By Randy Voorhees
The authoritative sourcebooks for folks, gamers, and coaches Baseball is a classy video game to profit, rather for a nine- to 12-year-old's cognizance span. Bewildered managers, coaches, and fogeys of the greater than 2.5 million Little League Baseball® gamers want the entire aid they could get. full of enjoyable and easy-to-follow directions and suggestion on instructing the basics of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® sequence is bound to attain with coaches and youngsters alike. training THE LITTLE LEAGUE® PITCHER This publication presents Little League coaches and oldsters with useful details on find out how to aid their pitchers enhance, masking every thing from the types of pitches and the strategic features of pitching to suggestions for preserving avid gamers fit and healthy.
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Note: The more powerful the pitcher, the less able he is to ﬁnish in a square landing. ) Pitching Drills There are dozens of drills that you can and should use to improve your delivery. Most require little more than soft throwing, and none require you to throw with maximum exertion. Pick out your favorites and do them every time you go to the ﬁeld. It shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes, and it’s time well spent. One-Knee Drill (simple) Place the knee of your post leg (right knee for a right-handed pitcher) on the ground with your stride foot ﬂat on the ground for balance.
Glide Your stride foot leads you toward the plate by gliding low to the ground on a line either directly to the plate or slightly to the right The Fastball 47 As you lower your leg from the knee lift, separate your throwing hand from your glove to start your armswing. Coaching the Little League Pitcher (for a right-handed pitcher) of a straight line. Try to have your upper body trail your lower body. You should feel your weight remain on your back foot for as long as possible. ” This is crucial, because if your upper body moves forward too early or too forcefully, your throwing arm will never catch up.
In fact, if you have consistent command of your fastball, you can be successful even when your other pitches aren’t working. Conversely, if you can’t consistently command your fastball, you haven’t yet earned the right to be called a pitcher. The evidence in support of the fastball being the most important pitch is strong and plentiful. Consider these facts: • The fastball is the easiest pitch to learn. Gripping a fastball is simple and the release requires only a loose, straight wrist position.