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Pitching Mechanics

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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Baseball Rebellion Position Player Case Study: Jacob W. 76 to 91mph

For my first case study since I have been at Baseball Rebellion I’m going to look at 17-year-old high school junior Jacob W.. Jacob and his parents make the two…

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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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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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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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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Marcus Stroman

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Marcus Stroman Marcus Stroman will most likely be the Toronto Blue Jays opening day starter this year. He was named the MVP of the World Baseball…

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergarrd Spring Training Bullpen

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Matt Harvey & Noah Syndergarrd In this Baseball Rebellion pitching breakdown we look at the New York Mets bigs guns, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergarrd. I…

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Prowler Pull Your Way to More Velocity

Prowler Pull Your Way to More Velocity There is a common misconception that “pushing off the rubber” helps pitchers throw faster. Many pitching instructors still teach this flawed use of…

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