SORRY FOR THE SHOUTING, BUT THIS IS THE SIMPLEST WAY FOR ME TO DO THIS. CKO
- You add power by slowing down rather than speeding up your motion.
NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS.
- you pitch with your lower body more as much as/or more than with
your lower body.
- One of the best ways to care for your arm is to throw.
- Throwing hard requires a firm grip and a relaxed wrist.
DISAGREE. BOTH THE GRIP AND THE WRIST MUST BE LOOSE.
- The simpler your mechanics, the fewer things there are to go wqrong.
- Don't kick your leg, lift your knee.
- Don't push off the rubber. Power comes from rotating your hips and
flexing your torso.
DISAGREE. PUSHING OFF THE RUBBER, IF TIMED PROPERLY, CAN HELP THE HIPS ROTATE.
- Throwing hard comes from well-developed thigh muscles and buttocks.
- You have to have a strong lower half to throw hard.
- Lift and rotate, don't kick and swing.
KIND OF AGREE. HOWEVER, MANY SUCCESSFUL PROS DO KICK OUT THEIR LEGS.
- A locked knee will force you to stand up and will cause injury to your
- Overstriding will cause rushing the arm/ball to the plate and result in
pitches that will be wild high.
KIND OF AGREE. OVERSTRIDING CAN LIMIT HOW MUCH THE HIPS CAN ROTATE.
- Understriding will cause your pitches to be wild low.
KIND OF AGREE. THIS IS TRUE IF YOU STRIDE SHORTER THAN YOU NORMALLY DO. THERE IS NOTHING NECESSARILY WRONG WITH UNDERSTRIDING IF YOU ARE CONSISTENT IN YOUR STRIDE LENGTH.
- Landing on your heel can cause you to open your hips too soon and
DISAGREE. I THINK THIS IS MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE JARRING AND CONTROL PROBLEMS.
- The farther back toward 2B that you reach, keeping your weight
centered, the more hand-speed you will generate.
- Wherever your head goes, the body follows. The head should go
directly at the plate.
- Leg swinging causes rushing in the lower body.
- Too much hip rotation will cause you to fall off the mound after the
- Staying tall in the delivery results in power coming from the hips.
AGREE. IT ALSO RAISES THE RELEASE POINT.
- A tiring pitcher will often push harder with the back leg.
KIND OF DISAGREE.
- Shoulders should remain horizontal to the mound through the delivery.
DISAGREE. YOU CAN RAISE THE RELEASE POINT BY TILTING THE SHOULDERS.
- The elbow must be as high as the shoulder when it comes by the