Pitching Instruction Philosophy at Toronto's Leading Baseball Academy
Pitching: "GOOD MECHANICS"? IS THERE SUCH A THING?
Yes, we believe so. The problem is many coaches' views on mechanics are simply whatever pleases that particular coach's eye - but the eyes only see what the eyes want to see!! Or some teach what they were taught years ago without really understanding "why". There are some coaches who just want to put their signature on players. Even worse, years of random, disorganized information can lead coaches into such directions as teaching kids poor actions of the body, like holding a balance point for thirty seconds. When has this ever happened in a game? Have you ever seen a roster of major league pitchers that all pitched the same? This type of teaching only serves to literally suck the energy out of the pitcher. We are not saying that these coaches are evil and trying to make you worse. If there is a coach like that, we have yet to meet them. But there is simply not one singular way to teach every pitcher how to pitch and to find each individual's "good mechanics". And further to this, each pitcher needs to get from "good mechanics" to "efficient mechanics".
SO WHAT DOES EVERY PITCHER WANT????????? IT IS SIMPLE!!!!
- ARM CARE
- PITCH DEVELOPMENT
So, you are the pitcher, you want to increase and enhance your pitching/throwing velocity, lower your era, reduce risk of injury and get the most out of your body... if the answer is YES... start by reading and begin to understand key essentials to improving all aspects of pitching... So you want more... YOU want to achieve "Efficient Mechanics"!!!
Arm Care - Learn techniques that aid in minimizing exposure of young arms to more risk!!!
Velocity - Crucial when measuring efficiency and throwing development... increase it!!
Rhythm & Tempo and Blending - Many Pitchers throw well in drills but simply can't take it to the delivery. What is "blending"? It is the concept by which the pitcher can bridge the gap from the movement patterns they show in drills to more game-like situations.
Connection With Sequence - With proper Sequence and Connection between the upper body and lower body, athletes can throw more efficiently, decrease risk of injury while enhancing velocity.
Explosive Energy - Many Pitchers don't have what we refer to as "explosive" energy. The only way to improve this explosiveness is to train to be more explosive... GET STRONGER!!!
Lower Body Throwing - All pitchers must utilize the big muscle groups in the body, most of which reside in the lower half. The lower body is often talked about but few get athletes the get the full benefit of it.
SO YOU THINK PITCHING IS STILL EASY???
NOW THE X FACTORS... DO YOU HAVE IT??? What are the X FACTORS??? Read On...
Many pitchers just don't have the x factors because they don't quite know they exist or what they are. Somewhere within their minds and bodies they are present... we will guide you through this process of discovery.
X FACTOR #1: GOAL - the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
X FACTOR #2: INTENT - something that is intended; purpose; design; intention.
The goal and intent for creating and maximizing efficiency and velocity is absolutely crucial. Most pitchers don't have the right intent when throwing during training or game time.
NOW ARE YOU READY TO START BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER???
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR OWN PATH OF "GUIDED DISCOVERY"???
ARE YOU READY TO FIND YOUR OWN "EFFICIENT MECHANICS"???
GET IN THE ZONE!
GET TO THE BASEBALL ZONE!
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