Pitching

The Stages of Learning with Baseball Rebellion Pitching

Having graduated with a Human Development degree from Boston College,  I sometimes try to find better ways I  can get across to my players when teaching movement patterns. I recently…

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Baseball Rebellion Podcast – Episode 24, Alex Wood of the L.A. Dodgers

In today’s episode, JK and Dave dive into the myth of the .300 hitter.  MLB All-Star and North Carolina native Alex Wood drops in for a few minutes to discuss…

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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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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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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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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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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Ervin Santana

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown Ervin Santana In this breakdown, explain how Ervin Santana has been so effective this year and for the last 13 years. Santana is in the top…

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The Myth Behind The Risk

In the following article I hope to enlighten you on how to properly throw a curveball and why it’s a myth that it puts more torque on your elbow. It has…

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Masahiro Tanaka

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka is struggling in his last 4 starts of the 2017 season. Baseball Rebellion breaks down his pitching mechanics and gives insight on…

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