Many pitchers complain that their arm gets sore after pitching, and it can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. It can be difficult to know if soreness in different parts of the arm is normal, or it means that an injury may be present or cropping up. Learn about soreness and what it means in this short video below.READ MORE
It’s a common question – is deadlifting safe for pitchers? Can it cause arm injuries in baseball players? The deadlift is definitely a stressful exercise, but it’s one that can be a premium strength builder if done correctly.READ MORE
When baseball season ends, it quickly becomes time to plan for next season and structure offseason workouts. Creating effective offseason workouts for baseball players, though, can be complex and it’s often not clear when they should start and what the priorities should be. Read on to learn about offseason program structure for baseball players. READ MORE
In baseball, you are your routine. Having an impeccable, consistent and reproducible pregame routine ensures consistently good results by preparing you to pitch in the same ideal way every time. In baseball, all high-level pitchers have exceptional pregame routines that were taught and honed over the years by good mentors and coaches. In this post, I’ll teach you everything you need to know.READ MORE
For young pitchers, the first pitch they learn is a curveball. But, developing a really good curveball is tough – it takes a strong understanding of the physics, the spin, the grip and hand action of the pitch. In this episode I explain dos and don’ts for the grip, action, spin, throwing routine, learning progression and more. Learning to throw a nasty curveball is hard work, and it takes a LOT of time – follow my lead to get it right.
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Dan Blewett is a former pro pitcher who overcame Tommy John surgery twice, earning All-Star selections after both of them. He owns Warbird Training Academy in Normal, Illinois and has dedicated his life to helping young ballplayers stay healthy, avoid his mistakes and increase their baseball IQ faster than they could on their own.
I get asked all the time how a pitcher can improve his control and command on the mound; it’s a difficult question to answer. Pitching mechanics correlate highly with velocity and “stuff”, but not as much with strike-throwing and command, which is largely a mental and “feel” process. READ MORE
In this article I’ll share how I manage pitch counts for my youth baseball team and youth baseball organization. Adhering to strict pitch counts is key not only for preventing injuries in baseball pitchers, but also in enhancing performance. By balancing pitching and position playing workload, you’ll help keep pitchers’ arm as fresh as they can be, which improves velocity, strike-throwing and offspeed action. READ MORE
How do you break out of a slump in baseball? Whether you’re a hitter who is slumping or a pitcher who has hit a rough patch, the ups and downs of baseball are here to stay. The goal is to not get too high when things go well, and not get too low when things aren’t going well. But specifically, what should a player, coach or parent do to get out of a slump faster? Listen in to this video below. READ MORE
Everyone knows that being repeatable as a pitcher is critical to throwing strikes, going deep into games and making quality pitches. But pitching mechanics and repeatability are just part of the equation. Once a pitcher is repeatable, how does he actually get the ball to go to one spot rather than another? And how what does he do to make adjustments? Enter: the pitching target alignment system of the eyes, shoulder and chest. READ MORE