Basic throwing mechanics - just making sure everythings good


#1

Hey Everyone,

Heres my video:

Its just regular throwing mechanics but i still want to check myself.

Also, another thing that occasionally happens when im throwing is my thum catches part of my head - usually when my arm is realy tired. Is there anything i can change to avoid this?

Thanks in advance,

Austin


#2

That business with the thumb sometimes happens with an over-the-top delivery, and I’m wondering if you’re really comfortable with it—or whether you might do better with a different arm angle like the 3/4. As a rule I don’t advocate changing arm slots, but you might want to try doing that—switching to a 3/4 delivery, which would take some of the pressure off your arm and shoulder. I myself was a natural, true sidearmer, and I stayed with it all the way, and I never had any problems. 8)


#3

i think you just lift up your right hand a little bit too hight when the ball is behind your head.

this is what i mean,

ignore the wrist, this is what i mean the elbow should around the same level to its shoulder (not too high or too low like murlder)

Personal experience, i have tried this one below before but i still prefer those motion above


#4

Right you are! That’s exactly what my pitching coach told me, that the elbow should be at the same level as the shoulder (easy enough for me, because I was a natural sidearmer). :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks for the help…I’m gonna give that a try.

Do you know of any drills to help me with keeping my elbow down?


#6

-swing your arm naturally

-don’t raise too high when you begins…