18 year old-mechanics advice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDlBKUwztR0 (0:54-2:12)
I feel that I can be throwing much faster than I am right now. During tryouts for my high school team, I threw 82 mph but I would like to be throwing faster than that. After that I was advised that I was doing to much lifiting, throwing, etc. so that contributed to my poor speed. Let me know what you think. I have lessened the amount of things that I do during the week now, so hopefully I am throwing somewhat faster. That video was a towards the end of summer, so if anyone wants to see a updated video, I can make one from different angles. I got a whole winter to fix my mechanics so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for any grammar/spelling errors.

I am going to make a video of my pitching from the side today and I’ll post the link under this topic later today. Look for it around 5pm tonight. Hopefully the video I make will be easier to see. I will be making one from the side. If you see it and want to see it from different angles, let me know. Thanks!

Refer to my other post for a better video. Comments please!

Here’s the link to the other video from my other post.

Comments please!

You have pretty good mechanics. I especially like the push off the rubber.
The one thing I noticed is that you don’t open up all the way, and as a result thrown across your body. Your stride foot should land on or just to the glove hand side of a line drawn to the catcher from the toes of your pivot foot when is on the rubber. Throwing across your body is causing you to fall to the side which adversely effects both control and velocity. The idea is to get that explosiveness going directly at the catcher.

your base is too wide, you sit on the back leg lowering your center of gravity and thus taking away from the added advantage that throwing on an incline creates in regards to momentum, and your posture deviates severely as you deliver the baseball

I made a new video yesterday. I’ll try to get it up onto youtube as soon as I can. I think my posture looks better in it. I would have it already up, but I’ve been having some problems uploading it. I’ll post it or comment that it won’t work in the next couple of days. Thanks for the comments!

Jimster, let me tell you about something I call “THe Secret”.
I learned this many years ago, when I would go to Yankee Stadium (the original ballpark) and watch the pitchers. I noticed that the Big Three rotation—Vic Raschi, Allie Reynolds and Ed Lopat—were all doing the same thing: they were driving off the lower half of the body, using the legs, the hips and the torso in one continuous (and, it seemed to me, seamless) motion, and I realized that this is the real key to a pitcher’s power. They were throwing harder and faster—even Lopat, who was not a fireballer—witn less effort, and I made a note of this and started working on it on my own. As I practiced this I noticed that I was starting to do the same thing they were—it helped that I was a natural sidearmer—and although I wasn’t particularly fast I could throw harder with less effort, because a lot of pressure was taken off my arm and shoulder.
There’s something called the “Hershiser” drill, which aims at getting the hips fully involved, and it requires no special equipment, just a fence or a wall. The hips are the connecting link between the lower and upper halves of the body, and once that connection is established it results in that continuous flow of energy and a better follow-through (completion of pitches). You might try working with this, and don’t be surprised at the increase in velocity you should get. 8)

Here are some new videos

side view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNna3Bo0W74

back view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiqB_ftAhAY

kind of back view http://www.youtube.com/user/jimmywink1993#p/u/0/LNvngacdvtw


comments, tips, anything! Thanks!