Developing Pitcher

Posted on August 30, 2013

Which is the best way to begin developing a young pitcher, pitching from the stretch or the wind-up? Or does it matter, as long as you teach proper mechanics? Coach Swift answers: There is little question about how most coaches teach it and that's from the full wind up position. First and foremost, a kid must learn how to throw. In fact, to teach a kid how to pitch have him play catch with you and make him throw the ball directly at your ...

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Blocking Is The Easy Part

Posted on July 10, 2013

It is common knowledge among youth baseball and softball coaches that the one play most responsible for scoring runs is not the blast over the fence or the shot in the gap; it’s the passed ball. As coaches we often find ourselves asking why is it so difficult for our young catchers to keep the ball in front of them. Why do so many balls get by and allow runners to advance and ultimately score? To understand the problem lets divide passed ...

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Hello world!

Posted on July 10, 2013

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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