Coaching Pitchers

Coaching youth baseball pitchers and players can be a difficult task. That is why The Pitching Academy put together this section for coaches who are helping youth baseball organizations do an even better job than they already are.

May 20, 2013

How to Throw a 12-6 Curveball?

I get asked by hundreds of coaches, parents and students each year to teach them how to throw a 12-6 curveball. My response surprises most people […]
January 30, 2014

Better Pitching Routine This Season

This time of year is awesome! I love getting the calls from parents and coaches informing me that more pitchers are ready to get crankin! There […]
January 31, 2014

Pitching A Change-up Affects Fastball Velocity

Does developing a changeup affect the velocity of your fastball? I read an article yesterday regarding Michael Pineda’s shoulder injury and why nobody should “force’ a […]
February 19, 2014

Pitching Academy: Whatever it Takes!

Every pitcher should have a “whatever it takes” attitude! Let’s face it, competition is brutal these days. If you want to be the best at whatever […]
February 27, 2014

Coaching Pitchers: Curveball

So much being taught to youth pitchers is flat out wrong! Many pitchers are taught “skills” that not only lead to poor performance on the mound, […]
February 28, 2014

Coaching Pitchers: Throw Hard Strikes

Most pitchers are taught ineffective mechanics that lead to poor performance and injury! Yesterday I referred to many “ineffective” ways coaches are teaching how to throw […]
March 12, 2014

Pitching Success: Whatever It Takes!

Is your velocity where you want it to be right now? Are your off-speed pitches breaking like you want them too? Are you really doing all […]
August 15, 2014

Throw Hard Son…How Dad?

Have your parents or coach ever told you to throw hard? I’m sure they have. It’s common to hear from the stands. “Hey, Dan throw hard.” […]
August 15, 2014

Attention Pitchers! Track Your Progress

A couple nights ago I was instructing another outstanding student. I’ve been working with him for about 6 or 7 years now. He’s a talented lefty, […]
January 1, 2015

Effective Changeup Grips

My favorite Changeup to teach is the Circle Change or C Change. When thrown properly, the ball has a nasty break and the change of speed […]

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