Elbow angle


#1

i am 13 years old and i throw into the high 60’s to low 70’s. My coach told me that i would get more velocity if my elbow is above my shoulder. i throw 3/4. Should i do this or leave my elbow were it is?


#2

It’s ok to have your elbow above your throwing shoulder relative to the ground, but NOT above the level of BOTH shoulders. Simply raising your elbow to get to a higher arm slot will destroy your arm whether it be shoulder or elbow. This is a misperception. A higher arm slot is achieved with shoulder tilt as you can see.