Paul Reddick, an independent pitching coach quoted multiple times by ESPN and founder of the internet's best-selling pitching program The 90 MPH Club, discusses how to make it simpler when it comes to teaching pitching. Granted, Paul never uses the well-known acronym KISS (Keep It Simple ...uh... Silly) but the things he discusses—with a few helpful analogies—show how we don't need complicated pitching concepts to see velocity gains. Can we make things simpler?
This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Paul.
Plus, Justin Stone answers the Question Of The Week about whether to try out other sports in the baseball offseason.
In this 40-minute episode, you'll learn:
- how Paul got connected with Tom House
- a neat tip for reaching a college coach
- why pitching mechanics are misunderstood
- three paradigm shifts for parents and coaches of pitchers
- how a weightlifting analogy makes it easier to see if we are teaching the right things to pitchers
- why success is not a factor in good mechanics
- how to rule out stylistic matters in a pitcher's delivery while knowing what is proper mechanics
- one mental mindset change for parents and players to avoid falling into the "velocity trap"
- one "trick" to increase velocity without any expensive equipment
- why Jake Arietta's mechanics are bad
- where the spine should be at release point
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