Increasing Velocity Tips/Workouts


#1

I play 11u AAU and Little League Baseball. In little league, I’ve always been considered a hard thrower, with great control and knowledge of the game. I go to AAU and I’m only Top 6 in velocity on my team. I fixed a couple things with my velocity and throw around 55 mph now. If there are any workouts or mental tips to increase my velocity let me know. When I look it up I’m getting different opinions from every website. My goal is to pitch 58 mph by the time my two seasons are over. Any help? Thanks!


#2

I’ve posted a velocity chart to see where you are based on some loose criteria looking at national averages here:

www.youthpitching.com/velocity.html

The biggest thing to focus on at 11 years old is developing consistency and repeatability with your mechanics. Fastballs and change ups, with the same mechanics – so important. As you add exercises like tubing, lightweight dumbells, med balls and body weight exercises like air squats and push-ups, the foundation you’re building with your mechanics will give you the opportunity to really make significant improvements quickly.


#3

Thank you very much. Lately I’ve been using 10 pound dumbbells, resistance bands, push ups, lateral jumps, and more. I hope to see an improvement in me.

Thanks,
Rich