Long arm after hand separation


#1

What do you guys think about pitchers who have a long arm path in the back when the hands separate?

Notice how his throwing hand is just about even with his throwing elbow in the back?

Again, this pitcher’s hand is “inside” his throwing elbow.

I do see, however, a lot of pitchers whose throwing hand/ball is “outside” elbow in the back (flailing).

Is the elbow-hand relationship int he back a cue you use?


#2

[quote=“Steven Ellis”]What do you guys think about pitchers who have a long arm path in the back when the hands separate?

Notice how his throwing hand is just about even with his throwing elbow in the back?

Again, this pitcher’s hand is “inside” his throwing elbow.

(These may be bad pictures, btw)

I’m working with a lot of pitchers whose throwing hand/ball is “outside” elbow in the back (flailing).

Is the elbow-hand relationship int he back a cue you use?[/quote]


#3

A long arm path means the pitcher has the time to take a long path. That could be an indicator that the pitcher is taking too much time to execute his delivery. Consider speeding him up by getting his center of gravity moving forward sooner/faster. That should have the effect of taking away time from the arm and causing it to “adjust” to a shorter path. But since you’re not directly dictating the path itself, it should happen in a way that is most natural for the pitcher.