How to Pitch a Baseball : Upper Body Mechanics for Baseball Pitching


Hi! My name is Mike Lumley. On behalf of Expert
Village, I’m here to teach you pitching. Now into full wind up, we’re going to make sure
that basically we get back into our balance and load phase. I know as I growing up, that
I was told to step straight back. That analogy has really kind of basically gone out the
window. We’re kind of in now time. What we’re trying to do here and if we look ahead is
that we’re trying to get our body turned so we can get ourselves back up into our load
stage. From here, especially with young guys, is to start with hand in their glove and start
at their chest. Limited movement to start with. If players when they get older want
to add movement that’s great, but the whole thing is we got to make sure that our upper
body and lower body work together as they come through. We don’t want to get into a
point where I call that they clash. I start to come down as my knee comes up and start
to create some mechanical problems.

4 thoughts on “How to Pitch a Baseball : Upper Body Mechanics for Baseball Pitching

  1. This video is so true. Staying balanced by limiting movement in your "load" phase makes your delivery and in turn your pitch much straighter to the plate. Highly recommended to anyone having trouble finding the plate.

  2. The thing is, you cant make up proper mechanics with power, you'll end up hurting yourself before you go anywhere big.

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