Published at Friday, October 19th, 2018 - 10:10:36 AM. . By Bianca Ferguson.
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.
Developing good mechanics all begins at the balance point. This is probably one of the most poorly misunderstood aspects of the mechanics. Some pitching “experts” teach pitchers to reach a balance point at the peak of their leg lift. This is technique is absolutely detrimental to velocity, and no high velocity MLB pitcher reaches this so-called point of balance in their delivery. Professional pitchers are balanced throughout their delivery, but most importantly, they are moving towards the plate at each state of their mechanics. The traditional balance point idea is that pitchers should be perpendicular with their weight shifted over the drive leg. This technique is an absolute velocity killer.
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