By Chelsea Rowe. Baseball Gear. Published at Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 12:50:56 PM.
Youth Throwing Drills the most basic of all youth baseball drills, and many instructors feel that it is the most important fundamental of all. It is vital for parents to make sure that their children develop proper throwing techniques from the time they can throw a baseball, around the age of eight or so. The importance of throwing a baseball with proper grip can not be overestimated. Youth throwing drills must emphasize four important elements: Throw the ball by gripping it with the index finger and middle finger on the ball; point your shoulder opposite from your throwing hand in the direction of your target; step in the direction of your target when you release the ball; and follow through after you release the ball with your back leg so that both legs are parallel upon the completion of the throw.
As a young man, I thought I wanted to be a sportswriter. After taking a new job in a small town, a veteran sportswriter asked if I enjoyed baseball. I liked playing it but wasn’t much for watching. “You’ll learn to like it here,” he said, explaining that the community had a rich Little League, high school and junior college baseball heritage. He was correct; in sort order, I loved baseball, even watching baseball.
The ever popular video analysis adds that special aspect of real-time playback and the ability to review from many different angles the players style or techniques. Panasonic had developed a video coaching system with the capacity to archive 400 hours or more of video used by coaches to search, view, and compare players. Its going to be very interesting to watch and wait to see what we can think of next.
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