Pitching Mechanics 101
Baseball has a problem.
Pitchers' arms -- and elbows in particular -- are
failing at unprecedented and increasing rates.
In my opinion, that is because how we teach pitching -- and,
more fundamentally, throwing -- has changed.
For the worse.
There's no question that pitchers at all levels are throwing
harder than they ever have. However, the
latest research is starting to suggest that these changes to
how throwing and pitching are taught is contributing to the
rising injury rates to pitchers.
So what can we do about it?
Pitcher Injury Predictions
Since 2006, I have been making predictions about which
pitchers I think are more, and less, likely to experience injury
Professional Pitcher Analyses
In order to help people understand how major league pitchers
actually throw the ball, I have created a
number of analyses of the
pitching mechanics of major league
baseball pitchers, including...
Research Into Pitching Mechanics
Since 2005, I have been researching the topic of pitching
mechanics and how and why pitchers get injured or stay
Webbooks About Pitching Mechanics
As a result of the research I have done into pitching
mechanics, I have put together a number of ebooks, webbooks, and
streaming DVDs that discuss the topic of proper pitching
mechanics and how to develop them.
an attempt to reverse the trend of rising injuries to pitchers,
I have put together a webbook that
discusses what I believe are the root causes of the pitcher injury epidemic.
The Epidemic gives my view of what is happening, why,
and what coaches, parents, and physicians can do about it.
In order to ensure that everyone who wants to read The
Epidemic can do so, rather than charging a fixed amount for
it, I have made The Epidemic
available via a Pay What You Can pricing model.
means that everyone can read The Epidemic, regardless
of your ability to pay. All I ask is that you remember that I
have spent years researching and putting The Epidemic
together, and my family and I would appreciate it if you would
pay what you can for it.
Throwing Mechanics 101
people can, and often do, go into excruciating detail about
pitching mechanics, at the end of the day pitching
is just throwing with less margin for error. As a result,
the way to learn to pitch well is to learn how to
throw well. To that end, I have put together
Throwing Mechanics 101, a webbook that explains the
keys to teaching
Pitching Mechanics 101
just as there are some things a pitcher should do,
because they will improve your ability to throw hard and well, there are
some things a pitcher should not do because they increase the
risk a pitcher will injure himself. Unfortunately, many of these
things are taught by many well-meaning, but ill-informed,
pitching coaches. Pitching
Mechanics 101 discusses what
pitchers and, just as importantly, what
not to teach pitchers.
Power Pitching Mechanics
Power Pitching Mechanics is the ultimate pitching
mechanics resource. It is a bundle that gives my clients access
the information contained in The Epidemic, Throwing Mechanics 101, Pitching
Mechanics 101. It also provides access to my analyses of the pitching mechanics of the
most dominant and durable pitchers of the past 50 years,
including FREE access to my in-depth analyses of...
...as well as access to my Pitching Mechanics 101 DVD and MUCH more.