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    I recently posted a thread about how I could use some help on my curve ball. I still could use some advice on that but here are two videos of me pitching, if anyone sees anything that could use work let me know.
    Thanks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXMXsqmuBik

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjl3OxcGKj8
    "Success is not achieved through luck, but through hard work and determination."

  • #2
    One quick observation is to make certain you have the same mechanics for a change up as you have for your fastball... including your arm speed.
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    • #3
      You vs. "Them"
      - You: Glove drops > pulls left shoulder down > pulls body towards 1B - AWAY from target
      - "Them": Body works to and thru glove AT target (Keep glove OVER Front Foot and think: "Chest to glove")
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      Last edited by StraightGrain11; 05-23-2008, 06:58 PM.
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      • #4
        you might end up bieng a slider guy... no shame in that!
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        • #5
          This "action" feels like "pulling down on the front of the ball"...

          Notice: NO "wrist snap" - the ball, more or less, "slips" out the top of the hand.
          Last edited by StraightGrain11; 05-23-2008, 09:53 PM.
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          • #6
            ok thanks guys. I'll work on not pulling my glove down. And in my bullpens I'll try out the slider, I think I have a good idea on how to throw it.
            "Success is not achieved through luck, but through hard work and determination."

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            • #7
              Aside from not tucking in your glove, when you get into your balance point (when ur front leg is up), ur back leg (right leg) is too bent and your bck ir not straight. Your arching your back backwards,keep yur back straight as well as your back leg. You'll have better balance which will result in more command of your pitches.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CanadianKid View Post
                Aside from not tucking in your glove, when you get into your balance point (when ur front leg is up), ur back leg (right leg) is too bent and your bck ir not straight. Your arching your back backwards,keep yur back straight as well as your back leg. You'll have better balance which will result in more command of your pitches.

                tucking my glove was...and still is somedays my downfall.

                long ago (when I was young and impressionable..before the interweb) someone told me to wear a well oiled 13inch glove and snap it out & down
                to help bring my torso forward faster.

                I should have Never listened

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                • #9
                  Take the photos of you and the pro and measure your stride...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by djjc View Post
                    tucking my glove was...and still is somedays my downfall.

                    long ago (when I was young and impressionable..before the interweb) someone told me to wear a well oiled 13inch glove and snap it out & down
                    to help bring my torso forward faster.

                    I should have Never listened
                    Becareful, it's not really a "tuck", it's more of a "stabilization". If your glove is staying over your front foot, then it's not moving - your body is moving to your glove. "Tucking" implies more that you are "pulling" the glove back to your body - nothing should ever be moving "away" from the target, you want everything going into the pitch.
                    "Coaches should teach people to play better baseball, not teach baseball to make better players."
                    "In the Little League manual it says 'Baseball builds character' - that is not true. Baseball reveals character." - Augie Garrido

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StraightGrain11 View Post
                      Becareful, it's not really a "tuck", it's more of a "stabilization". If your glove is staying over your front foot, then it's not moving - your body is moving to your glove. "Tucking" implies more that you are "pulling" the glove back to your body - nothing should ever be moving "away" from the target, you want everything going into the pitch.
                      Not certain I agree... Here's Kofax and Ryan
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CanadianKid View Post
                        when you get into your balance point (when ur front leg is up), ur back leg (right leg) is too bent and your bck ir not straight. Your arching your back backwards,keep yur back straight as well as your back leg. You'll have better balance which will result in more command of your pitches.
                        This is bad advice.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jake Patterson View Post
                          Not certain I agree... Here's Kofax and Ryan
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                          Ok...let me rephrase that...

                          That desription refers to the "examples" I posted. It is not universal, but it applies to my examples.
                          And it is generally the way I teach it.

                          But answer me this: Do Ryan's or Kofax's gloves ever move "backward"?
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                          "In the Little League manual it says 'Baseball builds character' - that is not true. Baseball reveals character." - Augie Garrido

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                          • #14
                            I think it is important to distinguish between tucking the glove and pulling the glove. The point about stabilizing the glove is that once it extends out front it remains there through the release so as not to have a negative effect on the front shoulder and the pitcher's timing. Whether the glove is pointed at the target or "tucked" under the arm by bending the wrist is irrelevant. It is normal for the glove elbow to drop and the glove to turn over to the position shown in many of the pictures above (e.g. the picture of Brandon Webb). But the glove should not be pulled back to the torso.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by devilsadvocate View Post
                              I think it is important to distinguish between tucking the glove and pulling the glove. The point about stabilizing the glove is that once it extends out front it remains there through the release so as not to have a negative effect on the front shoulder and the pitcher's timing. Whether the glove is pointed at the target or "tucked" under the arm by bending the wrist is irrelevant. It is normal for the glove elbow to drop and the glove to turn over to the position shown in many of the pictures above (e.g. the picture of Brandon Webb). But the glove should not be pulled back to the torso.
                              You have my total agreement with that statement.
                              Last edited by StraightGrain11; 06-06-2008, 10:49 PM.
                              "Coaches should teach people to play better baseball, not teach baseball to make better players."
                              "In the Little League manual it says 'Baseball builds character' - that is not true. Baseball reveals character." - Augie Garrido

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