By Randy Voorhees
The authoritative sourcebooks for fogeys, avid gamers, and coaches Baseball is a sophisticated 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 desire the entire aid they could get. choked with enjoyable and easy-to-follow directions and suggestion on instructing the basics of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® sequence is certain to attain with coaches and youngsters alike. training THE LITTLE LEAGUE® PITCHER This ebook offers Little League coaches and fogeys with helpful info on tips on how to support their pitchers enhance, masking every little thing from the types of pitches and the strategic elements of pitching to suggestions for retaining avid gamers fit and healthy.
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The fastball is the easiest pitch to throw for a strike. The fastball travels on the straightest line, at the highest velocity, and is the most common pitch; therefore it’s easiest to control. • The fastball travels at the highest velocity of any pitch, which means the batter has the least amount of time to see the ball. • The fastball is the pitch that all batters prefer to swing at, so it generates more swings, and that means more opportunities for outs. 37 Copyright 2003 by Randy Voorhees.
Rotate your shoulders and separate into the power position. Now deliver the pitch, making sure to extend your throwing arm down and across your stride leg and to pull your glove arm down and into your side. One-Knee Drill (advanced) Everything is the same as above, except that as you deliver the pitch, you must transfer the weight of your upper body out over your stride leg so that you can stand up as you ﬁnish your armswing. Balance Drill Take a soft rocker step, pivot in front of the rubber, lift the stride leg, and hold for ten seconds.
That is called an open landing, a very weak and unbalanced position to throw from. Your toe should point to the 1:00 position (for a right-hander; 11:00 for a left-hander). All points on the front side of your body—shoulder, hip, knee, and toe—should be closed to the target at landing, just as they were during the entire glide-step phase. Forward armswing. As your stride foot hits the ground, your throwing arm and hand move forward toward the target. How fast should your arm and hand move? As fast as you can move them and still maintain body balance and control of your pitches.