Plus Rob answers the Question of the Week (28:10) about a clear plan of where to start with beginner to intermediate middle schoolers.
In this 44-minute episode, you'll learn:
- how Jim uses plyocare balls differently from most (2:02)
- three things to look for in pitching mechanics (3:01)
- whether hip hinge is important (4:18)
- how to be more explosive and what limits explosiveness (6:07)
- whether head tilt is bad during the pitch sequence (7:01)
- what "pitch design" is (8:36)
- one big reason youth change-ups often fail (12:17)
- how younger kids can grip a change-up (15:01)
- three things that help youth pitchers be more repeatable (16:09)
- a helpful drill to help kids feel how to break their hands, and what to watch for in that drill (17:55)
- how to video pitching deliveries and how to use those videos (19:42)
- the temptation to try to fix everything at once (21:44)
- Jim's advice for youth pitchers on handling their arms (21:44)
- four ideas for a helpful post-practice recovery program (24:04)
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