Final got around to taping myself. Ideally I would like some advice on what I can do to increase my velocity a little and if anything I am doing could be hazardous to my arm (as of now, nothing really hurts when I throw).
I’m practicing on flat land because there’s about a foot of snow on the ground and my usual practice area has been taken apart. So, right now I’m just stuck with throwing a rubber ball against a wall.
The first video is a bit sloppy. I wasn’t quite warmed up to my liking.
The second video is a little better. I felt a little more comfortable. Last pitch is side arm.
Last video is of a different angle.
I think my main issue is that I’m too stiff. I’ve only had a couple lessons and the coach I’ve seen said that I’m too stiff when I pitch and that I should just relax and be loose. If I could stay loose and relaxed I feel that I could definitely throw harder. Also, I think I need to be a bit more explosive and really whip my arm around as I plant, turn, finish my motions, etc.
Following through used to be a big issue for me. You can’t really tell from these videos though, but when I am pitching on a mound my motions are smoother and i follow through better.