How far exactly should a stride be?


#1

6’2" 15 year old. Some of my coaches think that i am over striding. I just want to know how far my stride should be


#2

I was taught that it depends on the pitch, for my 4-Seam, 2-Seam, Cutter, and Changeup I stride about 4ft from the mound (this is an estimate, not exact). For a Curveball I stride about 6-8" shorter than that. But a fastball and change I usually stride about 4ft from the mound.


#3

won’t that tip the pitch for the curve


#4

batters dont have time to watch your stride they have to watch the hand and ball


#5

[quote=“zforce39”]6’2" 15 year old. Some of my coaches think that i am over striding. I just want to know how far my stride should be[/quote]they say about 70 percent of your height, or something like that


#6

Your stride should be as long as possible while maintaining posture and balance and still having good hip and shoulder rotation. A lot of this depends on your flexibility and functional strength.

The only time I’ve ever been concerned that a pitcher was over-striding was when their torso leaned back as a result.


#7

That seems to really make alot of sense. thats is good advice roger


#8

There is no hard and fast rule for stride length.

I wouldn’t mess with a guy’s stride unless it was casuing him problems.

How are you pitching?


#9

I throw 76- 77 on my fastball and have decent control


#10

depends how you feel when you throw. I just go to a comfortable length. This will vary among most pitchers, as far as being comfortable goes.


#11

I did say that this is the way I was taught, but I really don’t even shorten my stride for any pitch, feels really uncomfortable, but good point, if you’re pitching well, don’t bother changing anything, just work on controlling your pitches.