“Ouch, my shoulder hurts when I pitch.” More and more new students are coming to us to see if we can find the problem. There is more than one cause.
It happens to every pitcher at some time. Something gets out of sync and the harder she tries the worse it gets.
Do you really need another college showcase tournament? Teams are running all over the country trying to get their kids recruited. Besides being terribly expensive, there are a number of reasons that too many showcases are bad for the game.
Do you really need another college showcase tournament? Teams are running all over the country trying to get their kids recruited. Besides being terribly expensive, there are a number of reasons that too many showcases are bad for the game. Don’t get me wrong. A certain number of these are necessary, but balance is important. …
What a delightful conversation. Recently we had a three-way email exchange between one of our Certified Instructors, a pitcher’s dad, and myself. He sought to understand some of the movements and how they produced and transferred energy.
Recently a new student came into the facility who had never had a lesson. She and her father went out in the yard and looked for comfortable and natural ways to pitch.
This would be a great title for a country song, but it actually applies to a pitcher we were discussing.
How do you instill self-confidence in young pitchers? This is a great topic suggested by one of our Certified Instructors. Actually, the question should be, “How do we install confidence in young musicians, dancers, soccer players, or math students?”
From the very first time I stepped on the softball field at 10 years old, I knew that I wanted to do it for the rest of my life.
Recently I was asked to speak to a parent/coaches clinic about “Developing a High-Performance Pitcher”. I printed a list of our students who currently have D1 scholarships or are currently pitching on the D1 level.
Your alarm sounds at 5am. You grab a drink and run out the door on a cold, gloomy morning. The bed felt so warm that it was almost impossible to leave.
Sometimes people will send us a drill from the internet and want to use it with their daughter. Before discussing the validity of any drill, you must realize that our entire focus is on the “development” of the pitcher. It is a process, step by step.
Some of our pitchers are incredible. We are always surprised at how a select group of them “brings it” every single pitch, regardless of how they feel.
Being a parent is tough. Knowing when to apply the brakes or gas is an art.
Recently a college pitcher said that gaining 4-miles per hour would take her to an entirely different level. As we worked through several progressions and she completed each skill, I asked her to write down how much she felt that each improvement would add to her speed.