Sidearm Control Tips?


#1

Hey guys I’m going from overhand to sidearm and as a RHP and I’m always throwing way up and in on a righty and I can’t seem to get it glove side. Any tips on fixIng this?


#2

There are no absolutes but, as a general rule, I’d suggest that a faster tempo down the hill will result in better consistency than will a slower tempo. Go fast enough to give yourself just enough time to just get squared up to the target at ball release. Shoot for .90 to .95 seconds from 1st movement to front foot plant.


#3

Stay closed, stay closed, stay closed with the front glove and elbow. If you think you are closed, exaggerate it even more. Drive the front elbow at the outside corner and do not let your glove spin open early.

When I first started sidearm, I had to pick a target in the left hand batters box. Start with a target way outside and work your way back until it’s second nature.