Where / When to extend elbow when throwing


#1

Recently I have been having some problems with my elbow while and after I throw around the inside of my elbow. After recording myself throw to analyze the issue I realize I throw with elbow way in front of my face like so

While it might look quite bad in that picture I am a 16u (I’m 15 and a new sophomore I play up) showcase center fielder and able to hit low 80s off a crow hop on a good day. However are there any drills to fix my “dart throw”?

If needed I can post a video of my mechanics leading up to that point also if anyone knows where to find some information on this topic please link it because I can’t find any


#2

Dream,

It is difficult to say why you throw with your elbow out in front of your head without a video. We would need to see your mechanics or movements and what causes this action. Your release (leading with the elbow) is a result of what happened in your movements leading up to this action.

Steve


#3

Thanks for the reply, video will be up by tomorrow let me know if any more information is needed