What Does The Glove Do During The Pitch?
December 10, 2008
(click here for a 1-page .pdf of this newsletter)
Many coaches teach young pitchers to 'Tuck the Glove'. But a study in the Journal of Biomechanics:
Showed skilled pitchers have LESS glove movement:
Allowing their throwing arm to "whip" around the body:
And INCREASE velocity:
DO NOT "Tuck" The Glove!
Keeping the glove chest-high during the pitch keeps the glove IN FRONT of the body at Ball Release:
LESS GLOVE MOVEMENT = increased velocity = more consistent Release Point.
Have A Question About This Newsletter?
Call (631-352-7654) or email (PitchingDoc@msn.com)