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Does Your Youth Pitcher Keep Missing the Strike Zone with Their Fastball? Slider Spin May Be Why!

Identifying Slider Spin Does your son or daughter have slider spin when throwing a fastball? A common problem in youth baseball is not informing kids that slider spin on a…

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The MEW Drill to Help a Thrower’s Arm Path

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Instructor Dave Shinskie introduces the MEW Drill, which helps develop a clean and consistent delivery! Learn the drill!

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A Basic Warm-Up Routine for a Youth Pitcher

When a client (usually a pitcher between the ages of 8-18) comes in for a first-time evaluation at Baseball Rebellion I have them warm up in their normal way they would…

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The Cause of Andrew Miller’s Knee Trouble

    We don’t usually talk about lower half injuries in baseball pitchers. It is more like shoulder, elbow, lat, and an occasional blister on a finger. In this article, we…

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It’s all in the Hips! The BEST Hip Activation Drill for Throwers

This is a drill that helps activate the hips and create awareness of how to use your lower half into a throw.  Some kids have trouble with the movement shown…

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The Myth Behind The Risk

In the following article I hope to enlighten you on how to properly throw a curveball and why it’s a myth that it puts more torque on your elbow. It has…

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Stop Pushing The Ball And Throwing Sidearm!

The most common problem I see in both online and in person evaluations is a lack of body awareness through the throwing delivery. Many kids are seemingly taught to just…

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Monitoring Mechanics In A Velocity Program

Monitoring Mechanics In A Velocity Program As with most things, there are varying opinions on what makes a successful pitcher. The current generation of players and coaches seems to have a sort of tunnel vision…

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46ft to 60ft 6in: Making The Transition

“My son is going to be moving back to 60’6″ and I am worried about his arm health. What is the best thing we can do?”  This question has come…

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Proper Front Side Pitching Mechanics

Proper Front Side Pitching Mechanics Have you ever wondered how to use the front half of your body properly through your pitching delivery? In this Baseball Rebellion article I explain the optimal way…

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How Hard Can You Throw…How High Can You Kick?

If you were going to throw a baseball as hard as you can from a MOUND, how would you move your body? Imagine it’s a 2-2 count, the opposing teams…

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A Great Pitcher Needs One “HEEL” Of A Landing

Once upon a time I used to have the words “ball foot to ball foot” as my screensaver on my computer. At the time, I was a freshman at George…

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