Proper Mechanics for submarine?


#1

Is there such a thing? I’ve been throwing overhand and submarine since i was little and I was messing with it today trying to figure out good mechanics and its not easy since your not doing the same wind up as a normal 3/4 or overhand throw.


#2

I really don’t know :lol: .
I’ve messed with submarine before too, I’ve been able to throw my knuckleball submarine but nothing else from there works for me. Good luck to ya with the submarine stuff.


#3

Most people usually recommend that you find a professional coach or at least a coach who understands the mechanics of a submarine pitcher so that you know the proper functions of throwing with your arm that low. You can fool around with it and see how far that gets you. When I fooled around with it, I found it much easier to go to the stretch instead of trying it from the wind-up.


#4

Since sumbarine is such a rare windup there isnt really any “correct mechanics” in my opinion. I think that really you should do what ever works for you. Some people throw submarine almost like a low side arm. Others almost touch the ground.

Glad to see there is some one else here who is at least interested in pitching submarine :P.


#5

Try going to the clips section and looking at Chad Bradford. IDk if they would be considered good or not…Good luck :slight_smile: [/img]


#6

If you look at many of the submariners, there really isn’t a lot different in their mechanics from a regular pitcher other than the fact that they have extreme shoulder tilt towards their arm side.

The arm still operates in a similar fashion, as the mechanics of the shoulder and elbow still apply. The arm circle should still be applied and you will see a similar layback of the forearm into maximum external rotation.

The main key to avoid arm problems as a submarine pitcher is to finish with a pronated hand position and follow through to your opposite hip like you normally would, so that you are relieving your elbow of the undue stress down there.