Pitching Grips

Learn different baseball pitching grips including curveball grip, slider grip, changeup grips, cutfastball grips and more at The Pitching Academy’s new baseball blog.

October 9, 2012

Throw a Wicked Slider

Do you want to learn how to throw a slider? The slider grip is similar to a curveball. Simply place your fingers the same way you […]
October 10, 2012

Teaching a Kid a Curveball

When Should You Teach Young Pitchers a Curveball? This has been a debatable topic for many years now and there are many theories as to when […]
October 12, 2012

#1 Thing I’m Teaching My Pitchers This Fall

I remember like it was yesterday facing a guy in the minor leagues (over a decade ago). It was a 2-1 count and I was feeling […]
October 13, 2012

The Novelty Effect (of learning a new pitch)

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of mastering three pitches with the idea that they could be throw in any count. This reduces the dead red […]
October 14, 2012

Pitching Success: Change is Needed

Every young pitcher wants to learn as many pitches possible. I am here to pop your imaginary bubble; you don’t need to throw every pitch imaginable. […]
November 10, 2012

3 Important Pitching Tips From Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander is one of the hottest starters in the league right now. I wanted to talk through one of his starts last season and point […]
November 24, 2012

Pitch Smart! Got it in You?

Warren Spahn once said that “hitting is all about timing and pitching is all about upsetting timing.” I couldn’t agree more. You remember Verlander’s no hit […]
November 27, 2012

How to Throw a Reverse Ninja

What? Alright the title of this is different but this pitch is awesome! Let me tell you what the “reverse ninja” really is and what it […]
December 10, 2012

Pitchers: Time to Start Pitching Smart!

It seems like everyone wants to be the overpowering pitcher and blow the ball by everyone! It makes sense really, most scouts won’t even look at […]
January 7, 2013

The Science Behind Rivera’s Cutter Video

MLB.com had an article today on Mariano Rivera’s status in his comeback from his injury last year. He’s 95% ready to go and hopes to be […]

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