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Fastball

Which Change-Up Grip is Right For You?

A look at how hand size and intent affect a pitchers ability to throw quality change ups and some alternative change up options for young and old throwers alike.

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Youth Players: Two Finger vs. Three Finger Fastball

YOUTH PLAYERS: Should you be throwing a two finger or three finger fastball? Baseball Rebellion’s Director of Throwing, Kyle Wormington investigates.

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Pull Down Throws: The Purpose Behind Run and Guns

Check out three reasons why you should have your players doing pull down throws and how it can help increase their arm strength.

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Improving Consistency and Body Awareness – Beginner Pitchers

Developing Body Awareness and Self-Adjustments in Young Pitchers So often, we are quick to instruct young pitchers and softball players in general through a step-by-step process. I am guilty of…

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"Heel, Toe, Go!" Weight Shift Drill for Pitchers

How to Generate Power and Explosiveness off the Mound One of my favorite things about providing instruction is that there are always several different methods to get the same outcome….

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Increase Velocity With A Leg 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 best hitter is at the plate.  He continues to foul off pitch after pitch. It’s time to put a bit extra on your fastball and……

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How Proper Pitching Mechanics can Improve Your Topspin

In my article last week, I touched on the importance of the fastball. All pitchers begin their venture into pitching by throwing a fastball, but many stop developing this pitch…

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The Medicine For Movement Flaws

Do you want your son or daughter to throw harder? In this article, I will show you safe and efficient ways to increase velocity with a weighted ball without actually throwing them. I am not talking about weighted baseballs/softball either. I’m talking about medicine balls! No matter the position you play, the drills at the…

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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.

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Velocity in Major League Baseball

How Velocity is Trending in Major League Baseball and What the Numbers Show For the past decade, mid to upper-90’s fastball velocity has been on the rise in the major leagues. It’s not just relievers going max effect like Nuke Laloosh or Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn. Many starters are throwing BB’s for a hundred pitches…

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Pitch Sequencing with Seth Simmons

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Seth Simmons is from Lewisville, North Carolina. He graduated from Calvary Baptist Day School in Winston-Salem. He attended East Carolina University, where he pitched for the Pirates all four years. He had a 2.78 ERA his Senior year with 50 strikeouts in ​35 2⁄3 innings pitched. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Simmons in the…

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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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