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Pitching Easy Pointer #16, March 25, 2024 - Game Day Pitcher's Guide for Starters and Relievers

  Starting Pitchers: Clear your mind – keep outside distractions to a minimum. You get to play baseball for the next...

Pitching Easy Pointer #15, Mar. 19, 2024 - Throwing Hard, Harder, and Hardest - When are we Satisfied?

My middle school gym teacher once told us, "Throwing a ball fast takes a great deal of athleticism."  I always rememb...

Pitching Pointer #13, Feb. 13, 2024. Getting the Curveball Over the Plate - Keep it Simple.

College prospects, if there are coaches coming to watch you, they likely know that you have a college level fastball - or a projectable one.  When they come out to watch you compete in a game, they are looking at your secondary stuff.  Think of it this way, an elite program wants elite secondary stuff, a lower-level college program is looking less intently at the quality of the secondary pitches.   It's up to you as to how far you want to take your pitching career.

Pointer #10: Keep in-season lifting to ONE Day per week. Can you do it?

This could be the most challenging task facing pitchers. After all, many of you added strength and size during the off-season. You do not want to lose it.  You won't - if you stick to the one day per week schedule.

Is it Time to Play or Wait Your Turn? Playing and Coaching through Sport and Position Specialization

Football, cross-country, soccer, swimming, basketball, volleyball, hockey, track and field, lacrosse, golf, baseball, softball, field hockey. How many of our kids play one of these?  How many play two? Three? Four? It is an ongoing debate - sport specialization vs. playing multiple sports for young athletes.  Is there a correct answer? 

Pitchers Pitch, Period - part 2 "Summer, NIL, and the Transfer Portal"

If you are coaching a baseball team between June 1 to around August 15, this is one phrase you do not like to hear from your players: "It's just summer ball."   Granted, there is a natural let down from the rah-rah intensity of a college baseball spring to the more serene, developmental baseball experience of summer baseball.  It is a "winning at all costs" mindset vs. a "I'm trying to get better for next year" thought process of the summer baseball leagues.

Pitchers Pitch, period. Part 1

I'm afraid young pitchers are forgetting how to pitch.  With all of the videos showing internet sensations throwing f...

Do Not Stop Throwing: 3 Tips for College Pitching Prospects in 2020

The year of COVID-19 has forced us to look at daily life – our routine – in a new way. Distance learning, parents con...

Baseball Recruiting Video — Do You Really Need One?

Recruiting is not an exact science. I'm sure if you could interview most college coaches they will each have a story of the kid "that got away" or "they completely missed on." It is not something for the weak minded or feint of heart, this recruiting thing.

The Best Curveball Training Tools

Today, I'm rounding up some of my favorite training tools for practicing throwing the Curveball. 

How to Throw a Great Curveball: 4 Simple and Effective Techniques

It's time to talk a little bit about the pitch. The pitch everyone wants to throw, the pitch that made Dwight Gooden, Bert Blyleven, and Sandy Koufax unbeatable on the mound, the seemingly law-defying pitch — the curveball.

College Selection Process for Baseball Players — Some Suggestions

Selecting a college is stressful. The most knowledgeable coaches and parents – those who may have gone through the process themselves and supposedly have the experience – cannot avoid the pressure of the “final” choice.
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