The interval throwing program is an important part of the rehabilitation process following surgery or injury. However, there are key components of the program that must be examined before implementing. Starting a throwing program without proper guidance or supervision can cause serious injury or re-injury due to its involvedness. This article identifies those components and how they can be detrimental to adolescent or mature throwers if not addressed properly.
Why do flame-throwing rookies have such a hard time getting outs, despite amazing ability? Regardless of how hard a pitcher throws, he must learn how to read hitters, execute pitches, and process all the information he’s given on every swing a hitter takes.
A baseball swing is an intricate series of movements that need to be correctly timed together to optimize the swing outcome. With this sequencing, the baseball swing is a quick and powerful movement. Here are 3 drills to train a proper swing rhythm.
The pitching motion is an explosive lateral to rotational movement down a hill done in under two seconds. The greatest key component to this explosive movement is “leg drive,” or the moment the pitcher moves laterally down the mound after reaching peak leg lift. Competing terms like “tall and fall” or “drop and drive” combined with balance and toe tap drills have caused confusion and reinforced slow twitch movements to hinder pitchers’ abilities to complete leg drive athletically and efficiently. A pitcher must change his intent to “tall and drive” where the focus is on explosively moving his entire center of mass down the slope of the mound.