Ron Wolforth, founder of the Texas Baseball Ranch, digs even deeper to discuss how to teach better pitching to our youth pitchers. This is part 2 of my two-part interview with Ron. Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers our Question Of The Week about what one hitting mechanic is most important to address in-season.
In this 51-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why rules that state "in the same game, catchers can later pitch but pitchers can't later catch" are not sensible
- why rest days between pitching is one thing Pitch Smart got right
- why kids should throw more, not less, and two criteria for throwing more
- how kids should throw more
- one significant problem in pitcher mechanics that leads to stress on the arm
- the number of mechanical inefficiencies that exist
- two ways to limit or eliminate mechanical inefficiencies, including a sample drill
- why flexibility & mobility is important to youth players
- how to personalize team practices
- how to help kids who pitch slower than they throw, including a practical drill
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Four types of mechanical inefficiencies
- Pitch Smart guidelines
- Part 1 of my interview with Ron Wolforth
- Podcast interview with John T. Reed in Session #8
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