Baseball Pitching : How to Throw a Curveball


Hello I’m John Riedling and today I’m going
to show you how to throw a curve ball. The first thing in throwing a curve ball is having
the right grip. Now there are different ways of gripping it but the important thing is
keeping your fingers on the seam where you can have something to push against. You don’t
want to have it in here where the ball might slip, you want to have it on the seams and
you really want to put some pressure on that finger so you’ll be able to pull down on that
curve ball and make it spin, tight spin. Mechanically there are three important components you want
to be to really have a sharp breaking curve ball and that’s staying back, staying closed
and getting the follow through. Staying back is you want to get, you want to make sure
you come to a balance point or I come to a balance point. You want to hold it there and
when that leg comes down the ball has to come out. So now you are going to stay back. Secondly
is staying closed and what mean by staying closed is staying inside. When you think about
staying closed you think of having your chin come to your knee. Just like that. Thirdly
is your follow through. You want to have your chest over your knee and having that follow
through and if you master those three parts in your delivery you will have a very consistent
and sharp breaking curve ball and now I’m going to show you how to throw a curve ball. I’m John Riedling and that’s how you throw
a curve ball.

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