Articles: Pitching:

A Must Read for Youth Baseball Coaches and Parents

Are you a youth baseball coach or parent? This article details how youth coaches can learn to properly teach mechanics with the help of professionals.

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Understanding Self Discipline

I want to talk a little about Self Discipline. The definition of Self Discipline is the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses. The ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it. I have been asking my players what exactly Self Discipline means to them. In this article,……

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Interview with Baltimore Oriole’s Pitcher Evan Phillips

Baseball Rebellion’s Tyler Zupcic and Dave Shinskie talk with BR Pro and member of the Baltimore Orioles Evan Phillips. Evan talks about what it takes to be a pro and…

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Fundamental Flaws of the Up, Down, and Out Delivery

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Don’t PUSH it Pitchers! DRIVE to Thrive!

Dave Shinski discusses how to use the lower half of your body more efficiently in the pitching delivery. When evaluating a pitcher for the first time it’s important to consider a series of simple questions. One of those questions is, “have you ever heard any coaches or instructors use cue words when working with you?” There are many responses from kids and parents when I bring this question up, but one of the most common responses from my young pitchers is that the coach is telling them to “push off the rubber” to generate lower half power.

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Arm Swing Separation Drill With Band Resistance

#ThirtySecondLesson This past week I tweeted a quick drill without going too far in depth into why we do the drill and what it is for. I use this drill…

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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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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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Stop Pushing The Ball And Throwing Sidearm!

Former Baseball Rebellion instructor Dave Shinskie explains why throwing side arm can be bad for youth pitchers and how to change their delivery!

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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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