Tag Archives: Pitching program

Weeks 5 & 6 of Your Pre-Season Throwing Program

The Official Countdown is on. High School Baseball season is just a few weeks away. ARE YOU READY? The next couple of weeks we are going to keep the same throwing routine as the last couple of weeks, but we are going to start increasing the intensity of the Pitching Mound sessions. For weeks 5 […]

Share

The 5 Major Causes of Pitching Arm Injuries

(This is the 1st in a 5 part series on what causes the majority of baseball pitching arm injuries.) What do you think is the number 1 cause for most pitching arm injuries? Poor Mechanics?  Poor Strength and Conditioning?  Overuse?  Overload?  No Real Pre-Season Throwing Program? If you said all the above, You would be […]

Share

Pitcher or Crybaby…Which are you?

Yogi Berra once famously said, “All pitchers are liars or crybabies” Now I have no idea what Yogi meant, as far as that goes he probably didn’t know what he meant. But as with all of Yogi’s famous quotes there is always a hint of wisdom buried in there somewhere. There is nothing that drives […]

Share

Cookie Cutter Pitching Coaches

Are you being shaped by a Cookie Cutter Pitching Coach? You know the coaches that have been there and done that. The coaches that can’t explain why it works, they just tell you that is just the way it is. Questions You need to ask before YOU pay any Pitching Coach. What is their pitching […]

Share

Your Very Own Off Season Pitching Plan

What’s Your Off Season Plan? Learn a New Pitch? Get Stronger? Add 5 Mph to Your Fastball? You Will Never Do Anything without a Detailed Plan. Make it your goal this off season to create a Workout Plan. What should it include, well I am glad you asked. Rest and Recovery.  I believe every pitcher […]

Share

How to Be a Mentally Tough Pitcher

Have You been watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs? The playoffs is the true test of every pitcher’s mental toughness.  This is where the legends are made. It is also where you see some pitchers mentally lose it. So How do the Great Pitchers do it?  Great Pitchers Acknowledge the Pressure.  They don’t pretend that […]

Share

Pitching’s Secret Ingredient…TRUST

The Best Pitchers in Baseball Trust Their Stuff.  How about YOU? I tell pitchers and coaches all the time that I would rather have a less physically talented pitcher that knew what he could do, than a more physically talented pitcher who hasn’t got a clue to what they are capable of doing. If you […]

Share

What’s Your Pitching IQ?

Could your coach tell a Pro Scout that you are a student of the game? Every coach and scout I have ever met said this is one of the first things they look for in pitchers. They want to know if you are a student of the game. Ask yourself… Do you know why you […]

Share

How Do You Handle the Pressure?

Can You handle the pressure? You always hear coaches talking about a pitcher’s poise and composure.  Your poise and composure is defined by how well you handle yourself on the mound. The way you mentally handle the pressure that comes with pitching will go along way into how successful you will be. Here is what […]

Share

Work Ethic is not a Dirty Word

Do you want coaches to fall in love with you? Be the first one to practice. Be the last one to leave. Don’t make excuses. Expect to work hard. Don’t look for the easy way out. Win every sprint. Listen More, Talk Less. If a Pro Scout asked you about your work ethic what would […]

Share