Articles: Pitching:

The Best Offspeed Pitch for Youth Pitchers

Wondering if your son should throw a curveball in little league? Baseball Rebellion talks about the benefits of learning how to throw a changeup first.

You’ve Reached a BR Premium Article

BR Premium gives you access to premium online content that will make YOU a better coach, instructor, or player!  Being a BR Premium member gives you access a new and consistently updated library of high-quality research articles, videos, drills, vlogs, and practice plans!



+ Read More

The Importance of the Pitcher-Catcher Relationship

The relationship between the pitcher and catcher is very important. Learn how to make sure you are on the same page with the best ways to give signs.

+ Read More

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.

+ Read More

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…

+ Read More

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…

+ Read More

Fundamental Flaws of the Up, Down, and Out Delivery

This is a BR Premium Article! We made this BR Premium article available for everyone to read so you could see the type of content that would be available to…

+ Read More

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.

+ Read More

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…

+ Read More

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…

+ Read More

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!

+ Read More

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…

+ Read More

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…

+ Read More