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UCL Tear?

AlexisLefty ·
Hi guys,   I am a senior left handed pitcher in high school. It has been difficult for me to pitch and do well throughout my high school career because of my elbow. During my 8th to late 9th grade year, I dealt with growth plate problems in my...
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The Armory's "Rocket Launchers Road Show" August 10th & 11th at CBC

ThrowHarderFaster ·
Throw Harder Faster is a velocity development academy inside of Carolina Baseball Center and we are excited to bring you The Armory's "Rocket Launchers Road Show" August 10th & 11th at CBC. The Armory has developed 37 pitchers that have eclipsed the 90 mph barrier since its owner, Randy Sullivan, established academy in February 2011. Incredibly, six of these 90 mph pitchers just finished their freshman year of high school, class of 2016. As a licensed physical therapist and owner of...
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Armory's "Rocket Launchers Road Show" Aug 10-11th at CBC

ThrowHarderFaster ·
Throw Harder Faster is a velocity development academy inside of Carolina Baseball Center and we are excited to bring you The Armory's "Rocket Launchers Road Show" August 10th & 11th at CBC. The Armory has developed 37 pitchers that have eclipsed the 90 mph barrier since its owner, Randy Sullivan, established academy in February 2011. Incredibly, six of these 90 mph pitchers just finished their freshman year of high school, class of 2016. As a licensed physical therapist and owner of...
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LorenzoSupino ·
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External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

jimster ·
Check out my articles on the topic. ...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

SultanofSwat ·
Are you advocating forearm 'flop/lay back' backwards with your forearm at 90 degrees? Is that what MLB pitchers do? In video 3, you are advocating using weighted balls to increase your range of motion in external rotation. Why does my ROM need to increase? What is the ideal ROM angle?

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

jimster ·
Essentially, yes. And depending on what major leaguers you look it, it is what I tend to see. I would like to promote more of a focus of 90 degrees with the angle of your back, but there are guys that very on this part of mechanics. I have found that when my external rotation is at its max potential, the rest of my mechanics are where I want them to be. I will address the rest of your questions in two ways. ROM can refer to both static and dynamic ROM. A good way to tell the differences is...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

Just to add two cents, most of the players I work with have too much external rotation and not enough internal rotation. Most players that develop elbow issues have this exact imbalance: Internal Rotation Deficit. Not trying to be negative or argumentative in any way, but just what I have seen over 20 years. Not sure why a player would want to create that type of imbalance of ER to IR. additionally, it is not just the shoulder (glenohumeral joint) that allows these folks to get into these...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

jimster ·
Do you have an example of a pitcher who has that issue? I'm curious to see an example of a pitcher with that issue. Throughout the process of changing my arm action and overall mechanics, I was pretty consistently told that I have good internal rotation, when my external rotation was poor. So that is something I have little to no focus on that part of my mechanics. I also did very little research on internal research in general, so I am not very knowledgeable about the issues associated with...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

SUAWTG ·
Jimster- The DriveLine article you reference in your write up talks about the IR issues. Specifically the Sleeper Stretch. This is all new to me but has become a hot topic in my household since my son has developed scapular issues. He has very limited IR on his throwing arm compared to his non-throwing arm. This is typical of throwers acording to his Physical Therapist. Also he has been doing Jaeger bands 3 times a week for 2 years now and they are great for the rotator cuff, but don't do...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

jimster ·
I remember the part the article a little. Is internal rotation lack of ROM just referencing a static stretch comparison or you're mentioning? Or is their something when those pitchers throw that show an issue too. I have read about pitchers having the issue your son is having, but I have not heard of any issues in the actual pitching motion. Similar to how I talk external rotation. You can see the level of external rotation you achieve. Is there something that you can see when you look at...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

SUAWTG ·
I am not sure of a way to tell in the actual throwing motion. I am just a dad and know very little about this. The PT showed his lack of IR by comparing his IR via the Sleeper Stretch on both sides. His throwing side would not rotate without his shoulder blade moving forward with it. He had done normal stuff (only 14) not heavy lifting. Pushups and light weights etc.. Unfortunately if your scapular muscles are not activating then instead of these exercises making them stronger your body...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

jimster ·
If you're interested in finding exercises to work those muscles you can search http://exrx.net/ . A great resource for anything related to working out. And free too. That's the best part. Also check out the body map here http://exrx.net/Lists/WtMale.html You click on the areas of the body that you want to find workouts for and it will show you stuff that you can do. If you are having him do push-ups, then you can add other body weight exercises to work the upper body as well. Pull ups and...

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

Bulldog 19 ·
Anybody want to take a guess on how many baseball players I've stretched into external rotation of the shoulder? Volleyball hitters? That's right--- Exactly ZERO. They already have excessive ER and by stretching it, all I would do is stress the already stressed joint..

Re: External Rotation-What it is and how to improve it

jimster ·
Not everyone has excessive or complete external rotation nor am I promoting static stretching of it. Or any type of stretching. My article talks improving arm action so external rotatiom(that naturally occurs)can happen. I don't really understand the purpose of your post and it seems kind of combative. If you have seething to add to the conversation, please do. But please add comments that relate to the topic on hand. Thanks!

Re: Pitching Analysis// (In game)//Delivery Help.

Truman ·
It's a difficult angle to see much detail. For the most part, the mechanics look good to me. However though, in your wind up you get in a good position on the back side, but it doesn't look like you're getting the "separation" you should (the angular difference between the alignment of your hips and the alignment of your shoulders) when you take your stride forward. And from the camera angle, this looks to be because the way you're using your left leg when you bring it down into an almost...
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Pitching Coach in MD/DE/PA/NJ?

LetItGo ·
I didn't want to have to start a new thread, but the last post on this topic was over a year ago. In search of a pitching coach in the DE/MD/NJ/PA area - will travel a bit for the right program. I have a 2020 RHP. Thanks in advance.
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16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
Hey Guys. Hope this is the right place to post this...I just read a previous post about how there are less kids signing up for baseball and some who are unsure of continuing in the sport. Well there are some kids who are out there trying to reverse that trend. One of them created a channel called Pitching Tutors on You tube. If you have a minute, go check out the content and give your feedback. Whether it's support or constructive criticism, any engagement of content creators will help to...
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Pitching

Matt16G ·
Should pitchers worry about speed and agility? If so, what should they do to train?
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Online Pitching Training

VirginiaHS ·
I'm not the most active on here, but I love reading through the different discussions! Being a parent of a young, aspiring pitcher is challenging. I've got a 5 year old boy and a 2 year old boy, so I'm getting ready to start that journey myself (wish me luck)! To give you a little background on myself, I pitched in the Royals and Blue Jays organizations for 6 seasons. I spent 2 1/2 of those seasons on the DL. When my career came to an end, I really wanted to stay involved in baseball, so I...
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Pitching vs, Catching

TideFanRTR ·
We have a 2022 kid (5'7" & 175 lbs) and are looking for advise. He is a RHP and his top FB velocity last summer was 79. He is part of a competitive travel team and participated in five PG tournaments summer/fall and made the All-Tournament Teams in four of the five for pitching and all five for hitting. (The one he missed for pitching was due to an injury where he did not pitch. ) I understand the All-Tournament Teams is not a big deal but mention it as back ground information. He also...
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Va Pro Pitching + Catching Clinic. Learn from the Pros

VA Pro Pitching ·
Whats up everyone? 2 players here, Connor Jones (Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake -> UVA -> St. Louis Cardinals) and Alec Bettinger (Hylton Hs, Woodbridge -> UVA -> Milwaukee Brewers) here. We are both obviously from VA. Friends since playing for the Canes together, Teammates at UVA, and we are both in Tidewater this offseason. We wanted to take the opportunity to try and team up to continue to influence Youth baseball in VA. In addition to lessons, we are running at 6 week pitching...
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Winter pitching velocity

Six-Four-Three ·
Hello! I'm looking for some perspective on what I can expect from off-season workouts in terms of pitching velocity. My 2022 (age 15.5) ended last season on a good note, touching 81 and sitting 80 in his last two outings. What can I expect when he starts showcasing next month? He's doing a 4x/week velocity program but has just started throwing lightly. He showcases in the middle of next month. Will he gain because of rest and lifting? Will be stay the same because he hasn't thrown much yet...
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New Book ["60'6": Creating The Dominant Pitcher"]

Pro Source ·
For any of those interested, I just launched my eBook on Amazon called [60'6": Creating The Dominant Pitcher"] ...I have over 35 years in the game as a player(youth/HS/D1/Pro) and as a Coach and now MLB Scout for the Red Sox. I wrote this book to help the next generation of players/coaches in the area of Pitching specifically. Order Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081HYHYNH?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&pf_rd_r=YY1WFXXPTVEQ1FDVYT0G I hope you find it useful and...
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PG Pitching Rules

What? ·
I want to know if the rule for an ineligible player is it a forfeit of the game (after posting a \$100 with PG ) or According to NFHS Rule 3.1.1: An ineligible player on defense shall be replaced immediately upon discovery by the umpire or either team . Once discovered by teams, umpires, or PG Staff, the umpire & Official Scorekeeper will confirm eligibility with Tournament Headquarters. If deemed ineligible, team will have the opportunity to remove player from game. The replacement...
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Pitching Coaches

House of Bowden ·
I've got two lefty boys - 18 and 16.  Looking for a GOOD pitching coach in the Richardson, Plano, Dallas area.  I would love any suggestions!
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2020 just wants to pitch.......

LuvMyKids ·
Hello everyone, Been lurking for a while and just got up the nerve to ask for some advice. To give you a little background, I have a 2020 that started playing baseball about 3 years ago. At the time he was the chubby kid, not much talent but if he wanted it, his mom and I were going to support him. He was about 5'6" and weighed 200. He is an A student as well. He had never pitched before and because of his age during the upcoming season he was expected to pitch. We decided to seek out a...
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2x World Champ Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland talks pitching - Q&A

robinallemand ·
Hey Parents, I did an interview with Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland (he's awesome, btw) for my blog. If you have any follow-up questions for him, let me know, and we can do a part 2 to the interview! See the article here: Dave Eiland Talks Pitching - Q&A BR, Robin Allemand Coached App | Co-Founder | coachedapp@gmail.com
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Game Day Pitching Routine

FrankJP ·
Hello, My son(2020), age 14 this past March, is playing 14u this season and this is his first year where he will be a starting pitcher. He started playing baseball at age 10 through local in-house leagues, joined a "travel" team at age 13, that was a slight step above. He has pitched some over the years, but never more than an inning here or there, sometimes two, nothing consistent. I'd say he has likely not pitched more than 20 innings in one season, and that was age 12 I believe. He has a...
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gpotts ·
A high school-level pitching question about addressing the pitching rubber. Runner on third (R3) and our RHP is on the mound, but off the rubber. While standing behind the pitching rubber, he decides he'll pitch from the wind-up position. He steps forward with his left foot, then with his right. Field umpire calls a balk. R3 scores. I ask for an explanation and ask if it was his hands or motion that was deceptive. Like, "did he start and stop". He tells me it is how he is "addressing the...
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Relief Pitching

CoachJackE ·
My LHP has been used very sparingly in relief in his last year of high school. When I say sparingly, I’m talking 13 innings in seven appearances prior to entering playoffs. I’ve noticed that his ERA is a respectable 1.56 after relieving an RHP (nine innings of data) and it is 17.5 (four innings) when following another LHP I’m not concerned about his college career since he has already committed. So my opinion would be that one should not relieve a LHP with another LHP in general. Is that a...
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Pitcher's Elite Winter Training Camp by former MLB Pitcher Pat Ahearne

pkahearne ·
Pitchers Elite Winter Training Camp presented by former Major League Pitcher - Pat Ahearne   There are secrets to outstanding pitching mechanics. Few know them. Fewer teach them.   In my  Pitcher's Elite Winter Training Camp , I'll...
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Top Velocity V.S. Pitch Harder

Wesleythecacther ·
Benn looking at Top Velocity's catcher programs and also Pitch Harder's programs. Which is better? The Top Velocity programs can be found here: http://www.topvelocity.net/topv-products/ http://www.topvelocity.biz/2x-sub-2-0-pop-time-program/ http://www.topvelocity.biz/2x-sub-2-0-velocity-program-for-catchers/ Pitch Harder can be found here: http://pitchharder.com/products http://pitchharder.com/position-players
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Vault Baseball Clinic & Camp - Pitching, Throwing, and Hitting - November 19/20 (Virginia Beach)

utilityman ·
Vault Fitness & Athletics will be hosting its first baseball clinic of the offseason on November 19-20. This two day camp will focus on the fundamental mechanics of pitching/throwing and hitting. The camp is 2 hours each day (12-2 pm) and is limited to 24 players total. Ages will be tee ball thru high school. Players will be divided into two groups by age (young/old) with a maximum of 12 players per group. Groups will switch coaches on the second day of camp. The camp will be staffed by...
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Club or HS for summer

Billy Baseball ·
Here's the scenario, there is a kid who is a big kid who hits well and has a strong arm. Throws across the diamond low 80's, pitches in the mid to upper 80's. Strong hitter, but struggles on defense, hasn't played 3rd for very long. Some college coaches have expressed interest as a pitcher, mostly NAIA and D3 and they want to see him pitch this summer. High school coach likes his bat, and has said he will not pitch him (big school, deep in pitching). High School coach also feels strongly...
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Looking for good pitching coach in greater Philadelphia, PA area - recommendations?

Looking for a good pitching coach in the Philadelphia area. Willing to travel for the right fit. Appreciate any recommendations. Send private message for any to avoid . Thanks in advance.
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Final Summer Select Team Tryouts 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

Marshals Baseball ·
Final Tryouts 15U-18U Marshals Summer 2018 teams SUMMER SELECT TEAM TRYOUTS WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Saturday, January 20 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Richardson Pearce High School Baseball Field 1600 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water We are called the McKinney Marshals, but we have teams and athletes across the Metroplex and North Texas. Athletes come to play with us from across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Teams practice in...
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Online pitching evaluation service - any recommendations?

I am a long-time lurker here and this is my first time post. Needless to say, I have learned a lot from this board - many thanks to all the posters. As my username reveals, my son is a 2020 RHP. He attends a competitive baseball school in the DFW area. He made varsity as a freshman and now again as a sophomore, but will have to battle to see decent innings this season. I have tried to help him myself mostly, but would like to try a qualified pitching expert who can view video and make...
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Pitching

Spartans42 ·
I am currently 14 years old (8th grade), and I’m 5’10 145 pounds. I am a LHP and I throw 75 off the mound and I also have a pretty good change up at around 62 mph. Am I a potential D1 prospect
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Research resources for College Pitching programs/coaches

biggestfan2018 ·
I am working to help my son (2018 LHP) research different school's programs and pitching philosophies. I am not super versed and there may be very obvious places to go but I am really not seeing what were are looking for. We get to the athletic sites, search some bio info on coaches and very rarely will find a good local article on the pitch coach or some extension of a low ERA school. For instance - which programs are just looking for big and velo? Say 6'5" FB 102mph? For my son that would...
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Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Hey guys, After seeing two doctors, the second being Dr. Ciccotti (Phillies), I have been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. I still have a dynamic ultrasound test next week to determine the severity of the tear but just wanted some opinions. I'm a pitcher going into my senior year of college. This past season is when I started dealing with elbow pain but I pitched through the season and took a couple weeks off to see how it was but the pain came back even worse a few weeks later after 2...
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Minimum Velocity to pitch in college

gutsnglory ·
I understand that there are huge velocity ranges, but is there speed that would be a deal breaker no matter how good you are at other things?
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Tryouts and Teams 12UAA and 14U Major

Pro Source ·
Please visit this link to sign up for our 2018 Spring/Summer Tryouts ! We are looking for 4 players for a 14U Major level team and 4 players for a 12U AA team. All of our coaches are former college/pro players. We also have a 12, 500 sq. ft. indoor facility with 12 lanes and a full climate controlled weight room! We have won over 100 tournaments and have had 112 graduates and 105 have gotten college scholarships! We also accept full teams that may want to make the jump to select ball. Please...
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The Dick Birmingham Memorial Sports Complex

cchiass ·
“The Birm” – features 6 full baseball fields of various age appropriate sizes for players ages 7-18, including 3 outdoor batting cages, newly renovated fields, fences, and dugouts. The Birm also offers delicious concessions, clean restrooms, large pavilions for parents and spectators, and a Marucci Pro Shop…but The Birm isn’t just another concrete filled cookie cutter park. We undertook the ambitious project of saving and restoring this classic baseball complex for the enjoyment of...

Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

LuvMyKids ·
Quick update ...... Son did a 180, struggled to throw strikes this summer and bat improved to the point that if he wasn't pitching he was at 1st or 3rd. They needed his bat in the lineup. He hit for average with some pop. The plan now is to continue to work at 1st and 3rd and his hitting. The game will eventually tell him when he is a pitcher only.

LuvMyKids ·

Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

Thanks for the update. I think the forum really appreciates it when someone comes back with an update. It make the post so much more valid than one that never has an answer.

Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

Matt Reiland ·
Good to hear he kept an open mind about other positions and is improving at the plate.

Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

LuvMyKids ·
Yes.... I like when a thread has been updated as well.