Doing the Same Things Over and Over Again and Expecting……

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The above clip which illustrates two problems that all players face: This player exhibits classic bat drag along with a slow swing. A slow swing versus a quick swing. Significant difference. Bat speed has virtually nothing to do with swing quickness. So this player may have good bat speed but does not have swing quickness. Some History One of the …

How Good Are You…….

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Creating throwing animations is one of the most powerful tools that I have for understanding how the body throws the baseball. To create a realistic animation you must understand how each part of the body contributes to throwing a baseball. And were talking about from the ground up through to the fingertips. I created this animation in preparation for my …

Linear Throwing….

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Some of you may be familiar with hitting discussions (arguments) as to the merits of rotational hitting versus linear hitting, i.e. rotating the hands (bat) to the ball versus extending the hands (bat) to the ball. Throwing has the same issue but is rarely discussed or even acknowledged. That’s because unknowingly most instruction creates linear pitchers. Why is this so? …