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Justin Orenduff

Lesson Look In: A Lesson In Finishing

Young pitchers have a tendency to be overanxious at times in their delivery, leading to the throwing arm not fully finishing back into the body.  From my experience, the activation…

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THE BIRTH OF MODERN PITCHING MECHANICS: TOM HOUSE AND NOLAN RYAN

If you’re a pitcher born after the year 1980, you have grown up in the era of Modern Pitching Mechanics.   The birth of the modern delivery dates back to…

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Avoid “Jaeger’s PULLDOWN’S”. Gain Arm Speed without LONG TOSS

No long toss, no strength program, no game situation, just better mechanics. 92mph without ever throwing a ball past 60 feet. The best part of this article is you can…

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Twitter Conversation with MLB Pitcher Reveals…

My name is Chas Pippitt and I am the Leader of the Baseball Rebellion.  On on June 28th, I was sitting at my computer, and I happened to glance at my Twitter Feed.  I saw a picture of a Tommy John scar with the hashtag #ChicksDigScars Initially, I was disturbed by the gruesome picture, but…

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Youth Hitters and High Level Instruction: How Young is Too Young?

Carrick smashing a ball in a game My main concern with Carrick when I first met him was he REFUSED to talk to me.  He was very shy, as many…

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Two Keys to Achieve Full Hip Rotation for Pitchers

Many will argue the ability to achieve maximum hip to shoulder separation in the delivery is vital to the velocity of any pitcher.  I agree with this statement, and I…

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Learn How To Get The Most Out Of Your Leg KICK!

After my students have mastered the foundation of how the body should move into the throw, we transition into building their delivery from the windup.  I always enjoy this phase…

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Time, Money, and Your Player’s Development: Part 2

As Justin and I illustrated in Part 1 of this article, Travel Baseball and the misinformation associated with it can cost parents and players tons of time.  Justin and I…

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Time, Money, and Your Player’s Development: Part 1

This article is not condemning playing the game of  baseball but aims to create awareness in the most advantageous way for a young aspiring player to go about developing their…

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Avoid This Common Drill or Your Fastball May Wind Up In The Trees!!

One of the most commonly used verbal pitching cues is for an instructor  to say “chest to glove”.  The cue is designed to promote proper shoulder and trunk rotation into the…

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The Yin Yang of Baseball: The Complementary and Combative Nature of Pitchers and Hitters

The way we teach the art of pitching and hitting here at Baseball Rebellion, can be easily characterized as the Yin Yang effect of seemingly opposing forces that have components of each…

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Step Back to Swag: Creating Character in Your Delivery

  I had the opportunity to hear Tom Seaver speak about his delivery several years ago.  He talked about pitching as an art, and as he talked about his signature style, I started…

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