Here are some things to avoid when you are learning how to throw an additional pitch:
1) Avoid twisting your arm just before release of the baseball
2) Avoid changing your arm slot “forcing” a better rotation on the ball or downward movement
3) Don’t Change your fastball mechanics: As a pitcher you want to be deceiving. It is very difficult to deceive an experienced batter when you look different each time you throw a certain pitch. You are only informing the batter what to expect. Not only that, you can ruin the timing of your fastball and then you can lose your rhythm.
4) Avoid slowing down your delivery or arm speed to take a bit off the pitch. The only thing that changes is your wrist and forearm angle when you throw a different pitch. Your fastball is thrown with the palm facing home plate, curveball is like a “karate chop” at release and the C Change is when the C is thrown directly toward your target.
You don’t need to get fancy and start messing around with all of the other “stuff” that is only going to harm you in the long run. My advice is to keep pitching simple while you learn how to throw additional pitches. Spend time learning all you can about the pitch before you just go out and try throwing it.
We are confident our pitching grips DVD will teach you all you need to know to succeed in throwing off speed pitches. In fact, we will teach you more than 10 pitches! All will keep your competition off balance and you will become the unpredictable pitcher that no one wants to face.