Right now our focus is on filling voids in the east, southeast, and midwest. If you are interested in studying with us, please continue to read. If you know a great candidate, please share this. [Read more…]

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Listen to Everyone, Question Everything, But Do It Now!

Sometimes a student comes to a lesson and shows us something she has discovered. A different grip or a slightly different body position creates unusual movement on the ball or an increase in speed. Immediately I become interested. [Read more…]

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What Pitches Should She Learn?

A lot of conventional wisdom says pitchers should learn pitches in a certain order. At one time we went along with that, but sometimes it frustrated students. [Read more…]

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Adjusting to The Hitter Who Adjusts to You

Sometimes a pitcher will tell me she had a bad day. Did she have a bad day or did the hitters have a good day? There is a vast difference. [Read more…]

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Are You Really A Competitor?

This word is thrown around a lot. Do you qualify? Every college coach says she just wants a kid “who knows how to compete”. If it is that important, you need to see if you are on the right path. [Read more…]

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The Difference Between Getting Warm and Warming Up

Many pitchers do not understand the importance of a structured warm-up before games. They may throw overhand, do a few drills, throw full speed, try each of their pitches a couple of times, and run to the mound. If everything happens to be in sync they will have a good outing. [Read more…]

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What To Do When You Feel Panic

It happens to every pitcher at some time. Something gets out of sync and the harder she tries the worse it gets. [Read more…]

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We Are All Crazy Sometimes

How do you deal with crazy coaches? I can’t believe how often we are asked that question. The next most frequent question comes from coaches, “How do you deal with crazy parents?”
The problem starts with the game itself. [Read more…]

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