With the emphasis over the past 10 years of throwing harder and harder, I feel that the art of pitching has been lost. This article is for the reader that would like to get back to learning how to pitch, and pitch effectively. We need to train ourselves to have every pitch look the same for 20ft (or as close to this mark as possible). This will make it far more difficult for the hitter to get an early read on the trajectory, spin, velocity and location of the pitch. This is Pitch Tunneling, which is the foundation of Effective Velocity.
Before attempting to apply a skill acquisition drill to tweak a pitcher’s mechanics, it would be prudent to know what they’re capable of doing. That is, if you don’t know how a pitcher’s joint move in a low effort position, how can you say that they will move on the mound? Before attempting to tweak, shape or alter mechanics it is crucial to know exactly what you’re working with to maximize performance.
Pitchers often don’t know how to best perform an inseason throwing program to keep their arm healthy and at peak performance. A proper program is essential to a successful season. Here are our keys to developing an inseason throwing program based on your role, recent workload, and how your arm feels.
The first video, of a series of video blogs that I will be conducting for EBP. I will talk about the exercise, how to perform the movement, and how it applies to baseball. This video discusses a knee to knee rotational med ball shotput, which aids in power development from the lower half, and transfer of force for pitchers and hitters.