Published at Thursday, October 11th, 2018 - 13:29:03 PM. . By Rhea Byers.
Pitching Mechanics For The Youth, It is vitally important that youth pitchers understand the fundamentals of proper pitching mechanics. Proper mechanics are essential for velocity generation, pitch accuracy, and overall arm health. Unfortunately, many youth pitchers are taught incorrectly at an early age and subsequently end up having arm complication down the road.
If you are able to locate your off-speed consistently, then this is a great opportunity to throw a changeup, slider, or curveball. By doing so, this will keep the batter off-balance and guessing. 0-1 changeups are excellent because the batter thinks you are throwing a meat fastball, but instead its 6-10 mph slower and sharply breaking downward. The result? The batter will probably swing over the top of the ball or will be way out in front of the pitch. You can have a similar result by throwing a sharp breaking slider or cutter that starts down the middle of the plate, and breaks away toward the outer half.
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