Growth plates?


#1

what in the hell is a growth plate and where can u find them/see if theyre still open


#2

http://www.hughston.com/hha/a_16_1_2.htm

You probably need to be X-rayed to find them.


#3

depending on how old you are and your genetics depends on whether there still open


#4

so… if theyre closed ur cleared to start throwing the slider?


#5

we im pretty sure you should be safe. thats why its better to throw a slider when your about 17-18 when they are closed


#6

i was hoping they are closed

and im 15 lool


#7

well then i wouldnt worry about a slider yet…i wouldnt even throw a curveball. without throwing a curve, when your older your fastball will be better as your arm has grown used to it. i didnt throw curveball until i was 17, granted i still cant spot one, but i can throw fastballs for days and not feel sore


#8

everyday i throw pretty much… not PITCH… but throw

during those days i throw out of 100 ‘pitches’ maybe 6-7 curves max

i luv my curve… it just makes everybody look dumb… even the catcher cant catch it :shock:

but i can spot it better than my fastball… even tho it breaks about 3-4 feet


#9

sounds alright but id be working on my change/splitty/knuckle just because they have the same action as the fastball. then work on the curve later on.

younger kids wana throw a curve at a young age but here in australia its “illegal” (in baseball) for anyone under 15 to throw one and it is strongly advised that they dont until there 17-18


#10

tbh i dont really snap my wrist or do anything funky

i just kinda turn my wrist like… 40 degrees from its original angle [it already has a slight angle inward]

and jus throw like a fastball


#11

[quote=“Booma”]sounds alright but id be working on my change/splitty/knuckle just because they have the same action as the fastball. then work on the curve later on.

younger kids wana throw a curve at a young age but here in australia its “illegal” (in baseball) for anyone under 15 to throw one and it is strongly advised that they dont until there 17-18[/quote]Yeah here in Alberta we took a much similar stance, in peewee(like grade 6 7) they can only throw a change or fastball


#12

pheen it sounds like your throwing a slider already if your throwing it like a fastball. and a 40 degree angle are you sure its that small? Is sounds like your throw something like a cutter


#13

take ur right hand and make a backwards C with it facing the computer screen

like so u see ) but more of a C shape

then i put the ‘curveball’ seam inbetween those fingers and when i throw it the back of the middle and index fingers are facing the batter but a little lower and just let the ball roll off my fingers

maybe a little snap but not much

i throw a cutter… its not the same at all