How do you manage?


#1

For those of you who have played varsity and above, and you’ve had to go it alone … no pitching coach per se, how have you managed?

Let those who are coming up read and benefit from your experience(s).

Coach B.


#2

Well, my story begins at age 17 when my baseball career had a near death experience. After injuring my elbow in the fall, I was cut from my varsity team. I threw 75 mph and had no control. Frankly this lit a fire under my butt. All I wanted to do was to prove myself and its been my mission ever since.

The most important thing that the pitcher without a pitching coach must realize is that you are the best pitching coach. You have the ability to feel what is going on with your delivery, a coach can only see. Using this feeling you can find your ideal delivery. This takes a tremendous amount of trial and error, and the stubbornness of a donkey. For example I have been experimenting with scap loading for the better part of a year, and only know have I began to find what I would define as my ideal arm action.

You have to be mentally tough and continually try to find ways to learn more things.