A new student came from a long distance to see me and I could see that she was very hesitant. After watching her warmup routine and seeing her throw a few pitches I told her I was impressed. I asked who had taught her to pitch. She and her father figured out most things on …
If your pitcher is in pain, we need to talk. In recent months, we are getting a lot of referrals for new kids who hurt when they pitch. Coaches, other pitchers, and colleges are starting to send students our way because nobody else can explain why they hurt or how to fix it.
One of our exceptional pitching students had a bad game. A successful college coach was monitoring the kid and was really excited to hear she had stumbled because this could be a chance to learn a lot about her.
Last week a new student came a very long distance to see me for a couple of days. The process began when her father sent a video for evaluation. My first observation was that she probably had a lot of back pain, and it shocked them that I recognized this before they told me. I …
We spend so much time telling players how to succeed that we sometimes forget to help her avoid traps that can hold her back. One wrong decision can put her at a huge disadvantage. Today, let’s talk about seven traps to avoid.
When we are assessing a new pitcher, details matter. We will even look at her shoes to determine some of her main issues. This surprises people because they think pitching is primarily an upper body function.
Watching a kid do her warm-up drills tells us exactly the issues she will have in pitching. When coaching travel ball, I would always watch the opposing pitcher as she prepared for the game so we would know what to expect. I really don’t need to see her pitch. All that is necessary is to …
I talked to a dad who was proud that his 14-year-old daughter was playing 18U travel ball. “Better competition makes you better, right?” Sometimes.
Every parent of every young pitcher has the same question at some point. When will her speed increase significantly? The answer can vary greatly.
Our company works with thousands of pitchers each year. With a research pool that big, we obtain a lot of information that can help you. We felt it would be a good idea to share some of it.
We love our Tincher Pitching Certified instructors. They are the best in the business. Their students are healthy, successful, and they win. Our approach is completely different and our instructors love it. Together we are constantly learning and evolving. You see, we think it is a shame that hitting has improved so dramatically in the …
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.
If your daughter begins showing promise as a pitcher, everyone will have advice. That can be good, but much of the time it creates confusion. Softball pitching can be the most technical position on the field, yet people who are least qualified want to offer the most suggestions.
The little girl came from a tough situation. There were a lot of directions she could take and most of them were not good.